My primary responsibilities include accessioning new manuscript materials, managing archival supplies, and processing collections in a variety of formats. I am particularly interested in reprocessing legacy collections (collections that the Rubenstein Library acquired in the past) while using antiracist, social justice, and radical empathy frameworks for developing and prioritizing description. I am also passionate about websites and technological infrastructures that make the libraries' collections accessible to users. 

You can view blog posts that I have written for the Rubenstein Library's Devil's Tale here: 

https://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/?s=by+Laurin+Penland

Laurin Penland

  • Pronouns
    She/Her/Hers

  • Mailing Address
    Rubenstein Library
    Duke University
    Durham, NC 27708
  • Location
    Duke University Libraries
    Box 90767
    Durham, NC 27708