The OPAL Conference was on August 4 in Bluftton, OH. The theme for this year's conference was Special Collections, Special People: Celebrating the Unique. Jim Gerencser from Dickinson College was the main session speaker. Jim discussed in detail how the Dickinson Chronicles project began and evolved over time to include over 40,000 digitized pages.
I went to Denise Monbarren's break-out on integrating special collections into the undergraduate curriculum. She described how she has tried to make the College of Wooster's special collections more accessible. She provided various examples of how we could go back and work with our own collections. [Will provide details in another post.]
Each library brought unique items from their collection to display during the conference. We took pieces from our Agnes Moorehead collection to represent Muskingum: photographs; two Bewitched scripts; her passport; plaques she received for her Emmy nominations on Bewitched; and her 1967 Emmy for The Wild, Wild, West.
We brought back a couple of awards from Bluftton. Zelda, our Circulation Supervisor, received the annual service award. In addition, the entire library staff was presented with a service award for our contributions to OPAL over the last year.