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Boring Projects

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 by in The OFI Blog |


Jenn Parent, a summer intern at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) Library is a graduate with BS in Anthropology from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.  She will be attending graduate school at University of Washington-Seattle for a Master’s in Library Science this September. She recently shared her experience regarding two main projects she was involved with at NMAH.

According to Jenn “Some people may think such projects are a bit on the boring side (and yes, a full day of reviewing spreadsheets can be dry) but I have really enjoyed these projects. Why? Two reasons: one, because of the people I have met and worked with – everyone has been so welcoming, supportive, and eager to share their knowledge. I have been blessed to gain new mentors, new friends, and new experiences and skills. And two, because I’m part of the Smithsonian!  It’s a thrill to be here and know in some small way I am impacting the mission of the Smithsonian: the increase and diffusion of knowledge. As a future librarian, that simple mission is also my passion.  And THAT is exciting!” Read the full article here on the Smithsonian libraries unbound blog.