Wednesday8Mar 2017

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Keeping Time: Careers in Museums, Archives, and Libraries

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
2017-03-08 16:00 2017-03-08 18:50 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121 Allison DeVries

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Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121


are invited to attend.

Each semester Wilkinson College offers a variety of workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. Graduate Students may register for this 0 credit P/NP class through Course number is GUS 530. Undergraduate students who have been admitted to a 4+1 program or who have less than 18 credits remaining for graduation may register through the Undergraduate Request to Register for Graduate Course form available on the Office of the Registrar's website.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 4-6:50PM
Keeping Time: Careers in Museums, Archives, and Libraries
Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121
This workshop is for anyone who is curious to learn how a Museum Director spends his or her day, or a Registrar, Curator, Archivist or Librarian. Learn about the professions of people whose business is preserving and making available the artworks, objects, documents and books of the past and present, to inform and enrich our future. 
Doug Dechow, Digital Humanities and Science Librarian
Doug writes Lofty Ambitions blog, which covers aviation and spaceflight, science of the 20th century and beyond, and writing as a couple. Doug and his co-author, Anna Leahy, have published at The Atlantic and in Airplane Reading, Air & Space Magazine, and Curator. Their book Generation Space: A Love Story is forthcoming from Stillhouse Press. Doug’s day job is as the Digital Humanities and Science Librarian at Chapman University. Doug is also the Curator of the Roger and Roberta Boisjoly Challenger Disaster Collection. With the university library’s archivist, Doug works on a collection of NASA artifacts and documents and on a traveling exhibit and presentation based on this collection. He’s working with another colleague on a guidebook for librarians who teach.
Stephanie George, Special Collections & Archives Librarian Stephanie George is the Special Collections & Archives Librarian for Leatherby Libraries where she oversees the University Archives and acts as the art subject liaison. She holds a BA in American studies, an MA in history, and a master’s in library and information science.  Her work at Chapman includes, but isn’t limited to, working with donors, researchers, and students; curating exhibits, preservation; and maintaining physical and intellectual control over the paper and digital collections in the archives. In addition to her archival work, Stephanie is active in the historical community, holding several positions on local and regional boards, including the Orange County Historical Society and California Council for the Promotion of History.  Her research and writing is primarily focused on local history, specifically Orange County and Southern California culture and religion. She’s also a genealogist and is currently researching her family’s roots for an upcoming publication.

Natalie Lawler, Curator, Art Collections
As the Art Collections Curator, Natalie manages, catalogs, installs and maintains the University’s fine art. “In the context of our job (at Chapman), a curator helps create art exhibitions on campus or off, researches and writes about the artwork, and helps raise awareness of it around the campus community,” Natalie said. “We also maintain a catalog of artwork and exhibitions, and in many cases, install the exhibits ourselves.”

Lindsay Shen, Director, Art Collections
Lindsay Shen is the Director of Art Collections at Chapman University.  She has over 20 years teaching and museum experience in the USA, UK and China. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and has also worked for cultural organizations in Europe, Asia and North America. Both her writing and photography are rooted in her belief that we have a responsibility to be good stewards of our landscapes and cultural treasures.

You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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