On Servants' Wings
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Resources and Reflections by Ari Leigh

LI 870 Photo Archive Practicum

This practicum was designed to demonstrate my proficiency in working in information while providing an opportunity to exploring working for a religious institution. My primary project was to create a spreadsheet where we could gather the metadata about the various pictures taken during more than 140 year history of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Then I needed to input enough records to ensure the system was sustainable and write an instruction manual for the next user. To complete this project I worked with the congregation to provide the information needed for the spreadsheet. By displaying the images in the parish hall during coffee hour I found names flying into my office, and the details of our history coming together.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtained familiarity with the search patterns and information needs of a religious institution
  • Demonstrated the principles of information management by organizing a collection of information
  • Developed an instruction manual detailing the organization schema and technology tools used to ensure a non-librarian user will be able to maintain the system after the completion of the practicum

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