Marketing/Outreach Video for Long Beach Public Library, Special Collections

After a month storyboarding, filming, narrating and editing I am happy to announce that I have the final version of an outreach/marketing video which I produced for the Long Beach Public Library entitled, "Introducing the LBPL Long Beach History Collection." All shots were filmed on site at the Long Beach Public Library, Main Branch [...]

LBPL Wins 2017 National Medal

I am proud to say that I work for the Long Beach Public Library, which was awarded the 2017 National Medal by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is the highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate impactful programs and services and are known as catalysts for community change. Learn [...]

By | 2017-06-23T10:53:50+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Awards & Grants, Latest News, Outreach & Marketing|0 Comments

Accessioning Still Photographs @ LBPL

Today, at the Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach History collection, I worked on accessioning, measuring, inventorying and re-housing some pretty amazing black and white glossy still photographs from 1918 Long Beach. These 4 x 6 photographs depict the local every day person who lived, worked and enjoyed the City of Long Beach during [...]

Conserving Transparent Photo Slides @ LBPL

Today, at the Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach History collection, I removed rubber bands, counted, organized, labeled and re-housed over 1,037 transparent photographic slides. These slides, measuring 2" x 2", depicted the various events of and branches in the Long Beach Public Library system dating from the 1960s- 1990s. They were originally stored [...]

Asian Arts Exhibit at Long Beach Public Library, Main Branch

The Exhibit In February 2017 I had the pleasure of creating three display case exhibits featuring oversized art books, artifacts, woodblock prints and ephemera from our Miller Room Collections at the Long Beach Public Library, Main branch. Items being displayed are part of the donated collections from Loraine Miller Collins in memory of her late husband, Earl [...]

Preserving Community Cultural Heritage at Long Beach Public Library

Project Background One of the great parts of working as a substitute librarian at Long Beach Public Library is that it allows me to get to know all the different branches, communities and librarians in the system. While working at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library I was talking with the head librarian, Chenda Yong, when she [...]

Preserving an 18th Century American Needlepoint Sampler

Today in the Long Beach History Collection, I am working with a needlepoint textile from 1776, North America. The item was originally housed in a non-archival manila folder loose in the archival collection. I have since rehoused it to a mylar sleeve which is open at the bottom and is backed by an archival plastic [...]

By | 2017-06-20T08:31:34+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Archives & Special Collections, Latest News|0 Comments

Analog Cassette Preservation

Today I am re-housing the analog audio cassette tapes from the Literary Women Series into new archival quality cases. These tapes came to the library either without cases, or the cases were lost somewhere along the way due to standard patron use and were being housed in archival quality boxes. However, these great little bits of Long Beach [...]