Campus was abuzz today as students and faculty participated in Catholic University’s third annual Research Day. This year the Department of Library and Information Science was represented in both the morning oral presentations and the afternoon poster session.
LIS professor Dr. Renate Chancellor and LIS student Alaina Furman gave an oral presentation titled “Going Global: Studying Religious and Cultural Artefacts in Italy.” Dr. Chancellor leads the Visions of Italy study abroad program, in which Alaina participated in last summer.
Three LIS students presented posters this afterno on in the Pryzbyla Center.
Emily Hewitt and Isabelle Murphy’s poster, titled “Special Olympics Case Study: Archiving 50 Years of Audiovisual Material,” documents their archival work during the past year working on the Historical Archiving and Preservation Project at the Special Olympics.
Babak Zarin presented a poster titled “Come On In: Heritage Houses and the Future of Cultural Curation,” which was based on his research for Dr. Jane Zhang’s LSC 677 class, the History and Theory of Cultural Heritage Institutes.