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Sunday, August 4 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Open Forum: SAA Council Forum on Archivist Salaries

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This special forum, hosted by SAA Council members Melissa Gonzales and Steven D. Booth, will explore the notion of requiring salary information in position descriptions for jobs boards, the benefits and challenges of doing so, and the potential impact this ideal may have on the archival profession. Invited panelists and the audience will explore why professional associations should and should not take a position, and if so, how can archivists at all levels frame it to truly advocate for the profession and not harm it.

Facilitators
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Steven D. Booth

Archivist, Barack Obama Presidential Library
A native of Chicago, Steven D. Booth is an archivist at the Barack Obama Presidential Library where he manages the audiovisual collection. He has worked for the U.S. National Archives since 2009. Steven is a part of The Blackivists, a collective of trained Black archivists who prioritize... Read More →
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Melissa Gonzales

Director, Records Management, Houston Community College
MSLIS, Simmons College; BA, University of Texas at Austin. Certified Archivist; Digital Archives Specialist; 2014 ALI Cohort. Currently, Melissa is Director of Records Management at Houston Community College and has a background managing institutional archives and records at museums... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg McCoy

Senior Archivist, Procter and Gamble Corporate Archives
Greg McCoy is the Senior Archivist of P&G's Corporate Archives and Heritage Center. A P&G employee since 1992, he has served in a number of functions and roles including those in Records Management, Communications, and Global Consumer Relations. His past experiences in museums... Read More →
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Jessica Farrell

Project Manager & Community Coordinator, Educopia Institute
Jessica is project manager for the BitCuratorEdu project and community coordinator for the Software Preservation Network. Previously she was curator of digital collections at Harvard Law School Library and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival... Read More →
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Jim Havron

Archives and InfoSec Contractor and Consultant, Cultural Heritage Cyber Preservation
Talk to me about "cyber" and archives, GDPR, Information security in storage and in use, and general archives stuff. I am a certified archivist and a certified Information systems security professional, trying to help where the two fields meet. Ask me or debate me.I am a Lone Arranger... Read More →
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Meredith Evans

Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
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Mark Lambert

Deputy Director, Texas General Land Office
Mark Lambert is the immediate past-president of the Society of Southwest Archivists, and the director of the Texas General Land Office Archives, where he has a staff of 27 and a budget of $2 million. He has been a professional archivist for 21 years. During the Reagan era, he was... Read More →



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