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Tuesday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
907 - Do We Own This? Transforming Acquisition Practices and Workflows

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Acquisitions labor in archives is invisible. To increase transparency concerning custodial history, we must illuminate pre-custodial work that happens prior to accessioning. The speakers offer examples of acquisition practices and workflows and reflect on how that work has the ability to transform and inform how collections are accessed and understood. By sharing our experiences, we hope to generate discussion and collaboration around this hidden work and leave inspired by the future of acquisitions.

Meaghan O'Riordan: Communication, Trust, and Collaboration: Getting Everyone Invested in Acquisitions Work
Jessica Barr: Developing and Applying an Acquisitions Workflow in the University of St. Michael's College Archives
Alexandra Mills: Toward Collaborative Acquisition Practices at Concordia University Library's Special Collections
Brittan Nannenga: Boxes, Boxes Everywhere: Centralizing Acquisitions Workflows
Rachel Van Unen: How Did It Get Here? Promoting Transparency and Efficiency in Acquisitions Work


Facilitators
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Meaghan O'Riordan

Accessioning Archivist, Emory University
Meaghan O'Riordan is the Accessioning Archivist for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory University and has been there since 2016. She holds a masters in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Speakers
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Alexandra Mills

Special Collections Archivist, Concordia University
Alexandra Mills has served as the Special Collections Archivist at Concordia University Library since 2014. She holds an MLIS from the School of Information Studies at McGill University and an MA in art history from Concordia University.
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Rachel Van Unen

Archivist for Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rachel Van Unen is the Archivist for Collections at MIT's Institute Archives and Special Collections. She previously worked at Princeton University's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library and NYU's Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
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Jessica Barr

University Archivist & Records Manager, University of St. Michael's College
Jessica Barr has served as the University Archivist and Records Manager for the University of St. Michael?s College since 2013. She holds a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto.
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Brittan Nannenga

University Archivist, DePaul University
Brittan Nannenga is University Archivist at DePaul University. She holds an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Illinois Chicago and is pursuing an MS/LIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


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