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An Archivist’s COVID-19 Journal, Part IV: The New Normal

The first three posts in this thread have focused on how the pandemic has altered my work routine.  If you will indulge me, I would like to provide some random thoughts on how this has dramatically affected my time away from the office.  With coronavirus ravaging New Mexico and the state’s economy in freefall, it…
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An Archivist’s COVID-19 Journal, Part III: Groundhog Day?

Working from home never appealed to me.  As an archivist, working temporarily from my apartment presents many complications.  For many professions that is doubtlessly true.  I do not wish to discount those fields but rather reflect on the only employment I have known for the past 20 years.  I pursued a career in the archival…
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An Archivist’s COVID-19 Journal, Part II: No Longer Essential

The week of March 16th proved to be unlike any other in my working career.  Normally changes in large bureaucratic organizations occur over weeks, months, even years, yet the rapidity with which new directives rolled-out proved stunning.   By that Friday, I was packing up needed files, paperwork, and other material to begin working from home…
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An Archivist’s COVID-19 Journal, Part I: A Brave New World 

I was blissfully unaware that Cowboy Days would be the last public event I attended.  Actually, I spent little time among the ranch animals and unique activities on Saturday, March 7, so I suppose it is another grudge I harbor against COVID-19, however I had come to work at the event.  My colleague and I staffed a table inside the New Mexico…
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Documenting COVID-19: Archiving the Present for the Future

The changes brought to New Mexico in response to the outbreak and spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), commonly known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, cannot be overstated.  Following the March 11, 2020 public health emergency declared by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexicans have worked to combat the pandemic in their homes, workplaces, and communities…
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Class of 2020 vs Pandemic 2020

Many of the NMSU class of 2020 started their educational careers in the 2001, and many were sent home from their kindergarten classes as the World Trade Center lay in hazy heap of rubble and their teachers for once didn’t have the answers. The world was in a panic of what would come next. These…
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Welcome to the Open Stacks! 

The staff of the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) are excited to launch Open Stacks as a way to share with the public the dynamic and diverse content found in our collections.  With this digital platform, we also hope to connect more meaningfully with our users, highlight the varied work we perform, and share important…
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