Kathelene McCarty Smith

  • Assistant Professor and Instruction and Outreach Archivist
  • University Libraries, UNCG
  • kmsmi24@uncg.edu
  • 336-334-5648
  • 310 Jackson Library

There are 34 included publications by Kathelene McCarty Smith :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Academic Libraries as Hubs of Innovation and Engagement: Workshopping Information Literacy to High School Educators [poster] 2019 123 Poster presented at the Innovative Library Classroom Conference in Williamsburg, VA, June 6, 2019.
The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory [book review] 2017 119 Book review of: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory. Laura Lyons McLemore, ed. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-8071-6465-5 (Hardback). $38.00. 232 p.
Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland by Jeremy B. Jones 2014 1892 This article is a review of the book “Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland” by Jeremy B. Jones.
Best practices for scrapbook collections in CONTENTdm: lessons from the University Archives Scrapbook Collection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro [slides] 2014 2173 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project, geared toward an audience of CONTENTdm users. Delivered May 21, 2014 at the CONTENTdm Southern Users Group Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina. Co-presented by Anna C...
Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine [book review] 2018 175 Book review of: Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent AmericanCuisine. Deetz, Kelley Fanto. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. ISBN 978- 0-8131-7473-0 (Hardback); $29.95. 192 p.
A Call to Remember: Documenting American Service and Sacrifice in the Great War [Poster] 2019 102 Poster presented at the 2019 International Society for First World War Studies Conference in Leeds, UK.
The Case of a Scrapbook Collection that Tripled in Size: The Benefits and Unforeseen Consequences of Digitizing a Hidden Collection 2012 1187 This paper will examine the benefits of a cross departmental approach (Special Collections and University Archives, Cataloging, and Digital Projects) to manage a digital project and discuss the practical steps of devising a work plan that encompasses...
The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War [book review] 2015 1296 This article is a review of the book "The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War" edited by David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis.
A Collaborative Reimagining of Collection Management Using ArchivesSpace [poster] 2021 20 This poster illustrates how SCUA transitioned its entire collection to ArchivesSpace, specifically recent rare book acquisitions. It also outlines project objectives, including developing collaborative communication methods among our Special Collecti...
Collecting Textiles: Is It Worth It? 2013 1267 This article describes both the benefits and disadvantages of collecting textiles in an archival repository based on an analysis of three different collections housed at the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at Th...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery 2013 1668 In the fall of 2011, The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro embarked on the digitization of a collection of approximately 250 historical scrapbooks that documented university history and spanned most of the twentie...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery [slides] 2013 1102 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 4, 2013 at the Archiving Conference held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Sm...
Future Directions of the North Carolina Literary Map 2012 567 Poster presented at the American Library Association Conference in 2012: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/m/node/2498 Partnering with the North Carolina Center for the Book, the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro ar...
The Ghost Will See You Now: Haunted Hospitals of the South [book review] 2015 680 Randy Russell believes hauntings can happen anywhere, but that ghosts may actually prefer theSouth. This premise has led him to pen several books about Southern ghosts, including GhostCats of the South and Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of ...
The Golden Band from Tigerland: A History of LSU’s Marching Band [book review] 2016 819 No one who has heard the thrilling first four notes of “Four Corners,” the pregame salute at each of Louisiana State University’s (LSU) home football games, could forget the “Golden Band from Tigerland.” Authors Tom Continé, alumnus of the LSU marchi...
Homefront Mobilization, Patriotic Service, and Suffrage: North Carolina Women's Colleges during World War I [poster] 2017 120 Poster presented at the American Historical Association (AHA) Conference in Denver, CO, January 2017.
Honoring those who served : citizen archivists documenting the Great War [Slides] 2021 12 Slides presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archivist Conference (MARAC) on October 2021 in Gettysburg, PA.
