Daniel Golodner has over 20 years experience managing, maintaining, and researching archival materials in his role as the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and his Master of Library and Information Science with a certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University in 1996. Daniel has worked as the Walter P. Reuther Library’s American Federation of Teachers Archivist since 1997.
Daniel will serve this program as an educator, guide, researcher, and planner. Daniel has selected two archival collections for the Senior Ambassadors to analyze. He will work with the students to help them access, research, and engage with archival materials. He will guide the students in their analysis of the archival material, providing expertise in historical archival research and analysis. Daniel will also take a lead role in assisting the students and One Earth Writing staff and instructors in planning the physical and web-based exhibits that will come from this project.
One Earth Writing’s team of writing instructors are not only individually acclaimed writers in their own right, but have worked together to engage with groups of teens to develop writing skills, build leadership skills and foster greater understanding among members of their communities. By working with the Senior Ambassadors in this project, the instructors are committed to engaging with the teens to use storytelling as a tool for peace-building, empowering teens by helping them develop a sense of self through writing, and sharing their expertise with teenagers learning a new skill-set.
Combined with our archivist/scholar’s experience with preservation of historical information and curating digital and physical exhibits, this team is uniquely positioned to provide the Senior Ambassadors with an enriching engagement with the humanities. With their wide variety of experience in research, analysis, writing, and communications, this team will provide the teens with a strong foundation from which they can grow their ability to engage with historical materials and creatively express their own unique take on the history of their hometown.