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  • Pre-Conference Events: Jul 22 - Aug 4
  • Live & On-Demand Conference: Aug 5-7

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Wednesday, July 22
 

12:00pm CDT

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference (Day 1)
The 6th Annual Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference is free and open to everyone interested in using primary source material for teaching. Whether you consider yourself a teacher, museum educator, librarian, student, archival educator, administrator, or if you don’t have experience but want real-life exposure -- join your colleagues for an informative and fun event with a variety of attendee-driven conversations. Event co-sponsored this year by SAA's TPS Committee and RBMS’s Instruction & Outreach Committee.

This free event happens over two half-days on July 22 & 23, and is a drop-in/drop-out event, but it does require registration. Please Note: You must register for this separately at https://bitly.com/tps20unconf


The TPS Committee is a segment of the SAA Reference, Access, and Outreach Section. 

Wednesday July 22, 2020 12:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Thursday, July 23
 

12:00pm CDT

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference (Day 2)
The 6th Annual Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference is free and open to everyone interested in using primary source material for teaching. Whether you consider yourself a teacher, museum educator, librarian, student, archival educator, administrator, or if you don’t have experience but want real-life exposure -- join your colleagues for an informative and fun event with a variety of attendee-driven conversations. Event co-sponsored this year by SAA's TPS Committee and RBMS’s Instruction & Outreach Committee.

This free event happens over two half-days on July 22 & 23, and is a drop-in/drop-out event, but it does require registration. Please Note: You must register for this separately at https://bitly.com/tps20unconf


The TPS Committee is a segment of the SAA Reference, Access, and Outreach Section. 

Thursday July 23, 2020 12:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Monday, July 27
 

9:30am CDT

Pre-conference Activities (Free)
The Council of State Archivists and SAA will host a variety of governance activities via Zoom during the month of July, including CoSA Board meetings and work sessions, SAA Council listening sessions, SAA Section meetings, and appointed group (i.e., committee, board, and task force) meetings. For a full schedule of these events, watch the conference website.

A Note about Pre-Conference Workshops: This year's Virtual Joint Annual Meeting will not include pre-conference workshops as usually scheduled. SAA Education is working to bring many of our in-person courses for the DAS, A&D, and Management Track programs to online platforms. Please check the SAA Continuing Education calendar for up-to-date information about new and revised course offerings. Courses are being added continually. For more information, please email education@archivists.org


Monday July 27, 2020 9:30am - Friday July 31, 2020 5:00pm CDT
TBA

10:00am CDT

Design Records Section
This year's meeting will include our regular section update, an introduction of new leadership, an update from the Born Digital Design Task Force, and a panel of speakers with a q&a section. The panelists, titled "Scalable Solutions for Design Records," will discuss how they found solutions to storage, digital preservation, access, and advocacy issues with varying amounts of staff, budget, and space. We have four speakers who will describe map digitization, born digital records processing, and physical model management projects. This is sure to be an informative and engaging panel, and we encourage all of our members to attend.

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Speakers
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Karla Irwin

Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Tammi Kim

Special Collections and Archives Technical Services Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Cheryll Fong

University of Minnesota
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Andi Altenbach

Studio Gang


Monday July 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

11:00am CDT

Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Join TS-DACS for its annual business meeting at 11 am CT, followed by a series of presentations and discussions beginning at 11:45 am CT. The sub-committee will present overviews of the new DACS website, the process for submitting change requests to the standard via GitHub, and the DACS versioning project. These presentations will be followed by facilitated small group discussions of various DACS-related topics including implementing the revised principles; introduction to the proposed rights statement element; and other topics of interest to the community. Please email any other topics you would like to discuss to Linda Hocking at lhocking@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

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Speakers
avatar for Matthew Gorham

Matthew Gorham

Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Matthew Gorham is Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where he manages and oversees archival processing. He previously held positions at Yale Manuscripts and Archives and the Brooklyn Historical Society. He holds an MLIS from Rutgers... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

12:00pm CDT

Metadata & Digital Object Section
The Metadata and Digital Object Section will host a series of presentations on topics related to description, metadata, and digital object curation. Four presenters will offer 10-minute presentations followed by a question and answer session.

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Speakers
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Bailey Hoffner

University of Oklahoma
Bailey Hoffner is Curator & Archivist at the American Organ Institute Archives and Library at the OU School of Music. Her areas of expertise are project management, outreach, and grant writing/development and she enjoys finding innovative ways to make archival materials more accessible... Read More →
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Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Digital Records Archivist, University of Minnesota Libraries
Lara Friedman-Shedlov is Description and Access Archivist for the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, a unit of the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. For the past 15+ years, her work has focused primarily on the challenges of making archival... Read More →
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Stephanie Becker

Digital Collections Manager, Case Western Reserve University
Stephanie Becker is involved with all things digital collections. She manages Case Western Reserve University's institutional repository and the library's digitization program. Stephanie also has a background in the history of photography and focuses her research on how digital representations... Read More →
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Anne Kumer

Electronic Resources Metadata Librarian, Case Western Reserve University
Anne Kumer is an Electronic Resources Metadata Librarian at Case Western Reserve University. She collaborates with library departments to design and implement metadata schema to enhance search and discovery of digital collections. She holds an MLIS from Simmons College and a B.A... Read More →
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Corey Schmidt

ArchivesSpace Project Manager, University of Georgia
Graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2019 with a Masters in Information Science. Graduated from Truman State University in 2016 with a Bachelors in History (General). Currently work as the ArchivesSpace Project Manager at the University of Georgia Li... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:15pm CDT
TBA

2:00pm CDT

Records Management Section
The Records Management Section will focus on the creativity of records management. After a brief business meeting, lightning round presentations will investigate the work of records managers within academic library settings. Then we’ll host breakout sessions to discuss and shape future endeavors for the section.

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Speakers
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Jessika Drmacich

Records Manager & Digital Resources Archivist, Williams College
As the records manager and digital resources archivist at Williams College, Jessika leads the records management program, digital projects, digital preservation, and web archiving. She is passionate about co-archiving, records management policy at small liberal arts colleges, and... Read More →
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Greg Wiedeman

University at Albany, SUNY
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Hillary Gatlin

Records Manager, Duke University
Oversees Duke University's records management program. She received a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Previously worked as a records management specialist at George Mason University and as the University Records Manager at Michigan State University.
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Krista Oldham

University Archivist, Clemson University
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Eric Stoykovich

Trinity College-Hartford
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Elizabeth Carron

Accessioning Archivist, Boston College
Currently the Accessioning Archivist for Burns Library at Boston College, Elizabeth is the former Archivist for Records Management at the Bentley Historical Library where she and her colleagues launched the Bentley's Records Management Program in 2016. During her tenure, Elizabeth... Read More →


Monday July 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

4:00pm CDT

Acquisitions & Appraisal Section / Collection Management Section
The Acquisitions and Appraisal and Collection Management Sections will host a facilitated discussion focused on changes to workflows for acquiring and managing collections during COVID 19.

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Monday July 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Tuesday, July 28
 

11:00am CDT

Congressional Papers Section
The CPS program features exciting panels, discussions, and participatory sessions. Hear from CPS leaders, task forces, and affiliated organizations and groups.

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Tuesday July 28, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Diversity Committee
The Diversity Committee will review work from the past year, begin to develop the agenda for the upcoming year, and review final details for this year's Diversity Forum. All SAA members welcome.

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Speakers

Tuesday July 28, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:30pm CDT

Museum Archives Section
The MAS leadership will be sharing findings from the 2020 MAS members survey which focuses on the state of museum archives and its professionals (including response to COVID), and MAS membership’s demographics and interests for the sections, highlights from the past year, the status of the MAS leadership elections, and the MAS Working Group’s updated guidelines.

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Speakers
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Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale University
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Megan Schwenke

Senior Archivist/Records Manager, Harvard University
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Tara Laver

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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Shannon Morelli

Archivist, National Gallery of Art


Tuesday July 28, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

3:00pm CDT

Electronic Records Section / Government Records Section
The Electronic Records Section and Government Records Section have partnered to discuss email archiving. After conducting our business meetings, we will host presentations and case studies on archiving email collections.

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Tuesday July 28, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
TBA
 
Wednesday, July 29
 

11:00am CDT

College & University Archives Section
Join the Section to continue discussion on the various topics we've had at our weekly "coffee chats", including collecting COVID stories, working and managing remotely, combating systemic racism at our institutions, and our plans for returning to campus. We'll split into breakout sessions to explore these topics further. But first (after our business meeting), we'll hear from Katie Howell, who developed a rapid response collecting initiative to document COVID-19 on the campus of UNC Charlotte.

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Speakers
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Katie Howell

University Archivist, UNC Charlotte


Wednesday July 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:30pm CDT

Encoded Archival Standards Section
The Encoded Archival Standards Section meeting will feature updates from the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), the Toward a National Archival Finding Aid Network project, and the Archives and Linked Data Interest Group, followed by a report from the EAS Steering Committee regarding their recent survey on the use of encoded archival standards within the profession.

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Speakers
avatar for Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner

Senior Product Manager, University of California


Wednesday July 29, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
TBA

2:30pm CDT

Preservation Section
Sustainability and Archival Preservation Education – Teaching What We Need to Practice

Building on last year’s discussion of the state of sustainable practices among the cultural heritage community, join us for a panel of how sustainability concepts might be incorporated into preservation education. A panel discussion of examples of current practices will be presented, followed by facilitated discussion of strategies to incorporate new information and approaches.

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Wednesday July 29, 2020 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

3:30pm CDT

Description Section
At the Description Section business meeting, leadership will share election results, and provide updates on the section’s ongoing projects including the newsletter and revisions to the Section’s Standing Rules. A presentation on the progress of the Section’s portal of descriptive resources will follow. In addition, representatives from the SAA Technical Subcommittee on the new DACS Principles, the SAA Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards, and the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) project will provide updates on their ongoing work.

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Speakers
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Katie Duvall

Archivist, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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Cyndi Shein

Head, Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Head of Special Collections Technical Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries. ~stewardship of born-digital materials ~project management ~metadata ~archival workflows ~ArchivesSpace ~decolonizing/updating vocabularies
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Jerry Simmons

External Agency Liaison to SNAC, National Archives and Records Administration
I'm working as NARA's link to SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context), working with other SNAC partners to stand up this new data cooperative. I'm all about linking creators of archival materials together in context, and linking them all to their original archival collections... Read More →
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Audra Eagle Yun

Head of Special Collections & Archives, University of California Irvine
Audra Eagle Yun is the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the University, of California, Irvine. She was the principal investigator for "Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries," a three-year IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program research project to explore the... Read More →
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Sarah Jones

Visiting Special Collections Technical Services Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sarah Jones is Special Collections Technical Services Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA in 2012, and a master's degree in library and information science from UCLA in 2017.
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Scott Kirycki

Digital Archivist, University of Notre Dame
As the Digital Archivist at Notre Dame, I develop and implement policies, procedures, and workflows for records retention and the appraisal, ingest, and preservation of born-digital University records.



Wednesday July 29, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

Students & New Archives Professionals Section
Join SNAP for a brief business meeting as we present updates on section projects and advocacy work from the past year and introduce new steering committee members. We encourage you to join us for our joint program on archival compensation with the Business Archives Section during the BAS Colloquium on August 5th.

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Speakers
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Gayle Schechter

Program Associate, CLIR+DLF
-SAA SNAP (Students and New Archives Professionals) Chair


Wednesday July 29, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Thursday, July 30
 

8:30am CDT

International Archival Affairs Section / Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Section
Join the International Archival Affairs (IAAS) and Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives (LACCHA) Sections for our joint meeting. IAAS will discuss responses to COVID in international archival institutions in the Middle East and Asia; LACCHA will host Sunity Maharaj from The Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, who will present on the non-profit's archival work.

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Speakers
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Sunity Maharaj

The Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago


Thursday July 30, 2020 8:30am - 10:30am CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

11:00am CDT

Archivists of Religious Collections Section
How archivists assist researchers who proceed to publish based on research done through the collections. Panelists on the program will provide insight into items such as successes or failures locating materials originally requested by patrons, recommending additional archival resources that may spark interest in a different field, navigating permissions for publication, and more.

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Thursday July 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

11:00am CDT

Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct
The Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct will review work from the past year, introduce new committee members, and begin to develop the agenda for the upcoming year. All SAA members welcome.


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Thursday July 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Accessibility & Disability Section
Join the new Accessibility & Disability Section for our first annual meeting! We will review our accomplishments for the year, brainstorm future projects, and feature the following presentations on accessibility and disability in archives:

Nicole Joniec: Universally Designing for Accomodations: Accessibility at the Science History Institute
Tyler Stump: Collecting Intellectual Disability Records in a Time of Deinstitutionalization

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Speakers
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Tyler Stump

Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives
Tyler Stump is an archivist in the Pennsylvania State Archives' accessioning and outreach section. He works primarily with institutional records from prisons, mental hospitals, and other state-run facilities. Tyler also is responsible for providing records management training and... Read More →
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Nicole Joniec

Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian, Science History Institute
Nicole Joniec is the Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian at the Science History Institute.  She is also the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). She is the co-founder and leader... Read More →



Thursday July 30, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment (CORDA)
All CORDA members will convene for a structured meeting. The primary purposes of the business meeting are to review and document progress in the previous year and to establish an action agenda for the coming year. The primary initiatives of CORDA will be discussed, including work to establish the SAA Dataverse data repository, assembling useful datasets for reuse and analysis of the archival profession, redesigning the “Facts&Figures” information on the SAA website, and a variety of education and training activities designed to foster research and assessment. The business meeting also marks the transition in co-chair leadership and engages new members and early-career professionals. The business meeting is open to all conference attendees.

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Speakers
avatar for Paul Conway

Paul Conway

Associate Professor of Information, University of Michigan School of Information
Paul Conway is associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research encompasses the digitization of cultural heritage resources, particularly photographic archives, the use of digitized resources... Read More →
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Jennifer Gunter King

Director, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archive and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Jennifer Gunter King currently serves as the Director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Prior to this role, King served as Director of the Harold F. Johnson Library and Knowledge Commons at Hampshire College, from 2012-2018, and... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

3:00pm CDT

Manuscript Repositories Section / Privacy & Confidentiality Section
Join the Manuscript Repositories and Privacy & Confidentiality Sections in our joint meeting! We will discuss the intersection of P & C within manuscript repositories. Presenters will delve into tricky access restrictions, legal minefields, digital frontiers, and other tales of trials and tribulations. Share your stories, ask questions, and commiserate with us! Submit questions ahead of time here: https://forms.gle/Czxa7Gst76JgEjov8

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Speakers
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Menzi Behrnd-Klodt

Consultant, Klodt and Associates
Archivist/attorney Menzi Behrnd-Klodt consults and teaches on archival legal issues. She wrote Navigating Legal Issues in Archives (2008), co-edited with Peter J. Wosh Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives (2005) and co-edited with Christopher J. Prom Rights in the Digital Era... Read More →
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Leslie Van Veen McRoberts

Head of Special Collections, Michigan State University
Leslie Van Veen McRoberts is the Head of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections at Michigan State University. Prior to joining MSU, she served as the Local History Archivist at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University... Read More →


Thursday July 30, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Friday, July 31
 

11:00am CDT

Lone Arrangers Section
Along with general meeting updates, Lone Arrangers hosts a panel focusing on the do’s and don’ts of moving collections whether moving withing a space or building, between storage sites or states, or in the final dissolution. An open forum will follow where attendees can share what they have been doing in response to COVID19.

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Speakers
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Hope Dunbar

SUNY Buffalo State
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Anjelica Ruiz

Director of Libraries and Archives, Temple Emanu-El
Anjelica N. Ruiz is the Director of Libraries and Archives at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX. She holds a M.S. in library science from the University of North Texas and a M.S. in criminal justice from Texas State University.
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Justin Gardner

American Printing House


Friday July 31, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

SAA Leadership Forum (Part 1)
Each year all SAA component group leaders are invited to attend an interactive forum that connects experienced leaders with new ones in an effort to help you gain an understanding of your roles and responsibilities as the leader of a board, committee, working group, task force,or section—and to enhance your effectiveness.

All SAA leaders are encouraged to attend this free event! More details to come.

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Don't miss the SAA Leadership Orientation (Part 2) on Friday, August 21!  RSVP here.

Friday July 31, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

2:30pm CDT

Regional Archival Associations Consortium
See the meeting agenda for more information here.

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Speakers
avatar for Mary Rubin

Mary Rubin

Senior Archivist, University of Central Florida
Mary Rubin is the Senior Archivist at the University of Central Florida and is a co-chair of the Regional Archival Association Consortium.


Friday July 31, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

3:00pm CDT

Archives Management Section
Look, I Made a Hat: Agility in the Archives
Archives managers are required to don many hats (as it were) in addressing a range of challenges and moving quickly to implement solutions. After conducting some section business, we will transition to presentations on incredibly timely topics: Budgeting, Personnel, and Advocacy. There will be time for discussions about successes and instructive failures in addressing these short- and long-term challenges in innovative, equitable, and, hopefully, agile ways against the backdrop of the pandemic.

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Speakers
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Tamar Zeffren

JDC Archives
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Joy Novak

Head of Special Collections Management, Washington University in Saint Louis
Joy Novak is Head of Special Collections Management at Washington University. She earned her PhD in Information Studies at UCLA & MA in Public History at UC Riverside.
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Mott Linn, Jr

Los Alamos National Labs
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Tara Hagan

Director of Library Services and University Archivist, Thomas University


Friday July 31, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
TBA
 
Saturday, August 1
 

12:00pm CDT

The Archive of Feelings
The Archive of Feelings radio broadcast with T-Kay on dublab.com

Speakers

Saturday August 1, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Monday, August 3
 

12:00pm CDT

Storytelling Workshop
(with optional small group discussion, 2:00 - 3:30 pm CDT)

A powerful story has the potential to connect us to our own experiences, pull a community together, and engage new audiences with our work. In this master class storytelling workshop led by two-time Moth GrandSLAM winner (and former Moth director of education) Micaela Blei, you’ll learn “what makes a story work” and the connections among narrative performance, research, and teaching, as well as brainstorm and craft stories of your own. The workshop is structured to make the online experience as engaging and welcoming as possible—using a webinar format and then an optional small-group discussion structure to allow you to take part in the workshop at the level that will best serve you. After this workshop, you’ll have the chance to submit your story for possible performance in a special online storytelling event—“A Finding Aid to My Soul” on October 1!

(Separate fee of $49. Register here.)

Registration for this event will close at 7/31/2020 at 3:00PM CDT.

(Instructor: Micaela Blei)

Speakers
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Micaela Blei

Storyteller and Coach
Micaela Blei, PhD, has years of experience working with individuals, organizations, and communities to shape and share the important stories of their lives. Her acclaimed workshops are invitations to reflection, spaces for discovery, and—most of all—a lot of fun. Her own stories... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

12:00pm CDT

SAA Council
See the complete agenda and related materials here.

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Monday August 3, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

12:00pm CDT

Demystifying Data Analysis
SAA’s Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment (CORDA) presents a limited-enrollment workshop to teach the fundamentals of acquiring, normalizing, analyzing, and reporting on data about the archives profession. The testbed dataset for the workshop is the dataset resulting from SAA’s A*CENSUS (2004) and reported partially in a special issue of American Archivist (vol. 69, no. 2, Fall/Winter 2006). Working from a list of pre-determined research questions, you’ll learn how to formulate structured data for analysis, run a variety of statistical analyses using readily available analysis software, and report the results in tables and charts. This workshop will advance your data analysis skills and prepare you to make use of the SAA Dataverse repository as the number and variety of datasets increase. Registered participants will receive a workbook in advance of the workshop.

(Limited to 50 participants. Separate fee of $49. Register here.)

(Instructor: Jeremy York, Doctoral Student, University of Michigan School of Information)

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Jeremy York

HathiTrust


Monday August 3, 2020 12:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

12:00pm CDT

ArchivesSpace Member Forum 2020
Open to individuals from ArchivesSpace member institutions only. Registration required for each activity. Read more here.

Monday August 3, 2020 12:00pm - Friday August 7, 2020 3:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Tuesday, August 4
 

11:00am CDT

CORDA Open House: Research, Data, and Advocacy for Archives
SAA’s Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment (CORDA) presents a free and open forum on the Committee’s work on research/assessment, data, and advocacy. Three 45-minute sessions interspersed with 15-minute breaks give participants flexibility to engage with the topics of greatest interest. Session 1 one focuses on the value and usefulness to archivists of collecting systematic data on the archives profession, archivists, and archival organizations. Session 2 is all about the potential of the new SAA Dataverse repository.  Session 3 highlights CORDA’s work to reimagine how facts and figures can support advocacy for the work and impact of archives. There will be ample time for online discussion and feedback. See the CORDA microsite for more information.
(Forum led by CORDA Co-chairs Paul Conway and Jennifer Gunter King)

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Speakers
avatar for Paul Conway

Paul Conway

Associate Professor of Information, University of Michigan School of Information
Paul Conway is associate professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research encompasses the digitization of cultural heritage resources, particularly photographic archives, the use of digitized resources... Read More →
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Jennifer Gunter King

Director, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archive and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Jennifer Gunter King currently serves as the Director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Prior to this role, King served as Director of the Harold F. Johnson Library and Knowledge Commons at Hampshire College, from 2012-2018, and... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

11:00am CDT

SAA Business Archives Section Colloquium
Join the Business Archives and Students and New Archives Professionals Sections for a joint colloquium on archival compensation. This session will include a presentation, Q&A period, and breakout groups that will give participants an opportunity to practice their negotiating skills.

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Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Myers

Elizabeth Myers

Director of Special Collections, Smith College
Beth Myers holds an MA and PhD from Loyola University Chicago. Current director of Special Collections at Smith College, she has over 14 years of professional experience. 


Tuesday August 4, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Committee on Public Policy
RSVP Here

 This is a free event! RSVP required for Zoom security.

Chair
avatar for Sarah Quigley

Sarah Quigley

Interim Head of Manuscript Processing, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University

Tuesday August 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

SAA Foundation Board
More details to come.

RSVP Here

This is a free event! RSVP required for Zoom security.

Tuesday August 4, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

2:30pm CDT

Introduction to the SAA Mentoring Program
Curious about the SAA Mentoring Program? Come and learn how the program works, how matches are made, the benefits to participating, and how to apply. This introduction will be followed by an interactive question and answer session and opportunities for smaller group discussion. For those who can't attend, the overview of the program portion of the meeting will be recorded and available later on SAA platforms.

RSVP Here

This is a free event! RSVP required for Zoom security.

Tuesday August 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Wednesday, August 5
 

9:00am CDT

SAA Virtual Career Center
Greetings—and welcome to the SAA Virtual Career Center!

If you are looking for a job, have a vacancy to fill, or would like to polish your résumé or interviewing skills with a peer advisor, you’re in the right spot! This is the first virtual Career Center hosted by the Society of American Archivists—and we aim to provide services and resources similar to the physical Career Center.

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

On this page, you’ll find information on what services and resources we’re offering during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, dates and times for the Center, how to sign up for services, what to expect after you sign up, links to resources, and mentoring information.

Services
  • Résumé review by appointment
  • General career consulting by experienced SAA members
  • Mock interviews

Dates and Times (all times Central Daylight Time)
  • Wednesday, August 5:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Thursday, August 6:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (mock interviews); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (advising sessions)
  • Friday, August 7:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Saturday, August 8:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions and mock interviews)

Scheduling
Individuals can sign up for advising sessions and/or mock interviews. We are also asking that experienced archives professionals volunteer to be advisors and/or mock interviewers. Additionally, we are looking for greeters to offer technical support during the sessions. Information on how to sign up for each option will also be sent via SAA Connect. Below are instructions on how to sign up for the various services, as well as video tutorials.

We ask that those wishing to volunteer to be an advisor and/or mock interviewer sign up by July 17. Information on how to sign up for services and to be a greeter will be sent out after the deadline for volunteers.

Unfortunately we will not be accepting walk-ins for services this year. We ask that everyone sign up by the deadlines given. If you were unable to sign up or did not see the information in time to sign up by the deadline, please contact us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com.

How to Sign Up
Volunteers: Individuals may sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. Volunteers can sign up for as many sessions as they like. The deadline to sign up as either a mock interviewer and/or an advisor is July 17. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/Group/476997725750730085/ . This link will be used to collect information, including your name, brief bios, dates/times you are available, and preferred method of communication (phone or video).

View the Signing Up To Be An Advisor Video.

Services:
Individuals will sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. You can sign up for an advising session and/or mock interview with an experienced professional. The deadline to sign up for either is August 3. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/WYNxJGt. Through this link, you can see available days and times, as well as brief bios of volunteers.

View the How to Sign-up for Services Video.

Greeters:
Greeters will act as technical support for each session using Slack for chat. Those in video sessions will reach out if they have issues with the technology and/or questions about the session. Greeters will monitor the chat for 1-hour sessions. Information and resources for support during sessions will be sent to all greeters before the start of the Career Center.  If you are interested in being a Greeter, sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/SEhiUip.

View the How to Sign-up to be a Greeter Video.

After Signing Up
After sign ups have been completed, you will receive an email confirmation from signup.com for the day(s)/time(s) you signed up for. The day prior to your session(s), you will receive an email reminder from signup.com. Additionally, on that day you will receive connection information from the Career Development Subcommittee email at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com. For video sessions, you will receive information on the date and time of the session, which will include a link for a Zoom meeting and a Google calendar invite. For phone calls, you will receive information on who will call and the date and time for the session. Everyone will receive information on who to contact if they have questions and/or issues during their session.

Job Resources
Looking for free resources on constructing a résumé, writing a cover letter, or other career-related topics? If so, click on the link provided, which will take you to a page with reference copies to download.

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee/career-development-resources

Additional Resources
The SAA Mentoring Program brings together members with shared interests in various aspects of the archives profession. Mentoring is not only for students and new professionals (although students and new professionals can certainly get a lot out of it!) — it’s for anyone, at any stage of their career, who might want to work on aspects of their career development or gain professional insight from a colleague in a structured mentoring relationship. The SAA Mentoring Program Subcommittee matches participants. The participating individuals determine their expectations and how to best structure their relationship. SAA encourages participants to stay involved for at least one year, although participants may certainly extend this relationship as desired. See the mentoring website for more information: SAA Mentoring Program.

The Archival Workers Emergency Fund has individual financial grants available to support archivists who are experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are in need of funds, please consider applying. If you are not in need of funds, please consider donating!

SAA has compiled a list of additional resources pertaining to the COVID-19 response.

Contact Us

Have questions that aren’t answered on this page? You can reach us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com

Wednesday August 5, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

10:00am CDT

Keeping Archives Relevant in a Dizzying Digital World: A Digital Preservation Community Meeting (Hosted by Preservica)
Keeping Archives Relevant in a Dizzying Digital World
A digital preservation community meeting hosted by Preservica

This year the Preservica community meeting is free and open to everyone.
 
The quick-moving global events of 2020 have highlighted the need for archivists to work effectively and efficiently in the digital realm. This includes capturing history as it happens, processing remotely, and expanding ways for communities to share and access information online. The role of the archivist and digital archiving capabilities have never been more important to our institutions and to society.
Please join Preservica customers and staff as we explore together the evolving impact of digital archives, celebrate user projects and stories, and discuss innovations in archival practice.

Speakers and panelists:
  • Lindsay Hiltunen, University Archivist – Michigan Tech University Archives
  • Ashton Wingate, Digital Archivist - NAACP Legal Defense Fund 
  • Gregory S Hunter, Professor – Long Island University
  • Marta Crilly, Archivist – Boston City Archives
  • And digital preservation experts from Preservica

This session is hosted separately by Preservica.

View recording at https://youtu.be/i-B4AoHtnTg

Speakers
avatar for Marta Crilly

Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta Crilly is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach for the Boston City Archives. She manages the Archives? research services, outreach program, and digital preservation and access program.
avatar for Lindsay Hiltunen

Lindsay Hiltunen

University Archivist, PhD Student, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Lindsay Hiltunen, MLIS and MA, is the University Archivist at the Michigan Technological University Archives and a PhD student in the Rhetoric, Theory and Culture program at the university. She is the current Chair of the Oral History Steering Section of SAA and was recently appointed... Read More →
avatar for Ashton Wingate

Ashton Wingate

Digital Archivist, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
I'm an early career digital archivist that is fairly new in my position at a non-profit law firm. The archive I'm representing has only been around since 2015 and we're building from the ground up. Looking to make connections with people in similar institutions (special libraries/archives... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

10:00am CDT

SAA 14th Annual Research Forum: Foundations and Innovations
If you’re engaged in research… seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution… willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials… or simply interested in research and innovation, then join us for Foundations and Innovations! View the Forum Agenda here. Free to conference registrants; $49 for those not registered for the conference ($25 for students). Register here. (Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT)

Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

SAA Annual Membership Business Meeting
All SAA members are welcome to attend the Annual Membership (Business) Meeting, which this year features reports by the Executive Director, Treasurer, and Nominating Committee chair; acknowledgment of the recipients of several Council exemplary service awards and resolutions; and remarks from incoming SAA President Rachel Vagts. Join us live on Zoom for this meeting.

