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Wednesday, July 31
 

9:00am

Arrangement and Description of Digital Records Day 1 of 2 (A&D, DAS)
Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

This content was previously offered as two discrete one-day courses, part 1 and part 2. The instructors have revised this course to run as a cohesive two-day offering in 2019.


This two-day course introduces you to foundational and advanced processing strategies that are applicable to born-digital and hybrid (i.e., mixed analog and digital) records, with an emphasis on basic concepts that archivists use to establish descriptive control over digital content and hands-on work. You'll learn about standards and tools that can be used to implement an integrated processing strategy, as well as use a variety of software tools to establish descriptive control over digital archives.


Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $329 / $389
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $349 / $409
Nonmembers: $439/ $549

Credits: 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs, 1 Foundational and 1 Tactical & Strategic A&D and DAS



Speakers
avatar for Dan Noonan

Dan Noonan

Associate Professor and Digital Preservation Librarian, The Ohio State University
Reporting to the Associate Director for Information Technology, Mr. Noonan plays a key role in developing a trusted digital preservation ethos and infrastructure at The Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL). This position contributes strategy and expertise, and provides leadership... Read More →
avatar for Carol Kussmann

Carol Kussmann

Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota


9:00am

Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives (DAS)
Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.

Are you ready to build a digital archives program? This course will provide the core components necessary to help you gather support, engage stakeholders, and enact the change necessary to be able to handle digital archives in your institution. Participants will learn techniques for engaging donors and technology staff in order to effectively collect and manage born-digital materials.


Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs, 1 DAS Tactical & Strategic

Speakers
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Fynnette Eaton

Eaton Consulting


9:00am

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

Cultural Diversity Competency (CDC) is the ability to function with awareness, knowledge, and interpersonal skill when engaging people of different backgrounds, assumptions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. In this course you’ll be challenged to examine personal perceptions that might surprise you, and you’ll be introduced to strategies that will increase your ability to practice inclusion. This course provides the four skills to employ CDC and the five stages that individuals and organizations can implement to improve relations with internal and external communities.


Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs

Speakers
avatar for Helen Wong Smith

Helen Wong Smith

Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai'i
In her 30+ years working in private, academic, government, and school archives and libraries Helen Wong Smith has worked successfully with multigenerational interns, volunteers and staff both as a subordinate and supervisor.


9:00am

Introduction to PREMIS (NEW! A&D, DAS)
Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.


This is a one-day course covering the background, purpose, structure and use of the Data Dictionary and XML schema products of PREMIS, a preservation metadata initiative and maintenance activity based at the Library of Congress. You will learn about the background of PREMIS, what constitutes preservation metadata, and gain some basic experience creating a PREMIS instance of preservation metadata.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs, 1 A&D, DAS Tools & Services

Speakers
avatar for Lori Lindberg

Lori Lindberg

San Jose State University


 
Thursday, August 1
 

8:30am

Repository Tours and Open Houses [OFFSITE]
Your Austin-area colleagues represent a variety of diverse and exciting repositories—many of which are offering special behind-the-scenes access for ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019 attendees on Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2.   Register directly with the repository. 

The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture (SouthPop) | Open 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Address: 1516B South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Contact: Megan Stillman | megan@southpop.org | 512-440-8318

The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture (SouthPop) collects, conserves, and exhibits Austin music related art and ephemera, to tell the story of Austin's live music history. We have a large repository of posters, handbills, photographs, newspapers, albums and artwork, as well as a large collection of other prints, drawings, and paintings that exhibit in our gallery space throughout the year, along with on-site live music and free concerts that bring our community together to celebrate local Austin bands from yesterday and today.

TxDOT Photo Library | 9:00 am or 2:00 pm (Duration: 30 minutes)
Address: 150 Riverside Drive, Room 1C.6 , Austin, TX 78704
Contact: Anne L. Cook | anne.cook@txdot.gov | 512-486-5838
Capacity: 12 to 15 per tour. Please make reservations in advance. 

The Texas Dept. of Transportation Photo Library contains over 600,000 images on film. The majority of the still photos taken before 2005 have not been digitized but are well organized. Digital photos and scanned archival images are housed on an internal database of over 260,000 images of travel and transportation in Texas.

LBJ Presidential Library and Museum | Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705
Contact: Laura Eggert | laura.eggert@nara.gov | 512-721-0225
Capacity: 15 per tour group. Please make reservations in advance.

Visit the LBJ Library exhibits and go behind the scenes to see the Library's Reading Room and the Johnson's Private Suite.  Tours are available on Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and last approximately 90 minutes. Please contact Laura Eggert to schedule a tour. 

Thursday August 1, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm

9:00am

Advocating for Archives in State and Local Policymaking (NEW!)
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


Speakers
avatar for Samantha Winn

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.
avatar for Wendy Hagenmaier

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 →
avatar for Bryan Whitledge

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.


9:00am

Archives Managers Unconference (NEW!)
You asked and we listened! In response to member requests for more training that addresses archives management practice, SAA is offering the first Archives Managers Unconference in Austin. Join your colleagues for an invigorating day of presentations, discussions, and debate about the many facets of management.

The day will include three interrelated conversations:
  • Lightning talks on a variety of subjects, presented by your management peers. Topics will include: financial management/budgeting, personnel management, team-building, soft skills, advocacy, IT and facilities, grants, DEI, and more. (See below for the list of speakers and topics.)
  • A “pitch and two feet” style unconference to generate discussion, networking, and insight into the challenges and complexities of archives management.
  • An "SAA Think Tank" discussion about new and emerging continuing education needs for archives managers. Help us plan development of a new Management Track that best addresses your needs.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $29
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $29
Nonmembers: $29


Lightning Talks
  1. Helen Wong Smith: Now More than Ever: Managing with Cultural Diversity Competency
  2. Marcella Huggard: Managing & Motivating Student Employees: Tips and Tricks from the Field
  3. Jessica Lacher-Feldman: Loss and Grief: An Inevitable Byproduct of Donor Relations in Special Collections.
  4. Amy Armstrong: The First Year of PEER: How A Committee of Cross-Disciplinary Staff Set Out to Change Organizational Culture (A Case-Study)
  5. Heather Oswald: Collaboration and Communication: The Journey to Building an Effective Management Team.
  6. Maurita Baldock: Building a Better Boss: Exploring the Supervisory Development Program at the Library of Congress
  7. Heidi Moyer: The Green Archivist 2.0: Applying an 'Organic Strategic Planning Model' to Move Your Archives Forward
  8. Jeni Spamer: Archivists Working Remotely : Survey Results and Insights
  9. Erin Kinhart: What’s the Price Tag?: Using a Cost Calculator for Collection Processing and Digitization


Facilitators
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Olivia M. Beaudry

Assistant Archivist, Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
Olivia Beaudry, C.A., Assistant Archivist, holds a M.A. in Public History (archival management) from Middle Tennessee State University and a B.A. in History with a minor in Communications from Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Olivia first joined the Center... Read More →
avatar for John Chrastka

John Chrastka

Consultant, AssociaDirect
John Chrastka is facilitating the SAA 2019 UnConference. He is executive director of the EveryLibrary Institute, a non-profit non-partisan library policy think tank, and of EveryLibrary, the national political action committee for libraries.
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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the university archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2012. She formerly held the position of Political Collections Archivist at Arkansas State University.
avatar for Gabrielle Dudley

Gabrielle Dudley

Instruction Archivist and QEP Librarian, Emory University
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Erin Faulder

Digital Archivist, Cornell University Library
Erin Faulder is the Digital Archivist at Cornell University Library. She provides oversight/management of digital collections by developing and documenting workflows for accessioning, stabilizing, arranging and describing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital material... Read More →
avatar for Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian and Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & Library & Information Services Team Lead, at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. She is an active member of SAA and currently chairs the Dictionary Working Group.
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Rachel Morris

Archivist, Center for Popular Music
Rachel Morris holds an M.A. in Public History (archival management) from Middle Tennessee State University. Rachel is responsible for donations, collections management and administration, all arrangement and description, preservation of print materials, reference assistance, exhibitions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy E. Armstrong

Amy E. Armstrong

Manager for Archives Cataloging, Harry Ransom Center
Amy Armstrong is head of the Archives Cataloging Unit, Department of Description and Access at the Harry Ransom Center. She worked with other staff to write a proposal to create a Ransom Center Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access Committee.
avatar for Maurita Baldock

Maurita Baldock

Assistant Head, Preparation Section, Manuscript Div., Library of Congress
Maurita Baldock currently oversees processing activities in the Preparation Section of the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress. She previously worked at the University of Arizona and the New-York Historical Society.
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Marcella Huggard

Manuscripts Coordinator, University of Kansas
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Erin Kinhart

Head of Collections Processing, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Erin Kinhart oversees all processing activities and jointly oversees rapid-capture digitization of manuscript collections at the Archives of American Art (AAA). From 2005-2010 she served as a project archivist for AAA's first large-scale collection digitization project.
avatar for Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Assistant Dean and Joseph N. Lambert & Harold B. Schleifer Director Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, University of Rochester
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Heidi Abbey Moyer

Archivist & Humanities Reference Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Ms. Moyer is a tenured faculty librarian at Penn State Harrisburg. With over twenty-five years of academic library experience, her research interests include archival advocacy and outreach, primary source literacy, motherhood and women's studies.
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Heather Oswald

Manager, Public Services, Baker Library, Harvard Business School
Heather Oswald is the Manager of Public Services for Baker Library Special Collections at Harvard Business School. Throughout her career, Heather has worked in both university and museum archives leading outreach initiatives and making collections accessible. Heather holds Masters... Read More →
avatar for Jeni Spamer

Jeni Spamer

Archivist, Virginia Mason Health System
Jeni earned her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2006. She received her Digital Archives Specialist certificate in 2014. She has worked in both academic special collections/university archives and corporate archives. Jeni lives in Baltimore, Maryland, but "commutes" to Seat... Read More →
avatar for Helen Wong Smith

Helen Wong Smith

Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai'i
In her 30+ years working in private, academic, government, and school archives and libraries Helen Wong Smith has worked successfully with multigenerational interns, volunteers and staff both as a subordinate and supervisor.

Sponsors
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Committee on Education

Society of American Archivists
The Committee on Education has four complementary purposes: 1) to assess the profession's educational needs; 2) to prepare and promote standards for archival education programs based in graduate schools; 3) to prepare and promote post-appointment and continuing education and training... Read More →
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SAA Education

Society of American Archivists
The Society of American Archivists Education Department is dedicated to offering quality in-person and online educational programs by partnering with hosts across the country to bring education to your doorstep, and by creating timely online content for accessible education at your... Read More →



9:00am

Arrangement and Description of Digital Records Day 2 of 2 (A&D, DAS)
Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. Pre-conference Course fees are in addition to conference fees.


This content was previously offered as two discrete one-day courses, part 1 and part 2. The instructors have revised this course to run as a cohesive two-day offering in 2019.


This two-day course introduces you to foundational and advanced processing strategies that are applicable to born-digital and hybrid (i.e., mixed analog and digital) records, with an emphasis on basic concepts that archivists use to establish descriptive control over digital content and hands-on work. You'll learn about standards and tools that can be used to implement an integrated processing strategy, as well as use a variety of software tools to establish descriptive control over digital archives.


Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $329 / $389
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $349 / $409
Nonmembers: $439/ $549

Credits: 1.5 CEUs, 10 ARCs, 1 A&D, DAS Foundational, 1 A&D, DAS Tactical & Strategic

Speakers
avatar for Dan Noonan

Dan Noonan

Associate Professor and Digital Preservation Librarian, The Ohio State University
Reporting to the Associate Director for Information Technology, Mr. Noonan plays a key role in developing a trusted digital preservation ethos and infrastructure at The Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL). This position contributes strategy and expertise, and provides leadership... Read More →
avatar for Carol Kussmann

Carol Kussmann

Digital Preservation Analyst, University of Minnesota


9:00am

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

Email is a story keeper and a storyteller; over 3.5 billion people currently use email, and on an average day, 281 billion messages are sent and received. Amidst the daily chatter, email evidence accumulates, and the future historian bides their time until the day when they can sift through the email archives, piecing together tomorrow’s histories.


To enable this future research, libraries and archives must capture, preserve, and provide access to the evidence that email holds. Yet to date, relatively few archival programs have taken that leap in a systematic way. Part of the problem is complexity. Email is not one thing, but a complicated interaction of technical subsystems for composition, transport, viewing, and storage. Archiving email involves multiple processes. Archivists must build trust with donors, appraise collections, capture them from many locations, process email records, meet privacy and legal considerations, preserve messages and attachments, and facilitate access.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $219 / $269
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239 / $289
Nonmembers: $299 / $369

Credits: .75 CEUs, 5 ARCs, 1 DAS Tools & Services

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Patterson

Tricia Patterson

Digital Preservation Analyst, Harvard Library
Tricia Patterson is a Digital Preservation Analyst at Harvard Library, where she supports digital preservation initiatives across the library, such as web archiving and disk image content modeling. She also leads the library's email archiving programmatic activities, including the... Read More →
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Christopher J. Prom

Assistant University Archivist and Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Christopher J. Prom is the assistant university archivist and associate professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is responsible for managing digital projects, supervising archival processing, and overseeing records scheduling.His... Read More →


9:00am

9:00am

SAA Council
All SAA members are welcome to attend Council meetings. Please announce yourself to the chair upon entering the meeting room and take a seat at the perimeter of the room. It is the chair’s prerogative to acknowledge those who wish to speak, and the chair may call for an executive session should a confidential matter be considered. Visitors leave the room during executive sessions.

 
Friday, August 2
 

8:30am

8:30am

8:30am

8:30am

Repository Tours and Open Houses [OFFSITE]
Your Austin-area colleagues represent a variety of diverse and exciting repositories—many of which are offering special behind-the-scenes access for ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019 attendees on Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2.   Register directly with the repository.

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Contact: Steve Mielke | scmielke@austin.utexas.edu | 512-471-8609
Capacity: 12. Please make reservations in advance. 

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center's collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.

The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture (SouthPop) |Open 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Contact: Megan Stillman | megan@southpop.org | 512-440-8318

The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture (SouthPop) collects, conserves, and exhibits Austin music related art and ephemera, to tell the story of Austin's live music history. We have a large repository of posters, handbills, photographs, newspapers, albums and artwork, as well as a large collection of other prints, drawings, and paintings that exhibit in our gallery space throughout the year, along with on-site live music and free concerts that bring our community together to celebrate local Austin bands from yesterday and today.

TxDOT Photo Library | 9:00 am or 2:00 pm (Duration: 30 minutes)
Contact: Anne L. Cook | anne.cook@txdot.gov | 512-486-5838
Capacity: 12 to 15 per tour. Please make reservations in advance. 

The Texas Dept. of Transportation Photo Library contains over 600,000 images on film. The majority of the still photos taken before 2005 have not been digitized but are well organized. Digital photos and scanned archival images are housed on an internal database of over 260,000 images of travel and transportation in Texas.

Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection | 10:00 am or 1:00 pm (Duration: 60 minutes)
Contact: Ryan Lynch | drlynch@austin.utexas.edu | 512 495 4581
Capacity: 15 per tour. Please make reservations in advance.

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America, Latin@ Studies, and the Black Diaspora in the Americas and Caribbean. In partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS), the Benson Collection is a global destination for research and study, featuring over a million volumes as well as a wealth of original manuscripts, photographs and various media related to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Latina/Latino presence in the United States.

Briscoe Center for American History | 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm (Duration: 60 minutes)
Contact: Carol Mead | carolmead@austin.utexas.edu | 512-495-4539
This tour has reached capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs.  

As a leading history research center, the Briscoe Center for American History collects, preserves, and makes available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history, and serves as the repository of the university archives. Please join us for a curated tour of our music exhibit, "Greatest Hits: The Briscoe Center’s Music Collections," and a look behind the scenes of the archives.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission | 10:00 am (Duration: 45 minutes)
Contact: Peggy Price | pprice@tsl.texas.gov | 512-463-9807
This tour has reached capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs. 

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) preserves and documents the shared heritage and culture of Texas by identifying, collecting, and making available the official archival records of Texas government. From historical treasures such as the first Texas Constitution to government digital records, TSLAC maintains and provides access to more than 200 million pages of archival documents and more than two million volumes of printed library materials.

Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center | 1:00 pm (Duration: 90 minutes)
Contact: George Yatskievych | george.yatskievych@austin.utexas.edu | 512-471-5904
Capacity: 20. Please make reservations in advance. 

The herbaria at the University of Texas are among several biological resource collections under the umbrella of UT's Biodiversity Center, but the others are all housed at satellite campuses. These collections are used in research, education, and outreach activities, but do not have any substantial exhibit component. We curate about one million, dried, non-living plant specimens from around the globe, with a focus on floras of the southern U.S., Mexico and Central America. Our oldest specimens were collected in the 1760s, but we annually process up to 10,000 new accessions. The tour will highlight some of our accessions, review the Center's history and mission, and provide attendees a glimpse of the challenges of operating in an 82-year old building that started its existence as the university's central library.

Central Library/Austin Public Library | 2:00 pm (Duration: 60 minutes)
Contact: Molly Hults | molly.hults@austintexas.gov | 512-974-7382
This tour has reached capacity and is no longer accepting RSVPs.  

Austin's new Central Library opened in 2017 and has since garnered several awards for design and sustainability including being named one of TIME Magazine's World's Greatest Places 2018. The library provides access to knowledge through cutting-edge technology, extensive print and digital collections and dynamic and enriching programming for the entire community. The building is designed to adapt to new technology and the needs of future generations.Cozy areas for reading and shared learning rooms that can be used for classes and workshops, as well as expansive areas for community gatherings and events, have been incorporated into the design.

Austin History Center | 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Contact: Nancy Toombs | nancy.toombs@austintexas.gov | 512-974-7392
Capacity: 10 per tour. Please make reservations in advance.

As the local history division of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. We collect and preserve information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history.

LBJ Presidential Library and Museum | Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact: Laura Eggert | laura.eggert@nara.gov | 512-721-0225
Capacity: 15 per tour group. Please make reservations in advance.

