In addition to our Creative Digital Publications interns (see part 1, part 2, and part 3 for those interviews), we have other interns working on a variety of projects to help make our website more accessible and discoverable.
Our first project is helping to add more story maps to our website. Bailey DeSimone is helping our current intern, Sam, to review those and prepare them for publication. Be on the lookout for more additions soon!
Sam Walkow is in her last year in the informatics Ph.D. program with a focus on data visualization at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Sam received a B.S. in psychology and B.A. in sociology from Purdue University. Sam is passionate about data modeling, data visualization, and developing technology for social good. When she is not thinking about data, Sam is cooking, hiking, and reading.
We are also expanding our collection of U.S. Reports as we have done before. Originally, volumes 1-542 (1754-2003) were made available in 2018. Due to positive user feedback, we were encouraged to expand this collection as more volumes become available. In 2020, we updated our collection to volume 570 (2012). We are continuing to expand access by adding up to volume 577 (2015) with the work of these interns below:
Ariele Dashow is a Pennsylvania native but has lived in Florida for the past seven years. She obtained a B.A. from Eckerd College, a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and will be beginning her M.L.I.S. program this fall at University of South Florida. Ariele is an avid photographer and coffee drinker, has a dog and a cat, and loves everything outdoors. She enjoys reading and learning about all topics, and looks forward to creating a transparent and accessible means of information as she moves into her career as a law librarian.
Adrianna Hawk is a digital asset librarian/manager for a marketing firm based out of St. Louis. She earned a B.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Arizona and a master’s in library and information science from the University of Southern California. She currently resides in her native state of Arizona, where she is always looking for new things to do. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, eating baked goods, playing soccer, and spending time with her family.
With the migration to the new website, much of the navigation we had was lost for the Statutes at Large and U.S. Treaties. With the positive response to our Statutes at Large project, we wanted to continue this work to add navigation aids for our U.S. Treaty Series (1754-1945) and U.S. Treaties and Other International Agreements (TIAS) (1950-1984). Jonathan is working on this project that should be available in the next few months.
Jonathan Zhou is a high school student currently residing in the Washington metropolitan area in Maryland. His main interests are in history and computer science. His current goal is to pursue an education and career in computer science or information technology. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, playing video games, playing basketball, and learning about history. He hopes to gain a lot from his time working as an intern with the Library of Congress so he may apply these skills and his experience to his future career.
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