What made you want to be an archivist? I am still trying to figure out my specialization. When did it click?
I chose to specialize in special collections in order to have access to maintaining and preserving unique collections not found elsewhere. I enjoy the rare 1st edition Catcher in the Rye as found in UIUC’s “Rare Book & Manuscript Library [non-circulating], Call Number: 813 Sa33c, With dust jacket (first issue)”. I am consistently fascinated by the photos, manuscripts, correspondences, and film media found in the AFI Archives. Providing access to researchers who are writing books or making movies, it’s what I’d love to do for the rest of my life, check it out! “Preserving Hollywood at the American Film Institute: Spotlight on Ziba Zehdar“
The UCI campus in the decade of the 80′s was a rad venue for seeing well-known bands of the time perform. Ever heard of Missing Persons, Oingo Boingo, or X? The Associated Students of the University of California in Irvine (ASUCI) invited groups such as these to provide entertainment to the campus community. (Written by Ziba for the Anteater Antics Blog, UCI Special Collections & Archives)
My time at the Louis B. Mayer Library as an intern archivist is ending. =(* I’ve learned so much. Hopefully I get a chance to present my findings at the Society of American Archivists Conference this year!
“Ziba pursued the MS via LEEP from California. Even though she was physically distant from Illinois, she was consistently engaged with the School through varied media and activities—including participating in the first GSLIS student exchange program to Puerto Rico. Our community has benefited greatly from Ziba’s expert communication and contagious enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing her continue to make a positive impact in future endeavors.”—C. Berger Group Entrepreneurial Promise Award
"ENTREPRENEURIAL PROMISE AWARD" This award is given to a student who exhibits unusual creativity, reflects an innovative spirit and shows the most promise for an outstanding career in a special library, non-traditional library setting or as an entrepreneur. The award is sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.”
So I did not go in this Friday/Saturday (Friday was my birthday and Saturday was closed for AFI Campus Spring Break) but now I am 30 years old and have great school news to share today!
I am to receive the C. Berger Group Entrepreneurial Promise Award at GSLIS Graduation next month!
This award is given to a student who exhibits unusual creativity, reflects an innovative spirit and shows the most promise for an outstanding career in a special library, non-traditional library setting or as an entrepreneur. Sponsor of the award is C. Berger Group, Inc., Carol Stream, IL.