Visit the LBJ Library exhibits an

Friday August 2, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm

8:30am

ArchivesSpace Annual Member Forum
ArchivesSpace will be holding its fifth annual Member Forum on August 2, 2019 at the Thompson Conference Center at ArchivesSpace member institution, University of Texas - Austin.  Just as in previous years, this will be a free opportunity for staff from ArchivesSpace member institutions to meet and share information with each other and the program team about all things ArchivesSpace.

Learn more at https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ADC/pages/863436816/ArchivesSpace+Member+Forum+2019

8:30am

Multithreading Software Preservation: A Software Preservation and Emulation Workshop [OFFSITE]
The EaaSI (Yale University) and Fostering a Community of Practice (Cal Poly) projects, both affiliated efforts of the Software Preservation Network (SPN), invites your participation for a full-day workshop in August 2019, in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, to explore software preservation and emulation in context. This program is distinct but complementary to the Emulation in the Archives workshop offered by our colleagues at the University of Virginia Libraries in July 2019.

Read more at https://www.softwarepreservationnetwork.org/blog/aug-2019-software-preservation-emulation-workshop/ 


Friday August 2, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm
Austin Central Library 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

8:45am

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference - SAA Reference, Access, and Outreach Section
The 5th Annual Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference is free and open to everyone interested in using primary source material for teaching. Whether you consider yourself a teacher, museum educator, librarian, student, archival educator, administrator, or if you don’t have experience but want real-life exposure -- this no-cost, day-long, drop-in/drop-out event is a great way to share ideas and learn with like-minded people. Event co-sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center and SAA's TPS Committee.


Please Note: You must register for this separately at http://bitly.com/TPS19Austin

Friday August 2, 2019 8:45am - 4:00pm
Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin 300 West 21st Street, Austin, Texas 78712

9:00am

9:00am

Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS)
The subcommittee of the SAA Standards Committee will meet to discuss revisions of Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF).

9:00am

SAA Research Forum
If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation - then join us in Austin, Texas, for the 13th annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations!”

The program is now available at: https://www2.archivists.org/am2019/research-forum-2019/agenda.


9:00am

9:00am

Congressional Papers Section [OFFSITE]
The CPS program features exciting panels, discussions, and participatory sessions. Hear from CPS leaders, task forces, and affiliated organizations and groups.

Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History 2300 Red River St Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2 Austin, TX 78712-1426

9:30am

Preservica Global User Group Meeting (Presented by conference sponsor Preservica)
The Preservica Global User Group meeting is free to attend for all Preservica users and provides a unique forum to meet and collaborate with peers, share ideas and learn about digital preservation projects from different communities.

The Preservica Product team will share the product vision and roadmap, including discussion around the innovation taking place at Preservica. Users will share project updates and experiences alongside a number of ‘hot topic’ workshops.

This meeting is restricted to Preservica users only, however if you like what you’ve read and want to be a part of this vibrant and collaborative community then contact david.portman@preservica.com to discover how Preservica could support your organizations digital preservation goals.

10:00am

10:00am

SAA Education: New Instructor Recruitment Session
Interested in contributing to the profession as an instructor for an existing or new Continuing Education course? Please join us for an information and discussion session on Friday, August 2, 2019. Learn how SAA supports instructors in developing and delivering educational programs. Brainstorm ideas for new courses with colleagues. Connect with members of the Committee on Education and the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Subcommittee, and hear about the experiences of current and past instructors. Please join us and learn how you can share your experience and knowledge with others.

Friday August 2, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
409, [Level 4] JW Marriott Austin, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Archive-It Partner Meeting [OFFSITE]
The Archive-It Partner meeting is a chance for partners, Internet Archive staff, and friends to meet one another and share goals, projects, ideas, and questions, for the coming year of web archiving!
The Archive-It team will share accomplishments from the last year and our roadmap moving forward, and there will be ample time for discussion, networking and presentations from members of the web archiving community.

Registration for the half-day Archive-It Partner Meeting is free and open to all. For additional information and to register, please see: https://archive-it.org/blog/conferences/2019-partner-meeting/

12:00pm

1:00pm

Military Archives Section Tour: Texas State Archives
The Military Archives Section is sponsoring a private tour of the Texas State Archives. For the Society of American Archivists’ Military Archives group, the tour will highlight holdings connected to military service and times of war. The State Archives has in its collections muster listings, correspondence, battle flags, artifacts and other materials related to Texans serving the Republic, Confederacy and the United States. This tour is limited to 15 individuals, so if you are interested in joining the tour you must RSVP before the event.

When: Friday August 2nd, 1:00 pm

Capacity: 15 people. If you are interested in attending the tour, please RSVP to Amy Mondt at amy.k.mondt@ttu.edu by August 1st.

Meet at the J W Mariott's front desk at 12:30 to walk to the archives.

Friday August 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Texas State Archives

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3:30pm

SAA Leadership Orientation and Forum
Each year all SAA component group leaders are invited to attend an interactive forum that connects experienced leaders with new ones in an effort to help you gain an understanding of your roles and responsibilities as the leader of a board, committee, working group, task force,or section—and to enhance your effectiveness! To view the information presented at previous forums: https://www2.archivists.org/governance/leadershipresources/leadershiporientationandforum .

Attendance by all SAA component group chairs and vice chairs is strongly encouraged. Consider continuing your conversation over dinner with one or more colleagues!

Facilitators
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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 →
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Petrina D. Jackson

Director, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University
Petrina Jackson is the Director of the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries (SUL). She came to the SUL from Iowa State University, where she was head of Special Collections and University Archives. Prior to that, she served as the head of instruction... Read More →
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Ricardo L. Punzalan

Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Dr. Punzalan is an assistant professor of archives and digital curation at the University of Maryland, College Park and the current Chair of SAA's Native American Archives Section. His research examines the social impact of access to digitized ethnographic archives.

Speakers
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Harrison Inefuku

Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, Iowa State University
Harrison W. Inefuku is the scholarly publishing services librarian at Iowa State University, where he is overseeing the devleopment of lowa State's library publishing program. He has been active with diversity and inclusion initiatives at the national level and has spoken and published... Read More →
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Terry Baxter

Archivist, Multnomah County (OR) Archives
Terry Baxter has worked as an archivist for 33 years, currently serving as archivist for Multnomah County and the Oregon Country Fair. He has done various things with SAA, Northwest Archivists, and ATALM. He loves archives and archivists very much.
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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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Rebecca Goldman

College Archivist, Wellesley College
College Archivist at Wellesley College, in the process of advocating to hire a project archivist. Founding chair of SNAP Section, former chair of College and University Archives Section. Forever cranky about labor practices in archives.



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Saturday, August 3
 

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Bookstore Open
AUSTIN-tatious!

NEW READS . . .
  • Archival Fundamentals Series III
    • Volume 1: Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs, edited by Peter Gottlieb and David W. Carmicheal,
    • Volume 2: Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, by Dennis Meissner,
    • Volume 3: Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists, by Kathleen D. Roe
  • One Book, One Profession 2019 Selection
    • Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene, edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera
. . . and great deals on dozens of other titles, including
  • Trends in Archives Practice Series (special price for all 7 volumes)
  • Waldo Gifford Leland Award-winning Moving Image and Sound Collections 
  • books on digital preservation, descriptive standards, ethics and legal issues, exhibits, how-to manuals, and writings on archives
  • FREE copies of American Archivist and Archival Outlook while supplies last
#whoworeitbetter—YOU!
Purchase limited-edition “Peace-Love-Archives” t-shirts and tote bags.

8:00am

Information Tables
Stop by these information tables to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:
  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)
  • CoSA Silent Auction
  • SAA Education
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)
  • SAA Labor Archives Section
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators (NAGARA)
  • New England Archivists (NEA)
  • Preservation Week
  • SAA Committee on Public Awareness
  • SAA Foundation
  • SAA Preservation Section NDRFA Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • Society of Southwest Archivists

Service Projects:
  • Warm Up America! 
    We are collecting knitted or crocheted 7” x 9” squares, made of washable/dryable yarn, to create blankets we can distribute to those in need in the DC area. Extra supplies will be available at the donation table!

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Museum Archives Section Symposium
The Museum Archives Section steering committee members and working group chairs will provide project updates with time for discussion and networking. The Standards and Best Practice Working Group 2019 Symposium will revisit the topic of work in progress allowing presenters to share current projects and highlight accomplishments.

Museum Archives “Updates from the Floor” Symposium 

Please join us! The Museum Archives Section’s Standards and Best Practices Working Group is holding its annual symposium at this year’s SAA Annual Meeting in Austin on Saturday, August 3rd from 8:30am to 10:30am, followed by our Section’s business meeting. 

This year our symposium will formalize the “Updates from the Floor” portion of the Section meeting and focus on projects currently underway or recently completed in museum archives. This symposium will provide a forum for sharing pilots, in-progress projects, and recently completed projects, initiatives, and activities at our repositories with our colleagues, and offers an opportunity for sharing ideas and assessing the current state of the museum archives field.

Schedule

8:30-8:35: Symposium Introduction: Megan Schwenke, Harvard Art Museums

8:35-9:30: Panel 1

Building a Museum Archives Program: A Game of Chutes & Ladders 
Katrina O'Brien, World of Speed

Back to Basics: Recent Projects in the Archives at The Henry Ford
Brian Wilson, The Henry Ford

American Museum of Natural History Authorities
Rebecca Morgan, American Museum of Natural History

Moderator: Rachel Chatalbash, Yale Center for British Art

9:30 - 10:30: Panel 2

ArchivesSpace at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Tara Hart, Whitney Museum of American Art

Wrangling a Hybrid Collection
Malia Van Heukelem, University of Hawaii at Manoa

One Smithsonian, Many Libraries and Archives
Sharad J. Shah, Smithsonian Libraries

Moderator: Megan Schwenke, Harvard Art Museums


Questions? Please contact Working Group co-chairs Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu) and Megan Schwenke (megan_schwenke@harvard.edu).

Facilitators
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Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
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Megan Schwenke

Senior Archivist/Records Manager, Harvard Art Museums

Speakers
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Malia Van Heukelem

Art Archivist Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Malia Van Heukelem is the Art Archivist Librarian at the University of Hawaii’s Hamilton Library where she oversees the Jean Charlot Collection, a large collection of artist papers, plus the Archive of Hawaii Artists & Architects. Previously, she worked in the Library's Preservation... Read More →
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Rebecca Morgan

Special Collections Archivist, American Museum of Natural History
Rebecca Morgan is the Special Collections Archivist in the American Museum of Natural History. Her responsibilities include managing an ongoing efforts to identify, describe and advise on the stewardship of archival collections across the museum.
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Katrina O'Brien

Collection Manager & Archivist, World of Speed
Katrina O'Brien, Collection Manager & Archivist at World of Speed motorsport museum in Oregon, is a CA and has a MARA from SJSU, building the archive and collection program even before the museum opened and continues to strengthen the program as the WoS heads into its third year... Read More →
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Brian Wilson

Senior Manager, Archives and Library, The Henry Ford
Brian Wilson is Senior Manager of the Archives and Library at The Henry Ford, a position he has held since June 2018. In addition to leadership and oversight of the Archives and Library, Brian serves as a member of The Henry Ford’s Historical Resources management team which is responsible... Read More →
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Sharad J. Shah

Collections Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries
Sharad Shah serves as the Collections Management Librarian for the History and Culture Department of the Smithsonian Libraries, and spends the bulk of his time working at the National Air & Space Museum (NASM) and the Museum Support Center (MSC).
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Tara Hart

Whitney Museum of American Art


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Archives Management Section
The Archives Management Section will hold a Management Bootcamp planning “charrette” during our 2019 section meeting. Continuing the discussion from last year’s meeting, section members will work together creating an outline for an archive management bootcamp. We will also have a short business meeting.

10:00am

Archivists of Religious Collections Section
Exhibits and displays in religious archives provide opportunities to highlight experiences and events of the people and themes shaping faith communities. A panel of ARCS members, representing denominational archives, religious collections at universities, and lone arrangers, discuss methods and strategies for implementing engaging historical displays.

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Lee Leumas

Director of Archives and Records, Archdiocese of New Orleans
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Mac Ice

Abilene Christian University
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Jill Sweetapple

Reference Archivist, American Baptist Historical Society
Jill Sweetapple graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Television and Radio Production and then worked in the television industry for over 20 years, primarily for Turner Broadcasting. She graduated from Florida State University with an MLIS on 2009, when she also... Read More →
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Timothy Binkley

Archivist, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University


Saturday August 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Brazos, [Level 2] JW Marriott Austin, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00am

Audio & Moving Image Section
Keeping Archives Weird - An Austin Approach to preserving audiovisual archives - Austin's Audiovisual Archivists and others present unique approaches to the preservation of Audiovisual archives. Radio Preservation Task Force - a preview of their panel "Building Support for Sound Preservation through Collaboration"

Speakers
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Sarah Cunningham

Audiovisual Archivist, LBJ Presidential Library, National Archives
- Audiovisual Archivist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (2003 – present). - Created a curriculum to teach audio preservation, reformatting and the management of sound archives for the Graduate School of Information Studies at the University of Texas... Read More →
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Josh Shepperd

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Josh Shepperd is an Assistant Professor at Catholic University, Humanities and Information Fellow at Penn State, Sound History Fellow of the National Recording Preservation Board, & Director of the Library of Congress's Radio Preservation Task Force.


10:00am

College & University Archives Section
Join the Section to discuss this year's theme of campus histories and social justice. Lightning round speakers Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, Brigette Kamsler, David McCartney and Sandra Varry will share their experiences, and there will be plenty of time for members' Q&A. We will also hold our annual business meeting.

Speakers
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Sandra Varry

Heritage & University Archivist, Florida State University
Sandra Varry is the Heritage & University Archivist at Florida State University where she collects, manages, and provides access to FSU’s archive and manages its Heritage Museum. She holds an MFA in Photography from UNC at Chapel Hill, and an MLIS from the University of South Florida... Read More →
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David McCartney

University Archivist, University of Iowa
David has been University of Iowa Archivist since 2001. He has an MLIS from the University of Maryland and a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before archives, David was a reporter for radio stations in IA, WI, OR, and AK.
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Lae'l Hughes-Watkins

University Archivist, University of Maryland Special Collections
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins is the University Archivist for the University of Maryland. She is the Founder of Project Stand, 2019 LJ Mover and Shaker and the recipient of the 2018 Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award. Her research areas focus on outreach to marginalized communities... Read More →
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Brigette Kamsler

University Archivist, George Washington University
Brigette C. Kamsler is the University Archivist at The George Washington University. Originally from Gettysburg, PA, she was United States Corporate Archivist for the bank HSBC; Project Archivist at the Burke Library at Columbia University in the City of New York; and Archivist and... Read More →


10:00am

Diverse Sexuality & Gender / Women's Collections Sections
The 2019 DSGS / WCS joint section meeting will feature a panel of presenters speaking on recent efforts to provide access to archival materials concerning women and/or the LGBTQIA+ communities. Gina K. Armstrong will discuss the creation and impact of the Howard Cruse collection and its contribution to reclaiming important space for marginalized communities at the Birmingham-Southern College. Ellen Brooks will present on a recent project to collect oral history interviews with 100 notable women as a part of the “She Changed the World” campaign, coordinated by North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR). And Anna Tunnicliff will discuss the Iowa Women’s Archives' recent efforts to enhance visibility of lesbian collections and connect them to LGBTQIA+ students and activists through collaboration with partners on and off campus. Aside from the panel presentation, DSGS and WCS leadership will facilitate discussions on new section business and call for announcements from section members regarding recent projects, initiatives, concerns, etc. that are relevant to our communities.

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Gina K. Armstrong

Archives and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Birmingham-Southern College
Gina K. Armstrong is an archivist and librarian at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC). Prior to BSC, Armstrong served as an IMLS apprentice at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, where she concurrently completed a museum studies certificate at the University of Cinci... Read More →
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Ellen Brooks

Oral Historian, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
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Anna Tunnicliff

Processing Librarian, Iowa Women's Archives
Anna Tunnicliff is a Processing Librarian at the Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa, Iowa City.


10:00am

Government Records Section
The GRS Meeting will focus on the impact of the federal government shutdown, as well as the difficulties that government archivists face when implementing new technology and undertaking digitization initiatives. The section will also discuss opportunities for collaborating with other SAA sections in the coming year.

10:00am

Human Rights Archives Section
This year the Human Rights Archives section meeting will focus on planning the future of the section as we prepare for the 10th anniversary scheduled for SAA 2020. Attendees are invited to participate in break out groups each discussing topics such as future directions for the section, implementing new approaches or areas of work, re-imagining section organizational structure, redefining our vision, building community and support, and developing opportunities to contribute to our new information resource platform.

10:00am

Independent Archivists Section
Are you an archivist in a non-traditional archive? Are you an independent contractor or thinking about becoming one? Then join the Independent Archivists Section for our annual meeting. After a short business meeting we will hear from a speaker (TBD) on some of the unique challenges faced by Independent Archivists.

10:00am

Public Library Archives/Special Collections Section
The Public Library Archives/Special Collections Section meeting will highlight community-focused projects by public library archives and special collections. Speakers will include:

"Class visits to the archives - developing a model we can duplicate", Abby Hoverstock, Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Department

"Translating archival jargon for a public audience" Lisa Warwick, DC Public Library, Special Collections

"Community Archiving Workshop, a project of the Association of Moving Image Archivists", Sandra Yates, Texas Medical Center Library

Section leadership will also present updates on work over this past year, focused on section outreach and advocacy.

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Lisa Warwick

Library Coordinator, DC Public Library
Transitioning from Special Collections to Public Libraries to Special Collections IN Public Libraries.
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Lauren Algee

Senior Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress
Lauren is outgoing Chair of the SAA Public Libraries Archives and Special Collections Section. As a member of the Library of Congress Labs team she is a Community Manager for By the People, a crowdsourcing project which invites the public to explore and make LC digital collections... Read More →
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Sandra Yates

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Texas Medical Center Library
Sandra Yates, MSIS, CA, DAS is the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian for the Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center in Houston, TX. She manages the preservation and access to the library's special collections, including rare books, audiovisual materials... Read More →
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Abby Hoverstock

Sr. Archivist, Denver Public Library



10:00am

Science, Technology, & Health Care Section
The STHC Section's annual meeting will include discussion of ongoing projects and future plans. The program will also feature lightning talks (10 minutes) that highlight the stories of women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and others often overlooked, undervalued, and sometimes lost in the science, technology and healthcare archival record.