RSVP Here
This is a free event! RSVP required for Zoom security.

Agenda:

Presiding: Meredith Evans, PhD, SAA President

  1. Call to Order (Meredith Evans)
  2. Report of the Executive Director (Nancy Beaumont)
  3. Report of the Treasurer (Amy Fitch)
  4. Report of the Nominating Committee (Lae’l Hughes-Watkins)
  5. Announcements/Appreciation (Meredith Evans)
  6. Remarks from Incoming President Rachel Vagts
  7. Adjournment (Meredith Evans)

Given the nature of the 2020 virtual conference, the SAA Council has determined that, for the August 5, 2020, meeting only, the Rules of the Business Meeting will be waived. Current limitations in our Zoom platform preclude us from distinguishing between SAA members and nonmembers and connecting those by phone to ensure a proper vote. For this reason it is impractical to conduct a vote on suspending the Rules or any potential new business.

All required reports will be presented at the meeting, but no new business will be considered. Remember that matters of consequence are not voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting, but are either referred to the SAA Council for resolution or are put to an all-member referendum. 

If any member would propose new business to be considered by the Council or the membership, please send it to president@archivists.org at any time. 

Be assured that, for future conferences, we will explore technologies that will make it possible to conduct our Membership Meetings online AND in compliance with Robert’s Rules of Order.


The SAA Code of Conduct governs expectations of appropriate conduct for this and all SAA events.

Wednesday August 5, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

BitCurator Consortium and Electronic Records Section Mixer
The BitCurator Consortium and the SAA Electronic Records Section invite digital curation professionals and others curious to learn about the community to a mixer in conjunction with Archives*Records 2020. We'll have less free food and fewer beverage options available at this one, but anyone interested in meeting and talking to colleagues, BitCurator users, and digital curation practitioners about born-digital workflows, practices, tools, training, etc. should stop by. You'll hear about what the BCC has been up to and hear from some ERS members sharing how being part of both the BCC and SAA communities has been fun or useful for them. We'll have plenty of time to chat openly about digital curation work, your favorite pandemic zoom memory so far, or just to show off your pets or that cool new poster you just put up in your home office.

Date: Aug. 5th
Time: 6-8pm ET

Register in advance for this event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfu-grzgjGdYYCK0MRBIgBsPIYGxUPMe9
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions can be directed to jess.farrell@educopia.org, BCC's community facilitator.

Wednesday August 5, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

8:30pm CDT

Your Truth At Work - Healing Circle
Your Truth at Work

A healing circle for womxn, trans, and non-binary BIPOC who speak up against racism, sexism, anti-Blackness, and all kinds of other harmful practices in the workplace.

Be supported and acknowledged for the courage and energy it takes to call out oppressive work cultures and learn practices to protect your spirit while creating change. Tap into your powerful presence and embrace how vital your voice is in demanding and desiring equity and justice.

Why:
You are not alone in this work and there is a community to support you to continue with confidence. You will be heard, seen, and acknowledged and we will witness our collective power together. You will be championed for your role in creating an equitable and liberated world.

How:
4 weeks, 2 hours, Wednesdays starting, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 10 cohort
August 5-August 26
$50 for all four weeks + sliding scale option available

What:
1st Session
Grounding In Truth: building trust and talking through your challenges and the impact of indignities

2nd Session
Naming The Truth: Learning at the language of oppression and validating the harm you’ve experienced

3rd Session
Speaking Your Truth: Call back your power, what do you need to demand and from who?

4th Session
Protecting Your Truth: Create meaningful self-care practices to carry you through your most vulnerable and brave moments


Speakers

Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Thursday, August 6
 

9:00am CDT

“Write Away” Forum on SAA Publishing Opportunities
Wondering what it takes to write an article or a book for SAA? Prepare a case study on archives practice? Have an idea for a publication to review or terminology in the archival lexicon that needs defining? There are a range of opportunities to write for SAA—e-newsletters, blogs, case studies series, resource reviews, magazine, journal, and books. Whether you are a novice writer, continuing to hone your skills, or an experienced voice, tune in with your questions on Thursday, August 6, to learn how you can contribute to the professional literature! In this webinar, SAA Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati will kick-off a discussion with Publications and Case Studies Editor Stacie Williams, Archival Futures Series Co-editor Amy Cooper Cary, American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Journal Reviews Editor Bethany Anderson, Archival Outlook Editor Abigail Christian, and Dictionary Working Group Chair Rosemary Pleva Flynn—each will highlight various publishing outlets and answer your queries on what and how to submit, content trends and new directions, as well as how to connect with editors after the webinar. SAA wants you to “write away”!

RSVP Here

This is a free event! RSVP required for Zoom security.

Speakers
avatar for Cal Lee

Cal Lee

Professor, University of North Carolina
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses and workshops in archives and records management. He is a Fellow of SAA, and he serves as editor of American Archivist.
avatar for Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian & Archivist; Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & Archivist as well as the Library & Information Services Team Lead at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. She is an active member of SAA and currently chairs the Dictionary Working Group.
avatar for Bethany Anderson

Bethany Anderson

Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
avatar for Amy Cooper Cary

Amy Cooper Cary

Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries
Amy Cooper Cary is Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University, and teaches as an adjunct instructor for the Archival Studies program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Information Studies.  She is currently Co-Editor of SAA's Archival... Read More →
avatar for Stacie Williams

Stacie Williams

Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago Libraries
Stacie Williams is director of the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Chicago Libraries, and a member of the Chicago-based Blackivist archivist collective. She serves as Publications Editor for the Society of American Archivists.


Thursday August 6, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

9:00am CDT

SAA Virtual Career Center
Greetings—and welcome to the SAA Virtual Career Center!

If you are looking for a job, have a vacancy to fill, or would like to polish your résumé or interviewing skills with a peer advisor, you’re in the right spot! This is the first virtual Career Center hosted by the Society of American Archivists—and we aim to provide services and resources similar to the physical Career Center.

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

On this page, you’ll find information on what services and resources we’re offering during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, dates and times for the Center, how to sign up for services, what to expect after you sign up, links to resources, and mentoring information.

Services
  • Résumé review by appointment
  • General career consulting by experienced SAA members
  • Mock interviews
Dates and Times (all times Central Daylight Time)
  • Wednesday, August 5:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Thursday, August 6:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (mock interviews); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (advising sessions)
  • Friday, August 7:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Saturday, August 8:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions and mock interviews)
Scheduling
Individuals can sign up for advising sessions and/or mock interviews. We are also asking that experienced archives professionals volunteer to be advisors and/or mock interviewers. Additionally, we are looking for greeters to offer technical support during the sessions. Information on how to sign up for each option will also be sent via SAA Connect. Below are instructions on how to sign up for the various services, as well as video tutorials.

We ask that those wishing to volunteer to be an advisor and/or mock interviewer sign up by July 17. Information on how to sign up for services and to be a greeter will be sent out after the deadline for volunteers.

Unfortunately we will not be accepting walk-ins for services this year. We ask that everyone sign up by the deadlines given. If you were unable to sign up or did not see the information in time to sign up by the deadline, please contact us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com.

How to Sign Up
Volunteers: Individuals may sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. Volunteers can sign up for as many sessions as they like. The deadline to sign up as either a mock interviewer and/or an advisor is July 17. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/Group/476997725750730085/ . This link will be used to collect information, including your name, brief bios, dates/times you are available, and preferred method of communication (phone or video).

View the Signing Up To Be An Advisor Video.

Services:
Individuals will sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. You can sign up for an advising session and/or mock interview with an experienced professional. The deadline to sign up for either is August 3. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/WYNxJGt. Through this link, you can see available days and times, as well as brief bios of volunteers.

View the How to Sign-up for Services Video.

Greeters:
Greeters will act as technical support for each session using Slack for chat. Those in video sessions will reach out if they have issues with the technology and/or questions about the session. Greeters will monitor the chat for 1-hour sessions. Information and resources for support during sessions will be sent to all greeters before the start of the Career Center. If you are interested in being a Greeter, sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/SEhiUip.

View the How to Sign-up to be a Greeter Video.

After Signing Up
After sign ups have been completed, you will receive an email confirmation from signup.com for the day(s)/time(s) you signed up for. The day prior to your session(s), you will receive an email reminder from signup.com. Additionally, on that day you will receive connection information from the Career Development Subcommittee email at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com. For video sessions, you will receive information on the date and time of the session, which will include a link for a Zoom meeting and a Google calendar invite. For phone calls, you will receive information on who will call and the date and time for the session. Everyone will receive information on who to contact if they have questions and/or issues during their session.

Job Resources
Looking for free resources on constructing a résumé, writing a cover letter, or other career-related topics? If so, click on the link provided, which will take you to a page with reference copies to download.

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee/career-development-resources

Additional Resources
The SAA Mentoring Program brings together members with shared interests in various aspects of the archives profession. Mentoring is not only for students and new professionals (although students and new professionals can certainly get a lot out of it!) — it’s for anyone, at any stage of their career, who might want to work on aspects of their career development or gain professional insight from a colleague in a structured mentoring relationship. The SAA Mentoring Program Subcommittee matches participants. The participating individuals determine their expectations and how to best structure their relationship. SAA encourages participants to stay involved for at least one year, although participants may certainly extend this relationship as desired. See the mentoring website for more information: SAA Mentoring Program.

The Archival Workers Emergency Fund has individual financial grants available to support archivists who are experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are in need of funds, please consider applying. If you are not in need of funds, please consider donating!

SAA has compiled a list of additional resources pertaining to the COVID-19 response.

Contact Us

Have questions that aren’t answered on this page? You can reach us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com

Thursday August 6, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

10:00am CDT

1A - Looking Back to Move Forward: Evaluating the Hidden Collections Era in Archives and Special Collections
Where are we as a profession after two decades of grant-funded collections survey and processing work? Are our institutions operating more or less sustainably? Have we increased use, and what has that meant for our repositories? Prepare for the future by joining us for a panel discussion of the past twenty years of the hidden collections era.

Michels: Introduction to the Hidden Collections Era
Bradley-Sanders: The collection is no longer "hidden" - now what?
Evangelestia-Dougherty: This too shall NOT pass: Sustainability of Hidden Collections Funding Initiatives
Hocking: The impact of Hidden Collections funding on a small repository
Melley: Funders' Role in Expanding Access
Schlottmann: The Next Step: Unhiding Unprocessed Collections

Chair
avatar for Lara Michels

Lara Michels

Head of Archival Processing, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
Lara Michels is Head of Archival Processing at The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. She leads and manages processing work of all kinds and develops processing policies, standards, and procedures for analog, digital, and hybrid collections.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Melley

Nancy Melley

Director for Technological Initiatives, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives
Nancy Melley has primary responsibility for NHPRC?s Access to Historical Records: Archival Project and Public Engagement with Historical Records grant programs.
avatar for Linda Hocking

Linda Hocking

Curator of Library & Archives, Litchfield Historical Society
Linda Hocking is the Curator of Library & Archives at the Litchfield Historical Society where she is responsible for all aspects of archival work. She serves on the CT-SHRAB, TS-DACS, and as VP/President Elect of New England Archivists.
avatar for Kevin Schlottmann

Kevin Schlottmann

Head of Archives Processing, Columbia University
Kevin Schlottmann is Head of Archives Processing at Columbia University?s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. He leads a team of archivists in arranging and describing a wide array of materials, and is the local ArchivesSpace product owner.
avatar for Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty

Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty

Associate University Librarian, Cornell University
Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty is the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, Area Studies, Digital Initiatives and Conservation at Cornell University. She oversees all strategies related to rare & distinctive collections administration
CB

Colleen Bradley-Sanders

College Archivist, Brooklyn College
Colleen Bradley-Sanders is the College Archivist at Brooklyn College, where she supervises the staff and is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Archives and Special Collections unit of the library.


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

10:00am CDT

1B - Beyond Diversity Initiatives: Nontraditional and Student-centered Approaches to Recruiting BIPOC into Archives and Special Collections Librarianship
The purpose of this pop-up session is to discuss how Special Collections and Archives departments in academic libraries can provide mentorship and viable/meaningful professional development opportunities for BIPOC. Despite the growing focus on diversity and recruitment by library schools and institutions like SAA, ALA, ACRL among others, BIPOC not only remain underrepresented in the field, but many continue to encounter barriers within library cultures. As many diversity initiatives often focus on current LIS students or those with expressed interest in the profession, this panel will discuss how institutions can leverage their strengths to build and foster diversity programs aimed to recruit prospective undergraduate and graduate students, and library staff and student workers into the profession.

Based on critical pedagogy, and nontraditional and student-centered approaches, the Cal State LA Special Collections & Archives Student Assistant Program is designed to support and mentor students with potential in the field. Cal State LA is one of the largest and most diverse campuses in the CSU system and is uniquely positioned to recruit students into the profession by embedding community-centered archival practices into primary source instruction, outreach and reference services, and the library student worker experience. Topics discussed by the panelists will include: fostering and mentoring students; intentional engagement; student outreach; developing student agency; and the panelists' personal experiences navigating the profession.

The intended audience is special collections and archives personnel in various institutions. The session will proceed as a panel and will invite the audience to discuss, generate, and share ideas/initiatives that can be implemented in their respective institutions/organizations.

Chair
avatar for Azalea Camacho

Azalea Camacho

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, California State University, Los Angeles

Speakers
avatar for Karina Cardenas

Karina Cardenas

Special Collections and Archives Assistant, California State University, Fresno
avatar for Amalia Castañeda

Amalia Castañeda

Reference Instruction and Outreach Librarian, California State University, Dominguez Hills


Thursday August 6, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

11:15am CDT

Plenary 1
Featuring a keynote address from Tempestt Hazel:
"Sixty Inches From Center and Dreams of Future Canons"

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Foley

Jodie Foley

Montana State Archivist, Montana Historical Society
I have never been more proud to be an archivist than right now.  We have all faced tremendous challenges in the past year and done so with passion, skill and determination. Bravo to all attending! I am so pleased to have served with my colleagues over the past 30 years to preserve... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Evans, SAA President

Meredith Evans, SAA President

Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Dr. Meredith Evans is the Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the current President of the Society of American Archivists.Prior to her appointment as Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in 2015, Dr. Evans served as Associate University... Read More →
avatar for Tempestt Hazel

Tempestt Hazel

Founder, Sixty Inches From Center
Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, and founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based arts publication and archiving initiative that has promoted and preserved the practices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists with disabilities across the Midwest since 2010. Focusing... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

12:15pm CDT

Mini-Theater: Preview launch of a new and affordable way to preserve and showcase your digital collections (Presented by Preservica)
Don’t miss this exciting preview demonstration of a brand new digital preservation solution designed to help smaller institutions with limited resources kick-start their digital preservation journey.

Learn how you can preserve and showcase your first digital collection – in minutes!

And discover how to get priority access to this upcoming new product.


CoSA and SAA thank Conference Platinum Sponsor Preservica for their support!


Thursday August 6, 2020 12:15pm - 12:45pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

12:15pm CDT

12:45pm CDT

Mini-Theater: From Oral Histories to Vinyl Records: Promoting your Digital Audio/Visual Collections (Presented by Quartex)
Quartex, a digital collections platform by Adam Matthew Digital, is capable of hosting and showcasing print, handwritten, and A/V materials. Join us for a presentation on how you can join other Quartex customers in displaying and highlighting AV assets. Quartex enables institutions to feature AV assets in dynamic collections, on static pages, and even in digital exhibits. Learn how to use Quartex’s transcription service to increase discoverability, provide closed captioning, and create time-stamped transcripts all in a click of a button.

For more information about Quartex, digital exhibitions, and transcription services for print, AV, and even handwritten materials, visit quartexcollections.com.

Thursday August 6, 2020 12:45pm - 1:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:30pm CDT

2A - Appetites and Thresholds: Innovative Use of Risk Management in Collecting Futures
The speakers address how to use a risk management approach to help ask questions like "What does it cost us not to include diverse voices, climate change evidence, generational change, and technological evolution in our collections? What are the risks in not collecting related records?" They offer a lively discussion with practical advice on using risk registers to define innovative risk appetites, tolerances, and thresholds.

Demb: Inside Out: Using Risk Management to Diversify Collections
Baker: Who Let the Chief Risk Officer into the Archives? Thinking of Risk
Jackson: Risk in Processing: Harris County Pollution Control Records
Slate: Within and Without Our Walls: Documenting Local Government Affinity Groups and Public Protest in the Dallas Municipal Archives

Chair
avatar for Sarah R. Demb

Sarah R. Demb

Senior Records Manager/Archivist, Harvard University Archives
Sarah R. Demb has been a records professional for 22 years. She is Senior Records Manager/Archivist at Harvard University Archives and continues to be engaged with risk management. Sarah received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

Speakers
avatar for Dara Baker

Dara Baker

Digital Format Specialist, Office of Innovation, National Archives and Records Administration
Dara Baker works as the Digital Format Specialist in the Office of Innovation at the National Archives. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning and the Regent for Outreach for the Academy of Certified Archivists. She holds degrees... Read More →
avatar for John H. Slate

John H. Slate

City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives
John H. Slate has been city archivist for the City of Dallas since 2000. He holds both a BS and a master?s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Slate is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.
avatar for Sarah Canby Jackson

Sarah Canby Jackson

Archivist, Harris County (Texas)
Sarah Canby Jackson has been Harris County Archivist since 2002. She has an MSc in Applied History from the University of North Texas and an MLIS with an emphasis on Archives and Records Management from the University of Texas at Austin.



Thursday August 6, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:30pm CDT

2B - Archival Outreach in the New Normal: Using Digital Platforms to Teach Primary Sources
In March of 2020, the National Archives and Records Administration made the unprecedented decision to close their facilities. The Presidential Libraries were prepared to welcome spring school tours that were not going to happen. As the seriousness of the worldwide pandemic set in, archivists and education specialists across the agency searched for a way to connect with students. After several meetings, the decision was made to rapidly build an online schedule that classes, teachers, and students could join._x000D_
The National Archives has a long-standing partnership with Internet2 and the Presidential Primary Source Project. Every year a series of presidential libraries, sites, and other museums present a series of programs on different presidential topics. This series is done completely online with classrooms and homeschool students across the country. Over nearly a decade, the Presidential Primary Source Project has developed a loyal following of schools._x000D_
Because of the strong distance learning partnership between NARA and PPSP, it made sense to continue teaching after the conclusion of the normal series. From March until June NARA presented several sessions reaching thousands of students. Some educators did not have experience teaching in the online platform and some did. We will share tips for presenting in this medium and how you can tell the session is effective. We will also discuss methods for regaining audience attention and making the session more interactive._x000D_
Independently, NARA has also moved adult programming to online platforms. Some of the programs are discussions or guest speakers, some of them are lifelong learning groups seeking talks from archivists and exploring collections. We will discuss how to host these kinds of sessions with members of the general public._x000D_
Lastly, managing an online program has a lot of moving parts. We will discuss how to manage registrations, digital platforms, and advertising.

Chair
avatar for Elizabeth Dinschel

Elizabeth Dinschel

Archivist and Education Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is a historian working as an Archivist and Education Specialist for the National Archives. She is actively involved with engaging children with history through National History Day and archival research and leads professional development for teachers across the... Read More →

Speakers
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Therese Perlowski

Program Manager, Internet2, Community Anchor Program (CAP)
Therese Perlowski is the Program Manager of the Community Anchor Program, where she works with internal and external stakeholders to demonstrate the value of advanced networking and identity services to community anchors across the nation.Perlowski works with CAP’s regional network... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:30pm CDT

3A - From the Margins to the Center: Foregrounding Underrepresented Communities and Revitalizing Mainstream Collections
Our session examines how different approaches to foregrounding marginalized groups and individuals have revitalized established collections at three archival repositories. Connecting with campus partners, rearranging physical contents and updating descriptive terminology, and applying non-traditional methods to archival selection will be among the diverse strategies discussed to move underrepresented groups from the margins to the center of our collections and missions.

Simpson: From the Margins to the Center: Foregrounding Underrepresented Communities and Revitalizing Mainstream Collections
Leaman: The Whole Story: Amplifying Marginalized Voices in Oral History Archives
Woods: "Spencer Penrose's Wife, Julie...": Updating The Julie Penrose Series

Chair
avatar for Craig Simpson

Craig Simpson

Director, Special Collections and Archives, San Jose State University

Speakers
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Kristin Leaman

Bicentennial Archivist, Indiana University
avatar for Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods

Curator of Historic Properties & Archives, El Pomar Foundation


Thursday August 6, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:30pm CDT

3B - Showing Up: Community Engagement Events Toward a Better Cultural Record
Increasingly, archives venture outside their walls to engage with community partners to create and amplify records of groups whose stories hadn't been previously collected. While building these collaborative relationships is time-consuming and demanding, it is imperative and rewarding too. This panel will explore the centrality of community partnerships in the diversification of the archival record, featuring programs that have hosted grant-funded community engagement activities to create and collect documentation of historically underrepresented groups.

Pavlik: Showing Up: Community Engagement Events Toward a Better Cultural Record
Burton: Telling Our Story
Lane: Everyday Experience: African Americans in Indianapolis
Miller: The American Indian Center of Chicago and Urban Native American Histories
Sweetser: Preserving and Contextualizing the Islamic Culture and Heritage of Northwest Ohio
Wisecup: The American Indian Center of Chicago and Urban Native American Histories

Chair
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Nick Pavlik

Curator of Manuscripts/Coordinator of Strategic Digital Partnerships, Bowling Green State University Libraries
Nick Pavlik is Curator of Manuscripts and Digital Projects at the Center for Archival Collections at the Bowling Green State University Libraries. Since August 2017, he has served as the editor of COPA's ArchivesAWARE blog.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Sweetser

Michelle Sweetser

Head Librarian, Bowling Green State University Libraries
Michelle Sweetser is currently Head Librarian in the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University and previously served as university archivist at Marquette University. She is a 2012 ALI alum and earned her MSI at the University of Michigan. 
avatar for Stephen Lane

Stephen Lane

Indianapolis Special Collections Librarian, Indianapolis Public Library
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Heather Miller

The American Indian Center of Chicago
https://aicchicago.org/team/heather-miller/
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Kelly Wisecup

Northwestern University



Thursday August 6, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

3:30pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

Mini-Theater: The Accessible Archives – Defeat your Backlog and Open your Collections to the World (Presented by Lucidea)
Lucidea will demonstrate how ArchivEra’s purpose-built modules and effective workflows help you process your collections seamlessly and present them online—opening your archives to everyone around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Landon

Graham Landon

Product Specialist, Lucidea
Graham Landon is the Archives specialist at Lucidea. While earning his Masters of Information in both Archives and Records Management and Information Systems and Design at the University of Toronto, as a trained archivist Graham worked at the University of Waterloo Rare books and... Read More →
avatar for Phil Wensley

Phil Wensley

Sr. Sales Executive
Phil Wensley has been with Lucidea for over 20 years and works with new and existing clients to help them achieve their information management and project goals. Phil also works closely with Lucidea’s R&D team and marketing department to help shape the future of company’s heritage... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

UMSI Alumni Gathering
University of Michigan School of Information
SAA Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, August 6, 2020
6:00-7:00 PM EDT 

RSVP here

The U-M School of Information is hosting a Zoom happy hour for alumni and friends to connect, network, and hear updates from UMSI. Alumni from all class years and specializations are welcome.

UMSI Professor and Senior Associate Dean Elizabeth Yakel will be co-hosting this event and sharing some of her recent work and research.

Please contact lqwang@umich.edu for any questions.

Thursday August 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

University of Toronto iSchool
5:00-6:00 PM CDT/6:00-7:00 PM EDT

An informal happy hour for U of T iSchool alumni, alumnae, and friends to connect. All streams welcome!

Registration link: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdeytrDsrE9JZTFT4OBcVSUENh-PEoUDZ

Please contact hilary.h.barlow@gmail.com with any questions.



Thursday August 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

AEF Archivists Meetup
The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts invites archivists currently employed at artist endowed foundations to a meetup taking place concurrently with ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020.

This will be an opportunity to network with other archivists and to have discussions relevant to the unique context of AEFs. For this meetup, we’d like to discuss your remote access plans and to talk in a broader sense about serving researchers, particularly in light of the closures precipitated by the current pandemic. How are your archives evaluating and responding to requests? Are you providing digital surrogates, and how are you delivering them? What type of formal or informal policies govern these interactions? We hope to make this a useful information exchange for archivists responding to these and related questions.

Please feel free to share specific policies, strategies, and documentation as you feel is appropriate. We are hoping to evolve this conversation into a regular meeting and shared resource for AEF archivists.

Please RSVP via this form. A meeting link will be emailed to registrants.

Reach out with any questions to archives@mikekelleyfoundation.org.

Thursday August 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
TBA

5:00pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

UNC Mixer
University of North Carolina Mixer
6-8pm Eastern (5-7pm Central)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://unc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlce6vrT0iE9fVyut8NDiw0kgKXvF5bB8X
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursday August 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT

5:30pm CDT

AVP's AV Archives Night
AVP is bringing back AV Archives Night as a live streaming event! No registration required to join. Just use this link on Thursday, August 6 at 5:30 PM CT.

Want to share your stuff? We've made it easy! Just fill out this form and we'll reach out: AV Archives Night 2020 Submission form (due 08/05/20)( https://lp.weareavp.com/avarchivesnight2020)

Questions? Reach out to january@weareavp.com

Thursday August 6, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

6:00pm CDT

ACA Mixer at SAA 2020
The Academy of Certified Archivists will be hosting a "virtual mixer" for CAs attending SAA's virtual 2020 conference. We hope all of this year's exam takers will join us. You can register for the event at the link. Current, incoming, and former Board members will be in attendance. So come and raise a glass and bring some ideas for CA going forward into the next decade. Feel free to drop in any time during the mixer.

RSVP in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For questions contact outreach@certifiedarchivists.org

Thursday August 6, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Friday, August 7
 

9:00am CDT

SAA Virtual Career Center
Greetings—and welcome to the SAA Virtual Career Center!

If you are looking for a job, have a vacancy to fill, or would like to polish your résumé or interviewing skills with a peer advisor, you’re in the right spot! This is the first virtual Career Center hosted by the Society of American Archivists—and we aim to provide services and resources similar to the physical Career Center.

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

On this page, you’ll find information on what services and resources we’re offering during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, dates and times for the Center, how to sign up for services, what to expect after you sign up, links to resources, and mentoring information.

Services
  • Résumé review by appointment
  • General career consulting by experienced SAA members
  • Mock interviews
Dates and Times (all times Central Daylight Time)
  • Wednesday, August 5:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Thursday, August 6:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (mock interviews); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (advising sessions)
  • Friday, August 7:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Saturday, August 8:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions and mock interviews)
Scheduling
Individuals can sign up for advising sessions and/or mock interviews. We are also asking that experienced archives professionals volunteer to be advisors and/or mock interviewers. Additionally, we are looking for greeters to offer technical support during the sessions. Information on how to sign up for each option will also be sent via SAA Connect. Below are instructions on how to sign up for the various services, as well as video tutorials.

We ask that those wishing to volunteer to be an advisor and/or mock interviewer sign up by July 17. Information on how to sign up for services and to be a greeter will be sent out after the deadline for volunteers.

Unfortunately we will not be accepting walk-ins for services this year. We ask that everyone sign up by the deadlines given. If you were unable to sign up or did not see the information in time to sign up by the deadline, please contact us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com.

How to Sign Up
Volunteers: Individuals may sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. Volunteers can sign up for as many sessions as they like. The deadline to sign up as either a mock interviewer and/or an advisor is July 17. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/Group/476997725750730085/ . This link will be used to collect information, including your name, brief bios, dates/times you are available, and preferred method of communication (phone or video).

View the Signing Up To Be An Advisor Video.

Services:
Individuals will sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. You can sign up for an advising session and/or mock interview with an experienced professional. The deadline to sign up for either is August 3. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/WYNxJGt. Through this link, you can see available days and times, as well as brief bios of volunteers.

View the How to Sign-up for Services Video.

Greeters:
Greeters will act as technical support for each session using Slack for chat. Those in video sessions will reach out if they have issues with the technology and/or questions about the session. Greeters will monitor the chat for 1-hour sessions. Information and resources for support during sessions will be sent to all greeters before the start of the Career Center. If you are interested in being a Greeter, sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/SEhiUip.

View the How to Sign-up to be a Greeter Video.

After Signing Up
After sign ups have been completed, you will receive an email confirmation from signup.com for the day(s)/time(s) you signed up for. The day prior to your session(s), you will receive an email reminder from signup.com. Additionally, on that day you will receive connection information from the Career Development Subcommittee email at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com. For video sessions, you will receive information on the date and time of the session, which will include a link for a Zoom meeting and a Google calendar invite. For phone calls, you will receive information on who will call and the date and time for the session. Everyone will receive information on who to contact if they have questions and/or issues during their session.

Job Resources
Looking for free resources on constructing a résumé, writing a cover letter, or other career-related topics? If so, click on the link provided, which will take you to a page with reference copies to download.

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee/career-development-resources

Additional Resources
The SAA Mentoring Program brings together members with shared interests in various aspects of the archives profession. Mentoring is not only for students and new professionals (although students and new professionals can certainly get a lot out of it!) — it’s for anyone, at any stage of their career, who might want to work on aspects of their career development or gain professional insight from a colleague in a structured mentoring relationship. The SAA Mentoring Program Subcommittee matches participants. The participating individuals determine their expectations and how to best structure their relationship. SAA encourages participants to stay involved for at least one year, although participants may certainly extend this relationship as desired. See the mentoring website for more information: SAA Mentoring Program.

The Archival Workers Emergency Fund has individual financial grants available to support archivists who are experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are in need of funds, please consider applying. If you are not in need of funds, please consider donating!

SAA has compiled a list of additional resources pertaining to the COVID-19 response.

Contact Us

Have questions that aren’t answered on this page? You can reach us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com

Friday August 7, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

10:00am CDT

Diversity Forum: Black Lives and Archives Strategy Session
The Council of the Society of American Archivists released a statement on June 2, 2020, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Council unanimously condemns harassment and violence against the Black community in this statement and calls for a space “for constructive discussion toward progressive change in the archival profession and true inclusivity of the archival record…” The 2020 Diversity Forum, hosted by SAA’s Diversity Committee, seeks to provide a collective space for SAA members to reflect on the statement and brainstorm ideas about creating change from top to bottom within SAA, with a particular emphasis on ensuring accountability to reduce harm to Black and brown people and begin repairing centuries of violence committed against Black people in our society and in our profession.

SAA Council Statement on Black Lives and Archives
https://www2.archivists.org/statements/saa-council-statement-on-black-lives-and-archives

Friday August 7, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

11:00am CDT

Plenary 2: Evans, Hayden, and Ferriero Reflect
Featuring Dr. Meredith Evans's SAA Presidential Address.

In addition, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero share their reflections about how the Library of Congress and the National Archives have been providing content to the public during the pandemic and racial unrest. Join the keepers of the nation's oldest and most valuable historical documents in conversation about the Library and NARA in 2020.



Speakers
avatar for Meredith Evans, SAA President

Meredith Evans, SAA President

Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Dr. Meredith Evans is the Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the current President of the Society of American Archivists.Prior to her appointment as Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in 2015, Dr. Evans served as Associate University... Read More →
avatar for David Ferriero

David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009.Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). He was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating the four research libraries... Read More →
avatar for Carla Hayden

Carla Hayden

Librarian of Congress, The Library of Congress
Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

12:15pm CDT

4A - Teaching Outside the Box: The future of interdisciplinary approaches to archival instruction
As higher education increasingly focuses on interdisciplinarity, it is imperative that archives professionals learn how to articulate the interdisciplinary nature of archives through effective outreach and instruction efforts. This session will grapple with the unique opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary archival instruction through a series of presentations from archivists in higher education institutions from across the country.

Flynn: Teaching Archives as Data in Graphic Design
Corrin: Using Archives to Teach Project Management and Design Thinking
Perez: From the Mountains to the Sea: Environmental Sciences and Archives Instruction
Schwier: Using Primary Sources as Data in the Psychology of Personality
Stecklein: Using Archival Representations of Play in Early Childhood Education Instruction

Chair
avatar for Kara Flynn

Kara Flynn

Research & Educational Services Archivist, University of Arkansas
Kara Flynn is the Research & Educational Services Archivist in special collections at the University of Arkansas. She previously served as the Special Collections Librarian and History/Anthropology/Philosophy Liaison Librarian at Augusta University.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Corrin

Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the university archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2012. She formerly held the position of Political Collections Archivist at Arkansas State University.
avatar for Heather Stecklein

Heather Stecklein

Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Heather Stecklein is the Director of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives and Area Research Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She has been actively engaged in the archival profession since 1998.
avatar for Carrie Schwier

Carrie Schwier

Outreach and Public Services Archivist, Indiana University Libraries University Archives
Carrie Schwier is the Outreach and Public Services Archivist at the IU Libraries University Archives, where she oversees access services and collaborates with faculty to design and implement primary-source based instruction sessions and assignments.
avatar for Heather Perez

Heather Perez

Special Collections Librarian & University Archivist, Stockton University
Heather Perez is the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist at Stockton University.Since 2017, she has served as the university?s first professional archivist and a lone arranger.



Friday August 7, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

12:15pm CDT

4B - Reframing History: Opening Up Archives to Artists
Archives are great sources of inspiration. When given direct and generous access to a repository's holdings, artists have found ways to recontextualize, interpret, and breathe new life into archival materials. This panel will highlight the Chicago Archives + Artists Project organized by Sixty Inches From Center and feature visual artists, curators, and writers who have collaborated with archivists, librarians, and other collection caretakers for their research-based creative practices to commission new artworks and curate exhibitions.

Hazel: Introducing "Reframing History: Opening Up Archives to Artists"
Grandgeorge: Newberry Library's Chicago Protest Collection and Collaboration with Artist H. Melt
Lopez: Working as an independent artist and the Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian at Newberry Library
LOZANO: Working with the Media Burn video archives for the Chicago Archives + Artists Project
Melt: Working with the Newberry Library's Chicago Protest Collection for the Chicago Archives + Artists Project
Patiño Cervantes: Sixty Inches From Center's history doing archiving work and the Chicago Archives + Artists Project
Toftness: The development of Sixty Inches From Center's Chicago Archives + Artists Project

Chair
avatar for Tempestt Hazel

Tempestt Hazel

Founder, Sixty Inches From Center
Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, and founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based arts publication and archiving initiative that has promoted and preserved the practices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists with disabilities across the Midwest since 2010. Focusing... Read More →

Speakers
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Catherine Grandgeorge

Manuscripts and Archives Librarian, Newberry Library
Catherine Grandgeorge is the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian at the Newberry Library. She works on collections that document Chicago and the Midwest across the humanities, and is involved in crowdsourcing an archive of modern protest materials.
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Jennifer Patiño Cervantes

Director of Archives and Operations, Sixty Inches From Center
Jennifer Patiño Cervantes is a librarian, community archivist, writer, editor, and poet. She is the Director of Archives at Sixty Inches From Center and Data and Digital Scholarship Diversity Resident Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
avatar for Analú Lopez

Analú Lopez

Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian, Newberry Library
Analú María López (Xi’úi/Guachichil) is a Librarian, Archivist, and Photographer living in Zhigaagoong (Chicago). Interested in underrepresented Indigenous narratives dealing with identity, language, and decolonization she writes and creates photographic-based projects exploring... Read More →
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Ivan LOZANO

Artist
Ivan LOZANO is an artist and co-founder of the feminist video collective Austin Video Bee, the net art blog CTRL+W33D, founder of the digital press IMAGE FILE PRESS, and founder of Latinx/Indigenous artist podcast interview series ARCHIVES + FUTURES.
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H. Melt

Poet, Artist, Educator
H. Melt is a poet, artist, and educator. They are the author of On My Way to Liberation and editor of Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation. In 2018 they worked with the Newberry Library as part of the Chicago Archives + Artists Project.
avatar for Kate Hadley Toftness

Kate Hadley Toftness

Director of Chicago Archives + Artists Project, Sixty Inches From Center
Kate Hadley Toftness is Sixty's Director of the Chicago Archives + Artists Project. In 2015, she managed collections for the artist Theaster Gates at the Stony Island Arts Bank and is currently Special Projects Associate at Northwestern University's Block Museum of Art.


Friday August 7, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:15pm CDT

Mini-Theater: Digital Preservation Without Tears: Fundamentals for Future-Ready Archivists (Presented by Lucidea)
Archives expert, author, and consultant Margot Note offers archivists an introduction to digital preservation concepts and important issues in what is a field of emerging best practices, plus a basis for further study.

Speakers
avatar for Margot Note

Margot Note

Principal of Margot Note Consulting LLC
Margot Note has 20 years of experience in the national and international sectors as an author, a consultant, a Certified Archivist, a Certified Records Manager, an Information Governance Professional, and a Project Management Professional. She received her Master of Arts in Women’s... Read More →
avatar for Kipo Saysongkham

Kipo Saysongkham

Sr. Sales Executive, Lucidea
Kipo Saysongkham is a Sr. Account Executive and has been with Lucidea for over 20 years. He started with the organization as a Product Support Specialist and throughout his career with Lucidea has served in various customer-facing technical roles. Kipo has a strong technical background... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:15pm CDT

2:15pm CDT

Mini-Theater: Take Your Data to The Next Level with AVP Consulting and Software (Presented by AVP)
AVP President Chris Lacinak will share real world examples of how we’ve partnered with organizations to solve their toughest challenges through our unique blend of consulting services and custom software development. Plus learn about AVP products like Fixty and Aviary that you can use to radically improve your workflows today!

Friday August 7, 2020 2:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:30pm CDT

5A - Archivists with Disabilities
In a climate in which we are still asked "Can you lift 40-pound boxes and climb ladders?" during interviews, what do we do if we can't? Or what if you experience debilitating, long-term injury after you're hired? The speakers tackle invisible and visible disabilities, adult onset or diagnosis of a disability, disclosing a disability, accommodations, and how to be an ally for your coworkers. They'll also leave time to answer audience questions.

Denison: It was supposed to be temporary and it wasn't: My experience in suffering a sudden, life-long disability
Abney: Cuddling with Cats while Teleworking is Not Slacking Off: Mental Health Disabilities and Asking for Accommodations
Ganz: What is the sound of one hand clapping? The existential crises of navigating a hearing world while hearing impaired
Tanguay: How (Not) to Help: Lessons Learned from a Life Less Neurotypical

Chair
avatar for Veronica L. Denison

Veronica L. Denison

Assistant University Archivist, Kansas State University
Veronica Denison is currently the assistant university archivist at Kansas State University. She received her MLIS from from Simmons College in 2013, and has been a professional archivist for 6 years.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ganz

Michelle Ganz

Archives Director, McDonough Innovation
Michelle was born severely deaf and has been a lifelong advocate for disability rights. She has been an active participant in a number of SAA disability initiatives over the years . Michelle has been an archivist for 13 years.
avatar for Ann Abney

Ann Abney

Special Projects Archivist, University of South Carolina
Ann Abney is the Special Projects Archivist at South Carolina Political Collections at the University of South Carolina since March 2019. Before that, she was an Archivist in Textual Processing at NARA. She has had a lifelong struggle with depression and anxiety, but her two cats... Read More →
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Chris Tanguay

Processing Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris Tanguay is Processing Associate in the MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections. She received her MSLIS in 2012 and a Certificate in Digital Stewardship in 2019 from Simmons University. She lives with anxiety and depression.


Friday August 7, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:30pm CDT

6A - Welcome to the Machine: AI in the Archives
As the volume of electronic records grows exponentially, archivists are faced with challenges to process and make accessible these increasingly complex records. Emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, are increasingly being used in support of human decision-making. How can we, as archivists, apply these technologies, and what are the implications for managing and processing electronic records? Use cases include the Library of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Illinois.

Bhatia: Artificial Intelligence in the Archives
Christman: Kaine Email Project @ LVA
Cormack: Roger and Me: Classification of Virginia Gubernatorial Records Using Continuous Active Learning® (CAL®)
Grossman: Roger and Me: Classification of Virginia Gubernatorial Records Using Continuous Active Learning® (CAL®)
Lee: Open-Source Software to Support Review and Appraisal of Email
West: Processing Capstone Email Using Predictive Coding

Chair
avatar for Sharmila Bhatia

Sharmila Bhatia

Electronic Records Format Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Sharmila Bhatia is an Electronic Records Format Specialist at the National Archives and Records Administration. She currently is on the SAA Foundation Board.

Speakers
avatar for Cal Lee

Cal Lee

Professor, University of North Carolina
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses and workshops in archives and records management. He is a Fellow of SAA, and he serves as editor of American Archivist.
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Roger Christman

Senior State Governors? Records Archivist, Library of Virginia
Roger Christman is the governors? records archivist at the Library of Virginia. Roger has a BA in History from Millersville University and MA in Applied History from the University of South Carolina.
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Brent West

Assistant Director, Records and Information Management Services, University of Illinois
Brent West works closely with the University of Illinois and Illinois State Archives on a variety of projects, including a pilot of Preservica and email preservation using predictive coding.
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Maura Grossman

Research Professor and Director of Women in Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Dr. Grossman is a Research Professor & Director of Women in Computer Science in the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo; Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School at York University; and Principal of Maura Grossman Law in Buffalo, NY.
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Gordon V. Cormack

Professor, University of Waterloo
Dr. Cormack is a Professor in the School of Computer Science,University of Waterloo. Dr. Cormack is a pioneer in the development & experimental validation of Continuous Active Learning® (?CAL®) for high-stakes information retrieval tasks.


Friday August 7, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

3:30pm CDT

6B - A Treasure Map or a Hedge Maze?: An Honest Discussion of the Traditional Finding Aid
Finding aids are the lifeblood of archives, and their creation represents intellectual, physical, and emotional labor. Most of us present this labor in a format that has been in use for decades: a single, static document that follows a standard linear presentation. New tools and technologies, such as linked data, OAI-ORE, and renewed attempts to understand the communities that access our materials all present us with opportunities to rethink this core document.

Luftschein: Leveraging New Technologies to Enhance Archival Description
Huggard: Translating legacy, linear, paper-based finding aids to discrete data points in ArchivesSpace and other collections management systems
Rizzo: The effects of standardization and collection management systems on the presentation of finding aids, and how those standards/systems impact description and usability especially for marginalized users and how they might be improved
Sirotkin: N/A
Tang: Functional but usable? Finding aids and assistive technology

Chair
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Susan Luftschein

Head, Special Collections, USC
Sue Luftschein is the Head of Special Collections in the USC Libraries, where she oversees a department that houses rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Since joining the USC Libraries in 2009, she has played a leading role in helping to improve the care of and public access to... Read More →

Speakers
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Marcella Huggard

Manuscripts coordinator, University of Kansas Libraries
Huggard has overseen manuscripts arrangement, description, and processing at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library since 2015.
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Lydia Tang

NULL, MSU
Dr. Lydia Tang, Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University. She served on SAA?s Task Force to Revise Best Practices for Accessibility in Archives and spearheaded founding SAA?s Accessibility & Disability Section.
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Jennifer Sirotkin

Chick-fil-A, Inc.
I am the archivist for Chick-fil-A, Inc. I have a Master of Archival Studies degree from Clayton State University and am a Certified Archivist. Previously, I was the Archives Coordinator for Emory University's Oxford College Library.
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Caitlin Rizzo

Head of Collection Services, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Caitlin Rizzo is the Head of Collection Services as the Pennsylvania State University's Eberly Family Special Collections Library.


Friday August 7, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

3:30pm CDT

5B - Erasure and the Aesthetics of Digital Archival Representations: Never Again!
Discussions about representation in archives primarily address who appears. However, how representations appear is critical to the way they are perceived. Technology used for capturing materials have erased already-marginalized populations from the historical record. _x000D_ _x000D_ Technologies shape how we view and remember history. It is urgent that we address the aesthetics of representations, especially as we move towards completely digital collections. Erasure is not inevitable.

Marciano: The Impacts of Computational Treatments of Archives
Conrad: Keeping the Message Alive through Time
Lim: Strategies to Counter Erasure at the Institutional Level
Reed: The Physicality of Archives: Re-presenting the Material Presence of Historic Documents
Westbrooks: How Erasure has been a Direct Result of Systemic Racism
Williams: Erasing the Historical Record

Chair
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Richard Marciano

Professor, University of Maryland
Recipient of the distinguished Emmett Leahy Award for pioneering work in the field of records and information management. Founder of the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AI-C).

Speakers
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Elaine Westbrooks

Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at UNC. Member of the UNC Press Board of Governors, HathiTrust Board of Governors, and Digital Public Library of America Executive Board.
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Marcia Reed

Chief Curator, Getty Research Institute
Chief Curator and Associate Director for Special Collections and Exhibitions at the Getty Research Institute. Her research-in-progress includes a 2020 publication and exhibition on the Jean Brown collection of avant-garde and Fluxus works.
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Adriene Lim

Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland
Dean of University Libraries and Professor of the Practice, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.
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Lyneise Williams

Associate Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Associate Prof. of Art History at UNC Chapel Hill, author of Latin Blackness in Parisian Visual Culture, former Getty Scholar Fellow, member of the team selected from an international competition to design the NC Freedom Monument Project in Raleigh.
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Mark Conrad

Research Consultant, Co-Founder of the Advanced Information Collaboratory (AI-C), Advanced Information Collaboratory
Conrad has 30 years of experience working on long term preservation of electronic records and digital surrogates. 28 of those years were spent at the National Archives and Records Administration. He is a member of the working group that wrote and maintains ISO 14721 - Reference Model... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

Hop into History: Archives and Alcohol in America
Grab a drink, and pull up a stool at the virtual hotel bar for a storytelling session featuring archivists who are working to document various aspects of alcohol history in the United States. Whether your drink of choice is beer, wine, bourbon, or cocktails, we’ll share some stories from our collections that might make you think a little differently the next time you take a sip!

For more information and to register, visit: http://go.uncg.edu/archivesdrink

Friday August 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

SAA Council
All SAA members are welcome to attend SAA group meetings, including the Council meeting. Because the Council has a full agenda for its August 3 virtual meeting, it will not be possible to take questions or respond to comments from observers during the meeting. If you would like to make a comment or ask a question, please do so via the chat box. A member of the Council or staff will respond after the meeting. The chair may call for an executive session should a confidential matter be considered. Visitors leave the room during executive sessions.

Agenda and related materials available here.

RSVP Here

This is a free event! RSVP required for Zoom security.

Friday August 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

Archives PhD Students Meet & Greet
Join other archival doctoral students from across the Americas as we expand our networks, share in our lessons and goals, as well as identify existing and new opportunities for collaboration, support, and care within our archival circles. Session participants are encouraged to be current or incoming doctoral students with a focus on archival studies (defined broadly). Aspiring PhD students also welcomed. *RSVP required. Call details sent day of event*

RSVP: https://forms.gle/eGVUBK3ipkYtCFTt6

Friday August 7, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

6:00pm CDT

Business Archives Section Happy Hour
Please join the Business Archives Section for a social happy hour. Let’s connect, chat, drink, and celebrate a successful virtual conference.

RSVP Here

This is a free event! RSVP required for Zoom security.

Friday August 7, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

6:00pm CDT

We Here Music Shuffle Party
Come join your BIPOC friends at the annual SAA We Here social event held this year (thanks to COVID 19) virtually! At this music shuffle party, we will listen to a collaboratively created playlist, share stories, and enjoy each other's virtual company. This is a BIPOC only safe space. We ask that non-BIPOC people respect this space and its intent.  *RSVP required. Call details sent day of event*

RSVP:
https://bit.ly/WHShuffle20

Friday August 7, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

6:15pm CDT

University of Illinois Alumni
Join the UIUC iSchool at the virtual 2020 CoSA-SAA Joint Annual Meeting. This is an informal gathering of anyone and everyone who has passed through the iSchool or the University Archives. Come to share and hear from former and current students about some of their greatest archives experiences over the decades.

RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/cxwJs5W9aEmq2VXo8

After registering, within 24 hours, you will receive an e-mail from Bryan Whitledge (bwhitle2@gmail.com) with a link to the Zoom meeting. Please send Bryan any questions you might have.

Friday August 7, 2020 6:15pm - 7:15pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

8:30pm CDT

Drone Folder/Music for Archives
Join your archives colleagues on Friday, August 7 at 9:30 PM Eastern/8:30 PM Central/6:30 PM Pacific, for live ambient, drone, and electroacoustic music. While we mourn not seeing each other in person for the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, we offer the opportunity to gather online and imagine the sounds of our future reading rooms.

To register and RSVP: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcOmupzwiHtF_6-nvJnO3GQ2YtJgQc7Mm

For more information, visit https://encerradoen.casa/events/2020-08-07

Friday August 7, 2020 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Saturday, August 8
 

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On-Demand Sessions - TBA
Beginning on Saturday, August 8, we will roll out as on-demand video recordings the 50 education sessions that the 2020 Program Committee accepted in January. Many sessions will be available with a live chat/Q&A option on a schedule to be determined.

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S01 - People Describing People: Using Social Media to Facilitate Archival Description
The twenty-first century archivist, when using innovative approaches to description, will likely mine LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other popular platforms. This panel suggests that social media is a useful tool for generating information about a younger generation of records creators and subjects, particularly when it may be the only information available. Speakers will share their experiences, including challenges and opportunities, with using different social media outlets to enhance description of their collections.

O'Riordan: Sorry to this Man: Using Facebook to Identify Lesser Known Creators
Carleton: Desperately Seeking Biographical Data through Selfies
Crilly: The Land Before Facial Recognition: Using Social Media to Identify Municipal Employees and Officials
Morse: "That's Aunt Roberta!": Crowd-Sourcing Descriptive Metadata at a Public Library Archive
O'Riordan: Internet stalking for the power of good: Using social media to identify copyright information and make digital collections accessible

Chair
avatar for Meaghan O'Riordan

Meaghan O'Riordan

Accessioning Archivist, Rose Library, Emory University
Meaghan O'Riordan has served as the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University since 2016. She holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Speakers
avatar for Marta Crilly

Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta Crilly is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach for the Boston City Archives. She manages the Archives? research services, outreach program, and digital preservation and access program.
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Janet Carleton

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Ohio University Libraries
Janet Carleton is Digital Initiatives coordinator for Ohio University Libraries where she works on digitization and digital preservation of the Libraries unique resources, as well as promoting their use through social media.
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Simon O'Riordan

Head of Metadata Services, Emory University
Simon O'Riordan is the Head of Metadata Services at Emory University where he has worked since 2014. Previously, he was a Metadata Analyst and Interim Head of Metadata Services. He holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Heidi Morse

Library Technician - Archives, Ann Arbor District Library
Heidi Morse is a former University of Michigan instructor who is transitioning into an archival career. She works at the Ann Arbor District Library archives, where she specializes in local history research and community-based digital exhibits.



Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S02 - A Profession for Us: Creating and Sustaining an Equitable, Inclusive, and Diverse Archives Field
We continue to strive to build a more diverse field in order to better represent, serve, and give voice to our histories and communities. In addition to recruitment, scholarship, and mentoring initiatives, the iterative process of inclusion is also necessary to retain and sustain a diverse community of peers. This session details the successful programs and initiatives that have helped to create welcoming workspaces built upon principles of equity and inclusion.

Vo: Identity and Mental Health in a Landscape of Precarity
Caldwell: Opportunities for Students of Color in the Archival Field
Hernandez: Microaggressions and Morale in the Workplace
Ho: Grassroots Effort to Develop and Spearhead a Travel Fund for Archivists for Color
Lanctot: Books and More Club: A Vehicle for Internal Engagement with Inclusion and Diversity
Peña: Diversifying Archives and Collections: when the majority still feels like a minority
Ruiz: The Forgotten 20% - Jews of Color And Representation: A Case Study In Building An Inclusive Work Environment
Swartz: Indigenous in the Archives: Decolonizing University Spaces
Yakabu: Recruitment and Retention of LIS Students of Color

Chair
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Amy C. Vo

Cold War Collections Project Archivist, New York University
Currently at New York University Libraries, Amy has worked on accessioning, processing, exhibition, and outreach projects at Rutgers, the Monmouth County Historical Association, Harvard, and the City of Austin.

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Jennifer Ho

Archivist for Special Collections, California State University San Marcos
Jennifer is Archivist for Special Collections at CSU San Marcos. She has an MLIS from San Jose State University.
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Heather Lanctot

Archives and Records Center Coordinator, Yolo County Archives and Records Center
Heather has worked and volunteered in academic, corporate, and government archives since 2010 and has worked for Yolo County since 2016. She has an MA in Musicology and an MLIS with an emphasis in Archives and Records Management.
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Audrey Swartz

Reading Room Supervisor and Manuscript Processor, Kansas State University
Audrey Swartz has served as the Student Supervisor and a manuscript collections processor for the Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University since 2016. She holds a Masters in Library Science from Wayne State University and is a Certified Archivist.
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Sylvia Hernandez

Archivist, Baylor University
Sylvia is an Archivist at Baylor University working primarily at the Texas Collection, but also works with Special Collections across campus. She earned her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Archivist.
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Anjelica Ruiz

Director of Libraries and Archives, Temple Emanu-El
Anjelica N. Ruiz is the Director of Libraries and Archives at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX. She holds a M.S. in library science from the University of North Texas and a M.S. in criminal justice from Texas State University.
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Nicholas Caldwell

ARL/SAA Mosaic Intern, New York University
Nicholas Caldwell is a student at Long Island University, and ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow, and ALA Spectrum Scholar. His research interests are cultural and local histories, particularly in African American and LGBT communities.
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Melissa Peña

Assistant Archivist and Interim Assistant Development Officer, Museum of South Texas History
Melissa Peña has worked at the Museum of South Texas History since July 2015 in Archives and Collections. She recently added Development to her job description. Melissa graduated from Clayton State University with a Masters of Archival Studies.
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Kelli Yakabu

University of Washington
Kelli Yakabu is a recent MLIS graduate from the University of Washington.


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S04 - Ambition, Advocacy, and the Future of Storytelling
Bringing archival practices into the future and to new audiences is a constant concern. Orchestra and radio archivists describe how they pitched and delivered successful, forward-thinking projects that include open source software (Studs Terkel Radio Archive/WFMT), machine intelligence (LA Phil), visual art projections (NY Philharmonic), blog and social media (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and automated integration of data and assets (Boston Symphony Orchestra). Panelists describe how collaboration with data scientists and artists, access to records as remixable and shareable data, and presenting archival records in unexpected locations, help redefine the role of an archive to new audiences. They share their projects’ measure of success and how they met challenges such as copyright and technology selection.

Frank Villella discusses CSO's anniversary project that involved the creation of a traditional onsite exhibit and commemorative book that also was integrated into a blog, an online magazine, and social media channels

Bridget Carr discusses HENRY, the BSO’s performance history search engine, and the integration of data and historical digital assets.

Allison Schein Holmes discusses integrating and implanting several open-source software platforms, including a browser-based audio remixer and interactive transcript player in addition to developing open-source speech-to-text platform.

Selena Chau describes a machine learning public art installation utilizing a performance history dataset and media artist collaboration that created dynamic animations on the exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Gabryel Smith discusses a multi-media art installation using the traveling harp case of the Philharmonic’s first woman member, a project in collaboration with a visual artist and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

Chair
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Selena Chau

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Speakers
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Bridget Carr

Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Allison Schein Holmes

Archivist, Studs Terkel Radio Archive/WFMT
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Frank Villella

Director of Archives, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Frank Villella has been a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s Rosenthal Archives staff since 1993, serving as archivist since 2002 and director since 2014. He is responsible for the preservation and access of collections that document the activities of the Chicag... Read More →
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Gabryel Smith

New York Philharmonic


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S05 - Archives on the Move
Just as no two repositories are the same, neither are moves. Archives on the Move addresses the unique and creative problem-solving necessitated by a move, highlighting the level of preparation, attention to detail, and quick thinking that 21st-century Archivists need to carry out a successful move. With examples from a variety of repositories, the session covers the planning, implementation, complications, risks, and rewards of collection moves and offers valuable insight into the moving process.

Yule: Mitigating the chain of custody to off-site storage
Cohen-Palacios: Managing a move with many part-time student assistants
Dunham: Executing the impossible: Complex move, short timeline, little staff
Fairley: Implementing project management workflow to successfully manage collection moves of varying size and scope
Head: Planning For the Unknown Future
Hemsath: Establishing basic control and collection access for a multiple stage move
Schliep: Developing an archival program during a move

Chair
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Tanya Yule

Project Archivist, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University
Tanya Yule is a Project Archivist at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University and former Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow with the American Archives of Public Broadcasting. Tanya holds an MLIS and a Certificate in Digital Assets Management from San Jose... Read More →

Speakers
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Elizabeth Dunham

Associate Archivist, Arizona State University
Elizabeth Dunham is an Associate Archivist at Arizona State University?s Library. She is responsible for directing archival processing activities, encoding new and legacy finding aids using EAD, and maintaining archival metadata management systems.
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Sara Schliep

Project Archivist and Cataloger, Folger Shakespeare Library
Sara has an MA in Literary Studies from the UW-Madison and an MLIS from St. Catherine University. She is currently a Project Archivist at the Folger, tasked with establishing an institutional archives while preparing materials to move off-site.
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DiAnna Hemsath

Archivist and Assistant Professor, McGoogan Health Science Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center
DiAnna has an MA in museum studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a certified archivist. 
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Chelsea Fairley

Collections Officer, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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Jennifer Head

Archivist, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Jennifer is the Congregational Archivist for the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, IA. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist. She received her MLIS from Dominican University in River Forest, IL.
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Katrina Cohen-Palacios (she/her)

Archivist, York University Libraries Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections



Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S06 - Artists and Archivists: Current Trends, Future Practices, and the Creative Process
Drawing on research or case studies, panelists present approaches to collection development, arrangement and description, reference services, donor relations, or preservation that have led to productive collaboration with artists in support of a repository or archival project. Panelists consider the role of technology in documenting creative processes in performing arts (dance and theater), visual arts (animation, film direction, and new media), and creative writing, while sharing their expectations for creative arts archives of the future.

Riggins: "The Creative Arts Magazine: A Mainstay in University Archives?"
Edwards: (Stage Manager) Bibles and (Costume Morgue) Books: Preserving Theatre History
Gaylord: Relationship Goals: Building Rapport with Studio Artists
Post: Artists as Archivists: Digital Curation in Creative Practice
White: What First Draft? The Processing Challenges Posed by Orson Welles' Collaborative, Iterative Screenwriting

Chair
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Adina Riggins

University Archivist, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Adina Riggins has been University Archivist at UNC Wilmington since 2001. She helped establish UNCW?s original institutional repository and has been Project Manager for the NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Small Institutions.

Speakers
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Lauren Gaylord

Processing Archivist for Digital Projects, Pixar Animation Studios
Lauren Gaylord is an archivist at Pixar Animation Studios, focusing on making physical and digital collections more accessible to the studio. She has a BA in History from Westmont College and an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Colin Post

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Colin Post is starting as an Assistant Professor in Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro in Fall 2020. He researches how artists use digital technologies to create, exhibit, and care for artworks.
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Brenna Edwards

Manager for Digital Archives, Harry Ransom Center
Brenna Edwards is currently Manager for Digital Archives at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she was Project Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She has a BS from Tennessee... Read More →
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Lauren White

Archivist, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Lauren White, CA, is an Archivist at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. She previously held roles at the University of Michigan, University of Toledo, and Purdue University.



Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S07 - Audiovisual Online: A Discussion on Challenges to Access
A primary role of any archives is to create access to the materials in their collections. This panel brings together IP professionals, archivists, curators, and leadership from public and private universities, non-profits, and private organizations to discuss the options and challenges that face archives in making audiovisual materials available for research and to offer suggestions and examples of what has and has not worked.

Starratt: Moderator
Abolins: Director's view of access
Dygert: Copyright services and the university
Kaufman: Providing Access to Public Media in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Quigley: Access and Research Archivist's view on access

Chair
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Laura Starratt

Senior Archivist, Emory University
Laura is an archivist the Rose Library of Emory University where she is responsible for the identification of and access to audiovisual materials through new processing workflows. She continues to look more better access to these materials.

Speakers
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Mark Quigley

John H. Mitchell Television Archivist, UCLA Film & Television Archives
Mark Quigley is the John H. Mitchell Television Archivist for the UCLA Film & Television Archive.He previously served as an access and research archivist at UCLA for 17+ years. Work includes programming the exhibitions, “Rod Serling: Other Dimensions” (2012) and “Golden Age... Read More →
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Casey Davis Kaufman

Associate Director, WGBH Media Library and Archives
Casey Davis Kaufman is Associate Director for WGBH Media Library & Archives & Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Casey manages outreach, access, digitization, and oversees websites. She previously worked for American Experience & received her MLIS from... Read More →
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Ruta Abolins

Director, Brown Media Archives, Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia
Ruta Abolins is the Director of the Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia. She has over 30 years of experience working in moving image and sound archives.
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Amy Dygert

Cornell University
Amy is Director of Copyright Services at Cornell University. She works on fair use, open access, author rights, publishing contracts, licensing, privacy, and donor relations.


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S08 - Building International Partnerships for Digitization and Preservation
The UCLA Library has been working to create Open Access collections to international content through post-custodial partnerships for the past decade. We believe this approach to be a model for research libraries as it centers community grantees and collaborators and recognizes communities as owners of their heritage. Our mission is to expand access to primary sources while empowering communities to define what is most meaningful and important about their collections. This presentation draws together ethical, legal, cultural, and technological concerns to address the limitations and possibilities that inform approaches to openness.

Farb: Building International Partnerships for Digitization and Preservation
Deblinger: Building International Partnerships for Digitization and Preservation
Grappone: Building a multilingual website to showcase at risk international collections
Osorio: Working with Partners in Cuba and Africa and Middle East: Lessons Learned

Chair
avatar for Sharon Farb

Sharon Farb

Associate University Librarian, UCLA
Sharon E. Farb is the Associate University Librarian and the chief policy strategist for the UCLA Library. She leads the units that enhance and unlock the Library's rare and unique materials and guides the Library's government relations and public policy efforts.

Speakers
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Todd Grappone

Associate University Librarian, UCLA
Todd Grappone is the AUL for Research and Development. In that role he oversees all IT and Digital Initiatives.
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Rachel Deblinger

Director, Modern Endangered Archive Program, UCLA
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Jennifer Osorio

Head of International Studies, UCLA
Jennifer Osorio is head of International Studies and the librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She has led several post-custodial international projects and addressed ethical and complex issues


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S10 - Challenging Silences and Biases in the Historical Record
How can we as archivists create a better future by addressing deficiencies in the collections we steward and in the historic record more broadly? This session invites attendees to imagine that future, discuss the role and power of archivists, and conceptualize resources for work in this area. Originally envisioned as an interactive, in-person session, we are now offering two case studies and a response in the hope of inspiring meaningful conversations in the online Q&A and beyond.

Morse: Bias, the Course: Challenging Undergraduate Students to Rethink University History
Amos: Archivist Disruption: Actively Decentering the Legacy of Collection Silences
Koffler: The People Behind the Records: The Shubert Early Employees Project

Chair
avatar for Karen Walton Morse

Karen Walton Morse

Director of Distinctive Collections, University of Rhode Island
Karen Walton Morse is the head of special collections at the Univ. of Rhode Island. She holds an MSI from the Univ. of Michigan and has previously worked for Historic Hudson Valley and the Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY). Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Speakers
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Helice Koffler

Processing Archivist, The Shubert Archive
Helice has been the Processing Archivist for the Shubert Archive since 2015 and editor of its annual publication, "The Passing Show," since last year. Prior to this position, she worked at the University of Washington in Seattle. Other past employment includes stints with the New... Read More →
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Racine Amos

Engagement and Equity Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
Racine Amos has an MSW from Fordham Univ. and an MS(LIS) in Archives Mgmt from Simmons Univ. In 2019, Racine left an established career in student affairs to join Penn State Univ. and the ACRL national cohort of Diversity Resident Librarians.


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S11 - Community Collections as Digital Collectives
L.A. as Subject (LAAS), Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC), and the Recollect community in Australia and New Zealand will address the lessons learned and future visions in achieving a truly collaborative and reciprocal network. Although they are separate and independent entities, LAAS, CCC, and Recollect developed coinciding missions to collaborate with a diverse set of community archives in order to openly share collections and strengthen the profession through more comprehensive knowledge sharing.

Posas: Community Collections as Digital Collectives
Castillo: Twenty-five years of L.A. as Subject: Looking back to anticipate the road ahead
Flynn: Building Community through Digital Alliances
Hersey: Community Connections and Digital Collaboration Across the Pacific
Long: Building Community through Digital Alliances

Chair
avatar for Liza Posas

Liza Posas

Head, Research Services and Archives, Autry Museum of the American West
Liza Posas joined the Autry in 2005 and currently serves as their Head of Research Services and Archives. She is also the Coordinator for LA as Subject, a collaborative hosted by the USC Libraries that works to promote and preserve LA's history.

Speakers
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Kate Flynn

Chicago Collections Consortium / University of Illinois at Chicago
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Stella Castillo

L.A. as Subject Community Archives Specialist, University of Southern California
Stella Castillo is currently the LA as Subject Community Archives Specialist at the University of Southern California Libraries. As the LA as Subject Community Archives Specialist, Stella actively engages with LA as Subject community archive members to increase the discoverability... Read More →
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Jeanne Long

Executive Director, Chicago Collections Consortium
Jeanne Long has served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Collections Consortium since 2017. Before joining CCC, Long had a 31-year career at the Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute as the Director of Community Partnerships.
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Tyler Hersey

Recollect
Tyler spent a decade as digital archivist for filmmaker Peter Jackson, collaborating on exhibits, films, and interactive projects. He now advises cultural institutions around the Pacific on cloud technology for digital innovation and engagement with the Recollect platform.



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S12 - Connecting to Communities: Outreach at the Missouri State Archives
This panel will highlight the Missouri State Archives' outreach activities among middle and high school students, adult patrons, and small institutions. In this session archivists from the Missouri State Archives will share their experiences with tours, special events, speaker series, and grant programs. The focus is on creating sustainable, diverse programs to reach a broad range of patrons.

Stansfield: Outreach to the Youths
Berryhill: Atypical Outreach for Typical Users: Adult Outreach
Dougan: Comments
Rogers: Institutional Outreach

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Mary Stansfield

Archivist, Missouri State Archives
Mary Stansfield is a processing archivist with the Missouri State Archives. She is a Certified Archivist and board member of the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives. She once gave a tour that an eighth grader described as "lit."

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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.
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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).
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Brian Rogers

Principal Assistant for Boards and Commissions, Missouri State Archives


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S13 - Corporate Archives: Fact or Fiction?
This session will provide an inside look at the often misunderstood and mysterious world of corporate archives. The presentation will highlight the different types of business archives from brand-centered, public-facing heritage centers to internal-focused research and records management for private institutions. In addition to dispelling myths, the panel will provide practical tools applicable to all archivists, including tips for how to advocate and provide relevancy of archives to a wide range of stakeholders.

Fricke: FUNDamentals, Context, and Collaboration
Johnson: We're just like you, right?
Panek: Levi Strauss & Co. . . . Since 1850?

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Michele McKinnon Fricke

Archivist, Capital Group
Michele McKinnon Fricke, CA is Corporate Archives Senior Specialist at Capital Group, a global asset management company. Prior to Capital Group, Michele has worked in academic, non-profit, and cultural institutions. Michele served on the SAA Business Archives Section steering committee... Read More →

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Jennifer Johnson

Director, Cargill, Incorporated
Jennifer Johnson is Director of the Corporate Archives at Cargill, Incorporated. A University of Maryland graduate, she worked at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota State Archives. She has held leadership positions with SAA, MAC, TCART.
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Tracey Panek

Historian, Levi Strauss & Co.
Tracey Panek is the Historian for Levi Strauss & Co. She manages the day-to-day workings of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives. She is a regular contributor to Unzipped, the company?s blog. Tracey is the media spokesperson for Levi Strauss & Co. heritage.
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Joanne Lammers

Head, Corporate Archives, Capital Group
Joanne Lammers is Head of Corporate Archives at Capital Group. Previously, she was Head of Core Collection Files at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Herrick Library, and Managing Director, Writers Guild Foundation Archive. Joanne serves on the Los Angeles Preservation... Read More →


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S14 - Creative Digital Preservation Drives our Future at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama is creatively digitizing and preserving our elders' voices from 3,500 audiocassette recorded interviews in the 1970s and 1980s, and giving out the recordings to the community. This session describes the successful partnership between the Tribe and the University of Florida, and the creative way our Program drives our future by connecting us to our past, a model for other archivists/ institutions/ communities to follow. Mvto.

Dees: Creative Digital Preservation Drives our Future at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians


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Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees

Director/Tribal Archivist, Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Harvard graduate, Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees is the Director/Tribal Archivist at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama; served as the Museum/Cultural Director. She also teaches in the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama. Heleswv heres!

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Jon Dean

Records Officer, Poarch Band of Creek Indians
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Charlotte McGhee Meckel

Tribal Council Secretary, Poarch Band of Creek Indians


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S15 - Digital Access and Preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions
Join us for a panel discussion of case studies drawn from diverse contexts in artists' archives. Panelists will briefly discuss challenges encountered while preserving artistic legacies digitally with broader access in mind and their solutions for implementation, followed by a moderated Q&A. We'll explore navigating the blurry line between art and archival materials, digital strategies for collections seeking to become more open, and integrating new technologies with future scholarship in mind.

Barsan: Digital Access and Preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions
Dunne: Starting from scratch, solo: Introduction and establishment of archival concepts and digital workflow in small institutions. Lessons and experience from a lone-archivist.
Korns: Preservation of Born-Digital Materials in the Jason Rhoades Archive
Lyon: Semantic technologies for artists' archives: The Robert Rauschenberg Project
Wahbeh: Art documentation in a museum setting: preserving artistic practice through collaboration and digital preservation

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Erin Barsan

Archives & Collections Information, Small Data Industries
Erin is an archivist passionate about art stewardship. As a consultant at Small Data Industries, she helps her clients (museums, art collectors, artists, and foundations) solve problems preventing them from meeting their missions of preservation.

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Farris Wahbeh

Benjamin and Irma Weiss Director of Research Resources, Whitney Museum of American Art
Farris Wahbeh works within the field of cultural informatics to enhance access to art and archival collections. Mr. Wahbeh has worked with collections that house archival materials ranging from the 18th century to art collections of the 21st.
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Jenny Korns

Digital Archivist, Hauser & Wirth Institute
Jenny Korns is the Digital Archivist at Hauser & Wirth Institute, a nonprofit private operating foundation dedicated to art historical scholarship and to the preservation and accessibility of artists' archives.Ms. Korns received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute School of Information... Read More →
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Emily Dunne

Archivist and Librarian, International Center of Photography
Emily Dunne is head Archivist and Librarian at the International Center of Photography, and the first professionally trained archivist at the institution. Previously, she was also the first professional archivist for artist Martha Rosler?s studio.
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Meghan Lyon

Librarian-in-Residence, Library of Congress
Meghan Lyon is currently the Librarian-in-Residence at the Digital Content Management Section of the Library of Congress. During graduate school, she was Project Manager for the Robert Rauschenberg Project, a linked open data project by the Semantic Lab at Pratt. She was also a NYARC... Read More →


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S16 - Draft Use Cases and Recommended Practices for Reuse Assessment: The Archival Perspective
Archive and digital library practitioners measure "use" of our digital collections using access metrics but we rarely measure their "reuse" in research, social media, instruction, and other formats. In this session, the IMLS-funded D-CRAFT team will share ongoing work on developing a reuse assessment toolkit, and begin collecting valuable perspectives, feedback, and input from archivists in order to ensure that the toolkit components meet the needs of caretakers, arrangers, and describers of digital cultural heritage.

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Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Digital Programs Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans
Elizabeth Kelly manages digitization at Loyola University New Orleans. Kelly publishes and presents on archives and digital library assessment.

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Ayla Stein Kenfield

Repository Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ayla Stein Kenfield is the Repository Services Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library. She earned her M.S. in Information at the University of Michigan and her B.A. in East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona.



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S18 - From the Ground Up: The Demystification of Conservation in Collections and Planning for the Future
Archivists advocate daily for their collections. But with limited resources, how do archivists successfully advocate for conservation projects? How can these projects spark conversations with your constituencies? Conservation projects provide archivists opportunities to engage their audience and demonstrate their continual stewardship of their collections. In this session, the panelists will share how they acquired funding for conservation projects, managed project logistics, and worked with and chose a conservator.

Davis: We The People: The Conservation of Alabama's Defining Documents
Boodle: Demystifying Conservation and Planning for the Future
McCawley: The Conservation of South Carolina's Founding Documents
Meagher: The Conservation of Billerica's Great Deed

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Dorothy Davis

Archival Collections Coordinator, Alabama Department of Archives and History

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Katie Boodle

Associate Paper Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center
Katie Boodle has studied and worked in the conservation field since 2010, beginning as an intern at a private conservation lab in Columbia, SC. She completed student work placements at the National Maritime Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum of London-Docklands... Read More →
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Kathy Meagher

Local History Librarian, Billerica Public Library
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Patrick McCawley

Record Services Supervisor, South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Patrick began his career with SCDAH in 1986 as a reference archivist specializing in the department's military records. In 2008, he took over supervision of the  Archival Processing branch and served as the agency's accession archivist and collections manager. Since 2018, he has... Read More →


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S19 - Good Morning, IRENE! Innovative Non-Contact Preservation Methods for Historical Sound Recordings
This presentation offers an update on the IRENE optical-scanning technology for digitizing historical grooved audio formats such as lacquer discs and wax cylinders. Audience members will learn about preservation challenges for these formats, and new methods for recovering audio from them. Presenters will discuss the role of experimentation and collaboration in standards-driven preservation work, increased accessibility to audio of underrepresented communities, the pros/cons to optical-scanning, and where future development should be aimed.

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Bryce Roe

Director of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC
Bryce Roe is the Director of Audio Preservation Services at NEDCC, where she confers with collection-holding institutions and individuals to evaluate their audio collections, develop preservation proposals, and manage audio preservation projects.

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Stephanie Battle

Digital Imaging Specialist/Project Irene, University of California Berkeley
Stephanie Battle is the Project IRENE Imaging Specialist at UC Berkeley, where she manages daily lab operations to retrieve audio from historic sound recordings from library and museum collections including scanning, processing, and documentation.
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Julia Hawkins

Audio Preservation Intern, NEDCC
Julia Hawkins is the Audio Preservation Intern at NEDCC, where she reformats obsolete audio formats (lacquer discs, wax cylinders, etc.) with the IRENE imaging system. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies and German Studies from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and an MLIS with... Read More →


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S20 - @GovernmentArchives: #Successes #Limitations
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.

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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.
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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).


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S21 - Hiring for the Future: Reflections on the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program
The ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program was established in 2013 with a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce. The panelists including the principal investigator, former SAA/ARL Fellows, and host institutions, who will reflect on their experiences and evaluate the program. Attendees will leave with ideas about developing a sustainable recruitment and retention initiative.

Puente: Program reflections and assessment by the principal investigator
Abdirahman: Impact of the ARL/SAA Mosaic experience from a 2015-2017 fellow
Dean: Experience of an ARL/SAA Mosaic program internship host institution
Sykes-Kunk: Impact of the ARL/SAA Mosaic experience from a 2018-2020 fellow

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Mark A. Puente

Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries
-- Program Director for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program -- Director, ARL Leadership Symposium -- Faculty for ARL Leadership Fellows Program -- ARL representative to the Nexus LAB: Leading Across Boundaries project advisory board -- Alumnus of the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians... Read More →

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Courtney Dean

Head, Center for Primary Research and Training, UCLA Library Special Collections
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Haian Abdirahman

Archivist, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Haian Abdirahman analyzes, describes, and processes the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's archival records. He participated in the Mosaic Program as a fellow from 2015-2017, while pursuing MSIS and MPA degrees at UT Austin.
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Jasmine Sykes-Kunk

Reference Associate, Special Collections, New York University
Jasmine is an ARL/SAA 2018-2020 Fellow who completed her MSLS at Clarion University in December 2019.


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S22 - Imagining the Holy: Digitally Transforming Our Understanding of Historic Palestine
The National Geographic Society Archives and researcher Yazan Kopty, with a network of participants, are working to re-envision National Geographic's photography collection of Palestine. Kopty's project, "Imagining the Holy," connects audiences to the geographic and cultural heritage of twentieth century Palestine and contextualizes the rapid social and political changes in this region. This session will explore how the project seeks to broaden and de-bias the Western narrative and reframe the records in a post-colonial context.

McVey: Methods of Digitization and Dissemination for Collaborative Archival Transformation
Kopty: Indigenizing the Archive
Manco: Contextualizing National Geographic photography in historic Palestine

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Julie McVey

Manager, Digital Preservation Archive, National Geographic Society
Julie McVey is a digital archivist and the manager of the National Geographic Society's Digital Preservation Archive. She holds an MLIS and an MA in History from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Sara Manco

Senior Photo Archivist, National Geographic Society
Sara Manco earned a MA in Photo Preservation from Ryerson University, has worked in archives across Washington, D.C. and manages the historic collection of photographs at National Geographic Society.
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Yazan Kopty

Lead Investigator, Imagining the Holy Grant Project, Independent Researcher
Yazan Kopty is a writer, oral historian, and National Geographic Explorer. His work centers around the acts of listening and narrating, focusing especially on memory as resistance and community-sourced history.


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S24 - Implementing Inclusive (Re)Description at Predominantly White Institutions
In this session, speakers will discuss programmatic and project-oriented approaches to addressing harmful collection description, specifically inclusive and reparative description work they are conducting at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) as well as the development of resources to facilitate this work.

Charlton: Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia (A4BLiP) Anti-Racist Description Resources
Bolding: Transitioning from Ad Hoc to Programmatic Reparative Processing
Coup: When Circus Isn't Enough: Subject Headings & Description for 19th Century Popular Entertainment
Garcon: Equity in Description: Engaging Community Dialogue around Archival Description
Peebles: What's in a Word: Reparative Archival Description at Yale

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Faith Charlton

Lead Processing Archivist, Princeton University Library
Faith Charlton is Lead Processing Archivist, Manuscripts Division Collections at Princeton University Library. A certified archivist, she holds an MLIS from Drexel University, an MA from Villanova University, and a BA from The College of New Jersey.

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Kelly Bolding

Project Archivist, Princeton University Library
Kelly Bolding is the Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections at Princeton University Library, where she works with 18th and 19th century American history collections, as well as on developing workflows for processing born-digital and audiovisual materials. She is a... Read More →
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Cate Peebles

Museum Archivist, Yale University
Cate Peebles is a museum archivist at the Yale Center for British Art. She is a member of Yale University Library's Reparative Archival Description Task Force.
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Jennifer Garcon

Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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Betts Coup

Processing Archivist, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Betts Coup is a Processing Archivist at Houghton Library, working on backlog descriptive and accessioning projects. She has an ongoing interest in the way users find and access archival collections, specifically the way structured description can create varied paths for discovery... Read More →



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S25 - Invisible Minorities and Oral Histories: Considerations on Ethical Access
Oral histories serve as a crucial resource for documenting and giving voice to traditionally marginalized communities, but online, "Google-able" access renders members of invisible communities permanently visible in ways that can worry narrators and curators alike. In this panel, archivists and oral historians from a diverse range of perspectives will share their stories, struggles, strategies, and tips for those working with oral histories of these groups or who have oral history curation in their future.

Webb: Out in the Age of Google: Access Considerations for LGBTQ+ Oral Histories
Leverich: BDSM/kink/fetish oral histories
Madera: Adventures in Abortion Archiving
Swan: Responsibly Collecting and Providing Access to the Oral Histories of Domestic Violence Survivors
Watson: Private Stories, Public Histories: The Past and Present Protection of Privacy at the Kinsey Institute

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Derek Webb

Head of Archives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
I am a west Texan, former lone arranger, ALIer (class of 2017), certified archivist, current manager and records officer who has been assured multiple times that there is a large Midwestern city outside. Talk to me about: archives management, oral histories, instruction and active... Read More →

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Brian M. Watson

Graduate Assistant, University of British Columbia's School of Library Archival and Information Studies
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Jessamyn S. Swan

Community Engagement Archivist, Georgia College & State University
Jessamyn is a white hispanic domestic violence survivor & Community Engagement Archivist at GCSU. She initiates collaborations with communities to document diverse & under-represented histories. She has an M.A. in English & an MLIS from U of Arizona.
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Mel Leverich

Archivist & Collections Librarian, Leather Archives & Museum
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Melissa Madera

Founder and Director, The Abortion Diary
Melissa Madera, Ph.D. is the founder The Abortion Diary and the host of its podcast. Her own abortion story inspired her to listen to over 300 people's reproductive experiences. She is currently also a Research Fellow for Project SANA at UT Austin.


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S26 - It's a Small World After All: Accommodating Languages in Archives
How do archivists capture the content of collections created in languages they don't speak, engage with communities for whom English is not their first language, and ensure collections are accessible in multiple languages? In this session, we will discuss the innovations we are using to make multilingual collections accessible and what the future holds for them. Participants will leave the session with information about tools and resources for accommodating languages in their archives.

Sayers: It's a Small World After All: Accommodating Language in Archives
Calco: With A Little Help From Our Faculty: Curating, Translating, and Digitizing Documents of the Yiddish Left
Huang: Bridging the East and the West: Processing and Accessing Chinese Archival Collections at Columbia
von Holtum: Access to Sculptures in the Air: Multilingual digitization for ASL poetry and literature performances
Wittwer: Valió la pena / It was worth it: Approaches to digital access and discovery in a multilingual cultural archive

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Michelle Sayers

Processing Team Supervisor, Church History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Michelle supervises the Archives Processing Team at the Church History Library, where she has worked for 8 years. She has a BA from Hollins University and an MA from the University of Utah, both in history. She became a certified archivist in 2016.

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Steven Calco

Research Archivist, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University
Steven Calco is Research Archivist at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives at Cornell University. He has an MA in Library Science from Queens College and an MA in Labor Studies from CUNY SPS.
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Yingwen Huang

Processing Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
Yingwen is a Chinese materials processing archivist at Columbia University. She has a BA in Political Science & Philosophy from CUNY Hunter College and an MLS & Certificate in Archives & Preservation of Cultural Materials from CUNY Queens College.
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Lindsay Wittwer

Digital Archivist, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
Lindsay is the Digital Archivist at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies where she manages the Digital and Oral History Projects teams. She holds a BA in History from Providence College and a MA in Archives & Public History from New York University.
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Ella von Holtum

Assistant Archivist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Ella is the Assistant Archivist at Rochester Institute of Technology where for three years she has worked across several repositories, including the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MLIS from University of Iowa.


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S27 - It's a Team Effort: Overcoming Digital Appraisal Anxiety Through Communication and Collaboration.
Successful communication is as critical to digital records appraisal as having sophisticated tools and technical know-how. Discussion will focus on technical and intellectual appraisal of large sets of digital records by teams with different levels of technical expertise. Panelists will discuss tools and workflows used durinag appraisal, transfer, and processing; defining roles and successfully managing differences in understanding digital records; establishing effective communication strategies within and between teams and outside stakeholders; and effective documentation.

Virakhovskaya: "Soft skills" are strong! Uncertainties about the reliability of donor-supplied descriptive data can cause "appraisal anxiety." Archivists face the prospect of providing access to records content while running the risk of describing records incorrectly. Effective communication within and between archivists' teams and with outside stakeholders, understanding of colleagues' roles, efficient documentation of activities and findings, are as critical to digital appraisal as technical know-how
Gartner: Building a program with no special skills. The presenter will share how they developed the digital program from accession to access. They will share documentation, the group charge, and mistakes they made along the way.
Gordon: Developing and Implementing Scalable, Requirements-Based Infrastructure to Accession Digital Records
Kim: The presentation will discuss the iterative and collaborative aspects of digital appraisal. While highly specialized tools are being developed for assisting digital appraisal, we should 1) give an equal amount of attention to how we communicate about digital appraisal between our colleagues and donors, and 2) strategically foster these communications within digital appraisal workflow and tools. To support the argument, the presenter will use the findings (i.e., most of the digital appraisal challenges arise from communication issues) from Bentley's Digital Appraisal Working Group.
O'Connell: Leading Digital Appraisal Conversations with Stakeholders.

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Olga Virakhovskaya

Lead Archivist for Collections Management, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Olga supervises archival processing and provides collection management oversight for a diverse range of collections. Her professional interests include archival description, privacy and ethics. Olga holds a MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State University and an MA from the University... Read More →

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Rosalie Gartner

Lead Processing Archivist, Iowa State University
Rosalie oversees arrangement and description of both analog and born digital collections. Prior to this, Rosalie worked as the Archivist and Records Management Associate at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She holds a MLIS from Simmons College.
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Bonnie Gordon

Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Bonnie Gordon is a Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she focuses on digital preservation, born-digital records, and training around technology.
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Kelsey O'Connell

Digital Archivist, Northwestern University
Kelsey O'Connell is the Digital Archivist at Northwestern University where she leads the appraisal, accessioning, processing, and access of born-digital archival collections for the McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives.
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Hyeeyoung Kim

Digital Archivist, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Hyeeyoung Kim is a Digital Archivist at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the University of Texas at Austin. He holds MSIS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in Archives and Records Management and a certificate in Digital Curati... Read More →


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S28 - Legal Access vs. Community Empowerment: Re-examining Privacy Restrictions for Under-Documented Histories
How do archivists re-examine access restrictions and records laws when the archival materials in question document under-represented communities who wish to have their story told? Archivists from the University of Colorado Boulder discuss how community needs led them to create new, innovative access policies for law enforcement files, grand jury records, and human subject research in collections related to Chicanx and Southern Ute communities, as well as communities affected by nuclear activity.

Friedel: "Cause Unknown": Providing Access to Law Enforcement Files Documenting the Los Seis de Boulder Bombings
Velte: Nukes in the Archives: Legally Managing Unprocessed Grand Jury Proceedings on the Atomic West
Wagner: The Tri-Ethnic Community Project: Human Subject Research Data as Collective Memory

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Megan K. Friedel

Head of Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Megan K. Friedel is Head of Archives at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She has previously held positions at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Oregon Historical Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, and History Colorado.

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Jamie Marie Wagner

Moving Image Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder Archives
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Ashlyn Velte

Processing Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries


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S29 - Love Can't Turn Around™: Evidences of the Belief in the Power of Our Collective Social Experiences as Sites of Pleasure, Purpose and Politics
The Blackivists™ are a collective of trained and credentialed African-American archivists based in the Chicagoland area who address the needs of people interested in creating and preserving personal, community and "non-traditional" archives. The Blackivists™ collaborated with Honey Pot Performance on a series of programs for the Chicago Black Social Culture Mapping Project, which exists to preserve Chicago's black social cultural lineage through fun and informative experiences focused on a Chicago based cultural art form: House music.

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Skyla S. Hearn

Manager of Archives, Cook County of Illinois

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Erin Glasco

Independent Archivist/Researcher
Erin Glasco is a Black, queer, nonbinary femme based in Chicago, IL. They are an independent archivist and researcher. Erin's interests include documenting and elevating radical queer and trans history, and lending support to Black queer feminist-informed grassroots movement work... Read More →
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Raquel A. Flores-Clemons

University Archivist | Director of Archives, Records Mgmt., & Special Collection, Chicago State University
Raquel Flores-Clemons received her MSLIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An advocate for equity and access, she maintains a deep commitment to capturing historical narratives of communities of color and engages Hip Hop as a method of archival praxis + information... Read More →
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Stacie Williams

Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago Libraries
Stacie Williams is director of the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Chicago Libraries, and a member of the Chicago-based Blackivist archivist collective. She serves as Publications Editor for the Society of American Archivists.
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Meida McNeal

Artistic & Managing Director, Honey Pot Performance
Meida Teresa McNeal is Artistic and Managing Director of Honey Pot Performance as well as Arts & Culture Manager with the Chicago Park District supporting community arts partnerships, youth arts, and civic engagement initiatives across the city.
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Tracy S. Drake

Archivist
Tracy Drake is an archivist at Reed College. she earned BS in African American Studies from Eastern IL, an MA in history from Roosevelt University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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S30 - Major Revisions Required: Archival Scholarship and the Complexities of Publishing
For many, finding a way to publish archival scholarship is frustrating, intimidating, or downright impossible to navigate. This session aims to make publishing processes more transparent with particular focus given to discussions about accessibility, transparency, diversity, and accountability. Session panelists will share firsthand experiences, speaking from their perspectives as editors, peer reviewers, educators, archivists, and writers. Active audience engagement will also be encouraged to make space for questions, conversation, and concerns.

Davis: how do i work this?: marginalia from a managing editor
Carbajal: Writing as a full time non-tenure track contract staff
Cifor: Making a Contribution: Editing Special Issues and Developmental Editing as a Process to Build New Archival Scholars
Daines: Finding Your Voice: The role of the Journal of Western Archives in fostering a more diverse scholarly record
Danico: Creating Diversity and Inclusivity Through Collaboration: A Look at LAAC's Acid Free
Lee: More perspectives, more voices, please.

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Rosemary K. J. Davis

Accessioning Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Rosemary K. J. Davis is Accessioning Archivist for the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. She received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute.

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Gordon Daines

Director and Editor of the Journal of Western Archives; Curator, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University; Journal of Western Archives
J. Gordon Daines III is the curator of Research and Instruction Services and the Yellowstone collection in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He also serves as the director and editor of the Journal of Western Archives.
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Jamie A. Lee

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Jamie A. Lee is Assistant Professor in the iSchool at University of Arizona. She attends to critical archival theory/methodologies, media-making contexts, storytelling, and bodies. She is an IMLS Early Career Grant awardee and Haury Faculty Fellow.
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Itza Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin
Itza A. Carbajal works as a Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson after having received a M.S. in Information Studies with a focus on metadata, archival management and digital records from the University of Texas at Austin iSchool.
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Marika Cifor

Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington
Marika Cifor is a feminist scholar and educator of digital and archival studies. She is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Her work looks at how individuals and communities marginalized by gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and HIV-status... Read More →
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Grace Danico

Steering Committee & Publications Subcommittee Chair (2016-2018), Los Angeles Archivists Collective
Grace Danico works as an independent archivist, freelance designer and illustrator. She received her M.S. in Library & Information Science from Pratt Institute, and is on the steering committee and the publications subcommittee of the Los Angeles Archivists Collective. 


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S31 - "Make it Work": Combining Tools to Create Sustainable Archival Collection Management Ecosystems
To manage the lifecycle of analog archival materials, digital surrogates, and born digital content, archivists rely on a combination of systems ranging from archival collection management tools and integrated library systems to digital repositories, digital preservation applications, shared drives, and spreadsheets. During this session, ten collection managers will share their experiences with and future goals for using multiple applications, tools, and management workflows to build robust collection ecosystems that support needs of staff and users.

Smith: Getting Things Up-to-Date in Kansas City: Reconciling Past, Present, and Future Collection Management Systems
Fifield: Fifty-Two Storerooms: Collection Management at Scale at NYPL
Gorjevsky: Starting a collection management program in a 100-year-old repository
Jancosek: Collection Space and Streamlining Workflows
Maddox: Managing Space in an Automatic Retrieval System, aka How Much Is In That Bin?
McElheny: Collection management, not just metadata management
Munsell: Connecting the Dots: Integrating Collections Management Silos
O’Riordan: What Happened to Andre?: Streamlining Complex Systems to Serve Competing Stakeholder Needs
Rojas: Better Living Through Barcodes: Improving Paging Procedures at UTSA Libraries Special Collections
Runyon: Integrating ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and CONTENTdm: A Medium-Sized Institution's Approach to Interoperability in the Archives

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Lindy Smith

Head of LaBudde Special Collections, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Lindy Smith is Head of LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries. Prior to her current job, she was Reference Archivist at the Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schurk Archives and Research Services Archivists at the Ohio State... Read More →

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Jane Gorjevsky

Head of Collections Management, Columbia University
Jane Gorjevsky, currently the head of the RBML Collections Management unit, joined the RBML in 2001 and served as the Curator of the RBML Carnegie Collections in 2003-2011 and as the RBML Digital Assets Archivist In 2012-2017. Jane previously was an institutional archivist for the... Read More →
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Rebecca Fifield

Senior Manager, Collection Management (Head), The New York Public Library
Rebecca Fifield is Senior Manager, Collection Management, a new unit that enriches access through improved physical management and documentation. Fifield has 30 years experience and holds an M.A. Museum Studies from George Washington University.
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Carolyn Runyon

Assistant Head of Collections and Director of Special Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Carolyn administers digital repositories powered by ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, and Digital Commons, and coordinates implementation of new technologies, including leading testing for Archivematica and developing integrated workflows between systems.
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Katie Rojas

Manuscripts Archivist, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Katie is the Manuscripts Archivist at the University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections and a member of SAA as well as the Society of Southwest Archivists. She is a Certified Archivist with an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Jessica Maddox

Collections Manager Archivist, University of Nevada, Reno
Jessica Maddox is the Collection Manager Archivist for the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives Department. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University and BA in History from the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Austin Munsell

Collections Manager, University of Oregon Libraries
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Meaghan O'Riordan

Accessioning Archivist, Rose Library, Emory University
Meaghan O'Riordan has served as the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University since 2016. She holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Robin McElheny

Associate University Archivist, Harvard University Archives
An archivist at the Harvard University Archives for 38 years, Robin McElheny oversees collection analysis and description and collection management, including storage, preservation, and circulation, in addition to reference services and outreach.
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Jordan Michelle Jancosek

Archivist, Collections Management and Accessioning, Brown University
Jordan Jancosek is the Archivist, Collection Management and Accessioning at the John Hay Library. She has been part of the Brown University Library since 2015 in various roles, and has an MLS and MA in History from Simmons College.



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S32 - Mapping our Past, Envisioning our Future: GIS Technology in Archives
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offer rich tools that enable archives to locate their collection materials on a map. Creative possibilities abound, from guiding visitors through a story map to charting a city's growth throughout centuries. Before beginning such a project, archivists must consider the expertise and partners needed to make it successful. Panelists will discuss their GIS-based projects, including how to forge new partnerships, address audiences' needs, and adapt archival descriptive practices across disciplines.

Lausch: Mapping Renewal: Uniting Technology and the Humanities
Bleyer: Mapping Trinity College History: Telling Untold Stories
Newberry: Mapping Atlanta: Providing Digital Access to Maps in the Grace Towns Hamilton papers through GIS
Schubert: Below the Ground: Access to Fairfax Water's Infrastructure Records
Sorvetti: Can We Map That?: Using GIS in the Archives to Engage with New Users

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Shannon M. Lausch

Multimedia Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Shannon Lausch is the multimedia archivist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture. She is a Certified Archivist and earned her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member... Read More →

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Laura Sorvetti

Reference and Instruction, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Laura Sorvetti coordinates reference, outreach, and instruction for Special Collections and Archives at Cal Poly. She assists students and the research community at large to access primary sources and offers primary source instruction.
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Brittany Newberry

Processing Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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Christina Bleyer

Director of Special Collections and Archives, Trinity College
Christina Bleyer is Director of Special Collections and Archives at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She earned her Master's and Doctorate in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
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Sarah Schubert

Engineering Records Archivist, Fairfax Water
Sarah Schubert is the Engineering Records Archivist at Fairfax Water in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a Certified Archivist with 10 years of archives and records management experience.


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S33 - Memories of a Forever Chemical: Collaborating to Collect, Preserve, and Interpret Community Voices in the Aftermath of Michigan's PBB Mix-up
In 1973, polybrominated biphenyl or PBB was ingested by Michigan farm animals, contaminating meat, dairy, and other farm products which were eaten by nearly all Michiganders, resulting in one of the largest episodes of American food contamination. A historian, archivist, museum educator, and graduate student discuss their collaborative roles, successes, challenges, and lessons learned in gathering and preserving these previously hidden stories and perspectives.

Brabaw: Gathering, preserving, and interpreting of oral histories for the Michigan PBB Oral History Project
Clark: Development and design of education programs using diverse PBB collections
Fremion: Lessons Learned from Collaboration on the Michigan PBB Oral History Project
Matyn: Challenges and Solutions of Processing PBB Collections: An Archivist’s Perspective

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Mark Harvey

State Archivist, Archives of Michigan
Mark has been the State Archivist for over 22 years. He has a B.A. from Calvin College, a M.A. in history and a M.I.L.S. from Wayne State University.

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Rachel Clark

Education Specialist, Michigan History Center
Rachel is the Education Specialist for all K-12 education content at the Michigan History Center. She has a History M.A., English and Communications B.A.s, all from Michigan State University, and holds a Michigan teaching certificate.
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Nicole L. Brabaw

Central Michigan University
As a graduate student in CRM with a concentration in public history, Nikki has been engaged in the Michigan PBB Oral History Project since April 2018.
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Brittany B. Fremion

Associate Professor, Central Michigan University
Brittany specializes in environmental, U.S., and oral histories. She has a Ph.D. from Purdue University, a M.A. in policy history from Bowling Green State University, and a B.A. in history from the University of Saint Francis (IN).
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Marian J. Matyn

Archivist, Associate Professor, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
I earned a B.A. and M.I.L.S. from University of Michigan and a M.A. in history from Central Michigan University. She teaches, trains, mentors and supervises students, processes and describes primary source collections, presents and writes. I love teaching, especially with primary... Read More →


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S36 - Protocols 101: How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution
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
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.
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Sara Guzman

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


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S38 - Religious Controversies, Public Accountability, and Archival Access
This panel focuses on archivists' engagement with controversial materials in religious collections in light of recent efforts towards reconciliation and public accountability. Panelists will share their experiences with a range of diverse collections relating to slavery, racial prohibitions, the repatriation of sacred objects, and religious exclusion. Panelists will consider the intricacies of working with religious institutions in making these materials available to researchers, as well as objectives for future work. A moderated discussion will follow.

Berman: Reprocessing the Maryland Province Archives: Confronting Jesuit Slaveholding at Georgetown University
Bronson: Myron Eells and His "Cabinet of Curiosities": Confronting the Missionary Legacy of Whitman College
Meyers: In the Best Interests of the Child? An Examination of the Historic Records of Jewish Social Work and Child Protective Organizations
Mitchell: Documenting the Black Experience in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Reeves: The Role of Archives in the Process of Reconciliation

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Cassandra Nicole Berman

Archivist for the Maryland Province Archives, Georgetown University
Cassandra Berman is the Archivist for the Maryland Province Archives at Georgetown University. She holds an M.L.S and an M.A. from the University of Maryland, and received her Ph.D. in American history from Brandeis University in May 2020.

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Dana Bronson

Associate Archivist for the Whitman College and Northwest Archives, Whitman College
Dana Bronson is the Associate Archivist for the Whitman College and Northwest Archives at Whitman College. She holds an M.L.I.S. and an M.A. in history from Simmons College.
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Caitlin Reeves

Archivist, Columbia Theological Seminary
Caitlin Reeves is the Archivist at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. She holds a M.S. in Library Science and an M.A. in History from Simmons College. She is the co-chair of the American Theater Archive Project, Atlanta team.
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Sarah Schelde

Associate Archivist, The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Sarah Schelde is the Associate Archivist at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds an M.L.I.S. and an M.A. in History from Simmons College.
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Melanie Meyers

Director of Collections and Engagement, American Jewish Historical Society
Melanie Meyers is the Director of Collections and Engagement at the American Jewish Historical Society, and an instructor at Long Island University. She has given presentations at the Library of Congress and the annual conferences of RBMS and SHARP.
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Tarienne Mitchell

Archivist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library
Tarienne Mitchell is an archivist in the Church History Library for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She holds an M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina. She is vice-chair of SAA?s Archives and Archivists of Color Section.


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S39 - Remaining Relevant: Changing the aesthetic of archives through collaboration and creativity
We are investigating ways to change the conversation in collection development, building partnerships across institutions to create new exhibits and instruction design, and developing ways to become part of the pop culture conversation. This interactive session is opportunity to not only hear what this institution is doing to change the profession, but engage in constructive and collaborative brainstorming with a variety of professionals to incorporate new strategies to better provide access and awareness to collections.

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Sarah Tanner

Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Sarah Tanner is the Head of the Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. Her current work focuses archival advocacy and the collection development of African American and African diasporic records.

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Tiffany Atwater Lee

Public Services Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Tiffany Atwater Lee serves as the Asst. Head of the Archives at the AUC Woodruff Library's Archives Research Center. She is responsible for the administration of the department?s public services via course instruction, programming and outreach.
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Martina Dodd

GLAM Museum Education Curator, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library


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S41 - Saving Software for Future [Re]use
GLAMs, researchers, and creators depend upon software to fulfill their missions to the fullest, from producing new and exciting collections to reproducing research from the past. Given how integral software and computational environments are, efforts to preserve them for future usage are underway. This panel will discuss why software preservation is important, the issues we're addressing around the complexity of software, and how this can influence the collection development and usage.

Chassanoff: Software Curation as Caretaking
Cochrane: Scaling Software Preservation Infrastructure
Hagenmaier: Combining Software Preservation & Oral Histories to tell "Software Stories"
Milliken: Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience

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Vicky Steeves

Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility, New York University

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Wendy Hagenmaier

Georgia Institute of Technology Library
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Euan Cochrane

Yale University
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Alexandra Chassanoff

Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University
Dr. Alexandra Chassanoff is an archival scholar and educator at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University. Her research explores how communities of practice interpret and use digital cultural heritage.
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Genevieve Milliken

LIS Research Scientist, New York University
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Sarah Nguyen

Research Scientist / MLIS student, New York University / University of Washington
Nguyen is an MLIS student at University of Washington & Research Scientist for NYU Libraries, Investigating & Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience. She has contributed to Dance/USA's Archive and Preservation Fellowship, Preserve This Podcast, Mark Morris Dance Group Archive, & CUNY... Read More →
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Morane Gruenpeter

Software Engineer and Metadata Specialist, Inria, Software Heritage


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S42 - Setting a New Standard: Practical Applications and Uses of Standardized Measures and Metrics
Join us for a session about the SAA/RBMS Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics, approved by SAA in 2018. Presenters will discuss implementation of the standards and suggest ways to use statistical data to impact internal operations and advocate for your institution. General recommendations for data collection and application will also be provided. This session is for attendees of all experience levels, whether you're new to the standards or are seeking information about best practices.

Hawk: We Have the Data, Now What? : Using Statistics for Data-Driven Decision Making
Bravent: Advocacy and Data Visualizations: Applying the National Standards to Inspire Innovative Services
Fisher: Getting Started: Implementing National Statistical Standards for Special Collections
Koenig: Getting Started: Implementing National Statistical Standards for Special Collections
McElrath: We Have the Data Now What? : Using Statistics for Data-Driven Decision Making

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Amanda Hawk

Head of Public and Research Services, Louisiana State University
I manage and coordinate all aspects of LSU Special Collections' reference services and oversee the public services staff. I contribute to outreach efforts, manage assessment and metrics, and help provide direction for research services at LSU.

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Tyson M. Koenig

Associate Archivist, Southeast Missouri State University
Tyson Koenig is Associate Archivist at Southeast Missouri State University. He oversees all reference work and has implemented an overhaul of measures and metrics used to track reference during his five years in his current position.
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Jay-Marie Bravent

Director of Research Services and Education, University of Kentucky
Jay-Marie Bravent currently serves as Director of Research Services & Education at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
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Susan McElrath

Head of Bancroft Public Services, University of California Berkeley
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Jeanie Fisher

Reference Archivist, Seattle Municipal Archives
Jeanie Fisher is the Reference Archivist at the Seattle Municipal Archives. She is a certified archivist and has over 15 years of experience helping users in both libraries and archives find and access the information they need.


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S44 - Tech Futures: Star Trek in the Archives?
This session will look at the ways different institutions are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to help appraise, process, and make their collections available. How is the adoption of these technologies affecting our workflows, policies, and labor practices? Are AI/ML democratizing technologies for archives and archivists? How can archivists help mitigate bias and privacy threats both within the cultural heritage space and beyond?

Rector: Captain's Log: How to use NLP to get your electronic records in a format Captain Kirk would understand
Koontz: Can machines learn to connect the dots?
Podolsky: The interplay between Technology and Culture: Understanding Embedded Cultural Values
Schneider: Recognizing Archival Labor in Library Machine Learning Initiatives

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Meredith Rector

Senior Knowledge Management Specialist (AKA Archivist), Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Meredith Rector, CA, MLIS, heads the Archives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Meredith grew up watching too much Star Trek, loves technology, and is excited by the future possibilities of AI and machine learning in the archives.

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Josh Schneider

University Archivist, Stanford University
Josh Schneider is Stanford University Archivist. He partners with community members to collect, preserve, and make accessible administrative records, faculty papers, and materials documenting student life and campus life.
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Chuck Koontz

Systems Librarian & Processing Archivist, Biola University
Chuck Koontz, MLIS, oversees digitization/preservation for Biola's Library & Archives. His interests revolve around the possibilities of technology to broaden access/enhance user experience while maintaining the depth and integrity of the original content.
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Lori Podolsky

McGill University
Currently, I am working on my phd with the School of Information Studies, McGill University. In addition to my academic studies, I have nearly 20 years experience in the archival and records management fields.


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S45 - The Elephant in the Stacks: Interrogating and Destigmatizing the Backlog
Traditional approaches to backlog management can cause change fatigue, low morale, and overreliance on temporary labor. We explore strategies for reconceptualizing and addressing backlogs in acquisitions, appraisal, deaccessioning, and communicating with stakeholders. We seek to reframe backlogs as an organic product of our work, rather than a result of our failure to work fast enough. The session will encourage discussion about reimagining backlogs and the labor archivists can do to redefine, prevent, and manage them.

Bredbenner: Every Backlog Has a Silver Lining: Reframing Backlogs for Our Staff, Institutions, and Profession
Bourbeau-Allard: A Familiar Foe under a New Lens: Perspectives on Backlogs in the Professional Literature
Cross: So You've Decided to Work on the Backlog
Houston: Kill Your Darlings: Records Disposition and Deaccessioning as Pre-Processing Backlog Control
Johnson: A Backlog by Any Other Name

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Stephanie Bredbenner

Processing Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Stephanie Bredbenner is an archivist at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where she processes Western Americana collections and coordinates cataloging for her unit. She serves on the New England Archivists Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

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Brad Houston

City Records Officer, City of Milwaukee, Municipal Research Center
Brad Houston is Document Services Manager and City Records Officer at the City of Milwaukee. He is a past Chair of SAA?s Records Management Section and current Vice-Chair of the Government Records Section, as well as a member of ARMA and NAGARA.
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Natalie Johnson

Archivist, Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Natalie Johnson is an archivist for the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She received her MSLIS from Simmons College in 2014 and currently serves on SAA?s Membership Committee and CIMA?s Awards Committee.
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Ève Bourbeau-Allard

Processing Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Ève Bourbeau-Allard is an archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in New Haven, CT. There, she processes modern European literary archives, co-coordinates cataloging matters in her unit, and catalogs a range of manuscript items.
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Samantha Cross

Archivist, CallisonRTKL, Inc. (CRTKL)
Samantha ?Sam? Cross is the Archivist for CRTKL, an architectural firm. She is one of the Editors-at-Large for the SAA Reviews portal. She runs a website, pop-archives.com, which explores media where archives and archivists are depicted.



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S46 - The Evolution of SNAC: Technological Advances, Policy Development, & Workflow Models
SNAC (Social Networks in Archival Context) is an international cooperative working to build a corpus of reliable descriptions of People, Families, and Organizations that link to and provide a contextual understanding of historical records. The speakers will discuss the challenges of building a shared archival authorities database and moving SNAC from a project to a program. Their talks will focus on three different aspects in the development of SNAC: technology, policy, workflow implementation.

Pyzynski: Demographics: Challenges and Opportunities in Policy Development
Dunning: Where SNAC Fits: SNAC's Place in the Workflow
Duryee: SNAC Machines: Working with OpenRefine and the API
Hu: SNAC: An Introduction

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Susan Pyzynski

Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University
Susan Pyzynski is the Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University. She has been actively involved in the SNAC Cooperative since 2015 and serves as the chair of the Editorial and Standards Working Group.

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Rachael Hu

User Experience Manager, University of California, Office of the President
Rachael Hu serves as the User Experience Design Manager at the California Digital Library. She manages a team of UX designers and content strategist that facilitates the discovery and design process for online services and tools produced by CDL.
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Alexander Duryee

Metadata Archivist, New York Public Library
Alexander Duryee is the Metadata Archivist at New York Public Library. He manages the Library?s archival metadata systems, such as ArchivesSpace and archives.nypl.org, and develops integrations between local systems and international cooperatives.
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John Dunning

Special Collections Cataloger, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
John Dunning is a Special Collections Cataloger for Joyner Library at East Carolina University. He creates and manages metadata for the library's Rare Books, Manuscripts, North Carolina, and Digital Collections. He also creates archival authority records via SNAC (Social Networks... Read More →


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S47 - The Nixon White House Tapes in the Digital Age
In this session we'll discuss the digitization and preservation project undertaken by the Nixon Library in 2013. We will share the entire scope of our process in digitizing the Nixon White House Tapes from an analog collection to an almost wholly digital environment. We will offer a special focus on review and declassification. We plan to review the lessons we learned throughout and how the flexibility of a digital workspace helped us overcome many of the obstacles we faced.

McStay: The Nixon White House Tapes in the Digital Age
Rodriguez: The Nixon White House Tapes in the Digital Age

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Cary McStay

Supervisory Archivist, National Archives, National Declassification Center
Ms. McStay began her career working with photographs at the Library of Congress and then in Santa Fe, NM. She started at NARA in 2006 working with the Nixon Tapes. She continues that work as supervisor and also works to declassify other special media

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Daniel Rodríguez

Supervisory Archivist, Digitization Archival Services, National Archives and Records Administration
Daniel Rodríguez served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001-2004. Afterwards, he earned a Bachelor's in History from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master's from St. John's University. From 2009-2010 he worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In... Read More →


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S50 - Two-Spirit Resurgence: Overcoming Archival Erasure of Two-Spirit People in North America
The dearth of records documenting Two-Spirit people is reflective of how Two-Spirit people have been marginalized not only in our documentary heritage but their further marginalization within Indigenous and LGBTQIA histories. This session will discuss how curators at two academic institutions are working with Two-Spirit community members and researchers to steward Two-Spirit archival material in the hopes of centering them in the preservation of their history and the strengthening of their communities.

Lougheed: Overcoming the Archival Erasure of the Two-Spirit People of Canada
Cohen-Rencountre: Questions and Strategies the Two-Spirit Papers Raise
Mattson: Is a Decolonized Queer Archives Possible? Notes on the Tretter Collection's "Two-Spirit Papers"?
McLeod: History, Challenges, and Successes of Two-Spirit People in Canada

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Brett Lougheed

University Archivist/Digital Curator, University of Winnipeg

Speakers
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Albert McLeod

President, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.
Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Metis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba, Canada. He has over thirty years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba.Albert... Read More →
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Agléška Cohen-Rencountre

Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Agleska Cohen-Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Their research is focused on gender & sexuality of American Indigenous people in 20th century South Dakota.
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Rachel Mattson

Curator, Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, University of Minnesota Libraries
Rachel Mattson is the Curator of the Tretter Collection in GBLT Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S51 - Veterans in the Archives
Veterans represent an often hidden resource of knowledge, leadership, and experience that should be highlighted throughout the archives community. Panelists represent a fraction of the roles that veterans play in the archives from working to capture veteran's history, providing critical knowledge for reference work, adding context to collections of military history, and technical expertise, organizational, and teamwork skills. The panelists will speak to the importance of being involved in collecting, managing, and protecting our resources.

Baker: Veterans in the Archives
Alvarado: Kilroy in the Archives: Continued Service of Veterans as Archivists
Baehr: From Fire Missions to Folder Titling: Military and Archival Processes and Customer Service
Cross: Veterans Adding Value
Poe: Army Logistics to Library School: Pathfinding to the Archives as Soldier and Student

Chair
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Dara Baker

Digital Format Specialist, Office of Innovation, National Archives and Records Administration
Dara Baker works as the Digital Format Specialist in the Office of Innovation at the National Archives. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning and the Regent for Outreach for the Academy of Certified Archivists. She holds degrees... Read More →

Speakers
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William Baehr

Archivist, Barack H. Obama Presidential Library
Bill Baehr is an Archivist at the Obama Presidential Library. He has served his country with the Army, Army National Guard and is currently with the Army Reserve. He holds degrees in Historic Preservation (BS) and Archaeology (MLitt).
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Jane Cross

Archivist, Music Division, Library of Congress
Jane Cross (Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, ret.) served as chief librarian for ?The President?s Own? US Marine Band. She currently works as an archivist in the Library of Congress Music Division. She earned an MLS at Univ. of Maryland.
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Carlos Alvarado

Archivist, US Army Medical Department Center of History & Heritage
Carlos Alvarado is a US Army Archivist working to document and share the experiences of soldiers, veterans, and their families. He is a Post-9/11 veteran with degrees from UTexas, San Antonio (MA history) and UTexas, Austin (MSIS) and a CA.
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Amy B. Poe

Fairfax County Public Schools
A recent MLIS graduate from the University of North Texas with core coursework in Archival Studies, Amy is an experienced librarian, business consultant, logistics officer and veteran.  While earning her degree, she held multiple roles in a secondary school library serving more than... Read More →


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S52 - Waking Up: Disaster Planning and Response in Archives
As the climate and environment change, organizations need to be prepared for increased disaster risks. Disasters often have residual effects that cannot be planned for, so response and planning must be flexible. This session will discuss the importance of planning for, responding to, and long-term recovery for disaster scenarios. Three mid-career professionals from Alaska, Kansas, and Georgia will discuss the specific disasters their organizations have faced and explore what planning worked or not.

Leimkuehler: Communication Breakdown: Before, During, and After Disaster
Higgins: Shake It Off: Lessons in Recovery and Planning from the 2018 Alaska Earthquake
Kimbell: Preparation H: Lessons in Hurricane preparation at a coastal Georgia archive

Chair
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Ryan Leimkuehler

University Records Manager, Kansas State University
Ryan Leimkuehler has an MLIS with an emphasis in archival practice and an MA in History. He has expertise in management government and university records, as well as administering training in records management.

Speakers
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Rose Marie Kimbell

Archivist and Records Manager, Jekyll Island Museum Archives
Rose Marie is the Archivist & Records Manager for the Jekyll Island Museum, where she works as a Lone-Arranger. She earned her CA from the Academy of Certified Archivist and her CRA from the Institute of Certified Records Managers.
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Gwendolyn Higgins

Archivist, University of Alaska Anchorage
Gwen Higgins is an archivist at the UAA/APU Consortium Library Archives and Special Collections. She has an M.A. in Library and Information Studies with a concentration in Archives Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S53 - Whose History?: Teaching with Archival Materials through Place Based Education Initiatives
At the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a collaboration between the College of Education and the University Library aims to increase the representation of Texas's Rio Grande Valley within social studies curricula. Whose History? is a multi-stage project of student-developed place-based learning, resulting in the creation of OER lesson plans. This presentation will explore the project's genesis, implementation, educational perspectives, final digital product, and reflections from the project's facilitators.

Weischedel: Planting Digital Seeds: Maximizing Special Collections Access Through Digital Initiatives
Anckle: Teaching Local History
Visintainer: We're Better Together: Logistics, Considerations and Reflections on Implementing an Interdepartmental Collaboration

Chair
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Kristen Weischedel

Digital Resource Management Librarian, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kristen Weischedel works as the digital resources management librarian at the IIT. She received her MLS from Simmons College. In addition to her work with digital materials and their preservation, she is interested in access and outreach initiatives.

Speakers
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Sean Visintainer

Head of Special Collections, California State University San Marcos
Sean Visintainer is the Head of Special Collections at CSUSM. He received his MLS from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Sean has worked in special collections since he entered librarianship.
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Stephanie Anckle

Visiting Assistant Professor, Marietta College
Stephanie Anckle is an educational researcher, in the area of place-based education. She holds an MA in Gender Studies and PhD in Education. Her interest in archives stems from her commitment to teach ways of knowing and to honor America's ancestors.



Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S54 - Zooming In: Leveraging GIS and Linked Data to Protect Cultural Heritage at Home, Across the U.S., and Around the Globe
An increase in the frequency and severity of natural and human-caused disasters is impacting cultural heritage organizations worldwide. This session features three innovative projects using GIS and linked open data technologies to map cultural organizations and share that information publicly with stakeholders. Partnerships among governmental and private organizations in these case studies can serve as a model, enabling effective preparedness before a disaster strikes and rapid response in the wake of a disaster.

Wiseman: Using Open Data for Georgia's Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations' Disaster Response
Foley: Partnerships to Map the Universe of U.S. Cultural Institutions
Kaneko: Creating a Data Visualization of the World's Cultural Heritage Repositories
Landis: Using Open Data for Georgia's Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations' Disaster Response

Chair
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Christine Wiseman

Head, Digital Services Department, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Christine Wiseman is Head of Digital Services at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She is a founding member of the Atlanta area Heritage Emergency Response Network (HERA) and a member of the National Heritage Responders.

Speakers
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Cliff Landis

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Cliff Landis is Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. His research interests include linked open data, archival technologies, digitization, metadata, and the coevolution of humanity and technology.
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Lori Foley

Administrator, Heritage Emergency National Task Force, DHS | FEMA | FIMA
Lori Foley coordinates the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership between FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution. She works with cultural stewards and emergency managers before and after disasters to protect our cultural heritage.
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Nana Kaneko

Program Manager for Cultural Disaster Analysis, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative
Dr. Nana Kaneko is the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative's Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Program Manager for Cultural Disaster Analysis. She monitors, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates program implementation, operations, and administration to meet the needs of cultural heritage... Read More →


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S55 - Emerging Voices in Archives
The future of archives relies on fresh and innovative approaches to theory and practice. This session highlights the insight of emerging student professionals who explore new methods as they work with archival concepts and collections.


Kovalyova: Descriptive Challenges in a Black Diaspora Archive
Melton: Tracing Queerness in Home Movie Archives
Roeschley: The Role of Event-Based Participatory Projects in Institutional Archives

Chair
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Cesar Gallegos

Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

Speakers
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Ana Roeschley

Ph.D. Student, University of North Texas
Ana Roeschley is a PhD student at the University of North Texas. She has a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in LIS and an MA in History from Simmons College. Ana's research interests include collective memory, participatory archival culture, and digital... Read More →
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Natasha Kovalyova

University of Texas at Austin
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Christopher Melton

Photo & Video Archivist
Christopher has a BA in Art History and Studio Art, an MFA in Film and Video Production, and will graduate with an MLS in archives in August 2020. He makes sounds for movies, reads a lot, and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. His practical focus is in media archives, combining... Read More →


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

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S56 - Ain't in the Budget: Tips for Audiovisual Preservation in Underfunded Collections
Ideally we would all have the funding to not only preserve the media in our collections today, but also ensure their viability well into the future. For analog audiovisual media this undoubtedly means through digitization and migration over time. If you're planning on digitizing in-house, equipment can be expensive and difficult to maintain, as well as train staff to handle the equipment. Outside digitization by a vendor can be expensive and intimidating. For many community-based organizations, especially those focused on collecting from un- and underrepresented groups, funding for this can be few and far between. _x000D_
Does that mean the situation is hopeless? Definitely not! There are still concrete, effective, inexpensive, and (in some cases) incredibly simple steps that you can implement in your collections to help preserve your unique audiovisual media until the budget allows for digitization. _x000D_
This presentation will provide an overview of issues facing the preservation of analog audiovisual material in archival collections, what you can do right now that will help you take better care of and make better decisions for your collections, and provide resources for training and funding opportunities. We will go into greater detail around storage, inventory, DIY preservation methods, and funding.

Chair
Speakers
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Sarah Mainville

Media Preservation Librarian, Michigan State University


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
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S57 - Email Archiving
The email messages that people send and receive leave behind an information and evidence-rich trail of activities, one that can and should be amenable to future historical investigation and interpretation. Over the past few years, email preservation has become an increasingly feasible—though not yet routine or common—part of archives and digital preservation work. Both the possibilities and challenges of email archiving are detailed in the Report of the Task Force on Email Archives, which promulgates several preservation pathways, but also recommends significant follow-on work to develop the community's ability to preserve email for future research use._x000D_
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This session seeks to engage with individuals from institutions like archives, libraries, museums to generate discussion regarding the current and future developments of email archiving. Such developments include 1) the Email Archiving: Building Capacity and Community (a regrant program), 2) the creation of Requirements for Packaging and Representing Email using PDF, and 3) the Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail (RATOM). These projects are intended to promote developments in email archiving by providing frameworks for institutions to engage in email archiving._x000D_
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The session will be split into three informative mini presentations (with time for discussion) about the previously mentioned projects to aid in the understanding of preserving history through email archiving. All programs seek to engage institutions with the tools that currently exist by developing workflows, interoperable systems, metadata pathways, and archival package structures, then sharing the results in forums that will help others build a similar capacity to preserve email.

Chair
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Chris Prom

Associate Dean for Digital Strategies, University Library University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris Prom is Assistant University Archivist and Andrew S. G. Turyn Professor at the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as co-chair of the Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives.

Speakers
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Camille Tyndall Watson

Digital Services Manager, State Archives of North Carolina
Camille Tyndall Watson is the Digital Services Section Head at the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC. Camille holds an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, and has worked with the NC Rail Road Company, the Southern Folklife Collection, and the NMAI Media Archives.
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Ruby Lorraine Martinez

Email Archives Community Fellow, Office of Digital Strategies
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Joel Simpson

Project Delivery Manager, Artefactual Systems Inc.


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

TBA

Purchase the Right Archvial CMS, Not Just Any CMS (Hosted by Lucidea)
Archives expert and consultant Margot Note presents insights, tips, best practices, and lessons learned about how (and why) to select exactly the right archival collections management system (CMS) for your archives.

Speakers: 
Margot Note, Principal of Margot Note Consulting LLC
Margot Note has 20 years of experience in the national and international sectors as an author, a consultant, a Certified Archivist, a Certified Records Manager, an Information Governance Professional, and a Project Management Professional. She received her Master of Arts in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, and holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science and Post-Master’s in Archives & Records Management, both from Drexel University.

Marcus Liban, Senior Account Executive
Marcus Liban has been with Lucidea for over 12 years. As a Senior Account Executive, he advises and consults to national and multinational companies, law firms, corporate legal departments, heritage institutions and government entities worldwide. Marcus helps special librarians, knowledge managers, museum professionals and archivists to maximize their information investments—with emphasis on reference collection management and request tracking systems, enterprise knowledge management solutions, operational efficiency, and business intelligence.


Speakers
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Margot Note

Principal of Margot Note Consulting LLC
Margot Note has 20 years of experience in the national and international sectors as an author, a consultant, a Certified Archivist, a Certified Records Manager, an Information Governance Professional, and a Project Management Professional. She received her Master of Arts in Women’s... Read More →


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand

9:00am CDT

SAA Virtual Career Center
Greetings—and welcome to the SAA Virtual Career Center!

If you are looking for a job, have a vacancy to fill, or would like to polish your résumé or interviewing skills with a peer advisor, you’re in the right spot! This is the first virtual Career Center hosted by the Society of American Archivists—and we aim to provide services and resources similar to the physical Career Center.

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

On this page, you’ll find information on what services and resources we’re offering during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, dates and times for the Center, how to sign up for services, what to expect after you sign up, links to resources, and mentoring information.

Services
  • Résumé review by appointment
  • General career consulting by experienced SAA members
  • Mock interviews
Dates and Times (all times Central Daylight Time)
  • Wednesday, August 5:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Thursday, August 6:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (mock interviews); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (advising sessions)
  • Friday, August 7:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions); 5:00 to 9:00 pm (mock interviews)
  • Saturday, August 8:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm (advising sessions and mock interviews)
Scheduling
Individuals can sign up for advising sessions and/or mock interviews. We are also asking that experienced archives professionals volunteer to be advisors and/or mock interviewers. Additionally, we are looking for greeters to offer technical support during the sessions. Information on how to sign up for each option will also be sent via SAA Connect. Below are instructions on how to sign up for the various services, as well as video tutorials.

We ask that those wishing to volunteer to be an advisor and/or mock interviewer sign up by July 17. Information on how to sign up for services and to be a greeter will be sent out after the deadline for volunteers.

Unfortunately we will not be accepting walk-ins for services this year. We ask that everyone sign up by the deadlines given. If you were unable to sign up or did not see the information in time to sign up by the deadline, please contact us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com.

How to Sign Up
Volunteers: Individuals may sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. Volunteers can sign up for as many sessions as they like. The deadline to sign up as either a mock interviewer and/or an advisor is July 17. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/Group/476997725750730085/ . This link will be used to collect information, including your name, brief bios, dates/times you are available, and preferred method of communication (phone or video).

View the Signing Up To Be An Advisor Video.

Services:
Individuals will sign up for sessions using Signup.com. Each session is for 30 minutes. You can sign up for an advising session and/or mock interview with an experienced professional. The deadline to sign up for either is August 3. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/WYNxJGt. Through this link, you can see available days and times, as well as brief bios of volunteers.

View the How to Sign-up for Services Video.

Greeters:
Greeters will act as technical support for each session using Slack for chat. Those in video sessions will reach out if they have issues with the technology and/or questions about the session. Greeters will monitor the chat for 1-hour sessions. Information and resources for support during sessions will be sent to all greeters before the start of the Career Center. If you are interested in being a Greeter, sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/SEhiUip.

View the How to Sign-up to be a Greeter Video.

After Signing Up
After sign ups have been completed, you will receive an email confirmation from signup.com for the day(s)/time(s) you signed up for. The day prior to your session(s), you will receive an email reminder from signup.com. Additionally, on that day you will receive connection information from the Career Development Subcommittee email at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com. For video sessions, you will receive information on the date and time of the session, which will include a link for a Zoom meeting and a Google calendar invite. For phone calls, you will receive information on who will call and the date and time for the session. Everyone will receive information on who to contact if they have questions and/or issues during their session.

Job Resources
Looking for free resources on constructing a résumé, writing a cover letter, or other career-related topics? If so, click on the link provided, which will take you to a page with reference copies to download.

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee/career-development-resources

Additional Resources
The SAA Mentoring Program brings together members with shared interests in various aspects of the archives profession. Mentoring is not only for students and new professionals (although students and new professionals can certainly get a lot out of it!) — it’s for anyone, at any stage of their career, who might want to work on aspects of their career development or gain professional insight from a colleague in a structured mentoring relationship. The SAA Mentoring Program Subcommittee matches participants. The participating individuals determine their expectations and how to best structure their relationship. SAA encourages participants to stay involved for at least one year, although participants may certainly extend this relationship as desired. See the mentoring website for more information: SAA Mentoring Program.

The Archival Workers Emergency Fund has individual financial grants available to support archivists who are experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are in need of funds, please consider applying. If you are not in need of funds, please consider donating!

SAA has compiled a list of additional resources pertaining to the COVID-19 response.

Contact Us

Have questions that aren’t answered on this page? You can reach us at careerdevelopmentsubcommittee@gmail.com

Saturday August 8, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Monday, August 10
 

11:00am CDT

Women Archivists Section
The Women Archivists Section Present: "Self Care is a Radical Act! Virtual Workshop." Members will have the opportunity to in engage group work and self-reflection exercises in an interactive 75-minute workshop designed for professionals who are interested in becoming more accustomed to practicing radical self-care on a daily basis.
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Speakers
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Dorothy Berry

Digital Collections Program Manager, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Dorothy Berry is Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library, Harvard University. Her work has focused on increasing access to rare and unique institutional holdings through digitization and descriptive equity. She is committed to increasing awareness with a creative focus... Read More →


Monday August 10, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Oral History Section
This meeting will feature updates on recent oral history initiatives taking place in the Great Lakes region, including updates on projects, collaborations, and challenges/successes met. Section members and meeting attendees will be given the opportunity to provide updates on current oral history work and share ideas for future projects. The results of the SAA Oral History Steering Section 2020 election will also be shared.
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Speakers
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Lindsay Hiltunen

University Archivist, PhD Student, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Lindsay Hiltunen, MLIS and MA, is the University Archivist at the Michigan Technological University Archives and a PhD student in the Rhetoric, Theory and Culture program at the university. She is the current Chair of the Oral History Steering Section of SAA and was recently appointed... Read More →


Monday August 10, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

Committee on Education
Following a brief business meeting, the Committee on Education will host a "Best Practices for Online Teaching Idea Exchange" for current SAA continuing education instructors. The facilitated discussion will focus on idea exchange and brainstorming on online formats, platforms, and what has and hasn't worked in online teaching.

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Speakers
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Rachel Morris

Archivist, Center for Popular Music
Rachel Morris holds an M.A. in Public History (archival management) from Middle Tennessee State University. Rachel is responsible for donations, collections management and administration, all arrangement and description, preservation of print materials, reference assistance, exhibitions... Read More →


Monday August 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

4:00pm CDT

Archivists & Archives of Color Section
The Archivists and Archives of Color Section invites members to discuss current projects and upcoming section goals, while honoring recipients of the Harold T. Pinkett Award, Brenda S. Banks Travel Award, and Mosaic Scholarship. The annual section meeting will feature a panel discussion with archivists and guest editors who worked on “Loss/Capture,” an editorial project and discussion series that investigates the current state of Black collections in Chicago.
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Speakers
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Stacie Williams

Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago Libraries
Stacie Williams is director of the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Chicago Libraries, and a member of the Chicago-based Blackivist archivist collective. She serves as Publications Editor for the Society of American Archivists.
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Tempestt Hazel

Founder, Sixty Inches From Center
Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, and founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based arts publication and archiving initiative that has promoted and preserved the practices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists with disabilities across the Midwest since 2010. Focusing... Read More →
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Steven De'Juan Booth

Archivist, Barack Obama Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration
Steven D. Booth has been with the National Archives since 2009, and currently manages the audiovisual collection at the Obama Presidential Library. He is actively involved in SAA and currently serves on Council. Steven is also a member of the Chicago-based Blackivists Collective... Read More →
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Noor Shawaf

Sixty Inches From Center


Monday August 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
TBA
 
Tuesday, August 11
 

11:00am CDT

Human Rights Archives Section / Native American Archives Section
The Native American Archives Section and Human Rights Archives Section will hold a joint section meeting this year to discuss our experiences hosting instructional and interactive webinars over the past year. We will focus on the webinar our two sections hosted together, in collaboration with the National Native American Boarding School (NABS) Healing Coalition, regarding the dispersed archival records of Native American Boarding Schools and the work that NABS is doing to locate and aggregate this material. Our goal for our joint meeting is to share best practices, lessons learned, and additional resources for archivists working on similar projects or whose work centers around collections documenting marginalized communities and human rights issues. We will also dedicate time to discuss the topic of Indigenous and Tribal archivists and their work upholding and supporting tribal information sovereignty - a human right based on tribal nations' unique and distinct socio-political identities. There will also be time during this meeting for individual section updates, questions, and feedback.
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Speakers
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Daniel McCormack

Archivist/Records Manager, Town of Burlington
Daniel McCormack, CA, has served as Archivist/Records Manager for the Town of Burlington (MA) since 2002. He holds masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Simmons College. Previously, he was a newspaper reporter and editor in New Hampshire and Massachusett... Read More →
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Joy Novak

Head of Special Collections Management, Washington University in Saint Louis
Joy Novak is Head of Special Collections Management at Washington University. She earned her PhD in Information Studies at UCLA & MA in Public History at UC Riverside.
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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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Itza Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin
Itza A. Carbajal works as a Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson after having received a M.S. in Information Studies with a focus on metadata, archival management and digital records from the University of Texas at Austin iSchool.
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Sara Guzman

Museum Archivist, Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum
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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.
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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.
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Mark Matienzo

Stanford University Libraries
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Hilary Barlow

Associate Librarian, Institute for Christian Studies
Hilary Barlow is an American archivist and librarian based in Toronto, Canada. She is Associate Librarian at the Institute for Christian Studies, a theology and philosophy graduate program in downtown Toronto. Hilary revived the Human Rights Archives Section Blog in 2017 and has... Read More →
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Hsiu-Ann Tom

Amistad Research Center, Tulane University


Tuesday August 11, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

11:00am CDT

Intellectual Property Working Group
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Tuesday August 11, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:30pm CDT

Reference, Access, & Outreach Section
As a part of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, the Reference, Access, & Outreach (RAO) section will host its 8th annual Marketplace of Ideas. The Marketplace of Ideas takes place in conjunction with the annual RAO business meeting, and offers participants a chance to learn more about creative instruction, outreach, and reference programs piloted by colleagues. This year, COVID-19 brought unexpected changes and new challenges to our work. As a result, both the RAO business meeting and Marketplace of Ideas will focus on innovative ways that colleagues have met these challenges.
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Tuesday August 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
TBA

3:30pm CDT

Public Library Archives/Special Collections Section
Join the Public Library Archives & Special Collections Section for a Steering Committee report, and hear from public library archivists and allied professionals as they discuss collections development, donor relations, and funding opportunities within their institutions. Time at the end of the meeting will be reserved for questions and participant interaction.
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Speakers
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Beth Loch

Archival Specialist, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, Woodson Regional Library, Chicago Public Library
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Johanna Russ

Senior Archival Specialist, Special Collections Division, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library
Johanna Russ, Senior Archival Specialist for Chicago Public Library's Special Collections Division, holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an MA in Public History from North Carolina State University. She is a 2016 Archives Leadership Institute parti... Read More →
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Kate Nardin

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Chicago Public Library Foundation


Tuesday August 11, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Wednesday, August 12
 

11:00am CDT

Diverse Sexuality & Gender Section / Women's Collections Section
The 2020 DSGS / WCS joint section meeting will feature speakers discussing stories of women and the LGBTQIA+ community from collections that are not traditionally seen as being LGBTQIA+ or women’s collections. Blake Spitz will share updates and questions from a project interrogating the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers for records of women contributing to his work, and the world, intellectually, culturally, and via invisible labor. Brian M. Watson will present on "50 Years On, Many Years Past: Nonfictions of Sexuality" an open-source, freely-available digital resource, and collection focused on the history of sexuality. Alongside a bibliography, it includes a directory of archives and libraries relevant to LGBTQIA+ research across the world. In addition to the panel DSGS and WCS leadership will facilitate discussions on new section business and call for announcements from section members regarding recent projects, initiatives, concerns, etc. that are relevant to our communities.
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Speakers
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Brian M. Watson

Graduate Assistant, University of British Columbia's School of Library Archival and Information Studies
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Blake Spitz

Archivist, UMass Amherst Libraries


Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:30pm CDT

Archival History Section
The Archival History Section will begin with a brief business meeting, featuring the presentation of the Archival History Article Award. We will then have presentations on how archival repositories have historically documented tragedies or crises, and explore the guidelines and resources developed by the SAA Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force.
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Speakers
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Peter Alter

Chicago History Museum
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Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn

Syracuse University


Wednesday August 12, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
TBA

3:00pm CDT

Military Archives Section
At its annual meeting the Military Archives Section will address section business. Professor Edward Benoit from Louisiana State University will give an update on the Virtual Footlocker Project. The majority of the meeting will be devoted to a discussion about declassification led by staff from the National Archives and Records Administration's Information Security Oversight Office.
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Speakers
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William Carpenter

Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration
William C. Carpenter is a senior program analyst at the Information Security Oversight Office at NARA, where he works on declassification policy and leads the staff of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel.
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John Powers

Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration
John Powers serves as the senior staff officer managing the work of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel,leads a team supporting the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), and represents ISOO on interagency working groups.
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Edward Benoit

Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University


Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
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Thursday, August 13
 

11:00am CDT

Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (EAS)
TS-EAS is holding a meeting open for all to attend covering our new outreach work, the on-going revision of EAC-CPF and an update on current EAD work. There will be short presentations made and opportunities for you to ask questions and give comments.

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Speakers
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Karin Bredenberg

Metadata Strategist, Kommunbalförbundet Sydarkivera
Encoded Archival Standards and Preservation metadata in various formats.
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Jessica Purkis

Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art
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Adrian Turner

Senior Product Manager, University of California
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Kerstin Arnold

Technical Coordinator, Archives Portal Europe Foundation
Kerstin has been working in the archives domain for more than 15 years, after initially starting her career in public relations and editing. During this time, she has gained expertise in a variety of areas, from academic editions of archival collections via records management and... Read More →
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Silke Jagodzinski

Geheimes Staatsarchiv OK
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Cory Nimer

University Archivist, Brigham Young University
Cory Nimer is the University Archivist at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and he is... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

11:00am CDT

Visual Materials Section
*CANCELED* Section leaders will schedule a new meeting for later this fall. 

Many of our collections contain images, captions, and legacy descriptions that may be offensive, or contain harmful and inaccurate language. Join us for a discussion highlighting some examples of projects currently dealing with difficult and problematic descriptions of visual materials and some of the approaches being taken to foster inclusion, respect, and re-centering the narrative, while maintaining the historical record.

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Speakers
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Patrick Cullom

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill


Thursday August 13, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Business Archives Section
The Business Archives Section meeting is open to anyone interested in archiving business records. Members will review section business, discuss new opportunities, and announce section election results. Join us for some great networking opportunities, as well as some inspired dialogue on the current business environment.
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Speakers
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Neil Dahlstrom

Manager, Corporate Archives & History, John Deere
Corporate art and archives, historical farm and construction equipment, State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRAB), Illinois history, digital archives, corporate advertising, Business Archives mentor, Archives Leadership Institute alumn


Thursday August 13, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

CoSA Business Meeting
Join the Council of State Archivists for its annual Business Meeting, which includes the presentation of CoSA Awards (sponsored by Family Search).

Thursday August 13, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

3:00pm CDT

Committee on Public Awareness
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Thursday August 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

3:00pm CDT

Independent Archivists Section
Please Join the Independent Archivists Section (Society of American Archivists)

Intimate Discussion on Collecting, Music and Archives - Thursday, August 13

1:00 pm PDT| 2 pm MDT| 3 pm CDT | 4 pm EDT

During our panel discussion two veteran collectors (and storytellers) Barry Ollman and Mitch Blank, will provide wisdom and insight focusing on their personal paths, how they do what they do, and how archivists can work with collectors like themselves in a variety of ways.

We welcome you to the world of private collecting, focusing on music archives and show and tell of hidden gems.

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Speakers
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Barry Ollman

Private Collector
I've been a collector of rare letters and manuscript material for 35 + years, with special interest in music, literature, science, the civil rights movement, the women's movement,Lincoln and other historical figures that resonate with me. I'm probably most known for my serious focus... Read More →
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Mitch Blank

Private Collector and Archivist
Whadya got?



Thursday August 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

5:00pm CDT

Performing Arts Section
We invite all members to join us at the first Performing Arts Section virtual business meeting. The global pandemic undoubtedly has had devastating consequences for the entertainment industry and performing arts archivists have responded to both the distinct challenges and opportunities lockdown has presented. Please join your colleagues to catch up on how you have been coping during these unprecedented times. We also will try to capture some of the Chicago flavor of our original meeting plans. Jenai Cutcher will give a presentation on her work with the Chicago Dance History Project. Frank Villella, who had agreed to host a tour of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Archives will instead share some highlights of the collection online.

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Speakers
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Jenai Cutcher

Executive and Artistic Director, Chicago Dance History Project
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Frank Villella

Director of Archives, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Frank Villella has been a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s Rosenthal Archives staff since 1993, serving as archivist since 2002 and director since 2014. He is responsible for the preservation and access of collections that document the activities of the Chicag... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 5:00pm - 6:15pm CDT
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Friday, August 14
 

8:00am CDT

Membership Committee
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Chair
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Gabrielle Spiers

Archivist, Naval History and Heritage Command
Gabrielle Spiers is an Archivist at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. Previously she worked at the National Archives. She received her MLIS from Wayne State University. She has been involved in SAA in several capacities.

Friday August 14, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

11:00am CDT

Local Government Records Section
Join the Local Government Records Section for a special panel discussion with three State archivists and how they manage relationships with local/municipal government archivists. Our section's business meeting will recap the past year, including a brief discussion of a municipal records project and how you can get involved.

