Since joining the Shaker Historical Society in 2020, I have created six digital exhibits to accompany physical exhibitions at the during the pandemic in an effort to increase accessibility and accommodate patrons who were not comfortable visiting the museum. The digital exhibit for A Suburban Oasis: The Story of Lower Lake can be viewed by clicking the image below, and the full list of digital exhibits is available on the Shaker Historical Society website.
I learned how to create digital exhibits during a rare book librarianship class during graduate school. The final project for the course required the creation of a virtual exhibition about a chosen author and his or her work. This project was designed to familiarize students with specialized research tools and techniques utilized by rare book librarians and to learn to identify various editions of the same title.
I chose three editions of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Wonder-Book from the Reinberger Children Library Center's collection of 19th century children's literature. Click the image below to visit the website.
While serving as an Ohio History Service Corps member at Youngstown State University, I led two workshops on creating simple digital exhibits with Google Sites for the staff of the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor and for the YSU Digital Humanities Working Group.