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The EJLPP Project Staff

Professor Kathleen M. Comerford, Department of History, Georgia Southern University: supervisor, photographer, project designer.  Contact:

Librarians run the world--and this project.  I would not be able to do this work without the help of the staff of Georgia Southern Libraries, particularly these two rock stars:

Ms. Jennifer Gerrald is the Institutional Repository Manager with Digital Commons@Georgia Southern, where she has worked at the Henderson Library (Statesboro campus) since 1992. The majority of her experience with libraries has been in providing online access to resources and collections.  Jennifer trains the interns who are creating the Digital Commons archive, and does most of our troubleshooting with that site.  Contact:

Mr. Jeff Mortimore serves as Discovery Services Librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Jeff's current interests include the impact of library automation on the discovery-to-delivery process and its ramifications for scholarly communications practice (see more here).  Contact:

CURRENT Student Assistants and Interns

Lauren Della Piazza Hartke is a second year graduate student completing an MA in Public History at Georgia Southern University. Her interests in Medieval and Early Modern religion and spirituality, as well as European public history, are what drew her to this project. She hopes that her experience in Latin language will help her continue the Digital Commons and social media sides of the project. She also plans to examine the English language books to demonstrate how the collection can be used for original research.  Contact:

Rachel Oliver is our first paid intern (many thanks to the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs at Georgia Southern for approving her position!).  She is currently a junior history major with plans to go to law school at the University of Georgia.  She is on the fencing team at Georgia Southern.  Her work (Spring semester 2020) is our first exploration into the printers in the database: she's assisting in building a biographical database of women printers and will present her research on the work that they did at the University's Research Symposium in April 2020.  Stay tuned for more on this!  Contact:

Hall of Fame: Our Past Student Assistants and Interns

Team AY 2019-2020

Christopher Camp is an Interdisciplinary Studies Major with a concentration in Africana Studies and Culture and Society. He has a Minor in History with a focus primarily on Africana Studies. The internship (Fall 2019) was an opportunity to use his skills in Latin and love for History to explore and learn the use of Historical databases.  Chris concentrated on the global aspects of the collection, focusing his attention on books related to missionary activity outside Europe, and was responsible for many of the Instagram posts as well as multiple galleries on Digital Commons.

Team AY 2018-2019

Rudy Bond, MA (2019) in Public History, Georgia Southern University (GA, 2018-2019).  Rudy was the first assistant on the project. She is interested in religion in Early Modern Europe and was able to use her skills in German and Greek to help with this project.  Rudy created the Flickr and Instagram sites and was responsible for the initial text associated with more than half of the images. Many thanks for being our first student assistant, and best of luck in the future!  We will use your handbook as we go along.

Jasmine Webb, BA (2019) in history, Georgia Southern University (Sp 2019). She was the first undergraduate intern and the second student to help with this project. She is interested in WW2 era studies, and among other contributions, used her fluency in the German language to help with this project. Jasmine is creating the archive for the project on Georgia Southern's Digital Commons site. Many thanks for the work you did, and for the instructions you left behind.  Best of luck to you!

Team Summer 2019

Michael Sullivan (above, left) is a candidate for a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy at Georgia Southern University (2021). Michael completed his teaching assistantship in Spring 2019 in World Religions for the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department. Michael used his proficiency in Latin, Spanish, and ecclesiology for the European Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project. He is interested in the evolution and influence of Abrahamic religions on society and culture from ancient to modern history. 

Samantha Sanchez (above, middle) is also a history major, and she enjoys focusing on Pre-Colonialism and Post-Colonialism in the Americas. This focus is what drew her to Dr. Comerford’s Project.  She was interested in helping deliver the information Dr. Comerford has collected over the years to the public in the best manner, and was happy and excited to be working on this project.  Samantha spent her time working on the Digital Commons archive at Georgia Southern University, directly taking over from Jasmine Webb.

Nesha Wright (above, right) is a candidate for a BA in history, Georgia Southern University. She is interested in the Classical and Medieval eras, and was able to use her knowledge of Latin and interest in Public History to help with this project.  Nesha was summer 2019's student Public History expert.

The project benefited from the work of all these students--who also earned credit for their time and expertise.  Thanks for your time and for the work you put in, which has certainly improved the EJLPP.

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