Tuesday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
904 - How Can I Help? Providing Exceptional Service and Practicing the Ethics of Care in the Archives

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In today's fast-paced and technology-forward world, archivists often are asked to provide services that exceed the scope (and pace) of traditional archival work. This session explores the ever-changing and exceptional suite of services that archivists provide; how the ethics of care can build stronger relationships with donors, users, and colleagues; and how archivists execute seemingly impossible requests. We’ll also talk about how archivists sustain and balance this extraordinary level of work.

Meg Tuomala: We Can Help You with That: Saying Yes to Everything
Kate Barbera: Oral History as Service: What Is Professional? What Is Personal?
Steven D. Booth: Back Down Memory Lane: Reliving Moments with the President through Reference
Adria Seccareccia: Recalling the Researcher: Why Do We Accession?

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Meg Tuomala

Lead, Access & Outreach, Gates Archive
Meg Tuomala (she, her, hers) is Lead for Access & Outreach at the Gates Archive in Seattle. The Gates Archive focuses on the preservation of the personal and philanthropic endeavors of the Gates family, including the records of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Steven De'Juan Booth

JPC Archive Manager, Getty Research Institute
Steven De'Juan Booth (he/him) is an archivist, researcher, and co-founder of The Blackivists, a collective of trained Black memory workers ​who provide expertise on archiving and preservation practices to communities in the Chicagoland area.His work and research interests include analog and born-digital audiovisual materials, Black cultural heritage preservation, community... Read More →
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Katherine Barbera

Archivist & Oral Historian; Lead Archivist for The Robotics Project, Carnegie Mellon University
Kate Barbera is an Archivist and Public Historian based in Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on access and outreach, aiming to help researchers find the stories that matter most to them. Kate is currently Assistant Archivist at Carnegie Mellon University.

Adria Seccareccia

Archivist, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Adria Seccareccia is the Archivist at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, Canada. At the CCA she supervises the processing of private archives and the institutional archive as well as facilitates access to archives.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Grand Salon 8, [Level 4]