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Monday, August 5 • 9:00am - 10:00am
502 - Young, Old, Seasoned, Green: Assessing Power Dynamics in Multigenerational Archives

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What does age mean in the archives profession? What challenges/opportunities do multigenerational archival workplaces face? How do age and experience relate to other aspects of diversity and power dynamics? How is institutional knowledge transferred? What data do we need about age and experience levels to build an optimal multigenerational profession? A group of archivists spanning early career through retirement convene a deliberative dialogue to thresh these questions that are vital to the archives profession.

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Facilitators
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Mary M. Manning

University Archivist and Curator of Arts Collections, University of Houston
Mary Manning is the university archivist and curates performing arts collection for the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections. She served as VC/chair of SAA?s RAO Section and as VP/president of the Society of Southwest Archivists (2015-2017).

Speakers
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Jill Severn

Head of Access and Outreach, UGA Libraries
Jill Severn has been the Head of Access & Outreach for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at UGA since 2000. There, she leads outreach and instruction. She has been an active member in SAA throughout her career.
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Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian and Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & 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.
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Elena Colón-Marrero

Digital Processing Archivist, Computer History Museum
Elena Colón-Marrero is the Digital Processing Archivist at the Computer History Museum where she is responsible for processing and reading the Museum?s digital collection with an emphasis on historic software objects.
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Alison Clemens

Yale University Library
Alison Clemens is Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description at Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University, where she manages arrangement and description of archival material; teaches instruction sessions; and provides patron support.
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Helen Wong Smith

Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai'i
In her 30+ years working in private, academic, government, and school archives and libraries Helen Wong Smith has worked successfully with multigenerational interns, volunteers and staff both as a subordinate and supervisor.
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Kelly Revak

Archivist, Library of Congress
Kelly Revak is an archivist at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. At AFC, Kelly leads efforts to extract, map and transform data for various cataloging and access initiatives, and also updates the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus.
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David Benjamin

Head of Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries
David Benjamin is Head of the UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives. Before UCF he was Assistant Director of the Volkerding Study Center, Center for Creative Photography and Visual Materials Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Jessica C. Neal

University Archivist & Records Manager, Trinity University
Jessica C. Neal received her MLIS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has experience working in corporate, federal, local, and academic archives. She is currently the University Archivist & Records Manager at Trinity University
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Linda Ann Whitaker

Retired, Director of Library and Archives, Formerly with the Arizona Historical Society
Linda Whitaker came to Archives after 25 years as a nurse & Vietnam veteran. The experiences informed her philosophy of archival practice & work ethic. In retirement, she is reflecting on her career & what it means to "age in place" professionally.



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