Sandy Enriquez, Spectrum Scholar

Wonderful news! Palmer/NYU dual degree student Sandy Enriquez has been selected as a Spectrum Scholar this year. Read about it here.

Sandy is very grateful to her dual degree NYU mentor, Angela Carreno, who encouraged her to apply and supported her throughout the process. Sandy also has a fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History this summer! Along with her studies at Palmer, Sandy is in the Latin American Studies master’s degree program at NYU.

Fantastic news! Congratulations to Sandy! And thank you, Angela!

Palmer Student Joneil James Selected As ARL Digital Scholarship Institute Participant

We are happy to report that Palmer graduate (May ’18, school media) and current CARM student Joneil James has been selected as a participant in the Summer 2018 ARL Digital Scholarship Institute. This is a wonderful opportunity!

Joneil’s letter announcing the selection stated:
“The Admissions Committee, comprised of digital scholarship experts at ARL member libraries and ARL staff, received a large number of applications from well-qualified candidates for the program this year, and you are to be commended for your interest in and dedication to developing your digital scholarship skills at this juncture in your career.”

Congratulations, Joneil! We are sure it’s going to be a great experience!

Gardiner Foundation Fellowships

Gardiner Foundation Fellowships

A generous two-year grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation will enable the Palmer School to digitize historical materials in local historical societies, with an emphasis on Suffolk County. Beginning in Fall 2017, the grant provides fellowships for master’s and doctoral students to assist with the project. The descriptions of the fellowships are below. A separate application form will be available soon. Questions about the project should be directed to Dr. Gregory Hunter (

Master’s Fellows will enroll in LIS 693, “Gardiner Foundation Internship.”

Master’s Fellows will spend 120 hours in the semester assisting with the grant project. Activities include digitizing historical images, creating metadata for the images, performing quality assurance, and adding the images to a digital archives. Most of the digitization will take place at the local historical societies. Fellows will be expected to travel to the historical societies to conduct project activities. Students will receive a fellowship for 6 credits of tuition (LIS 693 plus another course of the student’s choosing). There will be a maximum of 9 Master’s Fellows per semester.

Here are some great courses to take in the fall to help you prepare!
LIS 657, #3074 Intro. to Preservation; Holmes: SA: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7; 10-4; Post
LIS 714, #2186 Archives and Manuscripts; Hunter: TU 4:30-6:20; NYU Bobst Rm. 745