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Monday, August 5 • 9:00am - 10:00am
510 - Archivists as Teachers: A to Z on How to Engage, Conduct, and Maintain Educational Practice in our Communities [Pop-Up]

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Why is it that archivists are hesitant to identify as teachers? Bringing together thepedagogical experiences of five professionals through four presentations, this panel will address how we, as burgeoning--yet poorly understood--educators, seek to challenge the 'show-and-tell' status quo of the archivist-asteacher. Through a discussion of case studies, opportunities for institutional collaboration, virtual access, and a reflection on archival intelligence and our roles as pedagogues, this panel will issue a call-to-action within theprofession to reflect and challenge our understanding of how to engage our users and communities. The panel will offer insight for professionals who are starting an educational program, seasoned instructors, and archivists who desire deeper educational engagement opportunities or whom are looking to boost their professional confidence.Additionally, the panel will show how educational efforts naturally serve as active advocacy for both our archives and the larger profession, therein bolstering the outreach work that we do daily.

Representing four unique post-secondary settings from across the United States and Canada of varied size, from within both archival and museological settings, our panelists bring a diversified voice. While some participants are in senior management positions in institutions with established outreach and educational programs, others are at the beginning of their careers and are looking to start new initiatives. This session is targeted at archivists, curators, and special collection librarians from all levels of experience who are curious about developing or improving a teaching program using primary sources.

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Gayle Schechter

Program Associate, CLIR+DLF
-SAA SNAP (Students and New Archives Professionals) Chair
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Ryan Leimkuehler

University Records Manager, Kansas State University
Ryan Leimkuehler has an MLIS with an emphasis in archival practice and an MA in History. He has expertise in management government and university records, as well as administering training in records management.
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James Roussain

Archivist, Outreach and Instruction, John M. Kelly Library, University of Toronto
I am an outreach and instruction archivist at the John M. Kelly Library at the University of St. Michael's College which is part of the University of Toronto, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our library primarily supports undergraduates, of which 6,000 are enrolled at St. Michael's... Read More →

Martina Dodd

GLAM Museum Education Curator, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Monday August 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
301/302, [Level 3]