Presenter: Linda Sellars, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries
Topic: Education and achievement of women in the field of engineering
Abstract: This talk will highlight collections that document the education and achievement of women in the field of engineering.

Presenter: Anna Reznik, Texas State Library and Archives
Topic: Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority
Abstract: At its face, the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority (TLLRWDA) is one of many abolished governmental bodies; however, digging deeper into records illustrate that the story goes beyond the typical narrative of a state agency performing its charged functions. Instead, the records illustrate the deliberations within the scientific community on the data, the discussions on how and where waste can be managed, and the debates within a socio-economically disadvantaged area on if the benefits out weight potential dangers.

Presenter: Ricc Ferrante, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic: Scientists' Field Notes: From buried in a closet to serving biodiversity researchers and citizen science
Abstract: Nine years ago at the Smithsonian, the vision was cast to create and deliver an online catalog of biodiversity-related field notes. Some were underexposed, listed in finding aids. Others were still to be discovered in deserted offices at donor museums. An online catalog of item-level records would elevate these valuable primary sources to Internet search engines and increase their discoverability remarkably. That was the beginning. Today, over 9,500 mostly handwritten field notes across hundreds of collections have been documented in the Field Book Project catalog and almost half have been digitally preserved. Their online presence has produced demand for remote access (digitization), expanding the Project's scope to include preservation and digitization. Use of aggregators like the Biodiversity Heritage Library and DPLA have tripled broadened access and impact even further. The latest? In response to digital access, researchers asked for transcripts of the field notes. Without staff or funding for that, the Archives turned to the crowd. Citizen scientists and hundreds of other volunteers have turned out to tackle that challenge and help to enhance these records even further. Where will this take us next?

Speakers
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Linda Sellars

Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Riccardo Ferrante

Director of Digital Services, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Riccardo Ferrante is the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Director of Digital Services, overseeing its Electronic Records, Digitization, Web and Social Media teams. He is also Digital Preservation adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins University.
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Anna Reznik

Texas State Library and Archives


11:00am

11:30am

Archival Educators Section
Presentation on BitCuratorEdu, a collaboration between UNC SILS, Educopia, BitCurator Consortium and CoSA to study and advance the adoption of digital forensics tools and methods in libraries and archives through professional education. Additional discussion on implementation of an archival educator repository, and business meeting.

Speakers
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Jessica Farrell

Community Facilitator, Educopia Institute
Jess is community facilitator for the Software Preservation Network and BitCurator Consortium. Previously she was curator of digital collections at Harvard Law School Library and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, the College of... Read More →


11:30am

Archivists & Archives of Color Section
The annual Archivists and Archives of Color Section Meeting invites members to discuss current projects and upcoming section goals, while honoring the Pinkett Minority Student Award, Brenda S. Banks Travel Awards, and Mosaic Scholarship recipients. The annual section meeting will feature a panel discussion with two Community Archivists from the Austin History Center whose work focuses on highlighting the histories of local communities of color.

Speakers
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Dorothy Berry

Digital Collections Program Manager, Harvard University
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Barrye Brown

Processing Archivist, New York Public Library
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kYmberly Keeton

African American Community Archivist & Librarian, Austin Public Library
Writer. Librarian. Artist. Archivist. Creative-Mixologist.
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Ayshea Khan

Asian American Community Archivist, Austin History Center
Ayshea Khan currently serves as the Asian Pacific American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, where she advocates for the collection, preservation and improved access to our local Asian American histories. She holds a B.S. in Cinema Production & Photography from Ithaca... Read More →


11:30am

Collection Management Tools Section
The Collection Management Tools Section meeting will include a brief business meeting, followed by a presentation from archivists who recently completed a migration from Archon into Access to Memory (AtoM). The meeting will end with breakout discussion groups to share tips, tricks, and thoughts on collection management tools and workflows.

Speakers
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Cliff Hight

Department Head & University Archivist, Kansas State University
Cliff Hight is University Archivist and Head of Special Collections at Kansas State University Libraries. Previously, he was Archivist/Curator at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center in Cañon City, Colorado. He started in the profession at the National Baseball Hall... Read More →
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Cyndi Shein

Head, Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Head of Special Collections Technical Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries. ~stewardship of born-digital materials ~project management ~metadata ~archival workflows ~ArchivesSpace ~decolonizing/updating vocabularies
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Amy L. Allen

University Archivist, University of Arkansas
Amy Leigh Allen is the first University Archivist at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She is responsible for establishing policies and procedures and collecting and processing university records, including born digital materials. Allen earned an MLIS from the University of... Read More →
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Katrina Windon

Accessioning and Processing Archivist, University of Arkansas
Katrina Windon is the Accessioning and Processing Archivist for the University of Arkansas Special Collections. Windon holds an MSIS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Archivist.
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Kevin W. Schlottmann

Head of Archives Processing, Columbia University, RBML



11:30am

Design Records Section
The Design Records Section will meet to discuss members' recent work and future directions for the Section.

11:30am

Labor Archives Section
Are you an archivist responsible for labor related collections? Join the Labor Archives Section at its annual business meeting to discuss current and future projects that relate to labor related collections and learn more about issues unique to records documenting the lives of workers and their organizations.Wesley Chenault, new Director of the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives Cornell University will share his initial vision for and updates about the Kheel Center.

Speakers
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Benjamin Blake

Labor Archivist for the George Meany Labor Archives, George Meany Labor Archives, University of Maryland
Ben Blake is the Labor Archivist for the George Meany Labor Archives at the University of Maryland, where his is responsible for the national records of the AFL-CIO, carpenters and bakery workers unions.  Ben has over eighteen years of experience as an archivist in a wide range of... Read More →
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Conor Michael Casey

Labor Archivist, Labor Archives of Washington


11:30am

Local Government Records Section
The Local Government Records Section will host lightning chats and a panel discussion on issues faced by archivists in local government settings (TBD). Possible topics include education and outreach - specifically how to expand our reach beyond our governmental institutions.

Saturday August 3, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
Brazos, [Level 2] JW Marriott Austin, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

11:30am

Lone Arrangers Section
Collections Management Systems for Lone Arrangers

“What tool should I use to manage my collections?” This topic comes up routinely on the Lone Arrangers listserv. Panelists will provide an overview of options that work well in small staff settings, and reflect on pros and cons. There will be plenty of time for audience questions.

Speakers
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Michelle Ganz

Archives Director, McDonough Innovation
Michelle Ganz has been a lone arranger archivist for 12 years. She currently works for William McDonough, grandfather of the green architecture movement, developing a new approach to living archives.
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Annie Tummino

Head of Special Collections and Archives, Queens College, City University of New York
Annie Tummino serves as Head of Special Collections and Archives at Queens College, City University of New York, where she oversees the acquisition, preservation, and use of archival materials. Prior to Queens College, she was the archivist at SUNY Maritime College for 2 1/2 years... Read More →
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Malachy McCarthy

Province Archivist, Claretian Missionaries Archives
Dr. Malachy McCarthy is the Province Archivist for the Claretian Missionaries Archives since 2003. The archives is part of the Chicago Archive Collaborative which houses two other archive repositories. His primary focus has been to make the Claretian collection accessible. Interested... Read More →


11:30am

Metadata & Digital Object / Web Archiving Sections
The Web Archiving and Metadata and Digital Object Sections (WAS & MDOS) will will be holding a joint event. The event will open with annual business meeting information and reports, and follow with a debate panel. Panelists will debate and discuss topics related to descriptive metadata and web archives.

11:30am

Performing Arts Section
The 2019 Performing Arts Section Meeting will feature presentations on scrapbook digitization from Gabryel Smith, New York Philharmonic Archives, and on disaster preparedness from Tom Clareson of the Lyrasis Performing Arts Readiness project. New Section leaders will be introduced, and members will have a chance to share updates.

Speakers
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Tom Clareson

Conservator, LYRASIS
Thomas Clareson is Senior Digital & Preservation Services Consultant at LYRASIS. Holding an MLS from Kent State University, Tom was previously Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc... Read More →
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Gabryel Smith

New York Philharmonic Archives


11:30am

Reference, Access, & Outreach Section
Reference, Access and Outreach section will hold its annual business meeting with reports from subcommittees Exhibits and Events (E2), Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS), and Public Services Assessment Committee (PSAC). Programming will also include the 7th Annual Marketplace of Ideas where attendees can listen in on a variety of topics. Learn more here.

Business meeting
  • Committee Reports
    • PSAC (Public Services Assessment Committee)
    • TPS (Teaching With Primary Sources)
    • E2 (Events and Exhibits)
    • Accessibility
    • Council Update
    • Chair update 
      • “Interested in contributing to RAO?”
    • Marketplace “pitches” 2 minute per person
 
Marketplace
The Marketplace will kick off with each "vendor" giving a 2-minute infomercial to entice "shoppers." After that, we'll divide up and vendors will "sell" their ideas to shoppers in two 20-minute rounds.
 
Vendors Include:
  • Lucy Barber, Deputy Executive Director, NHPRC. "Let Us Help You"NHPRC's records programming focus is on increasing access to, and engagement with, archival records. Lucy will discuss the available NHPRC programming and keys to successful applications.
  • Jen Hoyer, Educator, Kaitlin Holt, Program Manager,  and Julia Pelaez, Educator, Brooklyn Connections, Brooklyn Public Library. "Break Out! Gamify your Collections" Our presentation will share our experience developing Retro Detectives, a fun and engaging program that replicates the thrilling anticipation and mystery of today’s trendiest escape rooms minus the physicality and space commitment involved. With hands-on activities, we’ll demonstrate how breakout box activities can integrate primary source material as a key to accessing archives material in exciting new ways, in both formal and informal outreach settings. We’ll explain the process of designing Retro Detectives from genesis to implementation and evaluation alongside successes and challenges of the project in its first year, and we’ll share how a similar activity can be replicated at your institution. 
  • Lydia Tang, Special Collections Archivist, Michigan State University Special Collections. "Accessibility and Disability in Archives" Introducing the revised Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities and the proposed Accessibility & Disability Section of SAA.  What are these Guidelines? How can they be applied at your repository for digital, physical access, exhibits, outreach, and more? Do you have questions on accessibility?  Why is disability representation important? Join us to learn more!  
  • Mary Johnson, Coordinator, TPS Teachers Network, and Danna Bell, Educational Outreach Specialist at the Library of Congress "Outreach Extended: Bringing K12 Teachers into the Conversation" If you are an archivist seeking new users through your outreach efforts, we have the audience for you! K12 educators (9,000 and growing) in the TPS Teachers Network are eager to tap into your expertise and your resources, both locally and nationally. Invite them into archival conversations through the "Partnering with Museum Educators and Archivists" group.  Let’s network!
  • Arlene Schmuland, Head, Archives & Special Collections, UAA/APU Consortium Library. "Reference training: brainstorming topics for short training tutorials" Continuing education for reference work is often hard to obtain and not well attended when offered. One solution to the barriers of time, money, and management priorities could be a series of short tutorials on various aspects of the reference process that would allow archival managers to pick and choose components that would meet the needs of their own institutions. This is a brainstorming session to elicit training topics, participants in creating tutorials, and methods and support for developing a repository for those tutorials.
 
We'll see you in Austin!

Speakers
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Lucy Barber

Deputy Executive Director, National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)
Lucy Barber, Deputy Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission (lucy.barber@nara.gov; 202-357-5306, http://www.archives.gov/nhprc) At the Commission, which she joined in 2006, Lucy oversees the grant making process in connection with other program... Read More →
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Danna Bell

Educational Outreach Specialist, Library of Congress
Danna Bell-Russel is an Educational Outreach Specialist at the Library of Congress. Previously she served as a member of the Digital Reference Team at the Library, the first reference division created to specifically deal with the online resources found on the Library's website. Prior... Read More →
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Lydia Tang

Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University
Dr. Lydia Tang has been the Special Collections Archivist-Librarian at Michigan State University since 2015. She holds multiple leadership positions with ArchivesSpace and SAA in the Privacy and Confidentiality Section, Collection Management Tools Section, the Task Force to Revise... Read More →
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Kaitlin Holt

Program Manager, Brooklyn Connections, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Kaitlin manages Brooklyn Connections, an award winning school program based out of the Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) special collection, the Brooklyn Collection. Brooklyn Connections is a residency-style program that teaches 4-12th grade students research skills while completing... Read More →
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TPS Teachers Network

Coordinator, TPS Teachers Network
The TPS (Teaching with Primary Sources) Teachers Network is a professional social media platform that connects educators interested in using Library of Congress primary sources and other institutional collections to improve student learning. Join the TPS Teachers Network, connect... Read More →
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Jen Hoyer

Educator, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Jen Hoyer helps make things go at Interference Archive and teaches about researching local history at the Brooklyn Collection. She loves working through how archives can help people understand themselves and their place in the world around them.
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Julia Pelaez

Educator, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Julia holds a M.A. in Teaching History from Bard College and has worked previously as an educator at the American Museum of Natural History. Julia advocates for the learning-disabled community to ensure that teachers create inclusive classrooms.


12:00pm

12:00pm

Business Archives Section Colloquium
As business archivists emerge as brand communicators, content creators, and storytellers, how do you keep your identity as an archivist and excel in an ever-demanding world? How do we maintain core archival skills and functions and absorb other roles in communications traditionally held outside of the archives – social media, exhibits, information analyst ring a bell?

You need not to be a business archivist to attend!

Speakers:
· Amy Auscherman, Herman Miller – Archivist as Author & Historian
· Lauren Dreger, Winthrop Group/Ford Motor Company – Field Archiving
· Jamie Martin, IBM – Internal and External Loans
· Dave J. Moore, Carhartt – Blogs & Social Media

Speakers
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Jamie Martin

Corporate Archivist, IBM
Jamie Martin is the head of the IBM Corporate Archives. She has worked within business archives for the past 12 years. She received her MLIS from Dominican University/College of St. Catherine in 2006. Jamie is the Past Chair of the Business Archives Section and a member of the 2013... Read More →
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Dave J. Moore

Heritage & Brand Asset Manager, Carhartt
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Amy Auscherman

Corporate Archivist, Herman Miller
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Lauren Dreger

Archivist, Winthrop Group/Ford Motor Company


1:00pm

Acquisitions & Appraisal / Electronic Records Sections
The Acquisitions & Appraisal and Electronic Records Sections have partnered to create a discussion and learning space on digital appraisal. After conducting our business meetings, we’ll share a presentation on advocating for appraisal, a lightning round on electronic appraisal tools, a case study involving state government records, and a discussion on collective appraisal. For the remainder of our time, we will break out into concurrent small group discussions to engage further on each topic.

Speakers

Advocating for Appraisal (Presentation)
Christian Kelleher

Tools for Born-Digital Appraisal (Lightning Round) - ePADD, Brunnhilde, Bulk Extractor, and FTK
Dorothy Waugh (ePADD); Jessica Venlet (Brunnhilde + Bulk Extractor); Cat Lea Holbrook (FTK)

Appraising Electronic State Agency Records (Case Study)
Pat Galloway, Amy Padilla, Natasha Kovalyova, Haley Latta

Collective Approaches to Electronic Appraisal (Panel Discussion)
Carla Alvarez, Bonnie Gordon, and Jen Hoyer


A full agenda and links to community notes for all presentations can be found here: http://bit.ly/SAAERS19

Facilitators
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Jessica Farrell

Community Facilitator, Educopia Institute
Jess is community facilitator for the Software Preservation Network and BitCurator Consortium. Previously she was curator of digital collections at Harvard Law School Library and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, the College of... Read More →

Speakers
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Natasha Kovalyova

University of Texas at Austin
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Amy Padilla

University of Texas at Austin
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Haley Latta

University of Texas at Austin
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Bonnie Gordon

Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
Bonnie Gordon is a Digital Archivist on the Digital Programs team at the Rockefeller Archive Center, where she focuses on digital preservation, born digital records, and training around technology.
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Jen Hoyer

Educator, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library
Jen Hoyer helps make things go at Interference Archive and teaches about researching local history at the Brooklyn Collection. She loves working through how archives can help people understand themselves and their place in the world around them.
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Dorothy Waugh

Digital Archivist, Emory University
Dorothy Waugh is Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She received her MLS from Indiana University and her MA in English Literature from the Ohio State University.
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Cat Lea Holbrook

Archivist, Schlesinger Library
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Pat Galloway

Archival educator, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin.
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Jessica Venlet

University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries
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Carla O. Alvarez

US Latina/o Archivist, Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin



1:00pm

Issues & Advocacy / Students and New Archives Professionals Sections
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/.

Speakers
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Jessica Tai

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


1:00pm

Preservation Section / Technical Subcommittee on Archival Facilities Guidelines
The Preservation Section Steering Committee regrets to share that the Sections’ primary speaker for our meeting Jeremy Linden, is unable to attend the annual meeting due to illness.

We will still be dedicating our meeting to Sustainability and Cultural Heritage, and look forward to hearing from you all at the meeting as we discuss Sustainability and Cultural Heritage.

Jeremy will be sharing a screencast of his postponed talk in the next few weeks, “Sustainability and Cultural Heritage: The State of SAA and the Allied Professions.” Stand by for that date later in October.

Sustainability and Cultural Heritage: The State of SAA and the Allied Professions 

Join us for a presentation and facilitated discussion on the current state of sustainable practices throughout the cultural heritage community in this joint session with the Technical Subcommittee on Archival Facilities Guidelines (TSAFG). The program will begin with brief announcements and updates from the Preservation Section, TSAFG, the SAA Foundation, and representatives from NEH and NHPRC.
The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the advent of sustainable practices throughout the cultural heritage community, ranging from redefined standards and best practices to broaden discussions and understanding of what sustainability means in the context of collecting organizations including archives, museums, and libraries. This session will:
  • Outline recent changes to standards and best practices documents in the interest of sustainable preservation practices;
  • Introduce current sustainability activities from among the cultural heritage professional organizations, including AIC, AAM, AASLH, as well as allied professions such as ASHRAE,
  • Discuss broadened, more inclusive understandings of sustainability in cultural heritage (it's not just about being green!)
  • Identify sustainability recommendations and practices in the forthcoming, updated Archival and Special Collections Facilities Guidelines;
  • and examine SAA's own current efforts toward understanding sustainability within the profession.
The talk will be followed by a facilitated discussion of possible next steps to consider, both as archivists committed to preservation of our institutional holdings, and as members of SAA as a whole. Questions considered could potentially include:
  • What commitments to sustainable practices might SAA consider as a professional organization;
  • How to increase awareness or educational opportunities for sustainability in professional education;
  • Suggestions for research and best practices development in day-to-day workflow processes (recycling, product and material selection, etc.)
Comments and suggestions from the discussion will be gathered and collated by the Preservation Section, shared with Council, and used to help inform future efforts in developing recommendations for sustainability practices in archival repositories by the Technical Subcommittee for Archival Facilities Guidelines and the Preservation Section, as well as other interested groups within SAA.

