Monday, February 28, 2011

Virginia Millington, Recording & Archive Manager for StoryCorps, to Speak at LIM College Symposium


Virginia Millington, originally uploaded by limcollegearchive.

The sixth bio in the series by LIM College Librarian Rachel King on the panelists and moderators at Fashion: Now & Then, a symposium at LIM College.

Virginia Millington
Born in Washington, D.C., Virginia Millington moved to Minneapolis with dreams of starting her own literary magazine. She was a little surprised, then, to wind up wearing a hardhat to her place of work—that is, the Walker Art Center, then undergoing extensive renovations. “I had to navigate the construction just to find the library,” she says.

It was while interning for librarian Rosemary Furtak that she “discovered the thrill of special collections.” She adds, “Through the collection of artists' books, monographs, correspondence files, and art magazines, I was introduced to a side of art that I'd not experienced much before, and I was immediately fascinated by the uniqueness and richness of the collection. Better yet, these materials were available for research and use, not hung on a wall to merely be observed.”

In addition to the Walker, Virginia has worked at the Library of Congress, Columbia University’s Diamond Law Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the Pratt Institute, and is currently the Recording & Archive Manager for StoryCorps in Brooklyn.

Rachel King

Registration is open now! Read more about the symposium and register on the Fashion: Now & Then symposium blog and on the LIM College website.