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Monday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
701 - My Comeback Story: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in the Archives Profession

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Most of us have experienced Impostor Syndrome. Whether new to the profession or long-time archivists, we've all had that moment where we've thought, "Am I cut out for this"? In the style of lightning talks, this session seeks to start the conversation in our profession by openly discussing 'impostor' moments and how they have affected our careers and learning experiences. Panel and audience members discuss ways in which they overcame their Impostor Syndrome hurdles.

April Karlene Anderson-Zorn: I Belong: Overcoming Workplace Bullying and Finding My Voice
Drew Davis: Managing Impostor Syndrome: I Don't Know What I'm Doing! Or Do I?
Elizabeth Loch: Dos and Don'ts of Dealing with Donors
Rebekah McFarland: Where'd Everybody Go? Navigating Racial Isolation in the Archives
Beth Myers: Confessions from an Intentional Infiltrator: Earning My Place in Archives


Facilitators
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April Karlene Anderson-Zorn

University Archivist, Illinois State University
April K. Anderson-Zorn is the university archivist for Illinois State University. Anderson-Zorn earned an MLIS from FL State University and history MA from the University of Central FL. She is a certified archivist and holds a DAS certificate.

Speakers
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Drew Davis

CAP Archivist and Records Manager, College of American Pathologists
Archivist and Records Manager at the College of American Pathologists in the Chicago area. Previous positions include corporate archivist at Motorola Solutions, Inc. and archivist at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
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Beth Myers

Director, Smith College
Beth Myers holds an MA and PhD from Loyola University Chicago. Current director of Special Collections at Smith College, she has over 14 years of professional experience. Her current research focus concerns feminist curation in digital humanities.
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Elizabeth Loch

Archival Specialist, Chicago Public Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
Elizabeth Loch has been an archivist for Chicago Public Library?s Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature for 5 years. She holds an MA in Public History from Loyola Univ. Chicago and an MLIS from Dominican Univ.
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Rebekah McFarland

Archivist, Sisters of the Living Word
Rebekah McFarland is an archivist and bookbinder in Chicago with an MLIS from Dominican Univ. She is the archivist at Sisters of the Living Word and a project archivist, recently at the College of American Pathologists and the Chicago History Museum.


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