MCN Cross-Pollinator Fellow: Abigail Shelton

We’re happy to share that next week, DLF community member Abigail Shelton (@aecshelton) is heading to the Museum Computer Network meeting in Denver, CO with support from a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Award. This year the conference’s theme is Humanizing the Digital: investigating how museums can use technology to foster human connection and dialogue, advance accessibility and inclusion, and champion inquiry and knowledge.

About the Awardee

Abigail Shelton  is an Outreach Specialist for the Mellon Foundation Library-Museum Collaboration Grant project at the University of Notre Dame. The project aims to build a unified digital space for cultural heritage collections at the university and her role is to work in between users and software developers. Ms. Shelton earned an MSLIS from Drexel University in 2018 and also has an M.A. in American History from Binghamton University, SUNY.  She previously worked at the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia, PA. You can find her on Twitter at @aecshelton. Look out for her reflection about attending MCN later this fall!

Upcoming opportunities

The GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards aim to foster communication and conversation among the GLAM communities. In October 2018, as part of an exchange with our partner organizations, affiliates from our partner communities attended the DLF Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Students, faculty, and staff from DLF member institutions are eligible to apply for upcoming opportunities! Registration awards are still available for the annual meetings of the AIC and VRA in 2019. Apply now!