Maureen Skorupa is Mid-Atlantic Community Archivist for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic Community in Merion, PA. She previously worked at the Stoogeum, the museum of all things Three Stooges-related (which sounds like an awesome place to spend one’s time).
ABA: In a few sentences, tell us what you’ll be presenting at ABA.
Maureen Skorupa: I’m going to share my experience with coordinating the move of an archival collection. As something outside the realm of normal day-to-day archival work, it has been an eye-opening project for me.
ABA: What do you hope audiences will get from your talk?
MS: I’d like to provide some universal pointers if the situation of a move arises in your archives. What was an initially daunting task has become completely manageable and there are many resources available to assist you along the way.
ABA: Which of the following is the best part of being an archivists?
(a) Preserving history of future generations
(b) Attending Archivists Being Awesome meetings
(d) What’s an archivist?
(e) Other (please specify)
MS: The best part of being an archivist? (e) The serendipitous discovery of silly photos.
ABA: On a scale from 1 – 10, (10 being hardest) how easy would it be for
other archivists to implement the project you’re presenting here?
MS: On a scale from 1-10, it’s about a 3-4. We’ve all heard moving horror stories, but most of the time, with advance planning, things run very smoothly.
Thanks, Maureen, we look forward to hearing all about it on the 30th!