June 5, 2017
Audrey Lengel, Assistant Photo Librarian
Hello June! With the start of a new month, I’ll be taking you behind the scenes to explore the section of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives that I manage – our photographic archives, also known as the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.
I’m Audrey Lengel, the Assistant Photo Librarian here. I’ve been with the Niels Bohr Library & Archives for almost a year now. I graduated from the University of Maryland’s iSchool in December of 2015. During my time as a grad student, I had several internships and jobs which allowed me to explore digitization, photographic description, digital repository design, collection management, and archival outreach, all of which I now do daily here at AIP. After I graduated from UMD, I interned with NPR’s Research, Archives, and Data Strategy team, then transitioned to the Library of Congress where I worked on a digital collections transcription project. The variety of experiences I’ve had in the past few years has prepared me for my current job, where I work with donors, oversee digitization of our collections, ensure our photographs, negatives, slides, and digital images are preserved in perpetuity, assist publishers with copyright questions and permissions, and manage the creation of collection galleries and exhibits. When I’m not working with historic photos of physicists, I volunteer with a local animal welfare organization and scope out live music in the D.C. area.
Follow @AIPhistory on Twitter and Facebook and keep an eye out for my updates throughout the month. You’ll get the chance to view some of our newest unprocessed image collections, catch a sneak peak of an online gallery we’re building, and go on a tour of our photograph archives.