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Speakers
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Courtney Bailey

Records Analyst, State Archives of North Carolina
Courtney Bailey is a Records Analyst for the State Archives of NC. She has an MSLS degree from the UNC Chapel Hill, with an ARM concentration. She serves on the publications board of the Society of North Carolina Archivists and on the steering committee of SAA's Records Management... Read More →
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Mike Saunders

Regional Archivist, Puget Sound Regional Branch of the WA State Archives
Mike Saunders has 44 years of experience in public archives and records management in Washington State.  He has BA in history from Washington State University and a Graduate Certificate in Records Management and Archival Administration from Western Washington University.Mike has... Read More →
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Marikay Hegarty

Local records field officer, Chicago/Cook County, Illinois State Archives



Friday August 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Issues & Advocacy Section
Join the Issues & Advocacy section for a discussion on labor equity. The meeting will begin with updates from I&A followed by the presentation and interactive session "Designing for labor equity: Evaluative tools from the Collective Responsibility project" with Sandy Rodriguez and Ruth Tillman. This session will examine how library, archives, and museum professionals -- whether as managers designing projects and positions, as grant reviewers, or as professional peers -- can create a present that equitably supports workers in both term and contingent positions. Members of the IMLS-funded project "Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions" will share tools developed to guide practices for managers and grant reviewers while introducing evaluative tools for labor equity that have been developed or are in development for LAM managers, grant reviewers, and workers. Working together, attendees will practice using the tools to evaluate the labor aspects of a recent, current, or planned project. For more information on the Collective Responsibility project, please visit https://laborforum.diglib.org/.
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Speakers
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Sandy Rodriguez

Associate Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri--Kansas City
Sandy Rodriguez is Associate Dean of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. She currently serves as co-facilitator of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Co-Principal Investigator for "Collective Responsibility... Read More →
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Ruth Kitchin Tillman

Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist, Penn State University Libraries
Co-facilitator of DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Working on discovery, linked data, metadata reuse, and cataloging standards at Penn State University Libraries. Carrying menstrual supplies and possibly a needle/thread for emergencies.



Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
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1:00pm CDT

Standards Committee
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Chair
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Rebecca Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
Rebecca Wiederhold received her MLS degree from University of North Texas, and also has Graduate Academic Certificates in Digital Content Management and Advanced Management for Libraries. First introduced to the library industry through her work in the Bibliographic Services division... Read More →

Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
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3:00pm CDT

Labor Archives Section
The meeting will begin with a round robin of self introductions by all participants, including any important happenings related to labor archives they have participated in over the last year. We will then discuss some key projects related to documenting the labor movement's response to the pandemic and to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, we will discuss Section projects such as the Directory of Labor Archives in the United States and Canada and digital labor history programs.
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Speakers
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Chris Garlock

AFL-CIO Metropolitan Washington Council


Friday August 14, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Monday, August 17
 

11:00am CDT

Audio & Moving Image Section
The Audio and Moving Image Archivists Section will host a panel of Audio Archivists to discuss pandemic era- activities and managing collections and researchers remotely.

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Sarah Cunningham

Sarah.Cunningham@nara.gov, National Archives (LBJ Library)


Monday August 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Security Section
“Archives, Replevin, Security, and the Courtroom” Legal and security professionals who work with archives, history, and cultural heritage, present their personal experiences and knowledge on the legal remedies available to archivists who have suffered failed security.

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Monday August 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

American Archivist Editorial Board
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Monday August 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
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3:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S52 - Waking Up: Disaster Planning and Response in Archives
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Session Description
As the climate and environment change, organizations need to be prepared for increased disaster risks. Disasters often have residual effects that cannot be planned for, so response and planning must be flexible. This session will discuss the importance of planning for, responding to, and long-term recovery for disaster scenarios. Three mid-career professionals from Alaska, Kansas, and Georgia will discuss the specific disasters their organizations have faced and explore what planning worked or not.

Leimkuehler: Communication Breakdown: Before, During, and After Disaster
Higgins: Shake It Off: Lessons in Recovery and Planning from the 2018 Alaska Earthquake
Kimbell: Preparation H: Lessons in Hurricane preparation at a coastal Georgia archive

Chair
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Ryan Leimkuehler

University Records Manager, Kansas State University
Ryan Leimkuehler has an MLIS with an emphasis in archival practice and an MA in History. He has expertise in management government and university records, as well as administering training in records management.

Speakers
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Rose Marie Kimbell

Archivist and Records Manager, Jekyll Island Museum Archives
Rose Marie is the Archivist & Records Manager for the Jekyll Island Museum, where she works as a Lone-Arranger. She earned her CA from the Academy of Certified Archivist and her CRA from the Institute of Certified Records Managers.
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Gwendolyn Higgins

Archivist, University of Alaska Anchorage
Gwen Higgins is an archivist at the UAA/APU Consortium Library Archives and Special Collections. She has an M.A. in Library and Information Studies with a concentration in Archives Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Monday August 17, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
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4:30pm CDT

Q&A Session for S32 - Mapping our Past, Envisioning our Future: GIS Technology in Archives
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Session Description
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offer rich tools that enable archives to locate their collection materials on a map. Creative possibilities abound, from guiding visitors through a story map to charting a city's growth throughout centuries. Before beginning such a project, archivists must consider the expertise and partners needed to make it successful. Panelists will discuss their GIS-based projects, including how to forge new partnerships, address audiences' needs, and adapt archival descriptive practices across disciplines.

Lausch: Mapping Renewal: Uniting Technology and the Humanities
Bleyer: Mapping Trinity College History: Telling Untold Stories
Newberry: Mapping Atlanta: Providing Digital Access to Maps in the Grace Towns Hamilton papers through GIS
Schubert: Below the Ground: Access to Fairfax Water's Infrastructure Records
Sorvetti: Can We Map That?: Using GIS in the Archives to Engage with New Users

Chair
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Shannon M. Lausch

Multimedia Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Shannon Lausch is the multimedia archivist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture. She is a Certified Archivist and earned her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member... Read More →

Speakers
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Laura Sorvetti

Reference and Instruction, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Laura Sorvetti coordinates reference, outreach, and instruction for Special Collections and Archives at Cal Poly. She assists students and the research community at large to access primary sources and offers primary source instruction.
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Brittany Newberry

Processing Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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Christina Bleyer

Director of Special Collections and Archives, Trinity College
Christina Bleyer is Director of Special Collections and Archives at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She earned her Master's and Doctorate in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
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Sarah Schubert

Engineering Records Archivist, Fairfax Water
Sarah Schubert is the Engineering Records Archivist at Fairfax Water in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a Certified Archivist with 10 years of archives and records management experience.


Monday August 17, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
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Tuesday, August 18
 

11:00am CDT

Archival Educators Section
SAA’s Archival Educators' Section (AES) and SAA's Graduate Archival Education (GAE) Subcommittee will host a joint meeting to discuss and collect feedback regarding the revision and future direction of the Guidelines for a Graduate Program in Archival Studies (GPAS).

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Jane Zhang

Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America
Jane Zhang is an assistant professor at the Department of Library and Information Science, the Catholic University of America. She holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies with archival concentration from Simmons College, Boston, and a joint Master of Archival Studies and Library... Read More →
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Edward Benoit

Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University


Tuesday August 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
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1:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S27 - It's a Team Effort: Overcoming Digital Appraisal Anxiety Through Communication and Collaboration.
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Session Description
Successful communication is as critical to digital records appraisal as having sophisticated tools and technical know-how. Discussion will focus on technical and intellectual appraisal of large sets of digital records by teams with different levels of technical expertise. Panelists will discuss tools and workflows used durinag appraisal, transfer, and processing; defining roles and successfully managing differences in understanding digital records; establishing effective communication strategies within and between teams and outside stakeholders; and effective documentation.

Virakhovskaya: "Soft skills" are strong! Uncertainties about the reliability of donor-supplied descriptive data can cause "appraisal anxiety." Archivists face the prospect of providing access to records content while running the risk of describing records incorrectly. Effective communication within and between archivists' teams and with outside stakeholders, understanding of colleagues' roles, efficient documentation of activities and findings, are as critical to digital appraisal as technical know-how
Gartner: Building a program with no special skills. The presenter will share how they developed the digital program from accession to access. They will share documentation, the group charge, and mistakes they made along the way.
Gordon: Developing and Implementing Scalable, Requirements-Based Infrastructure to Accession Digital Records
Kim: The presentation will discuss the iterative and collaborative aspects of digital appraisal. While highly specialized tools are being developed for assisting digital appraisal, we should 1) give an equal amount of attention to how we communicate about digital appraisal between our colleagues and donors, and 2) strategically foster these communications within digital appraisal workflow and tools. To support the argument, the presenter will use the findings (i.e., most of the digital appraisal challenges arise from communication issues) from Bentley's Digital Appraisal Working Group.
O'Connell: Leading Digital Appraisal Conversations with Stakeholders.

Chair
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Olga Virakhovskaya

Lead Archivist for Collections Management, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Olga supervises archival processing and provides collection management oversight for a diverse range of collections. Her professional interests include archival description, privacy and ethics. Olga holds a MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State University and an MA from the University... Read More →

Speakers
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Rosalie Gartner

Lead Processing Archivist, Iowa State University
Rosalie oversees arrangement and description of both analog and born digital collections. Prior to this, Rosalie worked as the Archivist and Records Management Associate at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She holds a MLIS from Simmons College.
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Bonnie Gordon

Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Bonnie Gordon is a Digital Archivist at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she focuses on digital preservation, born-digital records, and training around technology.
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Kelsey O'Connell

Digital Archivist, Northwestern University
Kelsey O'Connell is the Digital Archivist at Northwestern University where she leads the appraisal, accessioning, processing, and access of born-digital archival collections for the McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives.
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Hyeeyoung Kim

Digital Archivist, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Hyeeyoung Kim is a Digital Archivist at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the University of Texas at Austin. He holds MSIS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in Archives and Records Management and a certificate in Digital Curati... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
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3:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S06 - Artists and Archivists: Current Trends, Future Practices, and the Creative Process
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Session Description
Drawing on research or case studies, panelists present approaches to collection development, arrangement and description, reference services, donor relations, or preservation that have led to productive collaboration with artists in support of a repository or archival project. Panelists consider the role of technology in documenting creative processes in performing arts (dance and theater), visual arts (animation, film direction, and new media), and creative writing, while sharing their expectations for creative arts archives of the future.

Riggins: "The Creative Arts Magazine: A Mainstay in University Archives?"
Edwards: (Stage Manager) Bibles and (Costume Morgue) Books: Preserving Theatre History
Gaylord: Relationship Goals: Building Rapport with Studio Artists
Post: Artists as Archivists: Digital Curation in Creative Practice
White: What First Draft? The Processing Challenges Posed by Orson Welles' Collaborative, Iterative Screenwriting

Chair
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Adina Riggins

University Archivist, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Adina Riggins has been University Archivist at UNC Wilmington since 2001. She helped establish UNCW?s original institutional repository and has been Project Manager for the NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Small Institutions.

Speakers
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Brenna Edwards

Manager for Digital Archives, Harry Ransom Center
Brenna Edwards is currently Manager for Digital Archives at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she was Project Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She has a BS from Tennessee... Read More →
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Lauren Gaylord

Processing Archivist for Digital Projects, Pixar Animation Studios
Lauren Gaylord is an archivist at Pixar Animation Studios, focusing on making physical and digital collections more accessible to the studio. She has a BA in History from Westmont College and an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Colin Post

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Colin Post is starting as an Assistant Professor in Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro in Fall 2020. He researches how artists use digital technologies to create, exhibit, and care for artworks.
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Lauren White

Archivist, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Lauren White, CA, is an Archivist at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. She previously held roles at the University of Michigan, University of Toledo, and Purdue University.


Tuesday August 18, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
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Wednesday, August 19
 

11:30am CDT

Q&A Session for S26 - It's a Small World After All: Accommodating Languages in Archives
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Session Description
How do archivists capture the content of collections created in languages they don't speak, engage with communities for whom English is not their first language, and ensure collections are accessible in multiple languages? In this session, we will discuss the innovations we are using to make multilingual collections accessible and what the future holds for them. Participants will leave the session with information about tools and resources for accommodating languages in their archives.

Sayers: It's a Small World After All: Accommodating Language in Archives
Calco: With A Little Help From Our Faculty: Curating, Translating, and Digitizing Documents of the Yiddish Left
Huang: Bridging the East and the West: Processing and Accessing Chinese Archival Collections at Columbia
von Holtum: Access to Sculptures in the Air: Multilingual digitization for ASL poetry and literature performances
Wittwer: Valió la pena / It was worth it: Approaches to digital access and discovery in a multilingual cultural archive

Chair
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Michelle Sayers

Processing Team Supervisor, Church History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Michelle supervises the Archives Processing Team at the Church History Library, where she has worked for 8 years. She has a BA from Hollins University and an MA from the University of Utah, both in history. She became a certified archivist in 2016.

Speakers
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Steven Calco

Research Archivist, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University
Steven Calco is Research Archivist at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives at Cornell University. He has an MA in Library Science from Queens College and an MA in Labor Studies from CUNY SPS.
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Yingwen Huang

Processing Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
Yingwen is a Chinese materials processing archivist at Columbia University. She has a BA in Political Science & Philosophy from CUNY Hunter College and an MLS & Certificate in Archives & Preservation of Cultural Materials from CUNY Queens College.
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Lindsay Wittwer

Digital Archivist, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
Lindsay is the Digital Archivist at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies where she manages the Digital and Oral History Projects teams. She holds a BA in History from Providence College and a MA in Archives & Public History from New York University.
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Ella von Holtum

Assistant Archivist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Ella is the Assistant Archivist at Rochester Institute of Technology where for three years she has worked across several repositories, including the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MLIS from University of Iowa.


Wednesday August 19, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
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4:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S33 - Memories of a Forever Chemical: Collaborating to Collect, Preserve, and Interpret Community Voices in the Aftermath of Michigan's PBB Mix-up
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Session Description
In 1973, polybrominated biphenyl or PBB was ingested by Michigan farm animals, contaminating meat, dairy, and other farm products which were eaten by nearly all Michiganders, resulting in one of the largest episodes of American food contamination. A historian, archivist, museum educator, and graduate student discuss their collaborative roles, successes, challenges, and lessons learned in gathering and preserving these previously hidden stories and perspectives.

Brabaw: Gathering, preserving, and interpreting of oral histories for the Michigan PBB Oral History Project
Clark: Development and design of education programs using diverse PBB collections
Fremion: Lessons Learned from Collaboration on the Michigan PBB Oral History Project
Matyn: Challenges and Solutions of Processing PBB Collections: An Archivist’s Perspective

Chair
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Mark Harvey

State Archivist, Archives of Michigan
Mark has been the State Archivist for over 22 years. He has a B.A. from Calvin College, a M.A. in history and a M.I.L.S. from Wayne State University.

Speakers
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Rachel Clark

Education Specialist, Michigan History Center
Rachel is the Education Specialist for all K-12 education content at the Michigan History Center. She has a History M.A., English and Communications B.A.s, all from Michigan State University, and holds a Michigan teaching certificate.
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Nicole L. Brabaw

Central Michigan University
As a graduate student in CRM with a concentration in public history, Nikki has been engaged in the Michigan PBB Oral History Project since April 2018.
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Brittany B. Fremion

Associate Professor, Central Michigan University
Brittany specializes in environmental, U.S., and oral histories. She has a Ph.D. from Purdue University, a M.A. in policy history from Bowling Green State University, and a B.A. in history from the University of Saint Francis (IN).
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Marian J. Matyn

Archivist, Associate Professor, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
I earned a B.A. and M.I.L.S. from University of Michigan and a M.A. in history from Central Michigan University. She teaches, trains, mentors and supervises students, processes and describes primary source collections, presents and writes. I love teaching, especially with primary... Read More →


Wednesday August 19, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Thursday, August 20
 

11:00am CDT

Q&A Session for S22 - Imagining the Holy: Digitally Transforming Our Understanding of Historic Palestine
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Session Description
The National Geographic Society Archives and researcher Yazan Kopty, with a network of participants, are working to re-envision National Geographic's photography collection of Palestine. Kopty's project, "Imagining the Holy," connects audiences to the geographic and cultural heritage of twentieth century Palestine and contextualizes the rapid social and political changes in this region. This session will explore how the project seeks to broaden and de-bias the Western narrative and reframe the records in a post-colonial context.

McVey: Methods of Digitization and Dissemination for Collaborative Archival Transformation
Kopty: Indigenizing the Archive
Manco: Contextualizing National Geographic photography in historic Palestine

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Julie McVey

Manager, Digital Preservation Archive, National Geographic Society
Julie McVey is a digital archivist and the manager of the National Geographic Society's Digital Preservation Archive. She holds an MLIS and an MA in History from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Sara Manco

Senior Photo Archivist, National Geographic Society
Sara Manco earned a MA in Photo Preservation from Ryerson University, has worked in archives across Washington, D.C. and manages the historic collection of photographs at National Geographic Society.
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Yazan Kopty

Lead Investigator, Imagining the Holy Grant Project, Independent Researcher
Yazan Kopty is a writer, oral historian, and National Geographic Explorer. His work centers around the acts of listening and narrating, focusing especially on memory as resistance and community-sourced history.


Thursday August 20, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Science, Technology, & Health Care Section
Join the Science, Technology and Health Care Section for a panel discussion led by the Steering Committee in which we will discuss how our institutions are impacted by COVID-19 and the challenges with documenting our communities, specifically to Science, Technology, and Health Care institutions. We will have breakout sessions so all can contribute. We will also hold our annual business meeting.

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Speakers
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Todd Kosmerick

University Archivist, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Alison Oswald

Archivist , Archives Center and Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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DiAnna Hemsath

Archivist and Assistant Professor, McGoogan Health Science Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center
DiAnna has an MA in museum studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a certified archivist. 


Thursday August 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Live (Will Be Recorded)

3:00pm CDT

Publications Board
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Thursday August 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Friday, August 21
 

10:00am CDT

Q&A Session for S18 - From the Ground Up: The Demystification of Conservation in Collections and Planning for the Future
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Session Description
Archivists advocate daily for their collections. But with limited resources, how do archivists successfully advocate for conservation projects? How can these projects spark conversations with your constituencies? Conservation projects provide archivists opportunities to engage their audience and demonstrate their continual stewardship of their collections. In this session, the panelists will share how they acquired funding for conservation projects, managed project logistics, and worked with and chose a conservator.

Davis: We The People: The Conservation of Alabama's Defining Documents
Boodle: Demystifying Conservation and Planning for the Future
McCawley: The Conservation of South Carolina's Founding Documents
Meagher: The Conservation of Billerica's Great Deed

Chair
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Dorothy Davis

Archival Collections Coordinator, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Speakers
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Katie Boodle

Associate Paper Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center
Katie Boodle has studied and worked in the conservation field since 2010, beginning as an intern at a private conservation lab in Columbia, SC. She completed student work placements at the National Maritime Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum of London-Docklands... Read More →
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Kathy Meagher

Local History Librarian, Billerica Public Library
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Patrick McCawley

Record Services Supervisor, South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Patrick began his career with SCDAH in 1986 as a reference archivist specializing in the department's military records. In 2008, he took over supervision of the  Archival Processing branch and served as the agency's accession archivist and collections manager. Since 2018, he has... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
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11:00am CDT

Q&A Session for S25 - Invisible Minorities and Oral Histories: Considerations on Ethical Access
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Session Description
Oral histories serve as a crucial resource for documenting and giving voice to traditionally marginalized communities, but online, "Google-able" access renders members of invisible communities permanently visible in ways that can worry narrators and curators alike. In this panel, archivists and oral historians from a diverse range of perspectives will share their stories, struggles, strategies, and tips for those working with oral histories of these groups or who have oral history curation in their future.

Webb: Out in the Age of Google: Access Considerations for LGBTQ+ Oral Histories
Leverich: BDSM/kink/fetish oral histories
Madera: Adventures in Abortion Archiving
Swan: Responsibly Collecting and Providing Access to the Oral Histories of Domestic Violence Survivors
Watson: Private Stories, Public Histories: The Past and Present Protection of Privacy at the Kinsey Institute

Chair
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Derek Webb

Head of Archives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
I am a west Texan, former lone arranger, ALIer (class of 2017), certified archivist, current manager and records officer who has been assured multiple times that there is a large Midwestern city outside. Talk to me about: archives management, oral histories, instruction and active... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian M. Watson

Graduate Assistant, University of British Columbia's School of Library Archival and Information Studies
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Jessamyn S. Swan

Community Engagement Archivist, Georgia College & State University
Jessamyn is a white hispanic domestic violence survivor & Community Engagement Archivist at GCSU. She initiates collaborations with communities to document diverse & under-represented histories. She has an M.A. in English & an MLIS from U of Arizona.
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Mel Leverich

Archivist & Collections Librarian, Leather Archives & Museum
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Melissa Madera

Founder and Director, The Abortion Diary
Melissa Madera, Ph.D. is the founder The Abortion Diary and the host of its podcast. Her own abortion story inspired her to listen to over 300 people's reproductive experiences. She is currently also a Research Fellow for Project SANA at UT Austin.


Friday August 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
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12:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S13 - Corporate Archives: Fact or Fiction?
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Session Description
This session will provide an inside look at the often misunderstood and mysterious world of corporate archives. The presentation will highlight the different types of business archives from brand-centered, public-facing heritage centers to internal-focused research and records management for private institutions. In addition to dispelling myths, the panel will provide practical tools applicable to all archivists, including tips for how to advocate and provide relevancy of archives to a wide range of stakeholders.

Fricke: FUNDamentals, Context, and Collaboration
Johnson: We're just like you, right?
Panek: Levi Strauss & Co. . . . Since 1850?

Chair
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Michele McKinnon Fricke

Archivist, Capital Group
Michele McKinnon Fricke, CA is Corporate Archives Senior Specialist at Capital Group, a global asset management company. Prior to Capital Group, Michele has worked in academic, non-profit, and cultural institutions. Michele served on the SAA Business Archives Section steering committee... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Johnson

Director, Cargill, Incorporated
Jennifer Johnson is Director of the Corporate Archives at Cargill, Incorporated. A University of Maryland graduate, she worked at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota State Archives. She has held leadership positions with SAA, MAC, TCART.
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Tracey Panek

Historian, Levi Strauss & Co.
Tracey Panek is the Historian for Levi Strauss & Co. She manages the day-to-day workings of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives. She is a regular contributor to Unzipped, the company?s blog. Tracey is the media spokesperson for Levi Strauss & Co. heritage.
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Joanne Lammers

Head, Corporate Archives, Capital Group
Joanne Lammers is Head of Corporate Archives at Capital Group. Previously, she was Head of Core Collection Files at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Herrick Library, and Managing Director, Writers Guild Foundation Archive. Joanne serves on the Los Angeles Preservation... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
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12:00pm CDT

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee will review work from the past year and discuss committee work for the coming year. All SAA members welcome.

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Friday August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

SAA Leadership Orientation (Part 2)
Each year all SAA component group leaders are invited to attend an interactive forum that connects experienced leaders with new ones in an effort to help you gain an understanding of your roles and responsibilities as the leader of a board, committee, working group, task force,or section—and to enhance your effectiveness.

All SAA leaders are encouraged to attend this free event! More details to come.

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Don't miss the SAA Leadership Forum (Part 1) on Friday, July 31!  RSVP here.

Friday August 21, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
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3:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S05 - Archives on the Move
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Session Description
Just as no two repositories are the same, neither are moves. Archives on the Move addresses the unique and creative problem-solving necessitated by a move, highlighting the level of preparation, attention to detail, and quick thinking that 21st-century Archivists need to carry out a successful move. With examples from a variety of repositories, the session covers the planning, implementation, complications, risks, and rewards of collection moves and offers valuable insight into the moving process.

Yule: Mitigating the chain of custody to off-site storage
Cohen-Palacios: Managing a move with many part-time student assistants
Dunham: Executing the impossible: Complex move, short timeline, little staff
Fairley: Implementing project management workflow to successfully manage collection moves of varying size and scope
Head: Planning For the Unknown Future
Hemsath: Establishing basic control and collection access for a multiple stage move
Schliep: Developing an archival program during a move

Chair
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Tanya Yule

Project Archivist, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University
Tanya Yule is a Project Archivist at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University and former Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow with the American Archives of Public Broadcasting. Tanya holds an MLIS and a Certificate in Digital Assets Management from San Jose... Read More →

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Elizabeth Dunham

Associate Archivist, Arizona State University
Elizabeth Dunham is an Associate Archivist at Arizona State University?s Library. She is responsible for directing archival processing activities, encoding new and legacy finding aids using EAD, and maintaining archival metadata management systems.
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Sara Schliep

Project Archivist and Cataloger, Folger Shakespeare Library
Sara has an MA in Literary Studies from the UW-Madison and an MLIS from St. Catherine University. She is currently a Project Archivist at the Folger, tasked with establishing an institutional archives while preparing materials to move off-site.
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DiAnna Hemsath

Archivist and Assistant Professor, McGoogan Health Science Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center
DiAnna has an MA in museum studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a certified archivist. 
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Chelsea Fairley

Collections Officer, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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Jennifer Head

Archivist, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Jennifer is the Congregational Archivist for the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, IA. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist. She received her MLIS from Dominican University in River Forest, IL.
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Katrina Cohen-Palacios (she/her)

Archivist, York University Libraries Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections


Friday August 21, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
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4:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S02 - A Profession for Us: Creating and Sustaining an Equitable, Inclusive, and Diverse Archives Field
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Session Description
We continue to strive to build a more diverse field in order to better represent, serve, and give voice to our histories and communities. In addition to recruitment, scholarship, and mentoring initiatives, the iterative process of inclusion is also necessary to retain and sustain a diverse community of peers. This session details the successful programs and initiatives that have helped to create welcoming workspaces built upon principles of equity and inclusion.

Vo: Identity and Mental Health in a Landscape of Precarity
Caldwell: Opportunities for Students of Color in the Archival Field
Hernandez: Microaggressions and Morale in the Workplace
Ho: Grassroots Effort to Develop and Spearhead a Travel Fund for Archivists for Color
Lanctot: Books and More Club: A Vehicle for Internal Engagement with Inclusion and Diversity
Peña: Diversifying Archives and Collections: when the majority still feels like a minority
Ruiz: The Forgotten 20% - Jews of Color And Representation: A Case Study In Building An Inclusive Work Environment
Swartz: Indigenous in the Archives: Decolonizing University Spaces
Yakabu: Recruitment and Retention of LIS Students of Color

Chair
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Amy C. Vo

Cold War Collections Project Archivist, New York University
Currently at New York University Libraries, Amy has worked on accessioning, processing, exhibition, and outreach projects at Rutgers, the Monmouth County Historical Association, Harvard, and the City of Austin.

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Jennifer Ho

Archivist for Special Collections, California State University San Marcos
Jennifer is Archivist for Special Collections at CSU San Marcos. She has an MLIS from San Jose State University.
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Heather Lanctot

Archives and Records Center Coordinator, Yolo County Archives and Records Center
Heather has worked and volunteered in academic, corporate, and government archives since 2010 and has worked for Yolo County since 2016. She has an MA in Musicology and an MLIS with an emphasis in Archives and Records Management.
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Audrey Swartz

Reading Room Supervisor and Manuscript Processor, Kansas State University
Audrey Swartz has served as the Student Supervisor and a manuscript collections processor for the Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University since 2016. She holds a Masters in Library Science from Wayne State University and is a Certified Archivist.
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Sylvia Hernandez

Archivist, Baylor University
Sylvia is an Archivist at Baylor University working primarily at the Texas Collection, but also works with Special Collections across campus. She earned her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Archivist.
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Anjelica Ruiz

Director of Libraries and Archives, Temple Emanu-El
Anjelica N. Ruiz is the Director of Libraries and Archives at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX. She holds a M.S. in library science from the University of North Texas and a M.S. in criminal justice from Texas State University.
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Nicholas Caldwell

ARL/SAA Mosaic Intern, New York University
Nicholas Caldwell is a student at Long Island University, and ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow, and ALA Spectrum Scholar. His research interests are cultural and local histories, particularly in African American and LGBT communities.
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Melissa Peña

Assistant Archivist and Interim Assistant Development Officer, Museum of South Texas History
Melissa Peña has worked at the Museum of South Texas History since July 2015 in Archives and Collections. She recently added Development to her job description. Melissa graduated from Clayton State University with a Masters of Archival Studies.
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Kelli Yakabu

University of Washington
Kelli Yakabu is a recent MLIS graduate from the University of Washington.


