Laurie Wing is a library assistant with University Archives and Special Collections. Laurie applied for the Marjorie Clelland Scholarship because: “Lifelong learning is something I hope to continue to pursue as I strive to never become bored, stand still or become stagnant. My archival learning has just begun and while interesting and steady it is but modest. Attending a conference would augment and inspire my current reading and question asking habit.” Laurie is using her scholarship to attend the Association of Canadian Archivists 40th Annual Conference "Perspectives on the Archival Horizon“ June 11-13, 2015 in Regina (http://archivists.ca/content/annual-conference).
Stevie Horn is also a library assistant at the University Archives and Special Collections, where she has enjoyed expanding her library and archival knowledge over the past two years. She applied for the Marjorie Clelland Scholarship alongside Laurie Wing in anticipation of the upcoming Association of Canadian Archivists conference in June. Stevie is thrilled to be a co-recipient of the Clelland Scholarship, and looks forward not only to the poster session at which she and Laurie will be presenting elements of the Courtney Milne digitization project, but to experiencing a broad range of informative talks.
Together, they hope to bring back the information gathered at these talks and compile and share it in a way that will be useful not only to other members of the University Archives and Special Collections, but which may prove inspiring to individuals throughout the Library system. Laurie and Stevie plan to create a series of informative blog posts about their conference experiences. They also plan to share with colleagues archival issues like digital preservation, social media outreach, web-based digital archives and the future of archives during a lunchtime brown bag session.