Danielle Geller

I've just started the Archives Management and History dual-degree program at Simmons College, and I'm loving my experience so far! I'm still torn over which direction I want to take my studies. On the one hand, I'm interested in Native American history and archives, but on the other, working in the corporate archive of a gaming or tech company would be a dream come true! But I know that over the course of my education at Simmons and through the internship and work experiences I'll be gaining during my time here, I'll figure it out.


Entries by Danielle Geller

  • Archivists in Library School
    Last week, I briefly mentioned that I decided I no longer wanted to pursue my Masters in History (at this time!), and I will be focusing solely on my Archives Management concentration. I made this decision due to a number...
  • Begin Year Two
    I’ve been making a lot of trips back and forth between Boston, D.C., and my hometown in Pennsylvania since the end of my internship at the Smithsonian’s NMAI, and I feel like classes crept up on me out of nowhere....
  • Oh, can’t anybody see? We’ve got a war to fight.
    The past two weeks since my last update have been ridiculously busy. First of all, I’m at the point where I have been forced to sit down and start committing all of my findings to paper. I feel like the...
  • Missing June
    One month down and 5 weeks to go at my internship with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and I’m really starting to feel the time constraints. I am in the process of compiling a report for the...
  • Week 1 at my Summer Internship with the Smithsonian NMAI!
    So concludes my first week at the Cultural Resources Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian!  I’ll make sure to take some pictures that I can post next week.  I have my own little cubicle in the...
  • Time Off
    I have to admit, I haven’t been doing many productive things since class has been over.  A lot of my activities have been geared towards heading down to Washington, D.C. for my internship, which is now only a week away! ...
  • /Spring 2012
    With only one last class and one last presentation to give, I’m facing the end of the semester, and I can’t believe it went by so quickly!  I’ve had a great experience in my Introduction to Archival Methods and Services...
  • Two Weeks!
    That’s pretty much all I have left in this semester, and I’m working (not too) furiously to wrap up all of the assignments I have to do.  Today I’m trying to finish writing my literature review, the subject of which is...
  • Building a Fancy CV
    This semester, I’ve been trying to take advantage of all of the opportunities—beyond Simmons—that living in Boston has to offer.  Three weeks ago I attended the NEA Spring Meeting, and this week I attended a conference that on the service...
  • Nearing the End
    I’ve really been enjoying reading the thoughts of my cohorts regarding their paths through the GSLIS program at Simmons and their future career goals.  Elise talked about dropping the MA in History aspect of her degree, but I think I’ll...
  • In Flux
    A lot of the friends, acquaintances, and colleagues I’ve made since my time began at Simmons have been or have started to question the direction they’re going in library science/archives school.  I can’t say I’ve been exempt!  Through the classes...
  • Reflections on the NEA Spring Meeting
    Lucky for me, I get to beat my fellow blogger, Elise, to posting about the NEA (New England Archivists) Spring Meeting! Though it was actually the first time I had ever met Elise, we and two others carpooled down to...
  • The Suburbs
    One of the benefits of going to school in a city like Boston is that, aside from everything you’ll be doing in school, the city itself has plenty to offer.  I completed my undergraduate school at a tiny university in...
  • The Processing Plan
    Open access and fair use and two issues concerning archives and archival materials is an issue that has recurred in my work and research time and again.  Ideally, I believe that information should be freely available for students, researchers, and...
  • Work Experience
    If I were applying to an MLIS graduate program today instead of a year ago, there is one major thing I would have done differently:  I would have tried to get more related work experience before starting my classes.  It’s ...
  • The Internship Hunt
    One fantastic aspect of the GSLIS program at Simmons College is the internship provision:  over the course of your graduate career, Simmons helps to place you with two archival internships.  I have an interview scheduled with the Cambridge Historical Society...