Dianne Carey, Library Faculty at Olympic College, was awarded a one-quarter sabbatical to further develop the Olympic College Libraries’ Digital Archives. She will be working on digitizing and describing the most significant artifacts of the Libraries’ George W. Martin Collection (mountaineering and outdoor education). She will also create digital stories of the Hank Blass mosaic that was removed from the demolished Science Building and will be installed on the new College Instruction Center building, and the College’s historic Barner house and property. The Barner house was designed by Elizabeth Ayer, the first woman graduate of the University of Washington’ School of Architecture and the first woman to be licensed as an architect in the Washington State.
Elizabeth Knight, Green River College Adjunct Faculty Librarian, who is also a Certified Archivist, keeps her fingers in the archives world by doing project-based consulting work with emerging archives in the region. She is presently developing a digital archive plan for the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive, which is located in Burien, WA. The project is funded by a capacity building grant awarded by 4Culture, a King County tax-exempt organization that supports citizen and groups who preserve cultural heritage, promote the arts, and foster cultural opportunities. In addition to working with cultural heritage organizations, Knight has also provided archives consulting expertise for a number of academic institutions such as University of Puget Sound, Oregon Institute of Technology, Bastyr University, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance.