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Thursday, June 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Local History in Context: Developing a Public Library Digital Exhibit Curators' Cohort LIMITED

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Georgia's public libraries have made great strides in digitizing their local history collections, making them accessible to anyone, anywhere, via the DLG. But what of the context and community that's lost in translation from physical collection to digital artifact? How are libraries to continue to tell the stories of their communities in the midst of a global pandemic?

Presenters will discuss recent efforts to train public librarians in digital exhibit creation using the Omeka S platform. The DigEx Project, which is in its pilot year, is working with three public libraries in Macon, Milledgeville, and Albany to create library-led digital exhibits. Project leaders, library curators, and advisory team members will share their experiences and discuss successes, challenges, and goals for the project's future.

Moderators
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Angela Stanley

Director of Archival Services & Digital Initiatives, Georgia Public Library Service
Angela Stanley is director of archival services and digital initiatives (formerly Georgia HomePLACE) for Georgia Public Library Service. Prior to joining the state library team in 2016, she served as head of archives and special collections at the Athens Regional Library System, and senior librarian for the New York Public Library. She is Past President of... Read More →

Speakers
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Laureen Alford

Reference & Genealogy Librarian, Dougherty County Public Library
Laureen Lee Alford is a Georgia native who holds a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University, a juris doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, and a master’s degree in library and information science from the Florida State University College of Information. She practiced... Read More →
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Danilo Baylen

Professor, University of West Georgia
Danilo M. Baylen is a tenured professor of instructional technology, media, and design at the University of West Georgia. He completed graduate degrees in instructional technology, elementary studies, library and information studies, and counseling. Before his faculty position, he... Read More →
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Caroline Corbitt

Exhibitions Graphic Designer, Emory University
Caroline Corbitt, a UGA honors graduate from South Georgia, is an exhibition graphic designer working with Emory University Libraries’ Campus and Community Relations Team in Atlanta, Ga. Corbitt’s primary role is assisting all levels of libraries and university curators in the... Read More →
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Muriel Jackson

Head of Genealogy & Historical Room, Middle Georgia Regional Library
Muriel M. Jackson is the head librarian of the Genealogical & Historical Room and the archivist for the Middle Georgia Archives. She began her library career at the Middle Georgia Regional Library System as a microfilm librarian in 1990.  After three yearsm she was promoted to the... Read More →
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Evan Leavitt

Manager of Facilities Operations and Planning, Ina Dillard Russell Library, Georgia College
Evan Leavitt is the library manager of facilities operations and planning at Georgia College. He has a diverse background of experience in archaeology, public history, oral history collection, video editing, graphic design, and exhibit curation. He holds bachelor’s degrees in history... Read More →
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Gayle Schechter

Program Associate, Council on Library and Information Resources
Gayle Schechter is the program associate for the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR). Prior to joining the team at CLIR, she was the digital exhibitions coordinator for the GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching & Learning at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She holds a bachelor's... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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