We just received this update from alumna Taylor (Klein) Worley (BA, Art History, 2009) on the great things she's been up to:
I am currently in my 4th of 6 semesters with Emporia State University pursuing a Masters in Library Science and Information Technology as well as a Certificate in Archival Studies. I am currently interning with Operation Breakthrough, an non-profit organization formed in 1969 by two Catholic Sisters through St. Vincent’s Catholic School. The organization takes care of over 500 needy children daily from the metropolitan Kansas City Missouri area. They focus on early education and after school programs as well as providing necessary health services for the children and their families. They operate through both public and private funding but are not affiliated with any specific organization. My role is to work with two other students and take approximately 40 years of photographs, slides, negatives, and documents and create a workable collection for authors, journalists, and the employees of Operation Breakthrough to use. A large part of my role is to weed out the unnecessary items from the collection, develop a working finding aid, and to select and implement the necessary software (databases, finding aids, websites, etc.) to keep the archive running in the future. As far as career plans I am looking to work with a museum, historical organization, or special collections department in an academic library. I am looking to stay west of the Mississippi, though those plans are up in the air right now. I am also considering future graduate studies in Art History or Preservation as well as a dual JD/PhD in Library Science to pursue Law Librarianship.