Speakers
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Jeremy Linden

Preservation Consultant, Linden Preservation Services, Inc.


1:00pm

“Storytelling Workshop”
Learn how to tell your story—and tell it well! In this introductory workshop sponsored by SAA’s Committee on Public Awareness, you’ll work with two-time Moth GrandSLAM winner (and former Moth director of education) Micaela Blei, PhD, to find stories that you want to tell, learn strategies for delivering riveting stories, and feel great doing it. You’ll learn how to use personal storytelling strategies to engage your audiences, whether you’re telling a personal story or sharing stories about your collections.
 
Registration was required by July 19; this workshop is now at capacity.

Speakers
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Micaela Blei

Storyteller and Coach
Micaela Blei has years of experience working with individuals, organizations, and communities to shape and share the important stories of their lives. Her acclaimed workshops are invitations to reflection, spaces for discovery, and—most of all—a lot of fun. Her own stories have been called “h... Read More →



1:30pm

SAA Tragedy Response Initiative Volunteer Think Tank
The Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force invites you to a pre-conference event centered on investigating a framework to create a volunteer response network. This network would respond to the growing need for assistance in the collection and preservation of materials amassed after tragedies, both human-caused and natural disasters.  

Goals for the foundation of this volunteer network would center on a community centric in-person and digital stewardship/conservation plan to assist communities responding to tragic events. The event aims to explore research amassed by the SAA Task Force as well as that of allied groups such as SAA’s own Disaster Planning and Recovery Subcommittee, AIC National Heritage Responders, and cooperative groups of museums, archives, and universities involved in earlier and current collecting efforts centered in repositories and communities  across the United States. 

Presenters and participants will review current projects (both successful and  not), the development of team work (both volunteer and professional) in ensuring maintenance of records, and work completed by the Task Force thus far. We will engage all participants in various scenarios involving current and hypothetical documentation of tragedies. 

This is the first of a number of endeavors by those charged with guarding the memory of events that have changed the way Americans think of themselves as well as their history. We intend to work toward a framework involving various constituencies who will create tools as well as facilitate funding and build bridges between yet others interested in this topic. 

1:45pm

1:45pm

Encoded Archival Standards Section
Following updates from the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) and members of the Archives and Linked Data interest group, section leadership will review the preliminary findings of it’s 2019 survey on the adoption and use of encoded standards and open the floor to discussion of these findings.

1:45pm

Oral History Section
This meeting will feature of a roundtable of oral history program leaders from Texas discussing their experiences both encouraging and resisting transparency in oral history archives work. Other professional organizations, including the Oral History Association Archives Interest Group and the Metadata Task Force, will give updates on their work.

Speakers
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Mike Miller

Manager and City Archivist, Austin History Center
Manager of the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Master's degrees in History and IS from the UNT. Co-founder of the State Partnership and Outreach Committee of the Society of Southwest Archivists (and current SSA Treasurer).
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Stephen Sloan

Associate Professor of History & Director of the Institute for Oral History, Baylor University
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Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Professor in the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin
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Kristine L. Toma

University Archivist, Texas State University


1:45pm

Privacy & Confidentiality / Security Sections
The joint Privacy & Confidentiality and Security Section meeting will concentrate on the complementary nature of privacy and security concerns and activities in archives. Topics may include cyber security, hacking, researcher privacy, and digital forensics for born-digital collections.

Speakers:
  • P & C Steering Committee members: Results and Analysis of Access Restriction Survey
  • Cal Lee: Privacy with Bits in Mind
  • Jim Havron: GDPR Does Apply to Us: Some of the Immediate Consequences of Various Privacy Legislation for Archives and Archivists

Speakers
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Cal Lee

University of North Carolina, United States of America
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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 →


1:45pm

Research Libraries Section
The Research Libraries section steering committee will briefly present an update on section business. A short presentation on technical skills in the modern academic library will follow.


Building Tools for Informed Decision-Making: an update from the OCLC Research Collection Building & Operational Impacts Working Group
Presenter: Chela Scott Weber, Sr Program Officer, OCLC Research

The Collection Building and Operational Impacts working group of the OCLC Research Library Partnership is working to explore the intersections between current collecting and collection management practices, seek ways to better integrate collection management considerations into the collection development process, and bring together colleagues across these important, interdependent functions. This presentation will give an update on the work of the group and a preview of the tool set they are building for informed, shared decision making and cost calculation related to building archival and special collections.

Speakers
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Chela Scott Weber

Sr Program Officer, Research Library Partnership, OCLC
Chela Scott Weber is a Sr Program Officer for the OCLC Research Library Partnership. She previously helped to create and lead the Archival Collections Management department at NYU Libraries, where she also served as the Associate Head of the Tamiment Library & Wagner Labor Archive... Read More →


3:15pm

Description Section
At the Description Section business meeting, leadership will share election and survey results, and there will be reports from our liaisons and announcements from related groups. After official business, we will have two talks highlighting strategies for working with archival descriptive metadata.
 
Talk Title: Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s Anti-Racist Description Resources
Talk Abstract: Members of Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s working group on anti-racist archival description will discuss their progress over the past two years on compiling and devising resources to support archivists’ efforts to create anti-oppressive description and audit legacy descriptions for racist language.
Speakers:
Kelly Bolding, Project Archivist, Americana Manuscript Collections, Princeton University Library
Faith Charlton, Lead Processing Archivist for Manuscripts, Princeton University Library

Talk Title: Implementing Named Entity Recognition in Description of Born-Digital Materials
Talk Abstract: In the NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center, staff have developed scripts to run Named Entity Recognition on born-digital text collections upon ingest. We will present the main points of these scripts and how we integrate the output into archival description in finding aids.
Speakers:
Linda Sellars, Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, NC State University Libraries
Emily Higgs, NCSU Libraries Fellow

Speakers
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Linda Sellars

Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Faith Charlton

Lead Processing Archivist for Manuscripts, Princeton University Library
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Kelly Bolding

Project Archivist, Americana Manuscript Collections, Princeton University Library
Kelly Bolding is the Project Archivist for Americana Manuscript Collections at Princeton University Library, where she works with 18th and 19th century American history collections, as well as on developing workflows for processing born-digital and audiovisual materials. She is a... Read More →
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Emily Higgs

NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University
Emily Higgs is a librarian with interest and experience in special collections, archives, digital collections, exhibits, and technology. She is currently an NCSU Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University. There, she works in the Special Collections Research Center on access... Read More →



3:15pm

3:15pm

Manuscript Repositories Section
The Manuscript Repositories Section will focus its Annual Meeting around donor and financial development work. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from and ask questions of a panel of archivists and collection development officers.

Panel members will include:

  • Maggie Gilburg, Director of Development, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas
  • Gary Mathews, Director of Alumni and Church Relations and a member of the Institutional Advancement team, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Kristy Sorensen, Associate Director of the Library and Head of Archives and Records Management, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Steve Murray, Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Questions for panelists will be solicited in advance via an online web form (open here until July 5: 2019 Manuscript Repositories Section Meeting Questions), and the panel will conclude with an open Q&A.

Folks who cannot join us in Austin are welcome to follow along using the session's hashtag: #saams2019. Section Steering Committee members will monitor the hashtag during the Q&A session for questions for the panel.

Speakers
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Steve Murray

Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Steve Murray is director of the Alabama Department of Archives & History. Prior to joining the agency in 2006, he was managing editor of the online Encyclopedia of Alabama. Ask him about the state's commemoration of statehood in 2019, its 200th year!
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Kristy Sorensen

Associate Director of the Library and Head of Archives and Records Management, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Kristy has been an archivist and librarian in Austin since graduating with her MLIS from UT Austin in 2002. She is currently the associate director of the Stitt Library and head of archives and records management at Austin Seminary.
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Maggie Gilburg

Director of Development, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas
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Gary Mathews

Director of Alumni and Church Relations, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


3:15pm

Military Archives Section
Business meeting, elections, and presentations on the challenges with collecting military-related materials from service-members from marginalized and under documented groups, and/or transparency issues with working with materials that have been designated as classified. Member participation in the discussion of the session topics is strongly encouraged.

3:15pm

Native American Archives Section
The Native American Archives Section (NAAS) meeting will report on special projects updates involving case studies, workshops, curricula development initiatives related to the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (PNAAM). This section meeting will also include a guest speaker; elections results; SAA Council report; open announcements and discussion.

3:15pm

Records Management Section
The Records Management Section will focus on transformations in records management. After a brief business meeting, lightning round presentations will highlight transformations encountered in these areas of records management: training, digital migrations, institutional awareness, and born digital records.

“Collaborative Archiving of Memes, a Secret Society, and Activism”
Jessika Drmacich (Williams College)

"Creating a Campus Community of Records Liaisons"
Katie Howell (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

“Enriching Records Management Professions in Texas”
Sarah Jacobson (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

“Gaining Ground Institutionalizing Records Management”
Krista Oldham and Brenda Burk (Clemson University)

"Arrr-chivesSpace Migration: A Pirate's Tale"
Kelly Spring (East Carolina University)

Speakers
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Brenda Burk

Head of Special Collections, Clemson University
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Jessika Drmacich

Records Manager & Digital Resources Archivist, Williams College
As the records manager and digital resources archivist at Williams College, Jessika leads the records management program, digital projects, digital preservation, and web archiving. She is passionate about co-archiving with student groups, records management policy at small liberal... Read More →
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Krista Oldham

University Archivist, Clemson University
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Katie Howell

University Archivist, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Sarah Jacobson

Manager, Records Management Assistance, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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Kelly Spring

Access Archivist, East Carolina University


3:15pm

Visual Materials Section
Business meeting followed by presentations on arranging and describing large image collections:

“I Think I Saw the Picture in the Durham Paper:” A Case Study in Iterative Processing
Patrick C. Cullom, Visual Materials Processing Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In 2015, after several years of negotiations, the Durham Morning Herald newspaper located in Durham, NC, transferred its photographic holdings to the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The agreement reached allowed UNC to physically take hold of the materials and transferred copyright to the University and the State of North Carolina. Will include a recount of the important work done by archivists coordinating with the former owners and North Carolina Collection Curators that allowed for the creation of a working box-level finding aid, before the material arrived at UNC. The talk will discuss some of the problems and solutions that have arisen in the almost 4 years the collection has been actively processed and constantly used by researchers. There will also be some examples given of how some steps in this iterative processing model have been incorporated into intake & processing activities on all new materials acquired by Special Collections.

Reimagining Metadata Practices for a Large Digitized Image Collection
Elliot Williams, Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries

The Hilgard O’Reilly Sternberg Photography collection is a large collection of approximately 18,000 photographic slides, held at the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections. As the library began digitizing this collection, we realized that our standard metadata practices for digital collections, which focus on intensive item-level description, would not be practical for this collection. To efficiently describe this collection, which currently contains over 8,600 digitized images, we structured the digital collection into “sets” of approximately 20-40 images, based on the original order and arrangement of the collection, with each set described as an intellectual unit. This presentation will describe how we re-thought description and access for this collection, challenges we have faced in adapting our metadata practices for a different level of description, and the effect on access for users.

Speakers
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Patrick Cullom

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


3:15pm

Women Archivists Section
The Women Archivists Section is pleased to present three archivists working in Texas whose commitment to access, diversity and inclusion is transforming the archives and communities in which they work.

kYmberly Keeton is the African American Community Archivist & Librarian at Austin Public Library. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, she is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Library Science (& awarded a Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Management) and holds a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from theUniversity of Houston with a minor in African-American Studies (& awarded a Baccalaureate Degree with Honors in English-Creative Writing & the Graduate Certificate in African American Studies). Additionally, Keeton is a Fellow of the UNT Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program and a member of Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society and a member of the University of the Houston’s Honors College. Keeton, in 2014 began her professional career in academic librarianship at Lincoln University, a Historically Black College University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She accepted a position at the Austin Public Library in August 2018 as the African American Community Archivist & Librarian. Keeton’s work is about forming collaborative partnerships, building relationships with the community, and collecting, archiving, and sharing experiences about Austin’s African American History in the state capitol. Keeton has written numerous scholarly articles and is currently writing a scholarly book about African American art & creative librarians as social advocates for change from the south.

Keeton will discuss what it means to build community development through the arts and creating programming with a shoestring budget based on the needs of the community.

Danielle McGhee is the Director of Library and Media Services and University Archivist at Huston-Tillotson University. A native of Round Rock, TX, McGhee earned her MLS from North Carolina Central University and also holds a BA in Fashion Merchandising from Howard University. In this role, she oversees and manages the university library and archives. Her current area of interest is arranging, documenting, and creating outreach opportunities sharing Huston-Tillotson’s history.

McGhee will discuss how Huston-Tillotson University's archives are coming out of the shadows! As a newbie on staff, McGhee has been tasked with getting the archives "off the ground". So we are in early stages of processing collections, and making them public. McGhee will discuss the transformation of making previously inaccessible archives open to the public.

Rebecca Hankins is an Associate Professor and Certified Archivist/Librarian. She has been at Texas A&M University since 2003, receiving tenure in 2010. She was elected to the prestigious Society of American Archivists’ Distinguished Fellows in 2016 and holds the Wendler Endowed Professorship at Texas A&M University’s Libraries. In 2015, her book, co-authored with Miguel Juarez, Ph.D., was published by Library Juice Press titled Where are All the Librarians of Color: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia.

Hankins will discuss strategies to transform your institutions' approach to collecting that can bring awareness and diversity to your holdings. These strategies include getting out of your offices and buildings, engaging the institutional and surrounding communities, research and publishing, and volunteering time and service to organizations and groups.

Speakers
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Rebecca Hankins

Associate Professor, Archivist/Curator, Texas A&M University
Hankins is an Associate Professor and a certified archivist/librarian. She has been at Texas A&M University since 2003, receiving tenure in 2010. She builds collections and scholarly resources related to Africana, Women & Gender, and Area Studies.
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kYmberly Keeton

African American Community Archivist & Librarian, Austin Public Library
Writer. Librarian. Artist. Archivist. Creative-Mixologist.
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Danielle McGhee

Director of Library and Media Services and University Archivist, Huston-Tillotson University


5:00pm

Plenary 1
Join CoSA President John Dougan and SAA Vice President Meredith Evans as they welcome Keynote Speaker Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware. Dawes will highlight the need to think broadly about how equity, diversity, and inclusion concepts should be incorporated in the work of libraries and archives—our spaces, services, programs, exhibitions, and collections—in order to build a welcoming and inclusive environment. His dedication to the open exchange of ideas and information using library, archival and museum collections has inspired communities. You’ll also have a chance to praise the work of a host of award winners and new SAA Fellows!

Speakers
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Meredith Evans

Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
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Trevor A. Dawes

Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware
Since July 1, 2016, Trevor A. Dawes has been the vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware.  In this role he oversees the operations of the campus libraries, museums (three galleries) and the University of Delaware Press... Read More →
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John Dougan

State Archivist, Missouri State Archives


6:00pm

Alumni Parties / Mixers
  • Louisiana State University | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | The Roosevelt Room (307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Pelon's Tex Mex (Walking Directions)
  • Texas iSchool | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | UTA Building, 1616 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78701
  • Simmons University SLIS | 6:00 - 7:30 pm | JW Marriott Room 408-409
  • New York University | 6:00 pm | Easy Tiger | 709 East 6th Street
  • University of Illinois iSchool | 6:00 pm | Second Bar + Kitchen | The Austonian, 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701



Email conference [@] archivists [.] org to add your Alumni Mixer to the schedule.


Saturday August 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

7:00pm

Academy of Certified Archivists 30th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday August 3, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History 2300 Red River St Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2 Austin, TX 78712-1426
 
Sunday, August 4
 

7:30am

7:30am

Bookstore Open
AUSTIN-tatious!

NEW READS . . .
  • Archival Fundamentals Series III
    • Volume 1: Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs, edited by Peter Gottlieb and David W. Carmicheal,
    • Volume 2: Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, by Dennis Meissner,
    • Volume 3: Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists, by Kathleen D. Roe
  • One Book, One Profession 2019 Selection
    • Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene, edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera
. . . and great deals on dozens of other titles, including
  • Trends in Archives Practice Series (special price for all 7 volumes)
  • Waldo Gifford Leland Award-winning Moving Image and Sound Collections 
  • books on digital preservation, descriptive standards, ethics and legal issues, exhibits, how-to manuals, and writings on archives
  • FREE copies of American Archivist and Archival Outlook while supplies last
#whoworeitbetter—YOU!
Purchase limited-edition “Peace-Love-Archives” t-shirts and tote bags.

7:30am

Information Tables
Stop by these information tables to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:
  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)
  • CoSA Silent Auction
  • SAA Education
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)
  • SAA Labor Archives Section
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators (NAGARA)
  • New England Archivists (NEA)
  • Preservation Week
  • SAA Committee on Public Awareness
  • SAA Foundation
  • SAA Preservation Section NDRFA Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • Society of Southwest Archivists
Service Projects:
  • Warm Up America! 
    We are collecting knitted or crocheted 7” x 9” squares, made of washable/dryable yarn, to create blankets we can distribute to those in need in the DC area. Extra supplies will be available at the donation table!

7:30am

8:30am

9:00am

Plenary 2
Join SAA Vice President Meredith Evans for a conversation with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero about managing national treasures. You’ll also have the opportunity to acknowledge a host of SAA award and scholarship winners! (Note: Dr. Evans will deliver her presidential address at the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago.)

Speakers
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Meredith Evans

Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
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David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009.Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). He was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating the four research libraries... Read More →


9:00am

SAA Preservation Section Annual Silent Auction for the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA)
Please plan to stop by the Section's fundraising silent auction on Sunday and Monday and check out all the wonderful items your colleagues have donated! You can find it near the registration desk.

