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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S20 - @GovernmentArchives: #Successes #Limitations

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Utilizing social media as part of the daily work in archives is becoming increasingly prevalent and necessary to stay relevant for users and communities. However, using social media as a governmental archives provides a unique set of challenges and constraints. This panel will discuss Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram used at three different government archives, how they create content, obstacles and limitations within their institutions, along with successes and social media burnout

Berryhill: Let's Be Friends!: Facebook as an Outreach Tool
Dougan: @GovernmentArchives: #Successes #Limitations (Moderator)
Phelps: Instagram #IntoTheArchives
Smith: #Federal_Twitter: Hits and Misses

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Kelsey Berryhill

Reference Archivist, Missouri State Archives
Kelsey Berryhill is a Reference Archivist and primary social media coordinator at the Missouri State Archives where she has worked since 2016. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Archivist.


Joyce Phelps

Appraisal & Records Transfer Archivist, Maryland State Archives
Joyce Phelps II has worked at the Maryland State Archives since 2006. She is the primary contact, coordinator and manager for all government record transfers accessioned into the archives. She also serves as a lead on the staff social media team.
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Lynn Smith

Audio-Visual Archivist, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum
Since 2000, Lynn Smith is A-V Archivist and assists with social media at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum. A Certified Archivist, Lynn has a MA in History/Archives Management from Colorado State and MLIS from the University of Denver.

John Dougan

Director of Records and Archives, Missouri State Archives
John Dougan, Missouri State Archivist, leads the state?s Records Services Division in its mission of managing, preserving and providing access to state and local government records. He is the past-president of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA).

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA