This is the second installment of UCSB Library’s new “Student Assistant Spotlight Series,” posts written by our student employees that highlight the types of projects they work on. Noelle Graham is a 4th year student studying Communication. She is currently working on a senior thesis that examines drug and alcohol addiction through the intersection of evolutionary biology and communication. When she graduates, she plans to take a gap year to teach English abroad and then go to law school.
UCSB Library is pleased to introduce a new “Student Assistant Spotlight Series,” posts written by our student employees that highlight the types of projects they work on. Our inaugural post is written by Wyatt Young, a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in History with a minor in the History of Art & Architecture. Wyatt has been working in Special Research Collections as a Processing Assistant for the past year. His areas of interest are public history, museum studies, twentieth-century U.S. culture, and the historiography of collections.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded UCSB Library a $100,000 National Leadership Grant for "Always Already Computational: Library Collections as Data." The funds will be used for a series of meetings to develop strategies around library collections that support computationally-driven research and teaching. Of 85 submitted projects, only 15 were selected nationally for funding.