The silent auction benefits the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA). This fund was established in 2005 after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and is used to support the recovery of archival collections from major disasters, regardless of region or repository type. Note: This year, we will be cash-free again as we will be using Square! All final payments will be made at the Registration Desk.

Last bids must be in by 12:30 pm on Monday! Stop by during lunch to make sure you are the highest bidder!

Sunday August 4, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Registration Area

10:00am

SAA Mentoring Program Meet-and-Greet
Are you seeking guidance on your professional development? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with a fresh young talent? Stop by to learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. And if you’re already part of the Program, this is a great opportunity to meet your mentor or protege in person!

Lear more about the SAA Mentoring Program at https://www2.archivists.org/membership/mentoring 

10:30am

10:30am

101 - What's New: Copyright Legislation, Case Law, and Community Practice
Navigating copyright has become an essential skill for archivists thinking about giving access to collections. The pace of change can make it a challenge to remain current. The panelists—all  acknowledged experts in intellectual property—report on the status of evolving issues, including recent cases about fair use, legislative action (highlighting pre-1972 music recordings) and SAA's international copyright advocacy, and give examples of digitization projects that are managing copyright risk with bold interpretations of fair use.

Aprille C. McKay: Intellectual Property Legislation and Litigation Update
Eric Harbeson: Archivists and the New Music Modernization Act
Peter Hirtle: US Copyright Litigation and Legislation Update
William Maher: Progress in International Advocacy on Copyright

Moderator: Aprille C. McKay

Facilitators
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Aprille C. McKay

Lead Archivist for University Archives, Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
Aprille McKay is the Lead Archivist for University Archives at the Bentley Historical Library. She holds a JD, is the chair of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, and has co-authored a book published by SAA: "Rights in the Digital Era".

Speakers
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Peter Hirtle

Alumni Fellow, Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center
Hirtle is a past president of SAA and a member its Working Group on Intellectual Property. The author of a book and numerous articles on intellectual property and archives, he also created the "Copyright Term and the Public Domain" website
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Eric Harbeson

Music Special Collections Librarian, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Harbeson is a member of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, ALA's Copyright Advisory Committee and the Music Library Association's Legislation Committee. He has authored numerous articles about copyright and sound recordings.
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William Maher

University Archivist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
William Maher is a past president of SAA, a member of its Intellectual Property Working Group and a regular representative of SAA at WIPO. He is the instructor for SAA's course Copyright: The Archivist and the Law.



10:30am

102 - Beyond Neutrality: Righting Wrongs and Striving Toward Representation
Having given up the premise that archives are neutral, archivists are working actively to make their collections and practices more diverse. This panel of brief presentations showcases six such initiatives, with time for questions and discussions. Panelists discuss projects addressing archival silences related to slavery; a summer pilot program to attract HBCU students into archival work; providing access to a suspiciously closed black oral history collection; the roles that women and gender/sexual minorities have played in expanding environmental and social justice histories; documenting all sides and all participants of the Vietnam war; and supporting the creation of community-metadata in the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal, a digital community archive curated collaboratively by Washington State University and eight Columbia Plateau Tribes. The session not only recognizes and highlights the work presented, but provides a forum for inspiration, possible collaboration, and cross-fertilization of ideas.

Daniel Linke: Expanding the Archival Pipeline: Introducing HBCU Students to Archives
Joanna Black: Archivists [Should] Speak Louder Than Words: Advancing Marginalized Narratives through Archival Outreach Activities
William Rhyne Clements: Collaborative Curation in the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal
Daniel Linke: Expanding the Archival Pipeline: Introducing HBCU Students to Archives
Amy K. Mondt: Collecting Material from All Sides of the Vietnam War
Karen Walton Morse: The Sound of Silence(s)
Elizabeth Skene: A Full History of Life in the Mountains Cannot Be Complete Without It: Giving Back the Voices of Western North Carolina Tomorrow's Black Oral History Project


Facilitators
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Daniel Linke

University Archivist, Princeton University Library
As head of Princeton's Mudd Manuscript Library, he oversees all of the library?s operations encompassing collection development, public services,technical services, and records management work, which is not difficult due to a great staff.

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Elizabeth Skene

Special and Digital Collections Librarian, Western Carolina University
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Karen Walton Morse

Director of Distinctive Collections, University of Rhode Island
Karen Walton Morse is the head of special collections at the Univ. of Rhode Island. She holds an MSI from the Univ. of Michigan and has previously worked for Historic Hudson Valley and the Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY). Pronouns: she/her/hers.
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Joanna Black

Digital Archivist, Sierra Club
Black helps oversee the Sierra Club?s historic archival collections and serves as chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society Archives Working Group, where she previously served as Director of Archives and Special Collections.
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William Rhyne Clements

Digital Projects Archivist, Washington State University Libraries
Will, a raised and educated in Austin, previously worked at the LBJ Presidential Library. At the CDSC, Will provides community workshops, offers training to Mukurtu CMS users, and supports the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal.
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Amy K. Mondt

Associate Director, Texas Tech University
Mondt oversees the Vietnam Archive?s day to day operations, working with the archive?s donors to bring in new collection material. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Anthropology in 1997 and a MA in Museum Science in 2000.


10:30am

103 - Show and Teach: Developing Courses for Teaching with Archives
Very often when archivists are asked to give an instruction session, we use a show-and-tell model. Although this type of session serves an important function in introducing students to archives, it does not give them a realistic perspective on the research process. The panelists provide four perspectives on developing successful instruction sessions that focus on research and open the discussion for building better pedagogy.

Camila Zorrilla Tessler: Designing the Room Where It Happened: Using Popular Culture to Encourage Primary Source Research
Rose Oliveira: "The Rumbling of an Avalanche": Exploring the Reception of Silent Spring
Fatemeh Rezaei: Introducing Archives and Archival Research to Undergraduate Students: Exploring A New Practice
Anna Trammell: Designing Archives Instruction Sessions Using a Social Justice Framework


Facilitators
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Camila Zorrilla Tessler

Archivist, Yale University

Speakers
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Fatemeh Rezaei

Archivist, University of Baltimore
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Rose Oliveira

Linda Lear Special Collections Librarian, Connecticut College
Rose Oliveira is the Linda Lear Special Collections Librarian at Connecticut College. She earned an M.S. in Library Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College and an M.A. in Medieval Studies at the C.E.U.
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Anna Trammell

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Pacific Lutheran University
Anna Trammell is the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Previously, she worked at the University of Illinois Archives. Anna is a member of SAA's Committee on Public Awareness.


10:30am

104 - Unboxing the Archives: Transforming Collections with Augmented Reality and Collaborative Design
This session showcases interdisciplinary collaborations across academic, museum, archives, and public library settings using AR and VR to share collections with researchers and the public. The speakers share methods for engaging the next generation of students, researchers, and information seekers using AR and VR technology with archival collections. Each presenter emphasizes strategies for collaborating across disciplines and tips for using new technologies, so that attendees will leave the session with practical frameworks for applying AR and VR for their own collections.

Jenifer Monger: Augmenting the Archives: Accessing 19th Century Documents Through the Lens of 21st Century Technology
John F. Ansley: The Challenges of Multimedia Archives: Improving Accessibility and Engaging Researchers Using AR and Open-Source Tools
Andrew Borman: Digital Preservation of Electronic Games and the Challenges of Preserving Augmented Reality Games
Rebecca Rouse: Teaching Digital Design for Cultural Heritage: Augmented Reality, Archives, and Community Engagement
Thomas Sommer: Transforming Communities: Linking Libraries and Education through VR Technologies


Facilitators
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Jenifer Monger

Assistant Institute Archivist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jenifer Monger is the Assistant Institute Archivist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Monger specializes in collaborating across disciplines and curating archival material in ways that foster new perspectives by utilizing innovative technologies.

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John F. Ansley

Director, Marist College
John has been Director of the Marist College Archives and Special Collections for eighteen years. Making collections available using open source platforms, Ansley also advocates for innovative undergraduate research and teaches Digital Humanities.
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Andrew Borman

Digital Games Curator, The Strong National Museum of Play
Borman has over 12 years experience in game preservation. He created PtoPOnline, a website to preserve prototypes and gaming history. Borman coordinates The Strong's digital preservation efforts and designs and implements interactives in the museum.
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Rebecca Rouse

Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
With over a decade of experience working in interactive media, Rouse's research focuses on new technologies and narrative. She designs and develops projects across games, museums, heritage sites, and theater, investigating new modes of storytelling.
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Thomas Sommer

Branch Manager, Summerlin Library
Tom Sommer is the Branch Manager at the Summerlin Library. Sommer leads programs on limitless learning, community and culture. He has over 20 years of experience in the archival and library fields. His scholarship focuses on discovery, access, and mentoring.



10:30am

105 - Building a Community for a Community Archive: Perspectives and Strategies from the South Asian American Digital Archive Archivists' Collective
How can archives foster communities that are engaged with archival practice? Come meet members of the SAADA Archivists' Collective, a virtual network of professional and community archivists, students, and South Asian community members from across the country who are documenting South Asian American history. Strategies centered on archival collections, oral histories, and fundraising are shared to deepen understanding of the textured experiences of South Asian Americans and what is necessary to sustain an inclusive community archive.  (SAADA is the recipient of an SAA Foundation Strategic Growth grant.)

Ayshea Khan: Forming the Inaugural SAADA Archivists' Collective
SAADA Archivists' Collective: Perspectives and Strategies from Members of the Archivists' Collective
Samip Mallick: An Introduction to the South Asian American Digital Archive


Facilitators
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Ayshea Khan

Asian American Community Archivist, Austin History Center
Ayshea Khan currently serves as the Asian Pacific American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, where she advocates for the collection, preservation and improved access to our local Asian American histories. She holds a B.S. in Cinema Production & Photography from Ithaca... Read More →

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Samip Mallick

Executive Director, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)
Samip Mallick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).
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SAADA Archivists' Collective

South Asian American Digital Archive
The members of the SAADA Archivists' Collective are: Neel Agrawal; Loveleen Brar; Christine Calvo; Anisha Gade; Ayshea Khan; Nicolette Khan; Tara Maharjan; Samip Mallick; Gautham Reddy; Hannah Robinson; Uma Venkatraman; Aditi Worcester


10:30am

106 "Sing Out, Louise! Sing Out!" The Archivist and Effective Communication
If you're an archivist, it’s important to be an effective communicator. Panelists provide tips, strategies, and best practices for transforming yourself into the confident and effective communicator you've always wanted to be. You'll also hear about the panelists' public speaking failures so you know you're not alone! During a robust Q&A period, attendees are encouraged to discuss their own communication experiences, phobias, and hang-ups and get advice on how to improve.

Moderator: Robert Clark

Facilitators
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Robert Clark

Director of Archives, Rockefeller Archive Center
Bob Clark is the Director of Archives at the Rockefeller Archive Center. From 2001-2015, he served in various leadership roles at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. He is Chair of the New York State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Speakers
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Nicole Milano

Head, Medical Center Archives, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
Nicole Milano is Head of the Medical Center Archives at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, an adjunct professor at NYU and Pratt, and a member of SAA?s Publications Board. She has an MA (Univ. of FL) and Advanced Certificate in Archives (NYU).
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Bonnie Marie Sauer

Director, Archives and Records Management, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Bonnie Marie Sauer is Director, Archives and Records Management, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She holds an MLIS with Certificate in Archives & Records Management from Long Island University?s Palmer School of Library & Information Science.
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Kerri Anne Burke

Global Curator, Citi Heritage Collection, Citigroup
Kerri Anne Burke, Global Curator of the Citigroup Heritage Collection, holds an MLIS with an advanced certificate in Archives and Records Management from LIU?s Palmer School of Library and Information Science. She has been with Citi since 2010.


10:30am

107 - Leading with Tenure and Promotion: Navigating the Dynamics of Power, Research, and Service in the Archives Profession
Academic faculty positions often require archival professionals to publish, present, engage in service, and achieve distinction in the profession. Four archivists who are at different stages of the promotion and tenure process share insights about navigating the challenges and power dynamics of advancing in the academy. Discussion topics include developing a robust dossier and research agenda; finding service opportunities; and the importance of mentorship, advocacy, and diversity in fostering our academic leadership.

Moderator: Elizabeth Marzuoli Scott

Facilitators
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Elizabeth Marzuoli Scott

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, East Stroudsburg University
Elizabeth M. Scott is currently the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian and Assistant Professor at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She is the liaison for art+design, theatre, health studies, exercise science and athletic training. Prior to coming to ESU, she worked... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Hankins

Associate Professor, Archivist/Curator, Texas A&M University
Hankins is an Associate Professor and a certified archivist/librarian. She has been at Texas A&M University since 2003, receiving tenure in 2010. She builds collections and scholarly resources related to Africana, Women & Gender, and Area Studies.
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Rachel Walton

Digital Archivist and Records Coordinator, Rollins College
Rachel Walton is the Digital Archivist at Rollins College, a small liberal arts college in Central Florida. In that role she works to preserve and provide access to the college?s the digital resources. She also teaches a variety of archives classes.
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Heidi Abbey Moyer

Archivist & Humanities Reference Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Ms. Moyer is a tenured faculty librarian at Penn State Harrisburg. With over twenty-five years of academic library experience, her research interests include archival advocacy and outreach, primary source literacy, motherhood and women's studies.


10:30am

108 - That Sounds Just Like Me! Leveraging User-Centered Design Personas to Inform Your Metadata Practices for Oral History Collections
Ever wonder how others are describing their oral history collections? Members of the Oral History Association Metadata Task Force describe efforts to create oral history descriptive guidelines that meet the needs of a broad practitioner community. The MTF describes its use of the design methodology of developing "personas" to explore a variety of perspectives in oral history metadata practices. Guest collaborators share their experiences, and attendees  are invited to provide reflection and feedback.

Jaycie Vos: The OHA MTF: Welcome and Introduction
Jennifer Hecker: OHA MTF Guest Collaborator: The Independent Consultant Persona
Lauren Kata: The OHA MTF: Who We Are, and Why Oral History-specific Metadata?
Allison Kirchner: The OHA MTF Guest Collaborator: The Academic Archivist Persona  
Brian McNerney: OHA MTF Guest Collaborator: The LBJ Presidential Library Persona
Natalie Milbrodt: The OHA MTF: Introduction to the Design Tool of Personas
Steven Sielaff: The OHA MTF: Surveying the Field


Facilitators
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Jaycie Vos

Special Collections Coordinator and University Archivist, University of Northern Iowa
Jaycie Vos is the Special Collections Coordinator and University Archivist at UNI. There, she oversees several institutional oral history projects. Vos previously worked at the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Speakers
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Natalie Milbrodt

Coordinator, Metadata Services and Director, Queens Memory Project, Queens Public Library
Natalie Milbrodt leads Queens Public Library's Metadata Services division, responsible for cataloging and digitizing the library's collections. She founded the Queens Memory Project, the library's community archiving and oral history program.
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Jennifer Hecker

Jennifer Hecker Consulting
Jennifer is an archivist, librarian, and independent consultant. She's been preserving personal, literary, corporate, & organizational histories for 19 years, is the founding director of Town Talk Library, and a co-founder of the Austin Archives Bazaar.
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Steven Sielaff

Senior Editor & Collection Manager, Baylor University Institute for Oral History
Steven Sielaff is Senior Editor & Collections Manager at the Baylor University Institute for Oral History in Waco, TX. He oversees every technical aspect of processing, preserving, and disseminating Baylor's oral history collection.
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Lauren Kata

Lauren Kata, CA, specializes in oral history archives and collections management. A 20-year member of SAA, she served as the coordinator of the SAA 75th Anniversary Oral History Project. Lauren collaborates on projects in the U.S. and abroad.
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Brian McNerney

LBJ Presidential Library and Museum
LBJ Library domestic policy archivist specializing in original handwriting oversight, stacks reorganization project, reference services, and domestic policy topics including education, Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and antiwar movements.
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Allison Kirchner

Texas Christian University
Allison Kirchner has worked in archives since 2010.  She is a Certified Archivist with a bachelors degree in history and a masters degree in Library and Information Science.  At TCU, Allison works primarily in digitization and metadata creation.


10:30am

109 - Where Are We? The State of Accessibility in Archives [Pop-Up]
The purpose of this pop-up session is to assess the state of accessibility in archives and special collections from two angles. Lisa Sisco will discuss preservation and access to materials created by or for people with vision disabilities: due to the physical complexities of the materials (e.g. Braille, tactile maps, etc.), they provide unique preservation and conservation challenges, and this contributes to acquisition decisions and opinions surrounding the preservation of these tactile formats.  Hannah Rosen will summarize the results of a 2019 LYRASIS survey which asked respondents to discuss their policies for making online materials accessible for those with disabilities. By looking at these two symbiotic areas, the presenters will highlight efforts already underway to augment access and preservation.

The audience for this session will be any archivists or other information professionals interested in learning more about how to help both researchers with disabilities access online collections, as well as how to preserve content created by those with disabilities. The target audience would also include anyone interested in learning more about the state of accessibility within the profession.

This session addresses inclusivity for people with disabilities by looking at the status of accessibility in archives and special collections from two angles. By exploring the preservation of materials created by or for people with vision disabilities, we are looking at the hurdles memory institutions face in providing long term access to records of historically marginalized groups. By looking at accessibility policies for online materials through the results of a LYRASIS survey, we are observing how American institutions are extending access to more researchers.

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Hannah Rosen

Scholarly Communication Specialist and Digitization Program Coordinator, LYRASIS
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Lisa Sisco

Archival Consultant, ARChivy



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12:00pm

12:00pm

Transforming the Archive in a Digital World: Reaching New Communities and Creating Value for Your Organization (Presented by conference sponsor Preservica)
Archivists and information managers have traditionally played a key custodial role in protecting and providing access to long-term inactive and historical collections stored on paper and film, but as the volume and diversity of digital content is set to increase exponentially over the coming decades digital transformation and automated access to data is paramount to supporting the objectives of the organization.
 
In this session you will hear from Rosylnn Ross from Library and Archives Canada, and Michelle Trumbo from the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) on how digital transformation and use of a secure digital preservation and access platform has enabled them to deliver end-to-end digital curation life
cycle, reach new communities and meet FOIA - presenting content in a digital form with improved relevance, whilst delivering enduring value.
 
