Last summer I took an American Library History course and researched the Crunden Branch Library of the St. Louis Public Library system. I was personally interested in the library because it is located next to the abandoned site of the former Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis, and I bike by the site all the time. I noticed the building, now abandoned, but still with the name chiseled in stone over the doorway, and wondered if the library had served Pruitt-Igoe. In doing basic research, I learned that that building was actually the second iteration of the branch, and that the first Crunden Branch Library was a Carnegie library from 1909. I found the story interesting and wrote it into a paper, which I then adapted for a presentation at the Missouri Conference on History and finally into a paper for publication by Missouri Historical Review (forthcoming).
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Friday, August 28, 2015
Documenting Ferguson: Building a community digital repository
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, November 17, 2014
Establishing the Missouri Hub: A Service Hub for DPLA
...or "How We Made a Cultural Heritage Community Partnership Happen in One Year and Nineteen Days"
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, June 24, 2013
Suellen Eggers' retirement - Librarian loves her typewriter
In honor of Suellen Eggers' retirement from Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University, I wanted to share a silly little film we made back in the late 1990's. Enjoy!
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Friday, December 14, 2012
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