Friday August 21, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
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5:30pm CDT

Q&A Session for S29 - Love Can't Turn Around™: Evidences of the Belief in the Power of Our Collective Social Experiences as Sites of Pleasure, Purpose and Politics
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Session Description
The Blackivists™ are a collective of trained and credentialed African-American archivists based in the Chicagoland area who address the needs of people interested in creating and preserving personal, community and "non-traditional" archives. The Blackivists™ collaborated with Honey Pot Performance on a series of programs for the Chicago Black Social Culture Mapping Project, which exists to preserve Chicago's black social cultural lineage through fun and informative experiences focused on a Chicago based cultural art form: House music.

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Skyla S. Hearn

Manager of Archives, Cook County of Illinois

Speakers
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Erin Glasco

Independent Archivist/Researcher
Erin Glasco is a Black, queer, nonbinary femme based in Chicago, IL. They are an independent archivist and researcher. Erin's interests include documenting and elevating radical queer and trans history, and lending support to Black queer feminist-informed grassroots movement work... Read More →
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Raquel A. Flores-Clemons

University Archivist | Director of Archives, Records Mgmt., & Special Collection, Chicago State University
Raquel Flores-Clemons received her MSLIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An advocate for equity and access, she maintains a deep commitment to capturing historical narratives of communities of color and engages Hip Hop as a method of archival praxis + information... Read More →
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Stacie Williams

Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago Libraries
Stacie Williams is director of the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Chicago Libraries, and a member of the Chicago-based Blackivist archivist collective. She serves as Publications Editor for the Society of American Archivists.
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Meida McNeal

Artistic & Managing Director, Honey Pot Performance
Meida Teresa McNeal is Artistic and Managing Director of Honey Pot Performance as well as Arts & Culture Manager with the Chicago Park District supporting community arts partnerships, youth arts, and civic engagement initiatives across the city.
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Tracy S. Drake

Archivist
Tracy Drake is an archivist at Reed College. she earned BS in African American Studies from Eastern IL, an MA in history from Roosevelt University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Friday August 21, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
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Monday, August 24
 

12:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S31 - "Make it Work": Combining Tools to Create Sustainable Archival Collection Management Ecosystems
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Session Description
To manage the lifecycle of analog archival materials, digital surrogates, and born digital content, archivists rely on a combination of systems ranging from archival collection management tools and integrated library systems to digital repositories, digital preservation applications, shared drives, and spreadsheets. During this session, ten collection managers will share their experiences with and future goals for using multiple applications, tools, and management workflows to build robust collection ecosystems that support needs of staff and users.

Smith: Getting Things Up-to-Date in Kansas City: Reconciling Past, Present, and Future Collection Management Systems
Fifield: Fifty-Two Storerooms: Collection Management at Scale at NYPL
Gorjevsky: Starting a collection management program in a 100-year-old repository
Jancosek: Collection Space and Streamlining Workflows
Maddox: Managing Space in an Automatic Retrieval System, aka How Much Is In That Bin?
McElheny: Collection management, not just metadata management
Munsell: Connecting the Dots: Integrating Collections Management Silos
O’Riordan: What Happened to Andre?: Streamlining Complex Systems to Serve Competing Stakeholder Needs
Rojas: Better Living Through Barcodes: Improving Paging Procedures at UTSA Libraries Special Collections
Runyon: Integrating ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and CONTENTdm: A Medium-Sized Institution's Approach to Interoperability in the Archives

Chair
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Lindy Smith

Head of LaBudde Special Collections, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Lindy Smith is Head of LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries. Prior to her current job, she was Reference Archivist at the Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schurk Archives and Research Services Archivists at the Ohio State... Read More →

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Jane Gorjevsky

Head of Collections Management, Columbia University
Jane Gorjevsky, currently the head of the RBML Collections Management unit, joined the RBML in 2001 and served as the Curator of the RBML Carnegie Collections in 2003-2011 and as the RBML Digital Assets Archivist In 2012-2017. Jane previously was an institutional archivist for the... Read More →
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Rebecca Fifield

Senior Manager, Collection Management (Head), The New York Public Library
Rebecca Fifield is Senior Manager, Collection Management, a new unit that enriches access through improved physical management and documentation. Fifield has 30 years experience and holds an M.A. Museum Studies from George Washington University.
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Carolyn Runyon

Assistant Head of Collections and Director of Special Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Carolyn administers digital repositories powered by ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, and Digital Commons, and coordinates implementation of new technologies, including leading testing for Archivematica and developing integrated workflows between systems.
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Katie Rojas

Manuscripts Archivist, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Katie is the Manuscripts Archivist at the University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections and a member of SAA as well as the Society of Southwest Archivists. She is a Certified Archivist with an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Jessica Maddox

Collections Manager Archivist, University of Nevada, Reno
Jessica Maddox is the Collection Manager Archivist for the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives Department. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University and BA in History from the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Austin Munsell

Collections Manager, University of Oregon Libraries
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Meaghan O'Riordan

Accessioning Archivist, Rose Library, Emory University
Meaghan O'Riordan has served as the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University since 2016. She holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Robin McElheny

Associate University Archivist, Harvard University Archives
An archivist at the Harvard University Archives for 38 years, Robin McElheny oversees collection analysis and description and collection management, including storage, preservation, and circulation, in addition to reference services and outreach.
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Jordan Michelle Jancosek

Archivist, Collections Management and Accessioning, Brown University
Jordan Jancosek is the Archivist, Collection Management and Accessioning at the John Hay Library. She has been part of the Brown University Library since 2015 in various roles, and has an MLS and MA in History from Simmons College.


Monday August 24, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
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1:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S36 - Protocols 101: How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution
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Session Description
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.

Chair
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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 →

Speakers
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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
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.
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Sara Guzman

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


Monday August 24, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
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4:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S11 - Community Collections as Digital Collectives
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Session Description
L.A. as Subject (LAAS), Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC), and the Recollect community in Australia and New Zealand will address the lessons learned and future visions in achieving a truly collaborative and reciprocal network. Although they are separate and independent entities, LAAS, CCC, and Recollect developed coinciding missions to collaborate with a diverse set of community archives in order to openly share collections and strengthen the profession through more comprehensive knowledge sharing.

Posas: Community Collections as Digital Collectives
Castillo: Twenty-five years of L.A. as Subject: Looking back to anticipate the road ahead
Flynn: Building Community through Digital Alliances
Hersey: Community Connections and Digital Collaboration Across the Pacific
Long: Building Community through Digital Alliances

Chair
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Liza Posas

Head, Research Services and Archives, Autry Museum of the American West
Liza Posas joined the Autry in 2005 and currently serves as their Head of Research Services and Archives. She is also the Coordinator for LA as Subject, a collaborative hosted by the USC Libraries that works to promote and preserve LA's history.

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Kate Flynn

Chicago Collections Consortium / University of Illinois at Chicago
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Stella Castillo

L.A. as Subject Community Archives Specialist, University of Southern California
Stella Castillo is currently the LA as Subject Community Archives Specialist at the University of Southern California Libraries. As the LA as Subject Community Archives Specialist, Stella actively engages with LA as Subject community archive members to increase the discoverability... Read More →
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Jeanne Long

Executive Director, Chicago Collections Consortium
Jeanne Long has served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Collections Consortium since 2017. Before joining CCC, Long had a 31-year career at the Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute as the Director of Community Partnerships.
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Tyler Hersey

Recollect
Tyler spent a decade as digital archivist for filmmaker Peter Jackson, collaborating on exhibits, films, and interactive projects. He now advises cultural institutions around the Pacific on cloud technology for digital innovation and engagement with the Recollect platform.


Monday August 24, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Tuesday, August 25
 

10:30am CDT

Q&A Session for S28 - Legal Access vs. Community Empowerment: Re-examining Privacy Restrictions for Under-Documented Histories
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Session Description
How do archivists re-examine access restrictions and records laws when the archival materials in question document under-represented communities who wish to have their story told? Archivists from the University of Colorado Boulder discuss how community needs led them to create new, innovative access policies for law enforcement files, grand jury records, and human subject research in collections related to Chicanx and Southern Ute communities, as well as communities affected by nuclear activity.

Friedel: "Cause Unknown": Providing Access to Law Enforcement Files Documenting the Los Seis de Boulder Bombings
Velte: Nukes in the Archives: Legally Managing Unprocessed Grand Jury Proceedings on the Atomic West
Wagner: The Tri-Ethnic Community Project: Human Subject Research Data as Collective Memory

Chair
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Megan K. Friedel

Head of Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Megan K. Friedel is Head of Archives at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She has previously held positions at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Oregon Historical Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, and History Colorado.

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Jamie Marie Wagner

Moving Image Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder Archives
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Ashlyn Velte

Processing Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries


Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

12:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S01 - People Describing People: Using Social Media to Facilitate Archival Description
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Session Description
The twenty-first century archivist, when using innovative approaches to description, will likely mine LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other popular platforms. This panel suggests that social media is a useful tool for generating information about a younger generation of records creators and subjects, particularly when it may be the only information available. Speakers will share their experiences, including challenges and opportunities, with using different social media outlets to enhance description of their collections.

O'Riordan: Sorry to this Man: Using Facebook to Identify Lesser Known Creators
Carleton: Desperately Seeking Biographical Data through Selfies
Crilly: The Land Before Facial Recognition: Using Social Media to Identify Municipal Employees and Officials
Morse: "That's Aunt Roberta!": Crowd-Sourcing Descriptive Metadata at a Public Library Archive
O'Riordan: Internet stalking for the power of good: Using social media to identify copyright information and make digital collections accessible

Chair
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Meaghan O'Riordan

Accessioning Archivist, Rose Library, Emory University
Meaghan O'Riordan has served as the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University since 2016. She holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta Crilly is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach for the Boston City Archives. She manages the Archives? research services, outreach program, and digital preservation and access program.
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Janet Carleton

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Ohio University Libraries
Janet Carleton is Digital Initiatives coordinator for Ohio University Libraries where she works on digitization and digital preservation of the Libraries unique resources, as well as promoting their use through social media.
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Simon O'Riordan

Head of Metadata Services, Emory University
Simon O'Riordan is the Head of Metadata Services at Emory University where he has worked since 2014. Previously, he was a Metadata Analyst and Interim Head of Metadata Services. He holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Heidi Morse

Library Technician - Archives, Ann Arbor District Library
Heidi Morse is a former University of Michigan instructor who is transitioning into an archival career. She works at the Ann Arbor District Library archives, where she specializes in local history research and community-based digital exhibits.


Tuesday August 25, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S47 - The Nixon White House Tapes in the Digital Age
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Session Description
In this session we'll discuss the digitization and preservation project undertaken by the Nixon Library in 2013. We will share the entire scope of our process in digitizing the Nixon White House Tapes from an analog collection to an almost wholly digital environment. We will offer a special focus on review and declassification. We plan to review the lessons we learned throughout and how the flexibility of a digital workspace helped us overcome many of the obstacles we faced.

McStay: The Nixon White House Tapes in the Digital Age
Rodriguez: The Nixon White House Tapes in the Digital Age

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Cary McStay

Supervisory Archivist, National Archives, National Declassification Center
Ms. McStay began her career working with photographs at the Library of Congress and then in Santa Fe, NM. She started at NARA in 2006 working with the Nixon Tapes. She continues that work as supervisor and also works to declassify other special media

Speakers
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Daniel Rodríguez

Supervisory Archivist, Digitization Archival Services, National Archives and Records Administration
Daniel Rodríguez served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001-2004. Afterwards, he earned a Bachelor's in History from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master's from St. John's University. From 2009-2010 he worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

2:30pm CDT

Q&A Session for S53 - Whose History?: Teaching with Archival Materials through Place Based Education Initiatives
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Session Description
At the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a collaboration between the College of Education and the University Library aims to increase the representation of Texas's Rio Grande Valley within social studies curricula. Whose History? is a multi-stage project of student-developed place-based learning, resulting in the creation of OER lesson plans. This presentation will explore the project's genesis, implementation, educational perspectives, final digital product, and reflections from the project's facilitators.

Weischedel: Planting Digital Seeds: Maximizing Special Collections Access Through Digital Initiatives
Anckle: Teaching Local History
Visintainer: We're Better Together: Logistics, Considerations and Reflections on Implementing an Interdepartmental Collaboration

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Kristen Weischedel

Digital Resource Management Librarian, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kristen Weischedel works as the digital resources management librarian at the IIT. She received her MLS from Simmons College. In addition to her work with digital materials and their preservation, she is interested in access and outreach initiatives.

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Sean Visintainer

Head of Special Collections, California State University San Marcos
Sean Visintainer is the Head of Special Collections at CSUSM. He received his MLS from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Sean has worked in special collections since he entered librarianship.
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Stephanie Anckle

Visiting Assistant Professor, Marietta College
Stephanie Anckle is an educational researcher, in the area of place-based education. She holds an MA in Gender Studies and PhD in Education. Her interest in archives stems from her commitment to teach ways of knowing and to honor America's ancestors.


Tuesday August 25, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

3:30pm CDT

Web Archiving Section
Join us August 25 at 4:30 PM EST for the Web Archiving Section Meeting! Since March, archivists and information professionals have been focused on documenting COVID-19 and its effects on their communities. Web archiving is at the forefront of the documentation effort. The meeting will consist of a guided discussion focusing on the methods in which archivists go about creating spontaneous and event-based collections, considering all aspects of the web archiving lifecycle, from collection development to scoping to description and access efforts. We are most interested in hearing about collecting frameworks that your institution is working on, so come discuss with us!

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Chair
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Emily Ward

Digital Archivist, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Education: Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio Bachelor of Arts August 2006 to December 2010. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Masters of Library and Information Science, Specialization: Archives Management, August 2012 to May 2014. Employment: Digital Archivist/Librarian... Read More →

Tuesday August 25, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm CDT
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Wednesday, August 26
 

3:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S15 - Digital Access and Preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions
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Session Description
Join us for a panel discussion of case studies drawn from diverse contexts in artists' archives. Panelists will briefly discuss challenges encountered while preserving artistic legacies digitally with broader access in mind and their solutions for implementation, followed by a moderated Q&A. We'll explore navigating the blurry line between art and archival materials, digital strategies for collections seeking to become more open, and integrating new technologies with future scholarship in mind.

Barsan: Digital Access and Preservation in Artists' Archives: Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions
Dunne: Starting from scratch, solo: Introduction and establishment of archival concepts and digital workflow in small institutions. Lessons and experience from a lone-archivist.
Korns: Preservation of Born-Digital Materials in the Jason Rhoades Archive
Lyon: Semantic technologies for artists' archives: The Robert Rauschenberg Project
Wahbeh: Art documentation in a museum setting: preserving artistic practice through collaboration and digital preservation

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Erin Barsan

Archives & Collections Information, Small Data Industries
Erin is an archivist passionate about art stewardship. As a consultant at Small Data Industries, she helps her clients (museums, art collectors, artists, and foundations) solve problems preventing them from meeting their missions of preservation.

Speakers
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Farris Wahbeh

Benjamin and Irma Weiss Director of Research Resources, Whitney Museum of American Art
Farris Wahbeh works within the field of cultural informatics to enhance access to art and archival collections. Mr. Wahbeh has worked with collections that house archival materials ranging from the 18th century to art collections of the 21st.
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Jenny Korns

Digital Archivist, Hauser & Wirth Institute
Jenny Korns is the Digital Archivist at Hauser & Wirth Institute, a nonprofit private operating foundation dedicated to art historical scholarship and to the preservation and accessibility of artists' archives.Ms. Korns received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute School of Information... Read More →
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Emily Dunne

Archivist and Librarian, International Center of Photography
Emily Dunne is head Archivist and Librarian at the International Center of Photography, and the first professionally trained archivist at the institution. Previously, she was also the first professional archivist for artist Martha Rosler?s studio.
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Meghan Lyon

Librarian-in-Residence, Library of Congress
Meghan Lyon is currently the Librarian-in-Residence at the Digital Content Management Section of the Library of Congress. During graduate school, she was Project Manager for the Robert Rauschenberg Project, a linked open data project by the Semantic Lab at Pratt. She was also a NYARC... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Thursday, August 27
 

1:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S42 - Setting a New Standard: Practical Applications and Uses of Standardized Measures and Metrics
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Session Description
Join us for a session about the SAA/RBMS Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics, approved by SAA in 2018. Presenters will discuss implementation of the standards and suggest ways to use statistical data to impact internal operations and advocate for your institution. General recommendations for data collection and application will also be provided. This session is for attendees of all experience levels, whether you're new to the standards or are seeking information about best practices.

Hawk: We Have the Data, Now What? : Using Statistics for Data-Driven Decision Making
Bravent: Advocacy and Data Visualizations: Applying the National Standards to Inspire Innovative Services
Fisher: Getting Started: Implementing National Statistical Standards for Special Collections
Koenig: Getting Started: Implementing National Statistical Standards for Special Collections
McElrath: We Have the Data Now What? : Using Statistics for Data-Driven Decision Making

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Amanda Hawk

Head of Public and Research Services, Louisiana State University
I manage and coordinate all aspects of LSU Special Collections' reference services and oversee the public services staff. I contribute to outreach efforts, manage assessment and metrics, and help provide direction for research services at LSU.

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Tyson M. Koenig

Associate Archivist, Southeast Missouri State University
Tyson Koenig is Associate Archivist at Southeast Missouri State University. He oversees all reference work and has implemented an overhaul of measures and metrics used to track reference during his five years in his current position.
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Jay-Marie Bravent

Director of Research Services and Education, University of Kentucky
Jay-Marie Bravent currently serves as Director of Research Services & Education at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
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Susan McElrath

Head of Bancroft Public Services, University of California Berkeley
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Jeanie Fisher

Reference Archivist, Seattle Municipal Archives
Jeanie Fisher is the Reference Archivist at the Seattle Municipal Archives. She is a certified archivist and has over 15 years of experience helping users in both libraries and archives find and access the information they need.


Thursday August 27, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

CoSA Work Session
Join the Council of State Archivists for its annual Work Session (sponsored by Ancestry).

Thursday August 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Friday, August 28
 

11:00am CDT

Q&A Session for S45 - The Elephant in the Stacks: Interrogating and Destigmatizing the Backlog
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Session Description
Traditional approaches to backlog management can cause change fatigue, low morale, and overreliance on temporary labor. We explore strategies for reconceptualizing and addressing backlogs in acquisitions, appraisal, deaccessioning, and communicating with stakeholders. We seek to reframe backlogs as an organic product of our work, rather than a result of our failure to work fast enough. The session will encourage discussion about reimagining backlogs and the labor archivists can do to redefine, prevent, and manage them.

Bredbenner: Every Backlog Has a Silver Lining: Reframing Backlogs for Our Staff, Institutions, and Profession
Bourbeau-Allard: A Familiar Foe under a New Lens: Perspectives on Backlogs in the Professional Literature
Cross: So You've Decided to Work on the Backlog
Houston: Kill Your Darlings: Records Disposition and Deaccessioning as Pre-Processing Backlog Control
Johnson: A Backlog by Any Other Name

Chair
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Stephanie Bredbenner

Processing Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Stephanie Bredbenner is an archivist at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where she processes Western Americana collections and coordinates cataloging for her unit. She serves on the New England Archivists Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

Speakers
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Brad Houston

City Records Officer, City of Milwaukee, Municipal Research Center
Brad Houston is Document Services Manager and City Records Officer at the City of Milwaukee. He is a past Chair of SAA?s Records Management Section and current Vice-Chair of the Government Records Section, as well as a member of ARMA and NAGARA.
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Natalie Johnson

Archivist, Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Natalie Johnson is an archivist for the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She received her MSLIS from Simmons College in 2014 and currently serves on SAA?s Membership Committee and CIMA?s Awards Committee.
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Ève Bourbeau-Allard

Processing Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Ève Bourbeau-Allard is an archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in New Haven, CT. There, she processes modern European literary archives, co-coordinates cataloging matters in her unit, and catalogs a range of manuscript items.
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Samantha Cross

Archivist, CallisonRTKL, Inc. (CRTKL)
Samantha ?Sam? Cross is the Archivist for CRTKL, an architectural firm. She is one of the Editors-at-Large for the SAA Reviews portal. She runs a website, pop-archives.com, which explores media where archives and archivists are depicted.


Friday August 28, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Monday, August 31
 

3:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S30 - Major Revisions Required: Archival Scholarship and the Complexities of Publishing
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Session Description
For many, finding a way to publish archival scholarship is frustrating, intimidating, or downright impossible to navigate. This session aims to make publishing processes more transparent with particular focus given to discussions about accessibility, transparency, diversity, and accountability. Session panelists will share firsthand experiences, speaking from their perspectives as editors, peer reviewers, educators, archivists, and writers. Active audience engagement will also be encouraged to make space for questions, conversation, and concerns.

Davis: how do i work this?: marginalia from a managing editor
Carbajal: Writing as a full time non-tenure track contract staff
Cifor: Making a Contribution: Editing Special Issues and Developmental Editing as a Process to Build New Archival Scholars
Daines: Finding Your Voice: The role of the Journal of Western Archives in fostering a more diverse scholarly record
Danico: Creating Diversity and Inclusivity Through Collaboration: A Look at LAAC's Acid Free
Lee: More perspectives, more voices, please.

Chair
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Rosemary K. J. Davis

Accessioning Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Rosemary K. J. Davis is Accessioning Archivist for the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. She received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute.

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Gordon Daines

Director and Editor of the Journal of Western Archives; Curator, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University; Journal of Western Archives
J. Gordon Daines III is the curator of Research and Instruction Services and the Yellowstone collection in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He also serves as the director and editor of the Journal of Western Archives.
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Jamie A. Lee

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Jamie A. Lee is Assistant Professor in the iSchool at University of Arizona. She attends to critical archival theory/methodologies, media-making contexts, storytelling, and bodies. She is an IMLS Early Career Grant awardee and Haury Faculty Fellow.
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Itza Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin
Itza A. Carbajal works as a Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson after having received a M.S. in Information Studies with a focus on metadata, archival management and digital records from the University of Texas at Austin iSchool.
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Marika Cifor

Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington
Marika Cifor is a feminist scholar and educator of digital and archival studies. She is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Her work looks at how individuals and communities marginalized by gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and HIV-status... Read More →
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Grace Danico

Steering Committee & Publications Subcommittee Chair (2016-2018), Los Angeles Archivists Collective
Grace Danico works as an independent archivist, freelance designer and illustrator. She received her M.S. in Library & Information Science from Pratt Institute, and is on the steering committee and the publications subcommittee of the Los Angeles Archivists Collective. 


Monday August 31, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Tuesday, September 1
 

1:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S24 - Implementing Inclusive (Re)Description at Predominantly White Institutions
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Session Description
In this session, speakers will discuss programmatic and project-oriented approaches to addressing harmful collection description, specifically inclusive and reparative description work they are conducting at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) as well as the development of resources to facilitate this work.

Charlton: Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia (A4BLiP) Anti-Racist Description Resources
Bolding: Transitioning from Ad Hoc to Programmatic Reparative Processing
Coup: When Circus Isn't Enough: Subject Headings & Description for 19th Century Popular Entertainment
Garcon: Equity in Description: Engaging Community Dialogue around Archival Description
Peebles: What's in a Word: Reparative Archival Description at Yale

Chair
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Faith Charlton

Lead Processing Archivist, Princeton University Library
Faith Charlton is Lead Processing Archivist, Manuscripts Division Collections at Princeton University Library. A certified archivist, she holds an MLIS from Drexel University, an MA from Villanova University, and a BA from The College of New Jersey.

Speakers
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Kelly Bolding

Project Archivist, Princeton University Library
Kelly Bolding is the Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections at Princeton University Library, where she works with 18th and 19th century American history collections, as well as on developing workflows for processing born-digital and audiovisual materials. She is a... Read More →
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Cate Peebles

Museum Archivist, Yale University
Cate Peebles is a museum archivist at the Yale Center for British Art. She is a member of Yale University Library's Reparative Archival Description Task Force.
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Jennifer Garcon

Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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Betts Coup

Processing Archivist, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Betts Coup is a Processing Archivist at Houghton Library, working on backlog descriptive and accessioning projects. She has an ongoing interest in the way users find and access archival collections, specifically the way structured description can create varied paths for discovery... Read More →


Tuesday September 1, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)

2:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S10 - Challenging Silences and Biases in the Historical Record
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Session Description
How can we as archivists create a better future by addressing deficiencies in the collections we steward and in the historic record more broadly? This session invites attendees to imagine that future, discuss the role and power of archivists, and conceptualize resources for work in this area. Originally envisioned as an interactive, in-person session, we are now offering two case studies and a response in the hope of inspiring meaningful conversations in the online Q&A and beyond.

Morse: Bias, the Course: Challenging Undergraduate Students to Rethink University History
Amos: Archivist Disruption: Actively Decentering the Legacy of Collection Silences
Koffler: The People Behind the Records: The Shubert Early Employees Project

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Karen Walton Morse

Director of Distinctive Collections, University of Rhode Island
Karen Walton Morse is the head of special collections at the Univ. of Rhode Island. She holds an MSI from the Univ. of Michigan and has previously worked for Historic Hudson Valley and the Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY). Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Speakers
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Helice Koffler

Processing Archivist, The Shubert Archive
Helice has been the Processing Archivist for the Shubert Archive since 2015 and editor of its annual publication, "The Passing Show," since last year. Prior to this position, she worked at the University of Washington in Seattle. Other past employment includes stints with the New... Read More →
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Racine Amos

Engagement and Equity Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
Racine Amos has an MSW from Fordham Univ. and an MS(LIS) in Archives Mgmt from Simmons Univ. In 2019, Racine left an established career in student affairs to join Penn State Univ. and the ACRL national cohort of Diversity Resident Librarians.


Tuesday September 1, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Thursday, October 15
 

10:30am CDT

Q&A Session for S19 - Good Morning, IRENE! Innovative Non-Contact Preservation Methods for Historical Sound Recordings
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Session Description
This presentation offers an update on the IRENE optical-scanning technology for digitizing historical grooved audio formats such as lacquer discs and wax cylinders. Audience members will learn about preservation challenges for these formats, and new methods for recovering audio from them. Presenters will discuss the role of experimentation and collaboration in standards-driven preservation work, increased accessibility to audio of underrepresented communities, the pros/cons to optical-scanning, and where future development should be aimed.

Chair
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Bryce Roe

Director of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC
Bryce Roe is the Director of Audio Preservation Services at NEDCC, where she confers with collection-holding institutions and individuals to evaluate their audio collections, develop preservation proposals, and manage audio preservation projects.

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Stephanie Battle

Digital Imaging Specialist/Project Irene, University of California Berkeley
Stephanie Battle is the Project IRENE Imaging Specialist at UC Berkeley, where she manages daily lab operations to retrieve audio from historic sound recordings from library and museum collections including scanning, processing, and documentation.
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Julia Hawkins

Audio Preservation Intern, NEDCC
Julia Hawkins is the Audio Preservation Intern at NEDCC, where she reformats obsolete audio formats (lacquer discs, wax cylinders, etc.) with the IRENE imaging system. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies and German Studies from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and an MLIS with... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Thursday, October 29
 

12:00pm CDT

Q&A Session for S50 - Two-Spirit Resurgence: Overcoming Archival Erasure of Two-Spirit People in North America
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Session Description
The dearth of records documenting Two-Spirit people is reflective of how Two-Spirit people have been marginalized not only in our documentary heritage but their further marginalization within Indigenous and LGBTQIA histories. This session will discuss how curators at two academic institutions are working with Two-Spirit community members and researchers to steward Two-Spirit archival material in the hopes of centering them in the preservation of their history and the strengthening of their communities.

Lougheed: Overcoming the Archival Erasure of the Two-Spirit People of Canada
Cohen-Rencountre: Questions and Strategies the Two-Spirit Papers Raise
Mattson: Is a Decolonized Queer Archives Possible? Notes on the Tretter Collection's "Two-Spirit Papers"?
McLeod: History, Challenges, and Successes of Two-Spirit People in Canada

Chair
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Brett Lougheed

University Archivist/Digital Curator, University of Winnipeg

Speakers
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Albert McLeod

President, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.
Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Metis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba, Canada. He has over thirty years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba.Albert... Read More →
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Agléška Cohen-Rencountre

Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Agleska Cohen-Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Their research is focused on gender & sexuality of American Indigenous people in 20th century South Dakota.
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Rachel Mattson

Curator, Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, University of Minnesota Libraries
Rachel Mattson is the Curator of the Tretter Collection in GBLT Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


Thursday October 29, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
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