 The session will go on to explore how some organizations are transforming the way digital information is handled using automation, with a focus on content and metadata enrichment using AI/machine learning to improve access, apply context and improve searchability – elevating the value of digital content, raising the profile of the archive and ensuring archives continue to deliver new and engaging ways in which content can be shared, consumed and enjoyed.


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Michelle Marie Trumbo

Executive Director, Legal Information Preservation Alliance
Michelle Trumbo is Executive Director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, a non-profit consortium of law libraries undertaking projects to preserve print and digital legal information.
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Roslynn Ross

Library & Archives Canada
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Peter Anderton

VP Product Management, Preservica


12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch: One Book One Profession
The SAA Publications Board has selected Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene, edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera, for its 2019-20 One Book, One Profession reading initiative. In this volume, twenty-three archivists examine the values that comprise SAA’s Core Values Statement and demonstrate how they empower archivists’ interactions with resource providers, legislators, donors, patrons, and the public. The book pays tribute to Mark A. Greene (1959–2017), an influential practitioner, administrator, teacher, theorist, and leader who helped shape the modern American archivist identity through the establishment of the core set of values for the profession. Since the adoption of core values in 2011, no study has examined how they are being practiced or how they influence the day-to-day work of archivists. This book fills that void! For each of the eleven values, archivists comment on what the value means to them and how it reflects and impacts archival work. The nearly two-dozen contributors hail from a variety of repositories and their professional experience ranges from two years to more than thirty. Their commentaries demonstrate extraordinary breadth on what the values actually mean, their influence, and their embodiment in practice.

Join your colleagues in thinking about what archivists do and why. The kickoff discussion, facilitated by Jennifer Meehan, will focus on the essay, “From Responsible Custody to Responsible Stewardship” by Michelle Light, and will be held Sunday, August 4, from 12:00 to 1:15 pm. RSVP by emailing Abigail Christian at achristian@archivists.org (subject line: “Archival Values Brown Bag Lunch”). Download the essay here. The book will be available onsite in the bookstore.

12:00pm

Open Forum: Can You do Digital Preservation with Your Eyes Shut? (Presented by conference sponsor Arkivum)
Panel Discussion - Preservation can sometimes seem more of an art than a science, how can preservation be automated in the real world?

If you are attending Archives*Records 2019 in Austin, Texas join us for a panel and workshop session on Sunday August 4th, 2019; 12:00 - 1:15 (Lunch will be provided).

Our session will cover discussions on whether preservation can be done as a "black box" operation without people being in the loop about what is happening.

In this panel session and workshop we will explore to what extent digital preservation can, or should be automated.

We will discuss:
  • The positives and negatives of automation in digital preservation
  • When preservation can be automated and where do you need to draw the line
  • How preservation can be automated in the real world when preservation can seem more like a science
  • Can you trust automation?

We will be joined on the panel by Corrinne Collett, Archivist for Records Management and Information Services at The Archives of the Episcopal Church, Annalise Berdini, Digital Archivist at Princeton University and Walker Sampson, Digital Archivist at University of Colorado, Boulder who will discuss their experiences in an interactive discussion with the audience.

Don't forget to add this session to your sched app and fill out the form on the right hand side of our dedicated page so we know how many to cater for including any dietary requirements.

Speakers
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Walker Sampson

Digital Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder
Walker Sampson is an assistant professor and digital archivist at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the management of the Special Collections and Archives' born-digital accessions.
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Annalise Berdini

Digital Archivist, Princeton University
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Corrinne Collett

Archivist for Records Management and Information Services, The Archives of the Episcopal Church
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Arkivum Ltd

Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Arkivum Americas, Inc.
Arkivum is the trusted software and service partner for long-term data lifecycle management and digital preservation. We serve organisations around the world in data-intensive, regulated markets, including pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare, financial services, higher education... Read More →


12:00pm

Open Forum: SAA Committee on Public Policy
Have you ever seen a headline about records and wondered “What is SAA going to do about this?” Meet the Committee on Public Policy (COPP)! COPP is an appointed committee that advises SAA Council on records matters that affect the general public. COPP also helps SAA sections develop policy proposals for Council's consideration. During this brown bag lunch, members of COPP will talk about how to work with COPP and how to propose that SAA take action on a topic.

12:00pm

Open Forum: SAA Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment

CORDA is a new SAA standing committee charged to foster research about archivists, archival organizations, and the stakeholders who benefit from the work of the archives profession. Come to this Open Forum to meet the members of CORDA, discuss with us the work of the Committee, and help inform and influence priorities for assembling research instruments, data and findings, and assessment tools.

12:00pm

Open Forum: SAA Council Forum on Archivist Salaries
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

Community Facilitator, Educopia Institute
Jess is community facilitator for the Software Preservation Network and BitCurator Consortium. Previously she was curator of digital collections at Harvard Law School Library and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, the College of... 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 →



12:00pm

Open Forum: SAA Diversity Committee
While gender diversity has moved into mainstream public discourse in recent years, transgender and gender non-conforming people have existed throughout history. Some are easier to identify than others, like activists, community leaders, and those who openly challenge traditional gender roles, while others couldn’t be open about their identities or left behind little written documentation. In terms of archival descriptive practice, self-identification and evolving vocabulary complicates how archivists describe gender non-conforming people when we don’t know how they would have described themselves and when terms’ definitions change over time. As for providing archival public services, issues like lack of public accommodation protections, being unable to obtain ID cards, having a different name on the ID, keeping gender identity private, and more affect researchers’ visits to our institutions. Panelists discuss the ways in which transgender identities of people who appear, work, or research in archives shape collection development, donor relations, description, outreach, and access.

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12:00pm

[CANCELLED] Brown Bag Lunch: American Archivist
The Council of the Society of American Archivists, at its August 1 meeting, voted to cancel a scheduled American Archivist brown bag lunch session focused on the article “To Everything There is a Season” by Frank Boles. One of the core values of the Society is to “[foster] an open and inclusive culture of creativity, collaboration, and experimentation across the association.” This value is reflected in the theme for the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting. As noted in the Call for Program Proposals, the Program Committee has focused heavily on developing a program that features speakers who question how we as archivists are “navigating power dynamics, facilitating transparency, preserving the histories of transgender and other marginalized communities, or researching transnational records to actively transform our pedagogy and practice, and how do our actions affect the people and communities we serve.”

The Program Committee and the Society have focused on providing a welcoming environment for all attendees at the annual meeting. The Council believes that giving a platform to the article noted above at this conference contradicts this effort to be inclusive. As SAA’s Archivists and Archives of Color Section has stated, the decision to discuss the article at the brown bag session “has cast a pall over the conference proceedings by choosing to forefront controversy as opposed to collaboration and conversation.” Additionally, the decision to take RSVPs for the brown bag event unintentionally created the impression that the discussion was meant to be an exclusive activity. While this decision was made solely for the purpose of ensuring sufficient space for attendees, it instead contributed to a feeling of alienation.

The SAA Council suggests that Joint Annual Meeting attendees explore one of the other brown bag lunch discussions or open forums that are scheduled on Sunday, August 4, at noon. These discussions align with the Society’s organizational priorities and strategic plan.

See the news release on the SAA website. 

Sunday August 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm

1:30pm

201 - Virtual Reality as an Accessible and Inclusive Primary Resource Literacy Education Tool
The Virtual Blockson recreates the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in virtual reality to serve as a primary source literacy educational resource for high school students. Our original research into applying web content and accessibility guidelines to VR looks to address access for learners with disabilities. The presenters open up dialog about how emerging tech can be used to expand liberation work by improving accessibility, inclusion, and usability in archival pedagogy.

Facilitators
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Jasmine Lelis Clark

Resident Librarian, Temple University
Jasmine Clark is a Resident Librarian at Temple University co-leading a project to recreate the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection into a virtual reality primary source literacy module.

Speakers
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Leslie Willis-Lowry

Associate Archivist, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University
Leslie Willis-Lowry has worked in collections management & as a consultant within the areas of photographic history, African American history & visual & material culture where she has emphasized the importance of the archives to build programming, education & community connection... Read More →
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Jordan Hample

Temple University
Jordan is the main technical support for the Digital Scholarship Center. He is in charge of computer and software maintenance as well as training and aiding students and faculty in the use of the various hardware and software the DSC has to offer.
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H. Alex Wermer-Colan

CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Temple University
Alex Wermer-Colan is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University's Digital Scholarship Center. His digital projects focus on using emerging technologies to facilitate research & teaching with primary source materials.


1:30pm

202 - Happy Endings Only, Please! Documenting Community Development in Governmental Archives [Pop-Up]
Three archivists-in-training will discuss the challenges of appraising a collection of electronic documents from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Specifically, we will be focusing on the Community Development Block Grants and programs targeting the colonias – areas with populations of low-income that sit along the United State-Mexico border. In the state of Texas alone, there are over 2000 of these types of settlements. We will discuss our encounters with the “traces” of the colonias in our collection of the materials (particularly, photos with little identifying information) and will share our experiences of recognizing the archive’s participation in exercising control over the community narratives.

Our involvement in the appraisal of community development grants alerted us to moments of invention in the archives, namely, how governing practices impose narratives about underprivileged populations and how those narratives can be emphasized or erased through archival practices. We will also address the difficulties of appraising an incomplete selection of files and how this affected our ability to fully understand the competing narratives.

We envision this session as including an interactive discussion with the audience, inviting them to share stories of unease and discomfort when making appraisal decisions on conflicting, controversial, and contradictory materials, their memories of encountering archival silences, and their strategies for dealing with it. As aspiring archivists, we are particularly interested in soliciting advice for young archivists still working on crafting their professional identities.

This session will directly address the issues of power, erasure, and marginalization encountered when appraising government documents related to the community development block grants in Texas, especially in the documentation of the southern-border colonias. Our discussion will speak to the double-edge issue of government’s programs aiming to transform poor communities by providing for basic needs (such as housing, water, and basic infrastructure) and those programs’ potential for disrupting the communities’ social fabric, identity strategies, and memory practices. Additionally, we will discuss archivists’ responsibilities of documenting competing narratives and controversial outcomes of the community development iniatives.

Speakers
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Natasha Kovalyova

University of Texas at Austin
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Amy Padilla

University of Texas at Austin
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Haley Latta

University of Texas at Austin


1:30pm

203 - Transforming the Archive: Increasing Inclusivity through Language
In an increasingly connected world, archival institutions can cultivate greater inclusion through a thoughtful and practical approach to language. Drawing from the experiences of different institutions, the panelists discuss how their institutions have addressed the intentional implementation of multilingual services, including bilingual finding aids, hiring bilingual staff, translating reference material, and implementing tools to create metadata for non-English material. Participants will break into three groups to focus on description/processing, reference/public services, and tools/methods.

Irene Lule: Using Our Words: Description at the Harry Ransom Center
Carla  O. Alvarez: Translating the Archive: Increasing Access through Language
Brendan Coates: Creating Bilingual Metadata with the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)
Kelly Kerbow Hudson: Found in Translation: Bridging Language Barriers Inside and Outside the Reading Room
Teague Schneiter: Creating Bilingual Metadata with the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)


Facilitators
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Irene Lule

Archivist, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Speakers
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Teague Schneiter

Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Teague Schneiter is Sr. Manager of the Academy Foundation's Oral History Projects dept, an initiative that records, collects and preserves interviews with filmmakers. She has an MA in Preservation &Presentation of the Moving Image Uni. of Amsterdam. Since 2017 she has served on the... Read More →
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Brendan Coates

Sr. Archivist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Brendan Coates is the Sr. Archivist of the Oral History Projects Department at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also specializes in workflow and quality control automation using free and open-source software.
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Carla O. Alvarez

US Latina/o Archivist, Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
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Kelly Kerbow Hudson

Head of Reader and Viewer Services, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Kelly Kerbow Hudson is the Head of Reader and Viewer Services at the Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin. She holds a BS in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas School of Education and an MLIS from UT’s School of Information. Kelly is a certified archivist with... Read More →


1:30pm

204 - Demystifying the Digital: Providing User Access to Born-Digital Records in Varying Contexts
Access to born-digital records is a growing concern, with many cultural heritage institutions considering a variety of tools, systems, and workflows. Panelists from three institutions highlight how they provide access to born-digital materials; discuss the importance of access at all institutions; and provide guidance on what solutions work in different contexts and communities.

Emily Higgs: Named Entity Recognition for Discovery of Born-Digital Records at NCSU Libraries
Stefana Breitwieser: SCOPE: A Digital Archives Access Interface at the Canadian Centre for Architecture
Kelly Stewart: Building SCOPE at the Canadian Centre for Architecture
Hannah Wang: Preservica Implementation at Wisconsin Historical Society

Moderator: Emily Higgs

Facilitators
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Emily Higgs

NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University
Emily Higgs is a librarian with interest and experience in special collections, archives, digital collections, exhibits, and technology. She is currently an NCSU Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University. There, she works in the Special Collections Research Center on access... Read More →

Speakers
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Kelly Stewart

Director of Archival and Digital Preservation Services, Artefactual Systems
Kelly holds a Master of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia and has many years experience as a consultant and educator in archives and records management, specializing in digital preservation and open source software.
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Hannah Wang

Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society
Hannah Wang is the Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, where she coordinates born-digital processing workflows and digital preservation planning for the archives.
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Stefana Breitwieser

Digital Archivist, Canadian Centre for Architecture
I'm a digital archivist for architectural material, including CAD/BIM, and I work closely with processing and access to born-digital material. We use BitCurator and Archivematica, and are currently developing SCOPE, an access interface for digital archives.


1:30pm

205 - Revolutionizing Use Policies: Easing Restrictions for Greater Impact
Many special collections place restrictions on how patrons may use copies of their holdings, such as requiring permission or publication fees. However, some restrictions go beyond what U.S. copyright law calls for, placing extra burdens on researchers who want to produce new knowledge. The moderators present findings from their recent study on use policies in academic special collections and the panelists discuss their policies and the effects of lower use restrictions. There will be time for audience questions.

Dana Marie Miller: Academic Special Collections and the Myths of Copyright
Su Kim Chung: The Death of Publication and Licensing Fees at UNLV
Teresa Auch Schultz: Academic Special Collections and the Myths of Copyright
Kelly Wooten: Access, Inclusion, and More Open Policies at Duke University Libraries
Katie Zimmerman: Moving Toward Greater Access at MIT

Co-Moderators: Dana Marie Miller and Teresa Auch Schultz

Facilitators
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Dana Marie Miller

Collections Management Librarian, Oregon Historical Society
Dana Miller has been a professional archivist since 2005, with a career focused on technical services, collections management, and organizational leadership. She came to her current position after serving as Director of Special Collections at UNR.
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Teresa Auch Schultz

Social Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
Prior to becoming Social Sciences Librarian, Teresa served as Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian at UNR, where she still provides copyright education. Her first career was in journalism.

Speakers
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Su Kim Chung

Head, Special Collections & Archives Public Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Supervises reference, instruction, and outreach in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives including photo and document reproductions and permissions.
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Kelly Wooten

Research Services and Collection Development Librarian, Duke University Libraries
Kelly Wooten is a women's history archivist, librarian for sexuality studies, zine evangelist, and Murder, She Wrote enthusiast.
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Katie Zimmerman

Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Katie Zimmerman is a Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian at MIT and a licensed attorney in Massachusetts. She focuses on copyright and licensing issues for libraries and universities.



1:30pm

206 - SCOTUS Refocus: Advocacy for Judicial Papers [GOV]
The papers of Supreme Court justices, as is the case for all federal judges, are not subject to regulation. The speakers present background information on justice papers, illustrate their value for historians and the public, and discuss challenges that arise for repositories in processing and managing them. They also discuss how regulation would help increase the amount of information preserved, make archivists' access decisions easier and more consistent, and manage researchers' expectations.

Jessica Farrell: The History and Future of SCOTUS Records Regulation
Irene Gates: Managing and Processing the Antonin Scalia Papers at the Harvard Law School Library
Ed Moloy: Managing and Processing the Antonin Scalia Papers at the Harvard Law School Library
Michelle Marie Trumbo: Availability and Accessibility of Supreme Court Justices’ Papers

Speakers
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Jessica Farrell

Community Facilitator, Educopia Institute
Jess is community facilitator for the Software Preservation Network and BitCurator Consortium. Previously she was curator of digital collections at Harvard Law School Library and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, the College of... Read More →
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Irene Gates

Project Archivist, Justice Antonin Scalia Papers, Harvard Law School Library
Irene has been the project archivist for the Scalia papers since last August. She previously worked at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, the Harvard Business School Baker Library, and the Boston City Archives.
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Ed Moloy

Curator of Modern Manuscripts, Harvard Law School Library
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Michelle Marie Trumbo

Executive Director, Legal Information Preservation Alliance
Michelle Trumbo is Executive Director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, a non-profit consortium of law libraries undertaking projects to preserve print and digital legal information.


1:30pm

207 - Are you ArchivesAWARE? Teaming Up with SAA's Committee on Public Awareness to Create a Stronger Archives Community
SAA's Committee on Public Awareness (COPA) was formed to assist with promotion of "the value of archives and archivists." In this special focus session, COPA members share initiatives that have generated the most buzz and then engage the audience in a discussion to brainstorm outreach strategies, solutions to outreach obstacles, and how we can better engage with communities that may have barriers to accessing archives, but should be included in our awareness efforts.

Facilitators
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Caryn Radick

Digital Archivist, Rutgers University
Caryn Radick is digital archivist at Rutgers University--New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is currently serving as the chair of the Society of American Archivists' Committee on Public Awareness

Speakers
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Chris Burns

Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist, Silver Special Collections Library, University of Vermont
Chris Burns is Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist at the University of Vermont Silver Special Collections Library. He has an MLIS from Simmons College and an MA in History from the University of Vermont.
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Rachel Seale

Outreach Archivist, Iowa State University
Rachel Seale is the Outreach Archivist at Iowa State University Library Special Collections an University Archives. She coordinates the department's instruction, exhibitions, and social media. She earned her MLIS at Simmons College.
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Vince Lee

Archivist, University of Houston Libraries
Vince Lee is the Archivist for the Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection at the University of Houston Libraries-Special Collections. He?s also a member of SAA?s Committee of Public Awareness (COPA).


