I'm Gillian. I've been working in the Archives for 4, going on 5, semesters now. I absolutely love it! I've worked on a few different projects throughout the years including: sorting and filing information into the Biography files and working with the daunting task of converting and sorting thousands of pictures into DROBO, our digital photo database. Currently, I’m working on cleaning up the labels in our record groups, and collaborating on this lovely blog with Luke.
People don’t often want to show off their place of work, but I honestly tell my friends to come up and see the Archives all the time, because it's a wonderful place. From our rare books collection, to our yearbook collection, to the last remains of an Antarctic explorer, to gifts from Norwegian royalty, it’s undeniable that the college archives are a special place. I've learned more about Concordia and Moorhead history, than I ever would have otherwise.
As an out of state and first generation cobber, learning about the history and traditions of the college has really helped make Concordia a special part of my life. Likewise, I feel like contributing to the preservation of the local/college history has helped me earn my keep, and really become a part of this place. The people I work with, more so than anything, have made my experience as enjoyable as it’s been. I love the humans of the Archives! I couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with, and Lisa is an amazing boss, confidant, and person in general. Yay archives!