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Have you ever visited the archives at FIU Libraries? Do you know what a reading room is? A manuscript? A primary source? A finding aid? You are invited to attend an online workshop that will provide attendees with an overview of the archives and how to use any special collections and archives through a “search” for primary source materials. Join our Special Collections Librarian and Digital Archivist as we walk through finding primary source materials. Become familiar with the FIU Special Collections and University Archives department and the unique and rare primary sources available to you.

About the Presenters:

Annia Gonzalez is the Special Collections Librarian at the Special Collections & University Archives Department at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Annia is responsible for arranging, describing, preserving, and facilitating access to the Special Collections materials. She also works with donors in the assessment, property rights, and legal issues regarding donations to the Special Collections Department. Annia provides research assistance in topics related to Cuba, Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida, and Miami.

Rhia Rae is the Digital Archivist for Special Collections & University Archives Department at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Rhia is responsible for digital preservation and access to all formats of the FIU Libraries’ manuscripts and archive collections and the University’s historical records. She volunteers with the South Florida Archive Collective where she helps organize and coordinate regional archival meetings and trainings. This presentation was part of the 2021-2022 Virtual Digital Scholar Studio workshop series. This webinar was held on September 8th, 2021 and was presented by Annia Gonzalez and Rhia Rae.



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