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Wednesday, October 16 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poser #20 -- Libraries: Spaces to Get Out Of! Hop Into History

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Over the past few years, a group of local archivists have “gotten out of the library” and set up shop at a local brewery. The idea “Hop Into History” was inspired by Erin Lawrimore at UNCG and adopted by Winston-Salem archivists.
It started with Rebecca May (Wake Forest University) and Tom Flynn (Winston-Salem State University) setting up a pop-up exhibit on a theme once a month. We have expanded this to include Bari Helms (Reynolda House) and Karen Feeney (Forsyth County Public Library). We have found this to be a great way to engage with the public in a relaxed and social setting. It helps both demystify what we do and what we have, but also meets people where they already are.
We are hoping to engage with more archivists and collections managers around town as well as connect with more people from the public.
Let us tell you about a fun way to do outreach!


Thomas Flynn

Assistant Director for Archives and Special Collections, Winston-Salem State University
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Karen Feeney

Head, North Carolina Collection, Forsyth County Public Library
I'm the head of the North Carolina Collection at the Forsyth County Central Library. Our collection and reference services cover local and state history, genealogy, and government. I am also a certified archivist.

Wednesday October 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Piedmont 1-3