In partnership with the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the DLF is glad to announce the final awardee in the 2016 GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellowship series: Dorothy Berry, an affiliate of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Dorothy will be attending the annual conference of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). The fellowship, which aims to encourage sharing perspectives among GLAM communities, will include conference registration thanks to the support of AIC.
About the winner: Dorothy Berry is the Digitization and Metadata Lead for Umbra Search African American History. She graduated from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the School of Information and Library Science at Indiana University, and currently serves on the Diversity Committee of the Society of American Archivists. Her work has focused on the intersections of information science, access, and African American history, ranging from newspaper database research on the earliest mentions of African American concert music performances, to inventory design for the cosmetic kit of Hollywood’s first unionized Black female makeup artist, to exhibit curation highlighting transatlantic art inspired by African American film.