March 28, 2018
MWDL Bids Farewell to Avalon Snell!
We are sad to bid farewell to Avalon Snell, but happy that she will be continuing to work in the field of Libraries and Museums with wonderful colleagues and friends at the Utah State Archives!
Avalon has worked in her position as Metadata Assistant at the Mountain West Digital Library for a little over a year, where she did an excellent job auditing incoming metadata from various MWDL partner collections before the data was submitted for final ingest. At MWDL, Avalon was responsible for maintaining the organization’s social media accounts, conducting outreach, and implementing quality assurance workflows pertaining to collection partner metadata harvest procedures. Avalon has also worked on a project to prepare resources for K-12 primary source integration into curriculum for educators of K-12 schools.
Avalon enjoys learning about conservation techniques in libraries and museums and has spent some time volunteering at the Marriott Library’s Preservation & Binding Department and also at the Utah State Archives.
Avalon recently earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University, and will be putting the degree to good use by working in her new position as an Archival Technician in the Digital Archives department at the Utah State Archives.
The MWDL staff thank Avalon for all her great work at MWDL and wish her the very best in this next phase of her life!