LIS 698 - Practicum Seminar (Fall 2010)
Dr. Tula Giannini
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),
Archives and Records Management Office
Lindsay Turley, Assistant Archivist
ACLU Archives Practicum
My objective at my internship at the ACLU Archives was to gain practical experience working in a non-profit archives environment and to expand on the skills that I have learned so far in the MLIS program. I worked on a few different projects involving research, cataloging, digitization, and processing. Through this experience, I learned a lot about how the ACLU, a non-library organization, applies archival principles, often adapting them to suit their particular needs and, sometimes, creates its own set of practices where needed.