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Monday, August 5 • 10:30am - 11:45am
608 - More Process, More Public: Enhancing the Value of Archives through Technical Services

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A robust understanding of archival processing can affect how patrons understand the contexts of the collections, how archivists teach archival literacy, how curators work with donors to acquire material, and how we ourselves understand and advocate for technical services work and the resources to support it.  The panelists explore ways to increase the visibility of technical services work, through both critical/theoretical and practical lenses, and how such visibility can transform how archival work is perceived and understood.

Sarah Quigley: There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: Centering Transparency in Archival Description
Nicole Davis: Calling All Docents: Leveraging Existing Museum Resources to Promote the Archives
Amanda McKnight: When You Are Already Doing Everything but Want It to Be Known: Technical Services in a Small Non-Profit
Joy Novak: Advocating for Archival Processing through Internal Collaborations
Arlene Yu: Archives in Motion: Making Space for Dance as a Body of Knowledge


Facilitators
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Sarah Quigley

Interim Head of Manuscript Processing, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Sarah Quigley, CA, is a Manuscript Archivist and Interim Head of Manuscript Processing at Emory University's Rose Library, Chair of SAA's Committee on Public Policy, and an instructor for SAA's Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals workshop.

Speakers
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Nicole Davis

Supervisory Archivist, Museum of Flight
Nicole Davis is Supervisory Archivist at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. Previously she worked at the Austin History Center and at the Harry Ransom Center. She holds an MSIS from UT-Austin with a concentration in archives and museum studies.
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Arlene Yu

Collection Manager, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library
Arlene Yu is Collection Manager at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library. Interests are moving image preservation, rights, and discoverability. She has an MSILS, Pratt Institute and an AB in Social Studies, Harvard University.
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Joy Novak

Head of Collection Management for Special Collections, Washington University in St. Louis
Joy Novak is Head of Collection Management, Special Collections, Washington University. She was Collections Manager, Center for the Study of Political Graphics. She earned her PhD in Information Studies at UCLA & MA in Public History at UC Riverside.
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Amanda McKnight

Manager of the Archives, Library, and Special Collections, Barnes Foundation
Amanda McKnight is the Manager of the Archives Library and Special Collections at the Barnes Foundation. She has a BA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and MLS with a concentration in Archival Studies from the University of Maryland.


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