May 15, 2012

CAMA Spotlight: Scott Pitol, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

 Spotlight on Scott Pitol

A new CAMA blog feature... Member spotlights! 

With this new feature, you can get to know the people and institutions who offer resources in Chicago concerning the history of medicine, medical education, and related topics. 

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and work with diverse collections, so we thought we'd tell their stories. We hope this new feature is of interest to fellow archivists, students, researchers, and anyone curious about what in the world archivists do. (Yes, a common question archivists hear from the general public is a tentative, "So...what do you do?")

An archivist in his natural habitat, Scott Pitol
This first submission comes from one of CAMA's newest members, Scott Pitol. Scott joined the University of Illinois at Chicago as University Archivist and Assistant Professor at the beginning of this year. As University Archivist, Scott manages the University Archives at both the Daley Library on the east side of campus and the Library of the Health Sciences on the west side of campus in the Illinois Medical District.

He's wrapped up his first semester in this position and took some time to answer a few questions about where he's been and what he's doing. Feel free to leave questions in the comments. Let's get a conversation going in the comments section and see what happens.

 Take it away, Scott:

May 4, 2012

Exhibit Opening: Rosalind Franklin University, May 10

Submitted by CAMA member, Kelly Reiss, Feet First Exhibition and Archives Coordinator at Rosalind Franklin University:

Rosalind Franklin University invites you to a reception celebrating the opening of a new exhibit: 

Views from the Past and Present: The Buildings of Rosalind Franklin University

This is an exciting time for Rosalind Franklin University as it celebrates its centennial. 

Learn more about the school and its long legacy here:

Please join the RFUMS community for a reception to open this exhibit of images and artifacts from 100 years of the University’s learning environment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Feet First Exhibition Hall
3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064

The exhibit will run through August 3, 2012.

For more information call 847.578.8417 or email