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Professional Projects

Yarn Bloom
February - May 2023

In collaboration with Princeton University, the Women's Employee Resource Group (WERG) gathered together to create a yarn bloom to spotlight mental health awareness month. Participants were tasked with making flowers and panels to decorate the plaza between Firestone Library and the university Chapel.

Open Access Origami
March 2017 - Present

In conjunction with SOURCE, Rutgers University's student chapter of the Society of American Archivists, I initiated an activity for the organization to give students awareness of the vast resources available to them under Open Access policies and Creative Commons licensing. We debuted Open Access Origami at Rutger's SC&I Career Expo. Cranes were also present at MARAC's spring meeting in Newark, NJ, where we had special "New Jersey" themed cranes available at the Rutgers table. An Open Access Origami workshop was conducted in April 2018. The images used for the cranes are available as high-resolution downloads under many institution's current public domain image policies. 

The East Asian Calligraphy Challenge |
Archival Remix Project
February 2017 - Present

This project was developed as an assignment for a Foundations of Preservation and Archives class I took as a MI student under the direction of Marija Dalbello.

This project was presented as a group poster presentation at MARAC Newark - April 21, 2017.

Papers & 


Blog Post
May 2017

Guest blog post detailing my time at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring 2017 meeting for the Society of American Archivists' Students and New Archives Professionals blog. 

Bell, Lauren O. “Attending MARAC as a Student & First-Time Conference Attendee.” Students and New Archives Professionals Section, Society of American Archivists, 8 May 2017,

This article also appeared in MARAC's Summer 2017 newsletter, available here.

Graduate School Papers & Projects
Sept 2016 - May 2018

Papers and projects are available for download by clicking on the PDF icon next to each description. To view, click the button to the left of this text area. Each paper or project was done towards the completion of the Master of Information degree at Rutgers University with a concentration in Archives and Preservation. 



Idiom & Image
2014 - 2017

Since 2014 I have been editing and designing Idiom & Image, the literary magazine of Sussex County Community College. This collection of student work debuts new written and visual work each year. Blurb and Bookwright, as well as InDesign have both been used to design this volume over the years.

Click a cover image at left to view a PDF version of each issue. 

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