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Thanks to All Our Students!

Published: December 17, 2010 by Joanna Riley

Meet Our Fall 2010 Students

Elias Baldwin

Elias is a senior studying history who is currently doing a service-learning internship in the CDI. He is working on the forthcoming collection Photographs of Vergennes, Vermont which will launch in May 2011. The collection is a partnership which he arranged with the Bixby Memorial Free Library in Vergennes.

Elias is digitizing historical slides of Vergennes on our slide scanner and is creating the metadata which will describe each photo. Elias grew up in Vergennes and enjoys looking through photographs of his hometown. He says he finds it neat to see how people used to look 150 years ago. In Elias’s free time he works on rebuilding a mini bike that has a gas engine.

Alexander Hayssen

Ax is a second semester junior majoring in history with minors in Chinese and speech. As part of his History internship, Ax is scanning and transcribing Horace Barlow’s Civil War diary which will be part of the forthcoming Vermonters in Civil War Collection (launching April 2011). Ax and Horace Barlow are both members of the Sigma Phi Society. Ax enjoys his work at the CDI because he gets to read about a fellow brother’s notes and thoughts on fighting the war. Ax is particularly interested in the Civil War, and and enjoys reading a primary source and making it available for future research.

No one outside the Sigma Phi Society has ever been able to read Horace Barlow's diary before, so it’s exciting for Ax to help create this collection. Ax is reading about someone who went to the same school, was in the same fraternity, and is the same age (22). He finds it interesting to relate to someone in such a different generation while he sits and types Barlow’s story on a computer. A passage that Ax found enjoyed was when Barlow talks about George Grenville Benedict who won the medal of honor at Gettysburg.

Megan Resnick

Megan is a junior studying Molecular Genetics and is a student worker in the CDI. She is currently working on transcribing letters for the forthcoming Vermonters in Civil War Collection.

Megan not only enjoys working at the CDI to get a break from her studies but also to learn about the daily lives of the writers and how they communicated with their loved ones. She finds it entertaining how formal they are in their language. In Megan’s free time she likes to ski, rock climb, and dance.

Joanna Riley

Joanna is a first year grad student in the doctorate of physical therapy program. She is the student outreach worker at the CDI. She does a mixture of sending emails, hanging up flyers, and spreading the wealth of information that the CDI has to offer UVM and the local Vermont community. From promoting new collections or upcoming events to writing this post, Joanna helps reach out to CDI users.

Joanna writes items of the month, edits live and in-process collections, and assists with collection launches. Joanna says she enjoys working at the CDI because the people are great, she has learned a lot of new skills about web publishing and copywriting, and because she has been introduced to the plethora of resources the library has to offer. In Joanna’s free time she enjoys playing ice hockey, attending yoga classes, and snowboarding.

Our New Student Workers

Published: February 22, 2010 by Sophia Lloyd

We're happy to welcome Jill Wharton and Sophia Lloyd to our team at the CDI office. Having them on board this spring will help us streamline the maintenance of the existing database and the addition of new collections. Two new sets of eyes on our projects are a welcome addition! Here's a bit about them:

Jill Wharton

Jill moved to Burlington last year from central West Virginia. She is finishing the English MA this spring, while conducting thesis research in Modern Irish Poetry. In her copious free-time, she travels to literary and historic sites across New England, and reads 19th century congressional history, which she then debates with her favorite feline companion, John Quincy Adams.

Sophia Lloyd

Sophia is a Greek-American Vermonter, a farmer, and a Religion major and Animal Science minor at UVM. A few of her general interests are sacred space, human and animal cognition, ecology and systems science. After graduating in May, she is looking forward to applying to a Religious Studies or Divinity graduate program, spending more time with her family (both human and non-human), and growing some sweet, blight-free vegetables.

If you're a student interested in working with the CDI (whether you're seeking research help, internship opportunities or would like to be a future student worker) please contact us.