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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Megan Keller Young, Instructor & Special Collections Librarian, CME Group Project Archivist: About

Instructor & Special Collections Librarian, CME Group Project Archivist

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Megan Keller Young
Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 996-8977 or (312) 996-2742

Special Collections at Library of the Health Sciences

Are you interested in historical public health data, early pharmacopoeias, or what is was like to be a nurse in the 1930s? We have answers to all that and more in Special Collections and University Archives. The Special Collections and University Archives department at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago contains a variety of materials documenting Chicago's rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. You can find out more by visiting the Special Collections and University Archives research at Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago LibGuide. I am happy to answer any questions!

About me

I graduated from Wayne State University in 2010 with my Masters of Library and Information Science with an Archival Administration Certificate. Recently I earned a Special Collections Certificate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I have been involved with the CME Group Collections processing project since 2011. I began as the Assistant Processing Archivist and became Project Archivist in February 2014. I recently became the Special Collections Librarian at Library of the Health Sciences, and am excited to work in a somewhat new field!

My research interests stem from my experiences processing and implementing outreach initiatives with the CME Group Collections. I am interested in how best to provide access to large amounts of data, especially in finding aid form. Currently I am considering how best to promote and provide access through instruction and other outreach initiatives in special collections within a health sciences library.

Presentations

Keller, Megan. More product more process: The CME Group Collections. Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. April 30, 2016.

Lurie, Jae, Megan Keller, and Kit Fluker. “Ten solutions to the challenges of processing large collections.” Archival Outlook (March/April 2014): 6, 28.

Lurie, J., Keller, M., & Fluker, K. (2013, August). Ten solutions to the challenges of processing large collections. Poster presented at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.