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Sunday, August 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
402 - Working with Disability in the Archives

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Let's talk about disability in the archives. This session explores issues related to working with a disability or managing employees who may require accommodations due to disability. Lightning talk presentations are followed by small group conversations, creating a forum for speakers and attendees to discuss professional development, accommodations, disclosure, and other issues. Participants should leave feeling empowered to tackle tough conversations and to advocate for themselves and coworkers.

Jessica N. Chapel: Working Toward a Culture of Care
Michelle GanzI'm Sorry, Can You Repeat That? Navigating Archives While Hard-of-Hearing
Ingi House: Institutionalizing Kindness for Professional Development (Making Accommodations Work)
David Spriegel: Coping Strategies: How to Get What You Need at Work
Lauren White, CA: Disability, Disclosure, and the Job Search

Moderator: Jessica N. Chapel
Facilitator: Lauren White, CA

Facilitators
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Jessica Chapel

Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects, Harvard Law School Library
Jessica Chapel is the Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects in the Harvard Law School Library. She serves on the Accessibility & Disability Section steering committee and is the co-founder of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund.
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Lauren White, CA

Processing Archivist, University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center
Recently joined the University of Michigan as Processing Archivist, specializing in film archives and digital preservation. Prior, was Manuscripts Librarian at the University of Toledo, specializing in disability studies.

Speakers
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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.
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David Spriegel

Digital Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Spriegel is a digital archivist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Ingi House

Director, National Archives - Denver
Ingi House is the new Director of the National Archives at Denver. She is returning to NARA from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), where she managed DPAA’s District of Columbia Knowledge Management and Archives. Among her many duties, she provided advice on the management... Read More →



Sunday August 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Grand Salon 1/2, [Level 4]