Things have been hectic since I’ve come back from vacation, only made more so by the fact that we had Monday off for Victoria Day! I hope you had a nice long weekend…mine flew by! It doesn’t really seem like I had a weekend, even though I spent it with my grandparents so it was almost like a mini-vacation from home (even though they just live on the other side of town!).
As I mentioned earlier, we have new additions to the office. Chelcie is our summer student, and as she’s a journalism student, you can imagine how much of a help she is to me as I put together the magazine! She’s only been here a short time, but already, she’ been helping tons. Chelcie will start contributing to the blog next week (and she’s writing a series of book reviews!), so I’ll let her introduce herself more at another time. For now, here’s a photo of her doing some proofreading.
Chelcie proofreading the magazine
Jill is our other recent addition to the office. She was hired through the Inuit Pathways program, and she’s working in the archive as our Archive Technician. She’s getting us through all the Spring Cleaning acquisitions, and also through some other back-logged items. Before she started working here, Jill volunteered here, doing the type of things that she’s currently working on. I’m so glad we were able to hire her, even if it’s just for the short-term! I always enjoyed having her volunteer here, so I’m definitely happy to have her here full-time.
Jill’s currently visiting family in Makkovik (I’m so jealous!) and just now, it occurred to me–why didn’t we send her up there with a tape recorder?! Ah! Jill has previous experience doing oral history interviews, so she’d be an old hat at it. (See, she is a totally perfect fit for Them Days!) Anyway, that’s why we don’t have a photo of her, so you’ll just have to do with a photo of another hard-working Them Days team member, Morgan. As always, our Katimavik volunteer Morgan is industriously working away at something. We are super-lucky to have her here as well.
Morgan organizing some periodicals
(Can you tell I love working with everyone here at the office?! We have the best team ever!)
P.S. She tried to avoid the camera, but if you look closely at the photo of Morgan, you can see our amazing administrator Melanie working in her office too!