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10.12.15

NMRT Library Student Spotlight – Holly Dolan

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:17 am by nmrtsecretary

University of North Texas. Photo taken on November 12, 2014. (Crystal Hollis/UNT Photo)

Holly Dolan
University of North Texas

What drew you to library and information sciences?

I worked in university libraries as an undergraduate student and had such a great experience learning about academia, research, and library issues. As my love for my work environment grew, I realized I should make a career out of it! I’m so proud to be a LIS professional and an MLS candidate. Our profession is a true force for good in the world and I’m excited to start a career that helps promotes literacy and access to information.

What’s your dream job after graduation?

I’ve always been drawn to the world of digital libraries and repositories. I love the thought of digitizing content to make it easily accessible for those that might not see it otherwise. I also have a background in art history so I don’t want to wander too far from my love of the humanities. I guess my dream job would be working in digitization in cultural heritage institutions.

What do you like most about NMRT?

NMRT has always been great about making sure my ALA Student Chapter, the UNT Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA), knows about opportunities available to students and new members. I love that NMRT has liaisons for student chapters. As a student organization president, it’s invaluable for me to be directly connected to someone with in our parent organization with information about student involvement.