Anna Fariello, associate professor of research at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library, will present “Curating Community” at noon Friday, April 10, at Penn State University. Her presentation, which will highlight successful cultural projects that interpret community culture and involve diverse partnerships, is open to the public and will also be available for viewing online at http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/3f0e92f068ba43ea931dd50d63bbcc211d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda (link no longer active).
In the presentation, Fariello will discuss her experiences at WCU, where she works with regional repositories to create online access to archival collections. Her talk will cover past and current projects documenting Cherokee culture, her prior experiences working with an African-American school neighboring Virginia Tech and her work with Latino and indigenous folk cultures as part of a Fulbright experience. She also will share strategies to involve underserved communities in the interpretation of culture in an attempt to uncover community voice.