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Thursday, August 1 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Archives Managers Unconference (NEW!)

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You asked and we listened! In response to member requests for more training that addresses archives management practice, SAA is offering the first Archives Managers Unconference in Austin. Join your colleagues for an invigorating day of presentations, discussions, and debate about the many facets of management.

The day will include three interrelated conversations:
  • Lightning talks on a variety of subjects, presented by your management peers. Topics will include: financial management/budgeting, personnel management, team-building, soft skills, advocacy, IT and facilities, grants, DEI, and more. (See below for the list of speakers and topics.)
  • A “pitch and two feet” style unconference to generate discussion, networking, and insight into the challenges and complexities of archives management.
  • An "SAA Think Tank" discussion about new and emerging continuing education needs for archives managers. Help us plan development of a new Management Track that best addresses your needs.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $29
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $29
Nonmembers: $29

Lightning Talks
  1. Helen Wong Smith: Now More than Ever: Managing with Cultural Diversity Competency
  2. Marcella Huggard: Managing & Motivating Student Employees: Tips and Tricks from the Field
  3. Jessica Lacher-Feldman: Loss and Grief: An Inevitable Byproduct of Donor Relations in Special Collections.
  4. Amy Armstrong: The First Year of PEER: How A Committee of Cross-Disciplinary Staff Set Out to Change Organizational Culture (A Case-Study)
  5. Heather Oswald: Collaboration and Communication: The Journey to Building an Effective Management Team.
  6. Maurita Baldock: Building a Better Boss: Exploring the Supervisory Development Program at the Library of Congress
  7. Heidi Moyer: The Green Archivist 2.0: Applying an 'Organic Strategic Planning Model' to Move Your Archives Forward
  8. Jeni Spamer: Archivists Working Remotely : Survey Results and Insights
  9. Erin Kinhart: What’s the Price Tag?: Using a Cost Calculator for Collection Processing and Digitization


Olivia M. Beaudry

Assistant Archivist, Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
Olivia Beaudry, C.A., Assistant Archivist, holds a M.A. in Public History (archival management) from Middle Tennessee State University and a B.A. in History with a minor in Communications from Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Olivia first joined the Center... Read More →
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John Chrastka

Executive Director, EveryLibrary
John Chrastka is a founder and executive director of EveryLibrary, the first Super PAC for libraries, and the EveryLibrary Institute, a public policy and tax policy think tank for libraries. EveryLibrary runs SaveSchoolLibrarians.org, a digital advocacy site focused on school library budgets and the future of school librarianship. They provide pro... Read More →
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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the university archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2012. She formerly held the position of Political Collections Archivist at Arkansas State University.

Gabrielle Dudley

Instruction Archivist and QEP Librarian, Emory University
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Erin Faulder

Digital Archivist, Cornell University Library
Erin Faulder is the Digital Archivist at Cornell University Library. She provides oversight/management of digital collections by developing and documenting workflows for accessioning, stabilizing, arranging and describing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital material... Read More →
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Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian & Archivist; Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & Archivist as well as the Library & Information Services Team Lead at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. She is an active member of SAA and currently chairs the Dictionary Working Group.

Rachel Morris

Archivist, Center for Popular Music
Rachel Morris holds an M.A. in Public History (archival management) from Middle Tennessee State University. Rachel is responsible for donations, collections management and administration, all arrangement and description, preservation of print materials, reference assistance, exhibitions... Read More →

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Amy E. Armstrong

Manager for Archives Cataloging, Harry Ransom Center
Amy Armstrong is head of the Archives Cataloging Unit, Department of Description and Access at the Harry Ransom Center. She worked with other staff to write a proposal to create a Ransom Center Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access Committee.
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Maurita Baldock

Assistant Head, Preparation Section, Manuscript Div., Library of Congress
Maurita Baldock currently oversees many processing activities in the Preparation Section of the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. She previously worked at the University of Arizona and the New-York Historical Society.
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Marcella Huggard

Manuscripts Coordinator, University of Kansas
Huggard has overseen manuscripts arrangement, description, and processing at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library since 2015.
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Erin Kinhart

Head of Collections Processing, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Erin Kinhart oversees all processing activities and jointly oversees rapid-capture digitization of manuscript collections at the Archives of American Art (AAA). From 2005-2010 she served as a project archivist for AAA's first large-scale collection digitization project.
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Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Exhibits and Special Projects Manager, University of Rochester
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Heidi Abbey Moyer

Archivist & Humanities Reference Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Ms. Moyer is a tenured faculty librarian at Penn State Harrisburg. With over twenty-five years of academic library experience, her research interests include archival advocacy and outreach, primary source literacy, motherhood and women's studies.
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Heather Oswald

Manager, Public Services, Baker Library, Harvard Business School
Heather Oswald is the Manager of Public Services for Baker Library Special Collections at Harvard Business School. Throughout her career, Heather has worked in both university and museum archives leading outreach initiatives and making collections accessible. Heather holds Masters... Read More →
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Jeni Spamer

Archivist, Virginia Mason Health System
Jeni earned her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2006. She received her Digital Archives Specialist certificate in 2014. She has worked in both academic special collections/university archives and corporate archives. Jeni lives in Baltimore, Maryland, but "commutes" to Seat... Read More →
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Helen Wong Smith

Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai'i
In her 30+ years working in private, academic, government, and school archives and libraries Helen Wong Smith has worked successfully with multigenerational interns, volunteers and staff both as a subordinate and supervisor.


Committee on Education

Society of American Archivists
The Committee on Education has four complementary purposes: 1) to assess the profession's educational needs; 2) to prepare and promote standards for archival education programs based in graduate schools; 3) to prepare and promote post-appointment and continuing education and training... Read More →
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SAA Education

Society of American Archivists
The Society of American Archivists Education Department is dedicated to offering quality in-person and online educational programs by partnering with hosts across the country to bring education to your doorstep, and by creating timely online content for accessible education at your... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Grand Salon 3, [Level 4]