1:30pm

208 - Teaching about Sexuality from the Archives: Creating Student-Centered Instruction with Archival Materials around Gender and Sexuality
The presenters discuss their experiences with providing information literacy instruction using primary-source artifacts from the University and Sexuality Archives concerning gender and sexuality. They demonstrate how collaboration through instruction, especially concerning information that is often excluded, helps promote each archives. Through discussion and think-pair-share activities, participants will discuss the value of using primary sources for instruction, identify overlooked materials in their collections, and formulate plans for this instruction in their institutions.




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Jill Borin

Head of Archives and Distinctive Collections, Widener University
Jill Borin is the Head of Archives and Distinctive Collections and a reference librarian at Widener University, where she has worked for over 16 years. Ms. Borin earned a BA from Muhlenberg College, an MA from the University of Delaware and an MLIS from Rutgers University.

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Molly Wolf

Head of Research & Instructional Services and Sexuality Archivist, Widener Univerity
Molly Wolf is a librarian and Sexuality Archivist at Widener University, where she has worked for over 20 years. Mrs. Wolf earned a BA from West Chester University, an MS from Drexel University and an MEd from Widener University.


1:30pm

209 - Low Budget, Low Tech, Low Key
At many academic institutions, especially at the community college level, archive collections are neglected and even unintentionally mismanaged by well-meaning librarians. With limited funding, few institutions can afford to hire a full-time archivist. Yet community colleges are integral parts of their communities and their records contain valuable historical materials. Our story of our journey to make our archives accessible—despite an uncertain budget, the most basic technology, and staff push back—may inspire archivists in other institutions that are facing similar challenges.

Jennifer Hunt: Low Budget, Low Tech, Low Key
Ellen Greene: Creating Organization from Chaos
Alexandria Mada: The Challenges of Digitally Processing an Archive Collection with Outdated Technology and Limited Resources


Facilitators
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Jennifer Hunt

Library Faculty, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Jennifer Hunt is Library Faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Arizona. She earned her MLIS from the University of Arizona. Her strengths at work include project management, staff development, and information literacy education.

Speakers
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Ellen Greene

Librarian, Mesa Community College
Ellen Greene is a librarian who has spent her spare time processing the archival collection at Mesa Community College. She earned her MLS from the University of Arizona. Ellen previously worked for Arizona State Library and Archives, and she currently works at Estrella Mountain Community... Read More →
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Alexandria Mada

Archival Librarian, Mesa Community College
Public Librarian and Archival Librarian in Arizona.


1:30pm

210 - Low Pay in Archives: Review of Recent Events, and Where Do We Go From Here? [Pop-Up]
This Pop-Up Session will discuss the current state of generally low pay for archivists in the U.S., discuss SAA and regional archival organizations recent attempts at doing something about it, including archival certification, salary job listing requirements, recommended salary minimums, and the current literature in the field; look at salaries across the country and useful statistical data like the salary required to own a home in a specific city; and strategize additional ways the profession can help push salaries upwards, including possibly unionization.

This session will require a lot of audience participation: so bring your "concise" archival salary horror stories (anonymized please) so we can all commiserate, BUT also bring a "workable" strategy or two to suggest to help bring salaries up in the archival profession. The panel will later compile all the ideas and post them publicly.

The low salaries in the archival profession can limit wealth accumulation over a lifetime needed to provide for the retirement years, lead to a lower quality of life, and can even take an emotional toll on its current employees. The low salaries can even be partially blamed for another major problem within the profession, the lack of diversity. Why get a graduate level education for archival pay, when you can get a bachelor’s degree in many other fields and make double what an archivist makes? Better pay for archivists would help change this major problem.


Talya Cooper will describe her recent success in organizing archivists in New York to unionize, and describe how archivists in the United States could theoretically go about this nationally.

Rosemary K. J. Davis will talk about the problematic hiring practices in the archival profession that take an emotional toll on job seekers, the multiple temporary job statuses, and the poor salaries leading to student loan debt problems.

Mark Lambert will review recent steps to raise archival pay, and discuss some possible additional steps for pushing up pay in the archival profession, using statistics from around the profession and about the current U.S. economy.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary K. J. Davis

Rosemary K. J. Davis

Accessioning Archivist, Beinecke Library, Yale University
I am Accessioning Archivist for the Beinecke Rare Book and ManuscriptLibrary at Yale University. Prior to joining the Beinecke, I worked as a processing archivist at institutions including Amherst College and Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. I received... Read More →
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Sara DeCaro

University Archivist, Baker University
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Rose Oliveira

Linda Lear Special Collections Librarian, Connecticut College
Rose Oliveira is the Linda Lear Special Collections Librarian at Connecticut College. She earned an M.S. in Library Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College and an M.A. in Medieval Studies at the C.E.U.
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Samantha Dodd

Archivist, Southern Methodist University
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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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Talya Cooper

Digital Archivist, The Intercept



2:30pm

Professional Posters
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P01 - We Must Save the Music! Institutional Repositories Preserving the Output of Music Departments
Lea P. Iadarola and Tsukasa Cherkaoui, Lynn University

P02 - Triple Take: Technology, Transparency, and Equal Representation in Government Research Communities
Natalie S. Rich and Rachel Shore, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center

P03 - Bring Your Own Born-Digital (BYOBD): Ingesting Digital Media on a Limited Budget
Tyler Cline, University of North Carolina Charlotte

P04 - Archives to the People: Piloting a New Public Program at the Brooklyn Museum
J.E. Molly Seegers, Brooklyn Museum

P05 - Distance Collaboration and "Our Story: Photographs and Publications of the Atlanta University Center"
Chelly Tavss, Digital Library of Georgia

P06 - Responsive Archives: Empowering Students as Active Participants in the Life Cycle of Memory through the JEC Student and Alumni Advisory Council
Jessica Cottle, Davidson College

P07 - Defining and Defending Your Program: Data for Advocacy and Stewardship
Donna E. McCrea, University of Montana

P08 - Making the Grade: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Students from Underrepresented Groups in Online LIS Programs
Michelle Peralta and Enid Ocegueda, Yale University

P09 - Assessing Needs and Providing Services for Southern Women's Health Nonprofits: A Case Study
Travis Le Wagner, University of South Carolina

P10 - Wrangling a Hidden Fine Art Collection, Or a Librarian, an Archivist, and a Curator (Cross)walk into ArchivesSpace
Sally Benny, New England Historic Genealogical Society

P12 - Unlocking Sound Stories: The Labor of Preserving and Accessing Audio Collections
Katherine Quanz and Lauren Walker, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin

P13 - Collective Impact and Preservation of Electronic Government Information
Roberta Sittel, Deborah Caldwell, and Shari Laster, University of North Texas

P14 - Connecting Collections to Controversy: Engaging Social Justice Issues in Transformed Archival Displays
Autumn M. Johnson, Georgia Southern University

P15 - The Importance of Place: Teaching University History through Primary Sources
Adriana M. Flores, University of Puget Sound

P16 - Preserving the History of Kodiak, Alaska: Establishing a Digitization Program
Nicole Potter, The Community Library

P17 - Revitalizing Your Records Management Training and Outreach
Julie Wagner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

P18 - The Field Book Project: Exposing Hidden Collections Through A Journey of Description, Delivery, Access, and Engagement
Riccardo Ferrante, Smithsonian Institution Archives

P19 - Preserving the African American Record in Alabama
Justin Rudder, Alabama Department of Archives and History


Speakers
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J.E. Molly Seegers

Museum Archivist, Brooklyn Museum
J.E. Molly Seegers is the Museum Archivist at Brooklyn Museum. She graduated from Pratt Institute with degrees in Information Science and the History of Art and Design. She previously worked at the MoMA Library and FIT?s Special Collections.
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Justin Rudder

Digital Asset Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Justin Rudder serves as Digital Asset Archivist at ADAH, working on both the state archive's digital collections and the development of the AlabamaMosaic digital archive collaborative. Interests include archives, archaeology, and Black history.
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Riccardo Ferrante

Director of Digital Services, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Riccardo Ferrante is the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Director of Digital Services, overseeing its Electronic Records, Digitization, Web and Social Media teams. He is also Digital Preservation adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins University.
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Donna E. McCrea

Head of Archives and Special Collections, University of Montana
McCrea is a practicing archivist whose responsibilities include project and personnel management. She has published peer-reviewed articles on leadership and advocacy, and has served in leadership positions for SAA including on Council.
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Travis Le Wagner

Doctoral Candidate, University of South Carolina
Travis L. Wagner is currently a Doctoral Student in the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Sciences. Travis has also received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from USC’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, where they... Read More →
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Michelle Peralta

Resident Archivist for Yale Special Collections, Yale University
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Lea P. Iadarola

Archivist & Records Manager, Lynn University
Lea is the Archivist & Records Manager at Lynn University and is responsible for the Archives, Lynn's IR, and creating a records policy. Prior positions include: Archive Supervisor at CNN in DC, and Video Archive Manager at the New York Times.
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Natalie S. Rich

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Natalie Meyers graduated with an MLIS in archival studies in 2016 from Louisiana State University. She focuses on digital curation, preservation, and digitization efforts at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.
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Roberta Sittel

Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas
Robbie Sittel is the Government Information Librarian at the University of North Texas where she oversees the Eagle Commons Library, a campus branch library that houses a number of specialized services including UNT?s Government Information Connection and the Funding Information Network... Read More →
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Lauren Walker

Digital Projects Librarian, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin
Lauren Walker is the Digital Projects Librarian at the Ransom Center. Previously she was an Audio Digitization Technician and the Project Archivist who surveyed the Center?s audio collections. She has a BFA from the SAIC and an MSIS from UT-Austin.
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Nicole Potter

Regional History Museum Librarian, The Community Library
Nicole Potter has always been interested in librarianship and information studies, in fact, her first job was in a library when she was sixteen years old. She received her BA at St. Lawrence University (2015) and her Masters Library and Information Studies with Certificate of Advanced... Read More →
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Jessica Cottle

Justice, Equality, Community (JEC) Project Archivist, Davidson College
As the Justice, Equality, Community Project (JEC) Archivist at Davidson College, I advance (co)curricular archival engagement as part of a campus-wide, three year initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. I am currently focusing on the documentation of alumni and student... Read More →
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Shari Laster

Open Stacks Unit Head and Associate Librarian, Arizona State University
Shari Laster is the Head of Open Stack Collections at Arizona State University Library. Ms. Laster has extensive prior experience as a government information librarian.
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Enid Ocegueda

Archival Specialist, The Robert J. Fitch County Archive
Enid Ocegueda is an Archival Specialist at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, with an emphasis in Archival Studies.
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Sally Benny

Curator of Digital Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society
Sally Benny has been the Curator of Digital Collections at the New England Historic Genealogical Society since 2014. She manages the NEHGS Digital Collections website, and is responsible for digitizing manuscripts, and arranging and describing born-digital archives. She has an M.S... Read More →
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Deborah Caldwell

Diversity Resident Librarian, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Deborah Yun Caldwell is a Diversity Resident Librarian at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a Master of Information Science from University of North Texas.
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Tsukasa Cherkaoui

Music Librarian, Lynn University
Tsukasa Cherkaoui has been the Music Librarian at Lynn University for 15 years. When she started in 2003, she built the entire music library from scratch. Her passion is working with students from the Conservatory of Music.
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Tyler Cline

Digital Archivist, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Tyler Cline is the digital archivist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is responsible for born-digital manuscripts and University records. Previously, Tyler was the digital archivist at the American Heritage Center.
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Adriana M. Flores

Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, University of Puget Sound
Adriana Flores is the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. In her role she manages the Archives & Special Collections programs, promotes and provides curriculum integration support, research assistance, information literacy... Read More →
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Autumn M. Johnson

Special Collections Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Autumn Johnson is the Special Collections Librarian and assistant professor at Georgia Southern University. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating instruction, outreach, and reference for Special Collections at the Zach S. Henderson Library. In addition, she serves as the... Read More →
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Katherine Quanz

Project Library Assistant, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin
Katherine Quanz works on an NEH grant at the Harry Ransom Center. She has worked at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research and Laurier Archives. In 2016, she received her PhD in Film History.
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Rachel Shore

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
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Chelly Tavss

Digitization Project Manager, Digital Library of Georgia
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Julie Wagner

Records and Information Management Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julie Wagner is a Records and Information Management Coordinator with the University of Illinois. Previously, she worked as an Archival Specialist with the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission.


2:30pm

2:45pm

Toast to Authors
Hoist a glass (of lemonade!) to and with all those who have written in the past year for SAA publications—contributors to books, American Archivist, Reviews Portal, Archival Outlook, case studies, and blog posts. Cheers to you!

3:00pm

301 - Empathy in the Time of Polemics: Using Archives to Teach Historical Empathy
The development of historical empathy in students is a desired learning outcome in many history curriculums. Although historical empathy is written about frequently in educational literature, it is not addressed in archival journals. The integration of "historical empathy" into archival pedagogy is rich with opportunities. Three archivists discuss their successful collaborations with educators to develop archival projects that incorporate empathy development in a wide range of academic settings.

Julia Corrin: That's What a Newspaper Looks Like?: Teaching Historical Empathy to STEM Students
Michael Dindoffer: "The Best Souvenirs Are Not Picked Up on the Battlefield": Provenance and Team-teaching WWI to Middle Schoolers
Kayla Harris: Engaging with Difficult Topics in the Archives: Suicide and Historical Empathy
Rachel Jirka: "The Best Souvenirs Are Not Picked Up on the Battlefield": Provenance and Team-teaching WWI to Middle Schoolers


Facilitators
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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the university archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2012. She formerly held the position of Political Collections Archivist at Arkansas State University.

Speakers
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Kayla Harris

Librarian/Archivist, University of Dayton
Kayla Harris is the librarian/archivist for the Marian Library at the University of Dayton. She has previously worked as a Records Manager and as a Metadata Librarian. She received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina.
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Rachel Jirka

College Archivist, Amherst College
Rachel Jirka has served as the college archivist at Amherst College since Jan. 2017 where she manages the collections processing program. She has ten years experience in the field. Rachel received her masters in library science from Simmons College.
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Michael Dindoffer

Teacher, Academy Hill School
Michael Dindoffer is the Middle School STEM teacher at Academy Hill School in Springfield, MA. Michael received his BA in Physics and History from the University of Virginia. He also holds master's degrees in English and in Film.


3:00pm

302 - No Repository, No Problem: How Archivists Archive without Walls
In continuing the discussion around liberating archives and community building, the speakers explore how cultural heritage that is created, preserved, and archived where it emerged is mutually beneficial to its community of origin and archival institutions. They highlight the challenges of preservation and community archival work, share experiences and observations about new archival initiatives, and discuss the learning curve for everyone involved in the effort to preserve community histories.


Facilitators
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Miranda Mims

Activist, co-founder, University of Rochester / Nomadic Archivists Project
Miranda Mims is the Special Collections Archivist for Discovery and Access and Curator in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP) at the University of Rochester and co-founder of the Nomadic Archivist Project.

Speakers
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Steven G. Fullwood

Nomadic Archivist Project
Steven G. Fullwood is an archivist and documentarian. Fullwood is the co-founder of The Nomadic Archivists Project, an initiative that partners with organizations to establish, preserve and enhance that explore the African Diasporic experience.


3:00pm

303 - Tragedy Response: Preparation and Support for Archives and Communities
Tragedies—hate crimes, acts of terrorism, police violence, and natural disasters resulting in the loss of life—strike without warning and often have a significant impact on institutions and communities. This session is structured as an open dialogue to discuss concerns surrounding tragedy-preparedness and provides a venue for attendees to learn from experienced peers who have confronted the challenges of documenting tragedy. The discussion builds on the work of SAA’s Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force to develop emergency response resources for archivists and improve collaborative efforts by building a professional network of colleagues concerned about this developing area of the field.

Lisa Calahan: Tragedy Response: Preparation and Support for Archives and Communities
Melissa Barthelemy: Assisting in Preservation of the Memorial Collection for the 2014 Isla Vista Shooting and Volunteering with Communities That Are Responding to Local Tragedies and Natural Disasters
Whitney Broadaway: Rapid Response Collecting in the Wake of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Kara McClurken: Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis: Documenting and Preserving Digital Content from the 2017 "Unite the Right" Rally and Community Protests


Facilitators
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Lisa Calahan

Head of Archival Processing, University of Minnesota

Speakers
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Kara McClurken

Director, Preservation Services, University of Virginia
Kara M. McClurken is the Director of Preservation Services at the University of Virginia Library. She is a 2018 recipient of a LYRASIS Catalyst grant entitled, "Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis."
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Melissa Barthelemy

Doctoral Candidate, Public History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Melissa Barthelemy, JD, MA is a PhD candidate in Public History at UCSB. Her dissertation focuses on memorial projects in the wake of mass shootings. She is project manager for the UCSB and Isla Vista Memorial Project, and interns in Student Affairs.
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Whitney Broadaway

Collections Manager, Orange County Regional History Center
Broadaway is the collections manager at the Orange County Regional History Center where she helped create the One Orlando collection after the 2016 shooting. Previously she was the book conservator at UCF Special Collections & University Archives.


3:00pm

304 - Community Connections: Unleashing the Potential of Programs and Services Aimed at Underserved Stakeholder Communities
In this session, archivists of labor and social justice collections share the transformative possibilities of programs and services that reach beyond traditional stakeholders. By connecting with marginalized, underserved, or under-resourced communities and aiming programs and services beyond academic or institutional researchers, they examine how such initiatives can have lasting impacts on new audiences that can "see themselves" in these collections and benefit from the services that archivists provide.

