The time has come to reflect and officially bring to a close the York: Gateway to History project. It has been an incredible two years and we at Explore have come together as one Library and Archive service. My role on the project is also coming to an end this week and I can't believe … Continue reading Farewell from your Community Collections & Outreach Archivist
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NEW art project launched at York Explore
Do you remember at the start of the year we ran ‘What Should York Remember?’ and the Archives Roadshow? We mentioned there could be an art project in the pipeline and that you should wait for details….well your wait is over! I’m pleased to announce the results of the Roadshow and to launch ‘What York … Continue reading NEW art project launched at York Explore
Hello there! Introducing Explore’s Newbie…
Hello there! I am Jenny McGarvey, the latest newbie here at York Explore (when I say “newbie”, that’s not technically correct. You might recognise me from my previous blog post, “Getting to Grips with Criminal Histories...”, posted back in March when I was a placement student here, but I am delighted to be back as … Continue reading Hello there! Introducing Explore’s Newbie…
Coming soon to a library near you…
This year we’re pleased to announce that we’re taking archives and local history out across Explore's branch libraries in our first ever Archives Roadshow. We’re thrilled with our new archive service at Explore York but we know that for many of you, the local library is still the heart and soul of your community. That’s … Continue reading Coming soon to a library near you…
The Community archive collections are coming!
January 5th is fast approaching and the whole team is busy preparing York Explore for opening. Right now a team of library and archive staff are hard at work stocking the shelves and preparing archive collections. Preparing the archives has been a process that Francesca, Georgie and I have been working on since August and … Continue reading The Community archive collections are coming!
A Library Girl in the Archives
Hello, I’m Georgie. This is my third week of a three month secondment to the York: Gateway to History Project as a Community Collections Assistant. I’ll be working alongside Francesca and Sarah to research and catalogue our community collections archives and explore how these can be used in future projects to engage local communities with … Continue reading A Library Girl in the Archives
Join us – Education and Public Programmes Officer
I’m thrilled to announce that we’re now recruiting for another new post as part of the ALH team, Education and Public Programmes Officer. The post is for 1 year (part time) and we’re looking for a creative, innovative person to develop and deliver our learning programme for primary and secondary schools, and families. I’m already … Continue reading Join us – Education and Public Programmes Officer
Libraries & Archives together at last!
Today I’m feeling inspired as I’ve just returned from the second day of my tour of Explore York Libraries. I have been overwhelmed by the dedication, community spirit and welcome we received from both staff and users. I've never worked as part of a library service before so when I was invited to tour the … Continue reading Libraries & Archives together at last!
A new opportunity: transforming the card catalogue
Today marks the start of our exciting new volunteer project to transfer the contents of our local history card index onto the library catalogue. The card index was created between the 1960s and 2008 and contains details of all the books, pamphlets and journal articles in the local history collection – and a lot more … Continue reading A new opportunity: transforming the card catalogue
A tale of two archives services
As Richard mentioned in his blog post earlier in the week, York Explore has now closed for the last phase of the Gateway to History building works. As part of the closure, earlier this week I spent time helping the staff at York Explore move part of our temporary Archives and Local History service from … Continue reading A tale of two archives services