Arizona State Museum Library and Archives

A museum visitor and ASM employee view a work of basketry

Goals

The Arizona State Museum Library and Archives aims to introduce students to working in a museum setting with archival materials. The team will engage with the ASM Library and Archives’ initiative to build capacity and infrastructure for digital collections. Primarily, students on the team will learn skills related to handling and describing archives, digitization techniques, and foundational metadata management skills.

Issues Involved or Addressed

  • The materials at the Arizona State Museum are primarily related to southwestern anthropology, archaeology, and indigenous studies. Students will receive training on handling archival materials and have extensive opportunity to engage with historical documents.
  • The team will learn about digital collections and can contribute to and improve upon the ASM’s pilot digital collections site.

Methods and Tech

  • Training on using an ATIZ BookDrive Mark II Lite and related software such as BookDrive Capture and Adobe Acrobat
  • Training on metadata management and digital collections
  • Exposure to archival materials

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • American Indian studies
  • History
  • Library and information science

Preferred Interests and Preparation

  • Applications should have an interest in libraries/archives/museums, anthropology, indigenous studies, digital humanities or history.
  • Applicants should be attentive to detail, well-organized, and methodical.
  • Applicants should have basic experience working with Microsoft Excel and some knowledge of HTML.

Team Advisors

Molly Stothert-Maurer

Brooke Blizzard

Application Process

ASM is looking to recruit a student to our team as soon as possible. Apply here

More information about the Arizona State Museum can be found at the website