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Mar 3 / Matthew Fredericks

Alternate Spring Break at the National Archives and Smithsonian for SLIS Students!

SLIS Lecturer and Career Advisor  Kim Schroeder will again take a group of SLIS students to the National Archives and Smithsonian during WSU’s Spring Break.  national archives and records administration logoFrom March 10 – 14 the students will work as unpaid interns at iconic American institutions, in the process gaining valuable experience. Interest in this alternate Spring Break opportunity was so great that students have also been placed in other National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) offices in Chicago and Kansas City and in the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas. See the full list of students below with their placements and the types of projects they will be working on.

  • Julia Teran – Archives of American Art, Smithsonian, EAD Conversion
  • Aubrey Maynard – NARA Kansas City Offices, Citizen Archivist Project
  • Laura Gentry – NARA Kansas City Offices, Citizen Archivist Project
  • Wendi Mekins – Textual Records Processing Unit, NARA, College Park, Maryland, Descriptive Standards
  • Katy Schroeder – Textual Records Processing Unit, NARA, College Park, Maryland, Descriptive Standards
  • Justine Bailey – Department of Justice, NARA, College Park, Maryland, Over-sized Processing
  • Adam Mosseri – Agency Services, NARA, College Park, MD, Increased Web Presence Project
  • Steven Wejroch – George W. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas, Texas, FOIA Project
  • Sean McConnell – George W. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas, Texas, FOIA Project
  • Lura Smith – NARA Chicago Office, Reference and Processing, Maritime Project
  • Elizabeth Nicholson – NARA Chicago Office, Reference and Processing, Maritime Project

Congratulations in advance to these hardworking students! While others catch up on sleep, binge watch “House of Cards” and, of course, head to beaches in Florida, these aspiring information professionals will have their noses to the proverbial grindstone, helping to ensure that America’s history and records are organized and accessible to its citizens!

Julia Teran, on her Alternative Spring Break internship in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Julia Teran, on her Alternative Spring Break internship in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

SLIS students Wendi Mekins, Katy Schroeder, and Justine Bailey on their Alternative Spring Break internship at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.

SLIS students Wendi Mekins, Katy Schroeder, and Justine Bailey on their Alternative Spring Break internship at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.