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C&CS Presents: Library Legacies Project, August 28th at 12pm EST

July 29, 2019

Join us August 28th at 12pm EST


“The times, they are a’changing”: The Library Legacies Oral History Project

presented by Jackie Esposito


Register for the Zoom Link (online, free):  here

Library Legacies, a Penn State University Libraries oral history project, was conducted to ensure that the Libraries long-distinguished University history is captured and made accessible. By interviewing 150 present and former University Libraries administrators, faculty, and staff, this project attempted to place the rich work and experiences of these individuals in the context of the immense changes in the Library industry over the past 60 years. Their memories can infuse and negotiate the meanings of the past, amplify how their actions inform the present, and establish a path forward into a strategic future. The earliest interviewee began her Library career in 1958, the most current in 2018. This presentation will discuss trends, skill set development, strategic impacts, human resource issues and effects of technology across the Library as an industry.

Jackie Esposito is the Special Projects Librarian/Archivist at Penn State University. Jackie has been actively engaged in the management and preservation of University archival and library collections for over thirty years. She began serving Penn State in the fall of 1986 as a Project Archivist and was promoted through the ranks to her current position as Full Librarian. She currently is overseeing an extensive oral history project for the University Libraries entitled Library Legacies and assisting with reference/instruction at Penn State DuBois. She is the author of numerous articles on archives management, higher education legislation and records issues as well as co-author of The Nittany Lion: An Illustrated Tale.

This session will be presented via Zoom. You will receive a login link approximately 48 hours before the session begins. We will try to provide closed captioning to the best of our abilities during the session, and will have a moderator for questions.

Jackie Esposito

Jackie Esposito

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