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Sunday, August 4 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
306 - Public Involvement and Transparency in Records Scheduling and Appraisal [GOV]

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The panelists highlight efforts at the state and Federal level to engage the public with the records scheduling and appraisal process and efforts to make this process more effective and transparent. In addition, they discuss how these processes are evolving with specific examples related to controversial or significant records schedules.

W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D.: Press and Public Interest in State Records Management
Patrice McDermott: Toward Making Scheduling and Appraisal Transparent and Accountable: A Perspective from the Public Point of View

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Meg Phillips

External Affairs Liaison, National Archives and Records Administration
Currently External Affairs Liaison for NARA, Meg has been an archivist and records manager throughout her career, in academic, nonprofit, and finally Federal government archives.

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W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D.

Director, State Historic Preservation Officer and State Archivist, South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Margaret Hawkins

Director, Records Management Operations, National Archives and Records Administration

Patrice McDermott

Director, Government Information Watch
Government Information Watch Director Author of ?Who Needs to Know?... ? and ?Secrets and Lies??; recipient of ALA James Madison Award in 2011; and 2001 inductee to National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame.

Sunday August 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Lone Star A, [Level 3]