Mobilizing Citizen Archivists: North Carolina Documents the Great War 2020 20 Upon entering the Great War in April 1917, the United States found itself ill-equipped to fight an overseas conflict and equally unprepared to systematically document it as a historical phenomenon.1 In contrast to many European nations, the United St...
Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains [book review] 2016 619 Mother Goose has long been a beloved character in children’s literature. With her origins steeped in European folklore, she is most commonly portrayed as an elderly woman with a tall hat who flies through the skies on a large gander. She is also depi...
Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Museums, Libraries, and Archives. [book review] 2015 1232 Creating an effective exhibit is a challenging prospect at best. Whether it is a small exhibit or a large one, it takes a great deal of planning and organization. In her new book, Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Museums, Libraries, and Archive...
Paging through history: lessons learned from a scrapbook digitization project [slides] 2014 909 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 8, 2014 at the Society of North Carolina Archivists Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Smith.
Photo synthesis: Collaboration and compromise on a historic photograph digitization project 2013 556 Slides from a presentation on a collaborative historic photograph digitization project. Delivered in February 2013 at the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group (IRIG) Meeting by David Gwynn and Kathelene McCarty Smith.
Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age [book review] 2021 14 Some books are so significant that it is necessary to bring them to the attention of those who are unfamiliar with their relevance and to remind others why they should be an important part of their libraries. That is certainly the case with Preservin...
Reimagining Outreach When You Can’t Meet Face-to-Face: Archivists Adjust During the Pandemic [Slides] 2022 9 Slides presented at the virtual Society of North Carolina Archivists Conference on March 17, 2022.
Short-Term Staffing in Special Collections [Poster] 2019 83 Poster presented at the RBMS conference in Baltimore, Maryland on June 12, 2019.
Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War [book review] 2017 565 The representation of southern women, during and in the aftermath of the Civil War, is varied and complex. In Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War, Catherine Clinton integrates recent scholarship and historical research...
Take a CHANCE: Academic Library Outreach to Hispanic and Latinx High School Students [slides] 2019 187 Slides from a presentation given at the NCLA Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, NC in October 2019.
The Travelers’ Charleston: Accounts of Charleston and Lowcountry, South Carolina, 1666-1861 [book review] 2016 506 The lowcountry of South Carolina has long held sway over all who have lived there, but surprisingly, those from outside of the South often offer the most interesting perspectives on the region. The Travelers’ Charleston: Accounts of Charleston and Lo...
Uncovering social history: An interdepartmental approach to scrapbook digitization 2016 2076 In 2011, staff at the University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboroembarked on a collaborative, cross-departmental project to digitize a large collection ofscrapbooks—a notoriously difficult material type. This article docume...
Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald F. Mathews [book review] 2016 390 Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews is comprised of fifteen chapters written by former students of renowned historian Donald G. Mathews. A distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nort...
“Who’s Driving the Bus?” or How Digitization Is Influencing Archival Collections 2019 245 Archivists who work directly with unique collections, as well as librarians and other professionals who coordinate digitization, generally agree that access should be prioritized. However, each group has its own goals, standards, and timelines that m...
“Winning the War” for Visual Literacy: Using Padlet for Primary Source Instruction [Poster] 2022 30 Working with students in person as they engage with historic materials is a bedrock of primary source instruction. When COVID-19 pushed classes online, that experience was removed. Special Collections Librarians at UNCG devised an exercise using Worl...
The World of Jak Smyrl: South Carolina Artist, Journalist, Cartoonist [book review] 2021 71 In the recent biography The world of Jak Smyrl: South Carolina Artist, Journalist, Cartoonist, the narrative begins at the end of Smyrl’s life as he is honored by the South Carolina General Assembly for his distinguished career as an artist and write...
Youth as Design Partners: Age-Appropriate Websites for Middle and High School Students 2012 448 This study explored the impact of using best practices identified in previous studies in designing age-appropriate websites for middle and high school youth. Utilizing a mixed-method approach, 31 middle and 22 high school youth took part in six focus...