Barbara Rochen Renner, PhD
The Health Sciences Library (HSL), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (DOSOT), hosted an exhibition from October 20, 2010, through Summer, 2011, celebrating the 30th anniversary of occupational therapy education at UNC-Chapel Hill. The “Occupation Matters” exhibit honored the work of occupational therapists and occupational scientists, and featured historical photos as well as contemporary images of a number of therapists who are graduates of the Masters of Science(M.S.) in occupational therapy program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.
An ongoing companion blog version of the exhibit complements the physical exhibit and has become the permanent online exhibit. It will ultimately include interviews, links to related resources, student research, and a place for alumni and other viewers to share their experiences with the exhibit and the library.
Role: Liaison to Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences and Co-curator [with Virginia Dickie, OTR/L, FAOTA, Program Director, Jennifer Womack, MS, MA, OTR/L, SCDCM, Associate Professor, and Linn Wakeford, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Professorm UNC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences]
In Library, Columbia Street Entry Foyer March through October 2010
Ongoing Online, http://www.hsl.unc.edu/exhibits/speechandhearing/
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the UNC Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences (DSHS), the UNC Health Sciences Library and the DSHS collaborated to present an exhibit highlighting the activities of speech and hearing professionals, with an emphasis on the specialty areas of UNC faculty. The physical exhibit is complemented by an ongoing online exhibit with enhanced content, including videotaped interviews and links to resources on the web.
Role: Initial conceptualization and proposal, Liaison to Speech and Hearing Sciences, Content Manager and 2011 curator
In Library, Columbia Street Entry Foyer September 2007 – February 2008
Co-curated exhibit with Susan Keesee, assisted by Kyle Gray, Allied Health Sciences Director of Development and Michael T. Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, Physical Therapy Division
In Library, Columbia Street Entry Foyer April – June 2008
Co-curated exhibit with Jennifer Womack, MS, MA, OTR/L, SCDCM, Associate Professor, Linn Wakeford, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, and Kendra Heatwole Shank.