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Tuesday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
909 - Next Stop, Archives! Tour Guide Transformation Tips

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Often looked at as the unheralded "experts" and "know-it-alls," archivists frequently are asked to serve as tour guides for their collections, institutions, or communities. This forces us from our archival comfort zone to now represent our collections in an unfamiliar guise. Speakers in this lightning session share tips on transforming into a tour guide through storytelling and interpretation techniques, methods to balance archival responsibilities with this role, and ways to have an impact on audiences beyond the institution.

Ryan Anthony Donaldson: Giving Tours Beyond Your Institution
Kate Fair: Balancing Job Roles
Shaun Kirkpatrick: Giving Tours Beyond Your Institution
Martha W. Lawrence: Giving Tours Beyond Your Institution
Greg McCoy: Storytelling
Colleen McFarland Rademaker: Interpretation
Amy Stevenson: General Tips


Facilitators
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Eric Chin

Senior Archivist, NBCUniversal
With over 16 years experience working in the entertainment industry as an archivist, Eric D. Chin currently serves as the Senior Archivist at NBCUniversal and manages the company's institutional history and production archives. He serves as the Past Chair of the Business Archives... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg McCoy

Senior Archivist, Procter and Gamble Corporate Archives
Greg McCoy is the Senior Archivist of P&G's Corporate Archives and Heritage Center. A P&G employee since 1992, he has served in a number of functions and roles including those in Records Management, Communications, and Global Consumer Relations. His past experiences in museums... Read More →
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Amy Stevenson

Archives Manager, Microsoft
Manages the Microsoft Archives, overseeing collection development and management, historical research for all areas of the company and providing heritage consultation for external and internal storytelling in traditional and new media formats.
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Colleen McFarland Rademaker

Associate Librarian, Special Collections, The Corning Museum of Glass
Fifteen years of experience in academic religious, and museum archives. Published author in Archival Issues and the Wisconsin Magazine of History. Frequent presenter (SAA, MAC) and workshop leader (MAC). Record of professional service includes contributions to SAA Publications Board... Read More →
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Ryan Anthony Donaldson

Independent Consultant, Heritage and Archives Consultant
Ryan Anthony Donaldson, CA, is currently a heritage and archives consultant based in Seattle, WA. For over 10 years, he served as corporate archivist for The Durst Organization in New York, NY.
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Natalie Auxier

Archivist, 20th Century Fox
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Kate Fair

Archivist, Vanguard
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Shaun Kirkpatrick

Corporate Archivist, Chubb
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Martha W. Lawrence

Project Specialist, Chick-fil-A Inc. Heritage Archives
Martha has worked with Chick-fil-A for over 25 years. In 2013, Martha oversaw the creation of the Heritage Archives program for Chick-fil-A and the Cathy family. She manages program offerings to ensure the history is integrated into the business.


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