katiebloom.jpgMy name is Kate (or Katie…or, if you’re feeling formal, Katherine) Crowe.

I am a recent (May 2007) Library and Information Science graduate from Emporia State University, though I am from Lawrence, Kansas. I dreamed of working at the Beineke when I was a little girl, which is pretty weird when you’re 9, but it turns out that it makes things far easier when the time comes to decide on a career path.

I am currently the Project Archivist for Athletics and Recreation at the University of Denver in Colorado. It’s an amazing job, I’m learning so much, and am very relieved to be able to verify that I actually did go to graduate school for something that I will want to do for the rest of my life (or at least the forseeable future).

I am the only child of two information professionals (not to mention the niece of a third) and I decided not to buck tradition. Unoriginality works for me. I have one fantastic boyfriend, a great dad, two pillow-gnashing puppies, and, until relatively recently, at least nine barn cats. Yes, I lived on a farm. In Kansas. If you’d like to have a sense of how I feel about the current creationism v. evolution debate, take a gander at this t-shirt I just bought.

I love helping people, reading, tinkering with teh intarwebs, seasons 1-5 of Gilmore Girls, good coffee, my personalized Google homepage, men who can build useful things, shoes I can’t afford, classic Hollywood cinema, reading about/researching/writing/discussing history, and staring at the mountains from the library conference room.

Oh, and did I mention…shoes? 🙂

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8 Responses to “About me”

  1. royce Says:

    I am a current ESU student. Nice to meet another SLIMster.

  2. Christian Says:

    Hello there!

    By Googling on my blogs name… in English, I stumbled on yours! Nice to read about the thoughts of a fellow digital archivist.

    I am most interested in the posts about archives 2.0, although the photos are very nice too… 😉

  3. L Says:

    Good luck with the job hunt. I found this on ALA job list:

    Reference Librarian

    Dayton Metro Library,
    Dayton, Ohio

    Salary: $25,000 – $49,999
    Status: Full-time
    Posted: 06/04/07
    Deadline: 07/01/07

    Reference Librarian
    Reference Librarian to work in the Magazines and Special Collections Division of the Main Library needed. Provides assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, and in the use of library materials and reference resources. Maintains and develops archival material in special collections and serves as a resource for information on preservation policy and techniques.Participates in digitization projects and in the creation of metadata. Plans, prepares and conducts programs. Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures. Knowledge of preservation polices and techniques. MLS or Send resume to: Cindi Chibis, Dayton Metro Library, 215 East Third Street, Dayton, Oh 45402.

  4. Klaus Graf Says:

    Welcome in the archival blogosphere!

  5. Kathleen Says:

    Hey there, Katie! I think your blog is great, and you’re doing a wonderful job logging some thoughtful comments about the intersection of pop culture and archives. I just added your blog to the archival blogs wiki that I started after last year’s SAA meeting! I won’t be at the one in Chicago, but you should look out for my colleagues; they’re a friendly bunch and getting to know some folks here might possibly make your dream job a reality. I was thrilled to see you linking to the Beinecke as one of your dream jobs!

  6. Ambriel Says:

    How have I only now discovered your blog!!!!!!! Drop me a line and update me once your more settled in!


  7. Hi! I am a current SLIM student and work at the CU Boulder libraries. I checked out your blog at the recommendation of Royce and it’s very nice. Welcome to Colorado!

    I, too, am a fan of the Roller Dolls by the way…

    Are you going to CAL?

  8. Katie Says:

    I too am a recent MLIS grad. AND newly employed as an archivist. AND a lover of old movies. AND my name is Katie. D@mn! Maybe one of us is a doppelganger. But which one????
    I do disagree on the sensible shoes, though. Which is why I just bought myself a pair of 20-eyelet Dr. Martens. Sensible, indeed.

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