I sat down with my site supervisor, Chelcie, who is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at ZSR, and Tanya, the Director of Special Collections and Archives, to talk about the upcoming semester. Chelcie agreed that per the SAA best practices shared with us by Tanya, that one of the most productive uses of my time as an intern is in completing a project from start to finish with an identifiable product. I am excited to work with the digitized copies of WFU's student newspaper, the Old Gold and Black (OGB), and learning to make the files keyword searchable for patrons. It's a project that holds a special interest for me, given my past work at a newspaper. I'm also looking forward to the prospect of working with BiblioLabs and the opportunity to create a unique exhibit.
Part of my "orientation" this week was setting up an RSS feed reader and doing some other reading as well. I'm kind of amazed by the concept of an RSS feed, since I've been unintentionally using my Facebook news feed for this purpose for awhile and never bothered to investigate RSS further. I'm going to have fun with this one!