October 3, 2017 – “Mid-Term Evaluation Day”

 

Welcome back, everyone!

If there was a way to express how today went it would be an eclipse. My work was overshadowed by something that was not too difficult, but was extremely important. I was evaluated by Ms. Rubin and I will elaborate more on that later. Plus, there was some retread work done in terms of logging in data and some additions to go along them. It would best to explain in more details.

I had turned in my Mid-Term Evaluation Sheet over to Ms. Rubin and she told me she was going to complete it before the end of today’s time. Sure enough, it did not take long for her to complete and to no surprise, her evaluation of me was positive. After learning how to scan documents with the scanner in the computer office, I made the two page sheet into a PDF form and turned it in on Webcourses. As per the instructions, I was also required to submit the hard copy to Professor French’s office as well. I would get this task accomplished when my time today was over.

As for the actual work I did, it was nothing spectacular to speak of. What I did was log in the data I had previously written down into the finding aid word document. I made sure to make corrections as well as fill in any spaces I could that I may have missed and log in any items I overlooked. This included any publishers (or producers) I did not write down, the dates were correct, a better description, etc. I would unfortunately find out from Ms. Rubin that the information I was putting in was not going to be put in the finding aid, but in another document. She allowed me to continue  as it would be best to put that information in a word document for later. I will remember this down the road.

I was also informed by Ms. Rubin that she had spoken to Chris Saclolo about putting a priority on finishing on what needs to be done with the United Daughters of the Confederacy medals so I could work with them later. That time seems to be coming closer and closer. As for the O’Shaughnessy Collection, I did a lot with it and there is still work to be done, I am fairly certain that my work is near its final stages with it. I am going to miss going through and processing it, but I have another task waiting.

Another task that is waiting for me is my historiographical paper. I am going to have to talk to Professor French about it as there is not a lot of options for me as there are no “History of the University of Central Florida Knights Football Team” to fall back on, there are some sources for the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The question remains if there is enough sources, though. I will have to figure that out quickly.

So, that is it for today. I will be posting again Friday and maybe some news on an appointment with Professor French. Not to mention what will be waiting for me be then as well. Until then, take care! Bye!

 

Author: 57r3l574d

I am currently a Graduate Student at the University of Central Florida and simultaneously employed by the university library's Special Collections and University Archives as a Other Personnel Service (OPS) Student. Expected to graduate in 2019 with a History MA - Public History Track.

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