Hello! My name is Megan Stypinski, and I am interning with Eric Johnson, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, at Ohio State Univeristy this summmer to learn about working with Rare Books and Manuscripts Library and Special Collections department. I am currently a graduate student at Kent State University. This opportunity is fulfilling my Culminating Experience requirement for the Masters of Library and Information Science degree.
My specialization is in museum studies, so I will be working with social media to highlight some unique and interesting pieces that I discover while learning about the collections held here at the university. I will also be working on a small exhibit as my final project that I hope to share as well.
Aside from my studies at Kent State, I work as a part-time Circulation Assistant for the Worthington Libraries. I also have a MA in Liberal Studies from Ohio Dominican University as well as a BA in English and a BS of Ed. in Secondary Language Arts from Ohio University. Spending time in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library and learning from the valuable professionals in Ohio State University’s Special Collections is a wonderful way to combine my interest in museums with my work experience in a library setting. I am grateful for the time that I have been granted to learn about the profession, and I hope you enjoy my contributions.