Today marks the end of week one of Linfield College’s follow-up visit. Since the original visit last July, the Archives has accomplished much, including the hire of a new, part-time archivist – Rachael Woody. Rachael and University Library Susan Barnes Whyte have reviewed all project document drafts prepared by the Consulting Archivist and made suggestions for changes that will be included in the final documents. Rachael has also continued to re-organize the archives storage and work areas, necessitated by the installation of a new compact-mobile shelving system last summer.

Work this week has centered on completion of the policy and procedure documents, a visit with a potential donor, and discussion of various grant opportunities. Next week we’ll concentrate on advocacy and outreach opportunities, including a presentation to Library staff, particularly the Instructional Librarians, and a visit to the Portland campus.

Submitted by Linda M-K