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Saturday, August 3 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Issues & Advocacy / Students and New Archives Professionals Sections

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Join SNAP and I&A for a discussion on paid archival internships. The meeting will begin with updates from I&A, who will share the results of their temporary labor survey, and SNAP. Following section updates will be the panel “Paid Archival Internships: Community, Precarity, and Sustainability” with Jessica Tai, Krystell Jimenez, and Oraison H. Larmon.

This panel will convene different perspectives on the UCLA/Mellon Community Archives Internship Program. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program provides UCLA MLIS students paid year-long internships at community archives from across Southern California. Jessica Tai will present her experience of co-writing a grant narrative for this paid internship program, in addition to advocating for paid internships in libraries and archives to build a more inclusive workforce. Krystell Jimenez will discuss how this internship helped her to prepare for a career in the archival profession, noting the different types of experiences she gained through this program. Oraison H. Larmon will report initial findings on the impact of this paid internship program by presenting qualitative data from semi-structured interviews they conducted with participating student interns. TheUCLA/Mellon Community Archives Internship Program is initiated by the UCLA Community Archives Lab, directed by Michelle Caswell, Associate Professor of Archival Studies, UCLA. For more information about this internship program, please visit https://communityarchiveslab.ucla.edu/.

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Jessica Tai

Resident Processing Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Oraison Larmon

Researcher, UCLA Community Archives Lab, UCLA

Saturday August 3, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
203/204, [Level 2]