Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Volunteer one on one: Ann Aronson

Ann Aronson has been a Grems-Doolittle Library volunteer since January 2006, when Carol Lewis suggested she might enjoy working here. Within a year Ann was also a trustee of the Society and she is currently on the buildings and grounds committee and the Mabee farm committee, as well as a co-editor of the Society Newsletter.
But when Ann is in the library, her main focus is working with our many photograph collections. The first project she worked on was the Laura Brown slide collection, which she organized and boxed.  Since then Ann has been involved in scanning numerous film negatives, glass plate negatives, slides and photographs. She was also involved in the production of Images of America: Niskayuna, a book of pictures relating to Niskayuna, which is for sale in the museum shop.  
Ann’s current project has not only been scanning the photograph collection, but also adding the information to PastPerfect, our digital cataloging system. And when she isn’t sitting the back of the library scanning pictures, Ann is often taking photos at Society events, either at 32 Washington Ave. or at the Mabee Farm. Ann says she continues to volunteer because she loves working with the photograph collection.  She enjoys the Society because of the atmosphere of camaraderie, friendship and fun, which exists here.

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