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Monday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
703 - Reaching Outside the Reading Room: Engaging Non-Traditional Audiences through New and Innovative Programming

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In this lightning session, archivists from various institutions share how they provide access to their records in new and innovative ways using programs that go beyond basic finding aids to actively engage and attract new and diverse audiences to archival collections. Speakers discuss online access tools for maps and GIS data, K-12 educational programs, veteran outreach, symposium, comic con, and strategies for luring the Average Joe into the reading room.

Andrew Hinton: The Challenges of Veteran Outreach
Michael Barera: Charting the Wikiverse: Engaging with Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons 
Marta Crilly: Not Just for Historians: Getting the Average Joe into Your Reading Room
Norie Guthrie: Giving the Folkies What They Want: Story Mapping Houston Folk Music Venues
Marc Levitt: Crossing the Streams: Pop Culture Meets Naval Aviation
Sheon Montgomery: Finding a "Hook" for K-12 Outreach
Brittany Newberry: Mapping Atlanta: Using GIS and Map Applications to Create Digital Access to Maps at the AUC


Facilitators
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Andrew Hinton

Special Projects Archivist, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Speakers
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Marc Levitt

Archivist, National Naval Aviation Museum
Marc is heavily involved in outreach initiatives at the National Naval Aviation Museum. A long-time fan of popular culture, Marc has sought ways to bring new audiences into the museum to discover surprising connections with their fandom. (Marc is officially the museum's Archivist... Read More →
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Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach at the Boston City Archives where she manages the Archives' outreach program, social media initiatives, research services, and digital records program.
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Norie Guthrie

Archivist - Special Collections Librarian, Woodson Research Center
Norie Guthrie specializes in collecting and processing music materials from the Houston Folk Music Archive, which she began in 2016. She and Scott Carlson edited "Music Preservation and Archiving Today" for Rowman & Littlefield, published May 2018.
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Brittany Newberry

Processing Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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Sheon Montgomery

Reference Archivist, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Ms. Montgomery joined the Vietnam Archive in 2009. Since becoming the reference archivist in 2012 she has been active in outreach and education activities for both K-12 and college classes.
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Michael Barera

University and Labor Archivist, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
Michael Barera is the University and Labor Archivist at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. He was previously an Archivist at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan (MSI '14, BA '12).



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