Elizabeth Hollenbeck is a practicing artist and a scholar, passionate about the digital preservation and online presentation of resources and archive materials pertaining to the visual and performing arts. She is currently a master’s student at Texas Woman’s University, completing a degree in library and information studies with a focus on digital libraries and archives. Previously she earned a BFA in ceramics and furniture design at Virginia Commonwealth University. Elizabeth’s 2013 fellowship is with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) received a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support Fellowships in Preservation and Archives for master’s degree students. The IMLS funds support a group of seven students for each of the three summers from 2012 to 2014. Students receive training in dance-related librarianship and archival practices at one of the DHC nationally distinguished dance archives, a practicum placement at a smaller dance collection like a dance company or historical society, and travel to national conferences.
The Dance Heritage Coalition is the sole national nonprofit organization that works to document and preserve the records of America’s dance legacy and to ensure access to the materials for use by scholars and critics, faculty and their students, and the general public. Connect with us online!
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. www.imls.gov
Elizabeth Hollenbeck is a fellow at the Dance Heritage Coalition. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are hers, and may not represent the official views of the Dance Heritage Coalition or the Institute of Museum and Library Services.