The joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC20) and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting (#mndiglib2020) was held virtually November 5-6, 2020. Our two conferences share the same goals of providing an opportunity to connect with colleagues, share projects, and learn from each other, with the added benefit of cross-pollination between two different groups with many affinities.
Note: Registration is required for this event and is now closed.
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Thursday, November 5 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Mentor Match-Up

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Are you new to digital collections work? A library school student or recent graduate? A first-time conference attendee? Do you want to meet new colleagues and chat with staff that have knowledge in a specific area? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for the Mentor Match-Up event. You will be paired up with one or more mentors and head to a breakout room to learn more about the type of work your mentors do, ask questions, or just visit and have lunch together.

You can either join the session and be paired up with a mentor when you enter, or email Greta Bahnemann (bahne002@umn.edu) to be paired up ahead of time. Here's the list of mentors who will be participating:

  • Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minitex/Minnesota Digital Library
  • Jasmine Burns, Visual Resources Metadata Librarian, Cornell University

Digital collections
  • Amy Bocko, Digital Projects Librarian, Western Michigan University 
  • Anne Stenzel, Archives Technician, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Stephanie Baltzer Kom, Patron Services Director, North Dakota State Library

Digital preservation
  • Sarah Barsness, Digital Collections Archivist, Minnesota Historical Society
  • Carol Kussmann, Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota Libraries

  • Emily Kubischta, Archivist, State Historical Society of North Dakota
  • Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Digital Records Archivist, University of Minnesota Libraries

  • Inga Theissen, Collections Manager, American Swedish Institute
  • Jill Vuchetich, Archivist, Head of Archives + Library, Walker Art Center

Thursday November 5, 2020 12:30pm - 1:15pm CST
Calla Lily Room