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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S36 - Protocols 101: How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution

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This session explores the future of Indigenous collections stewardship for the 21st century archivist. Following the conference theme, it asks participants to consider how archivists can leverage creativity to make positive changes to collections care and access amidst institutional constraints. Participants will be prompted to analyze case studies and webinars that highlight best practices for successful collaboration, and together explore action items that address how institutions can prepare for proactive communication with tribal communities.

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Caitlin Haynes

Coordinator, Smithsonian Transcription Center, Quotient, Inc.
Caitlin Haynes is the Coordinator for the Smithsonian Transcription Center, where she is responsible for outreach, engagement, and project management of Smithsonian digitized content for crowdsourced transcription. She manages the platform's worldwide digital volunteer community and... Read More →

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Nicole Topich

Special Collections Librarian, Weill Cornell Medical College
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Melissa Stoner

Native American Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley - Ethnic Studies Library
Melissa Stoner (Diné) is Native American Studies Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on emerging technologies, and the digitization practices of historical and ethnographic materials that contain culturally sensitive information.
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Diana Marsh

Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropological Archives, National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Marsh a Postdoctoral Fellow whose research focuses on how archival collections are shared with descendant communities and the public. She leads an NSF-funded project to research the use, access, and discoverability of the NAA's archival collections.

Sara Guzman

Museum Archivist, Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum

Rose Buchanan

Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration
Rose is an Archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC. She provides on- and off-site reference to researchers interested in NARA's holdings, specifically records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Stephen R. Curley

Director of Digital Archives, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
As Director of the Digital Archives program, Curley is committed to illuminating truth in the history documented in U.S. Indian boarding school records. He serves as previous chair on the Steering Committee of SAA's Native American Archives Section.

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA