Thursday, August 1 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Advocating for Archives in State and Local Policymaking (NEW!)

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Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

This workshop aims to build capacity among SAA members and affiliates to advocate for archival issues in their immediate community, region, and state. You will learn how to identify, advocate for, and communicate effectively about archival issues to influence municipal and state decision makers. Over the course of the workshop, you will draft and begin refining an action plan for a real advocacy issue affecting your archival community. Exercises will draw from resources developed by the Society of American Archivists, the Council of State Archivists, the American Alliance of Museums, and other organizations dealing with state and municipal politics.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $49
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $49
Nonmembers: $69

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs

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Samantha Winn

Collections Archivist, International Archives of Women in Architecture, Virginia Tech
As Collections Archivist for Virginia Tech, Sam works with traditionally marginalized communities throughout the New River Valley. Her research explores issues related to displaced archives, born-digital design records, whiteness in archives, and comparative archival practice.
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Wendy Hagenmaier

Digital Collections Archivist, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy Hagenmaier is the Digital Collections Archivist at Georgia Tech, where she develops policies and workflows for digital preservation and access. She is President of the Society of Georgia Archivists and a member of SAA's Committee on Public Policy.
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Kathleen Roe

Director of Operations (Retired), New York State Archives (Retired)
SAA past-president, 2014-2015. Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the NY State Archives (retired). Holds advanced degrees in History from Michigan State University and in library/archival administration from Wayne State University. Fellow and immediate past-president... Read More →
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Bryan Whitledge

Archivist for University Digital Records, Central Michigan University
Bryan Whitledge is the Archivist for University Digital Records at Central Michigan University. During his time at the Clarke Historical Library, he has worked in multiple reference, access, and outreach capacities. He holds an MLS from the University of Illinois.

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