order in the face of entropy

What is an archivist?
In no particular order….

a teacher: guiding people to materials that fulfill their needs and create more inquiry
a librarian: collecting, organizing, cataloging and providing access to materials
an archaeologist: discovering and preserving cultural resources
a project manager: planning and managing both small and organization level projects
a writer: finding aids, grants, budgets, research reports, papers, articles, blogs…
an anthropologist: exploring social and physical relationships
a conservator: preventing and treating chemical and physical deterioration
a pest control technician: title says it all
an HVAC diagnostic tech: diagnosing issues and informing the journeyman of faults
an historian and researcher: research, interpret and relay historical information
a physicist: haha! order in the face of entropy!

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