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herbarium database assistant
Sarah E. Snow, M.S.
Herbarium Database Assistant
M.S., Museum and Field Studies, University of Colorado
B.A., Biological Anthropology, Boston University
Promoting science education through the use of museum collections
Evaluating best practices in collection maintenance, exhibit design, and program delivery
Increasing access to collection information through digitization and online networking
Authentic museum specimens carry tremendous value for both the teaching and learning of science. Not only do they aid in scientific research, but they can also be powerful tools for cultivating and sustaining interest among learners of all ages.
At the Gardens, I work to make these collections more accessible through the Internet. By managing online databases of label data and using digital photography to capture additional visual information, I help to share the wealth of knowledge stored within the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium and the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi with researches and the general public. This form of digital sharing allows our collections to be used to the fullest extent without causing undue wear to the specimens themselves. I take pride in maintaining our digital collections to the highest standards possible while helping to preserve the physical collections for generations to come.