Josh Hager, an archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina, recently won “Jeopardy!”, taking home a $27,000 prize. Josh graduated with a Public History MA from NC State in 2011 and his Master of Science in Information Science at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013. The News & Observer reported on Josh’s win on October 5th. In August 2014, Josh also became the 2014 recipient of the Theodore Calvin Pease Award. Given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA), this award recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival studies. Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, alumni distinguished professor at the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-CH, nominated Josh’s paper “To Like or Not to Like: Understanding and Maximizing the Utility of Archival Outreach on Facebook” for the award. Congratulations Josh!
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