We are happy to introduce you the new Nevada Digital Newspaper Project staff for the second grant cycle! Please welcome Marina Georgieva (Project Manager) and Oscar Giurcovich (Project Technician) – they are experienced librarians and they are both eager to start contributing to this exciting nationwide digitization project!
Marina Georgieva obtained her MLIS degree with IT concentration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where she specialized in digital collections, metadata, information architecture and web design. She joined the UNLV Libraries Digital Collections in 2015 in the capacity of Digital Collections Specialist who manages and oversees the workflow of the digital collections. Prior to that Marina has long experience as a Reference librarian at a public library. Currently she is the Project Manager of the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project and in her new role she is bringing her passion for digitizing and persevering materials of historic significance as well as her expertise to organize and manage a smooth and efficient workflow for this project.
Oscar Giurcovich is a graduate of the library and information science program at Wayne State University, specializing in reference and instruction services. Previously, Oscar was a research and instruction librarian at Nevada State College, helping to create online learning tools to teach research skills. As project technician and outreach specialist, Oscar is excited to apply his expertise to educate the public in using Chronicling America for historical research in Nevada and beyond!