Merle A. Branner, MS, MLIS
"Learning & teaching is a way of life for me."
I am a highly motivated, creative person with a diverse background in archiving, photography, technology, education and training. I have been described as an extremely organized, self-starter, who is a creative problem-solver, one who always meets deadlines and works well with researchers, educators and organizations. I enjoy working on a team or independently. Currently, I am a project Archivist at DePaul University and the Archivist at North Shore Congregation Israel in the Ruthie & Bill Katz Archives.
News & Updates
Current Exhibit at NSCI: Simchat Torah Photography by Merle A. Branner
Current Archive Work: DePaul University Project Archivist , Chicago, IL. & North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL.
Current Archival Consulting: Temple Sholom, Chicago, IL
Photography Honors: 2019 Capture Heart of Highland Park Photo Contest. I won 2nd Place in the Community Life category & 3rd Place in the People Portraits category. Mayor Nancy Rotering will give out the awards on August 26, 2019 at the City Council Meeting.
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“Servant Leadership Between Branch Rickey and Jackie Roosevelt Robinson: How They Changed Baseball and Our Country"
Blending Digital Imaging with Traditional Black & White Photographic Printing: Paper written based on photographic experimentation.