Sonia and David Oberman Archival Internship

Experience HeritageSonia and David Oberman Archival Internship, 2015

The Jewish Public Library Archives is pleased to announce that the inaugural Sonia and David Oberman Archival Internship has been awarded to Ms. Laura Markiewicz.  Ms. Markiewicz is a McGill PhD student and an archivist passionate about cultural and social history. She received a Master of Library and Information Studies from McGill University and a B.A in European History from Keene State College, in New Hampshire. Her doctoral research focuses on how people build and maintain a sense of community. An avid reader, knitter and antiques enthusiast, Laura also enjoys singing with the Chœur Polyphonique de Montreal.

Ms. Markiewicz’s work with the JPL-A will focus on the re-development and creation of new archival education workshops and/or activities for use in both junior high and high school classrooms.  Specifically, her work will assist the JPL-A in preparing for Montreal 375 and Canada 150; facilitating the expected demand for archival materials that reflect Jewish Montreal’s accomplishments and contributions to our city and nation.  Already Ms. Markiewicz has developed theme-based learning goals for archival activities and is now tackling the creation of actual workshops.

Through the generosity of Sonia and David Oberman, Jewish Montreal will be well-represented in the quickly approaching celebrations for both Montreal and Canada.  This internship is enabling the JPL-A to reach out to the community’s younger generation with increased capacity and energy.  Our sincere thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Oberman for their enthusiasm and attention to Jewish Montreal’s rich heritage.

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