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Sunday, August 4 • 10:30am - 11:45am
108 - That Sounds Just Like Me! Leveraging User-Centered Design Personas to Inform Your Metadata Practices for Oral History Collections

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Ever wonder how others are describing their oral history collections? Members of the Oral History Association Metadata Task Force describe efforts to create oral history descriptive guidelines that meet the needs of a broad practitioner community. The MTF describes its use of the design methodology of developing "personas" to explore a variety of perspectives in oral history metadata practices. Guest collaborators share their experiences, and attendees  are invited to provide reflection and feedback.

Jaycie Vos: The OHA MTF: Welcome and Introduction
Jennifer Hecker: OHA MTF Guest Collaborator: The Independent Consultant Persona
Lauren Kata: The OHA MTF: Who We Are, and Why Oral History-specific Metadata?
Allison Kirchner: The OHA MTF Guest Collaborator: The Academic Archivist Persona  
Brian McNerney: OHA MTF Guest Collaborator: The LBJ Presidential Library Persona
Natalie Milbrodt: The OHA MTF: Introduction to the Design Tool of Personas
Steven Sielaff: The OHA MTF: Surveying the Field

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Jaycie Vos

Special Collections Coordinator and University Archivist, University of Northern Iowa
Jaycie Vos is the Special Collections Coordinator and University Archivist at UNI. There, she oversees several institutional oral history projects. Vos previously worked at the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Natalie Milbrodt

Coordinator, Metadata Services and Director, Queens Memory Project, Queens Public Library
Natalie Milbrodt leads Queens Public Library's Metadata Services division, responsible for cataloging and digitizing the library's collections. She founded the Queens Memory Project, the library's community archiving and oral history program.
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Jennifer Hecker

Jennifer is an archivist, librarian, and independent consultant. She's been preserving and providing access to personal, literary, corporate, & organizational histories for over 20 years, is the founding director of Town Talk Library, and a co-founder of the Austin Archives Bazaar... Read More →
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Steven Sielaff

Senior Editor & Collection Manager, Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Steven Sielaff is Senior Editor & Collections Manager at the Baylor University Institute for Oral History in Waco, TX. He oversees every technical aspect of processing, preserving, and disseminating Baylor's oral history collection.
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Lauren Kata

Lauren Kata, CA, specializes in oral history archives and collections management. A 20-year member of SAA, she served as the coordinator of the SAA 75th Anniversary Oral History Project. Lauren collaborates on projects in the U.S. and abroad.

Brian McNerney

LBJ Presidential Library and Museum
LBJ Library domestic policy archivist specializing in original handwriting oversight, stacks reorganization project, reference services, and domestic policy topics including education, Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and antiwar movements.
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Allison Kirchner

Texas Christian University
Allison Kirchner has worked in archives since 2010.  She is a Certified Archivist with a bachelors degree in history and a masters degree in Library and Information Science.  At TCU, Allison works primarily in digitization and metadata creation.

Sunday August 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
Lone Star B, [Level 3]