Archives and Special Collections Librarian Julie Wroblewski received the 2015 Benedictine University Founders’ Day Award at this year’s annual Founders’ Day celebration held on Friday, March 6. Each year, the University presents the Founders’ Day Award to nominated and selected employees who exemplify a specific Benedictine value. This year’s award honored those who demonstrate dedication to responsible stewardship.
According to Associate University Librarian Luann DeGreve, Julie lives the value of stewardship. “Julie is responsible for the care and preservation of the University’s history,” Luann explained. “She works diligently to preserve documents, including born-digital records, for future generations.”
Luann credits the award to Julie’s commitment to both preservation and access. Julie oversees the University Archives operations, including the acquisition, management, and preservation of all physical and digital archives materials and the work of Archives staff. In addition, she provides archives classroom instruction and student research assistance, coordinates all research access and requests; curates Archives exhibits, events and other programming; and carries out archival research projects for the University. Recently, Julie secured a grant for a preservation assessment of the Archives. “Julie has been an active grant writer,” Luann said, “securing funding this year to preserve the physical and intellectual history of the institution.”
Julie earned her B.A. from Lawrence University, her MLIS from Dominican University, and is currently at work on her M.A. in Digital Humanities from Loyola University. She holds a Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists and is a Certified Archivist by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
For more information about the University Archives, visit http://ben.edu/library/archives/.