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Ellen Danforth

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970-488-8081
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Library Tech Center
About Me
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Employed since 1997 in PSD.

A Lambkin since 1998.

HS diploma from the American School in Japan.

BA (1976) in Anthropology & Asian Studies (double major) with a minor in Art History from the University of Michigan.

MA (1980) in Anthropology from the University of Washington.  I completed one of the first graduate programs in the U.S. for Museum Administration.  My thesis concerned the development of education programs in museums.

My professional background includes developing and coordinating education programs for an international traveling museum exhibition and managing a special collection as a librarian at Yale University's Medical Historical Library.  I have been an archivist in the Collection of American Literature at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and a research assistant for Dr. David F. Musto, Professor of Child Psychiatry and History of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, who was one of the nation's leading experts on the history of drug and alcohol use and abuse.

I am also a fiber artist and have pursued it professionally since 1988.

My favorite thing to do at FCHS is to help students with their research projects.  I like to teach them how to develop good search strategies and use all the resources available to them at FCHS, in print and online.  I believe that developing good research skills and learning how to evaluate what one finds is an important standard for literacy and an essential part of a high school education.  Learning how to do research is not only important for college bound students; it's a critical skill for a productive life regardless of one's plans for education or career post graduation.