Conor Michael Casey: Community Connections: Unleashing the Potential of Programs and Services Aimed at Underserved Stakeholder Communities
Benjamin Blake: 
Louis Jones: Inclusive Curation and Digitization Projects: Partnering with LGBTQ+ African American Community Groups to Document Underrepresented Communities in an Urban Archives
Leah Loscutoff: Leveraging Community Response and Media Coverage: Documentation Projects Recovering Local Labor History with New Audiences of Stakeholders
Catherine Powell: The Art of Collaboration: Archives and Artists Making Labor History Come Alive 

Facilitator: Conor Michael Casey

Speakers
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Catherine Powell

Director, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University
Powell is the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center at SFSU. Prior to working at the Labor Archives, Powell was a program officer at the CS Fund, overseeing civil liberties and global justice grant portfolios.
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Conor Michael Casey

Labor Archivist, Labor Archives of Washington
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Benjamin Blake

Labor Archivist for the George Meany Labor Archives, George Meany Labor Archives, University of Maryland
Ben Blake is the Labor Archivist for the George Meany Labor Archives at the University of Maryland, where his is responsible for the national records of the AFL-CIO, carpenters and bakery workers unions.  Ben has over eighteen years of experience as an archivist in a wide range of... Read More →
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Louis Jones

Reuther Library Field Archivist & Adjunct Professor of Archival Administration, Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
Jones is Field Archivist at the Walther Reuther Library at Wayne State University. From 1993-2012, Jones was the Service Employees International Union Collection Archivist there. Jones is also an Adjunct Professor of Archival Administration.
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Leah Loscutoff

Head of Archives & Special Collections, Stevens Institute of Technology
Loscutoff is currently the Head of Archives & Special Collections at the Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) in Hoboken, NJ. Before joining Stevens in 2013, she supervised the creation of the Brooklyn Visual Heritage project.


3:00pm

305 - Recontextualizing and Demythologizing Archives: The Applications of Social Theories to the Archival Praxis
Many archival collections in institutions around the world were created and preserved by the State and/or those with power, to serve their own ends. They decided who deserved to be the subject of a record and who was relegated to an object. In recent decades several archives have pushed back against this, collecting records created by, and about, those on the margins of various power structures. In this session, we explore how social theories can be used to question routine methodologies of archival appraisal and processing. By challenging normative methodologies like original order and MPLP, archivists can recontextualize and "demythologize" their practices and the contents of their collections—resisting normative narratives of history and critically engaging with social minorities that previously have been erased from the record.

Rebecca Joanna Kuske: The Application of Queer Theory to LGBTQ Collections
Megan Renee Benfield: Contextualizing Social Theories and Their Potential Use in Archives
Ryan Hendrickson: "Think Mythically and In Depth": New Contexts for Old Records


Facilitators
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Rebecca Joanna Kuske

Student Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rebecca is an Information School graduate student who works as the LGBTQ archivist and the Women@UW processing assistant for the UW-Madison Archives. Prior to UW-Madison, she studied U.S. History with a focus on university social movements and worked within the UW-Parkside Archives... Read More →

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Ryan Hendrickson

Assistant Director for Manuscripts, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University
Ryan Hendrickson has been an archivist at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University since 2000, where he is currently the Assistant Director for Manuscripts. He holds a MLS from Simmons University and a MA in History from BU.
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Megan Renee Benfield

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Megan is a current archival graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her interests are in the intersection of social justice and archival processes, particularly regarding the historical erasure of gender and sexual minorities.



3:00pm

306 - Public Involvement and Transparency in Records Scheduling and Appraisal [GOV]
The panelists highlight efforts at the state and Federal level to engage the public with the records scheduling and appraisal process and efforts to make this process more effective and transparent. In addition, they discuss how these processes are evolving with specific examples related to controversial or significant records schedules.

W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D.: Press and Public Interest in State Records Management
Patrice McDermott: Toward Making Scheduling and Appraisal Transparent and Accountable: A Perspective from the Public Point of View


Facilitators
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Meg Phillips

External Affairs Liaison, National Archives and Records Administration, External Affairs Liaison
Currently External Affairs Liaison for NARA, Meg has been an archivist and records manager throughout her career, in academic, nonprofit, and finally Federal government archives.

Speakers
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W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D.

Director, State Historic Preservation Officer and State Archivist, South Carolina Department of Archives and History
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Margaret Hawkins

Director, Records Management Operations, National Archives and Records Administration
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Patrice McDermott

Director, Government Information Watch
Government Information Watch Director Author of ?Who Needs to Know?... ? and ?Secrets and Lies??; recipient of ALA James Madison Award in 2011; and 2001 inductee to National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame.


3:00pm

307 - Building New "Traditions": Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion at Texas A&M University Special Collections and Archives
Texas A&M University is generally perceived as a conservative environment, with limited diversity. Cushing Memorial Library and Archives plays an important role in changing campus culture, advocating for diverse and inclusive collections, teaching, and programming. This session highlights: the work of Cushing archivists focusing on LGBTQ+ collections; working with diverse patrons; the "The Stars Are Ours": Infinite Diversities in Science Fiction and Fantasy exhibition; and working with campus units to improve climate. Through our work, we challenge traditional positions of privilege and power.

Dr. Francesca Marini: Introduction/LGBTQ+ Collections at the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
Greg Bailey: LGTBQ Collections in the University Archives
Jeremy Brett: "The Stars Are Ours": Infinite Diversities in Science Fiction and Fantasy Exhibition
Jennifer Reibenspies-Stadler: Breaking Down Walls: Diverse Researchers in Archives and Special Collections
Leslie J. Winter: Fostering Diversity: Libraries, Archives, and Academia

Moderator: Dr. Francesca Marini

Facilitators
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Francesca Marini

Associate Professor, Programming and Outreach Librarian, Texas A&M University
Dr. Francesca Marini is Associate Professor at the Texas A&M University Libraries; her duties focus on outreach and programming for the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. She is also the Coordinator of the Libraries Diversity Residency program.

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Jeremy Brett

Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University
Jeremy Brett is an Associate Professor and the Processing Archivist, as well as Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University.
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Greg Bailey

University Archivist, Texas A&M University
Greg Bailey is the University Archivist and Clements Curator at Texas A&M University. He serves on the SAA?s College and University Archives Section Steering Committee, and the Mentoring Sub-Committee.
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Jennifer Reibenspies-Stadler

Texas A&M University Libraries, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
I have six years experience as a reference staff member in the reading room at Cushing Memorial Library and archives. I am also a certified archivist who works with patron research, outreach, and dabbles in processing archival collections.
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Leslie J. Winter

Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Libraries
Leslie J. Winter is a Rare Books Librarian heads public services at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. She has a MA in Art History, and a background in studio art.


3:00pm

308 - Linked Data for Everyone: Practical (and Implementable!) Solutions for Enhancing Discovery on the Web
Interested in linked data but don't know where to start? The panelists attempt to demystify linked data by exploring simple, implementable ways to begin creating and consuming linked data to enhance discovery of archival resources. Discussion topics include ArchivesSpace, Wikidata, and Schema.org.  This conversation will give participants the clarity, courage, and practical tips needed to jump in and get engaged with the semantic web.


Facilitators
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Elizabeth Roke

Digital Archivist, Emory University
Elizabeth Russey Roke is the Digital Archivist and Metadata Specialist in the Rose Library at Emory University. Primarily focused on preservation, discovery, and access to digitized and born digital assets from special collections, Elizabeth works on a variety of technology projects... Read More →

Speakers
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Gloria Gonzalez

Senior Library Strategist, Library.Link Network
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Regine Heberlein

Principal Cataloger and Metadata Analyst, Princeton University


3:00pm

309 - Future-Proofing Small Archives: Strategies for Transformative Leadership Transitions
Leadership transitions are never easy, but they are particularly challenging for archives led by one person. Some archives with limited resources experience frequent leadership turnover. Others lose decades of institutional knowledge when long-serving archivists retire. Lone arrangers discuss how to maintain operations, articulate priorities and processes, and sustain relationships with supporters when there is little or no staff continuity, and share strategies for preparing the next leader for success or taking over under difficult circumstances.

Anna J. Kephart: Work in Progress: Handing over the Reins During a Renovation
Dean DeBolt: How to Answer the Auditor about Succession: Capturing 38 Years of Institutional Memory
Caitlin McCarthy: Representation Without Documentation?: Professionalizing a Queer Community Archives
Heather Halpin Perez: When Your Intern Becomes You: Mentoring Your Replacement
Caitlin Reeves: New Professional vs. Old School Access Policies
Michael Seminara: Turnover Whiplash: Archives Leadership in High Turnover Positions
Peter H. Weis: Succession Planning at a Private Secondary School Archive


Facilitators
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Anna J. Kephart

Archivist, Southern Maryland Studies Center, College of Southern Maryland
Anna J. Kephart has been the Coordinator of the Southern Maryland Studies Center, a regional history archive at the College of Southern Maryland, since 2013. She enjoys the challenge of wearing many hats as a lone arranger archivist.

Speakers
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Dean DeBolt

University Archivist/University Librarian, University of West Florida
Dean DeBolt is archivist for the University Archives and West Florida History Center, University of West Florida, Pensacola. Dean holds an M.A. (History) and an M.L.S degree. He is in his 38th year as archivist.
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Michael Seminara

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, University of South Dakota
Michael Seminara is the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at the University of South Dakota. He joined USD in January, 2017 as a project archivist for political papers. He has served as head of the department since August, 2017.
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Caitlin Reeves

Processing Archivist, Columbia Theological Seminary
Caitlin Reeves is the Processing Archivist at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. She holds a M.S. in Library Science and a M.A. in History from Simmons College. She is the Atlanta chair of the American Theater Archive Project.
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Heather Halpin Perez

Special Collections Librarian & University Archivist, Stockton University
Heather Perez is the Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist at Stockton University in New Jersey, where she has worked since 2017 as the first professional archivist for the institution. She is a Lone Arranger. From 2006 to 2017, she was the first professional archivist... Read More →
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Caitlin McCarthy

Archivist, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
Caitlin was hired as the LGBT Center's first staff archivist in November, 2017. She cut her library/archives teeth at Queens College (CUNY), the New York Society Library, the New-York Historical Society, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Peter H. Weis

Archivist of the School, Northfield Mount Hermon (Massachusetts)
My family came to Northfield Mount Hermon when I was 2: so began my archival training. There, I earned a diploma, then a BA at St. John?s College and graduate degrees (Public History, UMass/Amherst; MLS, SUNY/Albany). I've been Archivist since 1999.


3:00pm

310 Archival Perspectives—From Texas and Beyond
Join CoSA’s invited speaker, Dr. David B Gracy II, as he shares his thoughts on archival development in Texas as a microcosm for a wider examination of the country’s state archives and records management programs, archival education, and the archival enterprise generally. Dr. Gracy, a Distinguished Fellow of SAA, former SAA President, and former Texas State Archivist, has a unique perspective on archives and records management programs in the United States—and particularly in Texas. Dr. Gracy, who continues to mentor archivists at UTA and to present at conferences, will provide his insights on developments in the archives profession throughout his decades of service and share his thoughts on the future of archival programs.


Facilitators
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Jelain Chubb

State Archivist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Jelain Chubb joined the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in June 2010 as director of the Archives and Information Services Division and Texas state archivist. She oversees the commission’s public service areas: the Texas State Archives, the Reference and Information... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. David B. Gracy II

Governor Bill Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise (Retired), The University of Texas at Austin


4:15pm

4:30pm

401 - No Ordinary Pain: Invisible Labor and Trauma, Radical Empathy, and Self-Care in Archival Work
Although professional discussions mostly interrogate technical and administrative issues, little attention is given to traumas that manifest in our work as experienced by donors, community, and ourselves. Three archivists draw on their experiences as black women working in various institutions to define trauma in archives and offer strategies to manage archival work related to trauma. They advocate for self-care that radically shifts how we approach/discuss our work, histories we preserve, and communities we serve.




Facilitators
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Raquel A. Flores-Clemons

University Archivist and Director of Archives and Special Col, Chicago State University
Raquel Flores-Clemons, University Archivist at Chicago State University. An advocate for equity and access, she maintains a deep commitment to capturing historical narratives of communities of color and engages Hip Hop as a method of archival praxis.

Speakers
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Tracy Drake

Archivist/Archival Specialist, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library | Chicago Public Library
Tracy Drake is an archivist at the Chicago Public Library. Tracy holds a BS in African American Studies from Eastern Illinois University, MA in history from Roosevelt University, and MSLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Skyla S. Hearn

Chief Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, DuSable Museum of African American History
Skyla S. Hearn is the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Skyla champions the unsung cultural and societal contributors from African American communities and other groups not of the hegemony.


4:30pm

402 - Working with Disability in the Archives
Let's talk about disability in the archives. This session explores issues related to working with a disability or managing employees who may require accommodations due to disability. Lightning talk presentations are followed by small group conversations, creating a forum for speakers and attendees to discuss professional development, accommodations, disclosure, and other issues. Participants should leave feeling empowered to tackle tough conversations and to advocate for themselves and coworkers.

Jessica N. Chapel: Working Toward a Culture of Care
Michelle GanzI'm Sorry, Can You Repeat That? Navigating Archives While Hard-of-Hearing
Ingi House: Institutionalizing Kindness for Professional Development (Making Accommodations Work)
David Spriegel: Coping Strategies: How to Get What You Need at Work
Lauren White, CA: Disability, Disclosure, and the Job Search

Moderator: Jessica N. Chapel
Facilitator: Lauren White, CA

Facilitators
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Jessica Chapel

Digitization Specialist, Simmons University
Jessica Chapel is the Digitization Specialist in the Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab. She earned her MS in library and information science from Simmons University in January 2019.
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Lauren White, CA

Processing Archivist, University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center
Recently joined the University of Michigan as Processing Archivist, specializing in film archives and digital preservation. Prior, was Manuscripts Librarian at the University of Toledo, specializing in disability studies.

Speakers
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Michelle Ganz

Archives Director, McDonough Innovation
Michelle Ganz has been a lone arranger archivist for 12 years. She currently works for William McDonough, grandfather of the green architecture movement, developing a new approach to living archives.
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David Spriegel

Digital Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Spriegel is a digital archivist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Ingi House

Archivist, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
Ingi House is originally from Kansas then moved east where she worked in N.Y. and D.C. Her love of military history lead her to California and the Seabees. Returned to D.C. she works at D.P.A.A. In her spare time she writes and is a published poet.



4:30pm

403 - Building Digital Capacity in HBCU Libraries through Collaboration
Through collaboration that is mutually beneficial and authentic, archives and libraries serving underrepresented communities can expand their capacities to build and manage transformative digital projects. The panelists describe four such projects in which Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are engaging in collaborative initiatives that are mutually beneficial and leverage talent, skills, and collections that broaden the reach of historic resources.

Christine Wiseman: Building Digital Capacity in HBCU Libraries through Collaboration
Aletha Moore: Our Story CLIR Funded Collaborative Digitization Project
Sandra M. Phoenix: An Authentic Partnership between the HBCU LA and the DLF
Monika Rhue: Documenting the Story of the Biddleville Community through Partnerships
Holly Smith: Documenting Herstories through Collaboration between the Schlesinger Library and Spelman College

Moderator:

Facilitators
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Christine Wiseman

Head, Digital Services, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Christine Wiseman is Head of the Digital Services Department at the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library where she works collaboratively with library staff, the Archives Research Center, and faculties to deliver digital services in support of teaching, learning... Read More →

Speakers
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Holly Smith

College Archivist, Spelman College Archives
Holly Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She received a B.A. in History and Black Studies from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science & Archives from Simmons College.
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Sandra Phoenix

HBCU Library Alliance Executive Director, HBCU Library Alliance
Sandra Phoenix is responsible for the overall operations of the HBCU Library Alliance. She has more than 30 years experience at nonprofit organizations and extensive project management experience.
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Monika Rhue

Director of Library Services and Curation, Johnson C. Smith University
Monika Rhue is the Director of Library Services and Curation at the James B. Duke Memorial Library, Johnson C. Smith University. She also serves as the 2017-2019 Board Chair for HBCU Library Alliance.
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Aletha Moore

Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Aletha R. Moore, earned her Master’s degree in Archival Studies with a concentration in digital archives at Clayton State University. Currently, she is the Digitization Project Manager at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.


4:30pm

404 - The Winner Takes It All: Archives as Donors to Other Archives
There are no losers in donations, only winners. The prevalence of de-accessioning, backlog appraisal projects, and reviewing donor agreements has made archives into donors. Such donations are transformative: a burden becomes a welcomed addition, unheard voices in hidden collections become discoverable, institutional obstacles are overcome, and new collegial relationships are formed. Three examples of archives as donors are explored. Each pair of speakers present, followed by a "tennis-match" conversation with their counterpart.

Jim Gerencser: Reappraisal and Deaccessioning: Finding Better Homes for Collections of Personal Papers
Charles Greifenstein: You Got It, Now What? Integrating Transferred Collections
Geof Huth: Depatriation and the Necessity of the Anti-archivist
Aisha M. Johnson-Jones: De-Accessioning As a Best Practice: Transferring the Rupert Cutler Papers from Atlanta to Blacksburg
Aaron D. Purcell: The Other End of the Line: Acquiring the Rupert Cutler Papers at Virginia Tech
Bonita L. Weddle: Unifying New York State's Historical Court Records at the New York State Archives

Chair and Moderator: Laura Uglean Jackson

Facilitators
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Laura Uglean Jackson

Archives and Special Collections Librarian, University of Northern Colorado
Laura is Archives and Special Collections Librarian at UNC. She has extensive experience with reappraisal and deaccessioning.

Speakers
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Geof Huth

Chief Records Officer and the Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth is the Chief Records Officer and the Chief Law Librarian of the New York State Unified Court System. Previously, he worked for decades at the New York State Archives.
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Aaron D. Purcell

Director of Special Collections, Virginia Tech
Aaron Purcell is director of Special Collections at Virginia Tech. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Tennessee and a MLS from the University of Maryland. Purcell has written and spoken widely on topics related to donors and archives.
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Bonita Weddle

Coordinator, Electronic Records, New York State Archives
Bonnie Weddle is the Coordinator of the Electronic Records unit at the New York State Archives. She holds a BA from the College of Wooster and an MA in history from Kent State University.
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Aisha M. Johnson-Jones

Supervisory Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Aisha serves as Supervisory Archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Lecturer in Archival Studies at Clayton State University. She earned her PhD from Florida State, and focus on the African-American struggle for library equality.
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Jim Gerencser

College Archivist, Dickinson College
Jim is the College Archivist at Dickinson College. He holds an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in History from Shippensburg University. Jim has been reappraising and deaccessioning materials for nearly twenty years.
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Charles Greifenstein

Associate Librarian & Curator of Manuscripts, American Philosophical Society
Charles Greifenstein is Associate Librarian & Curator of Manuscripts at the American Philosophical Society. He has an MA in literature from University of Arizona and an MS in information science from Drexel University.


4:30pm

405 - America Contacts Congress: The Project to Save Congressional Correspondence Data [GOV]
Constituent correspondence with the U.S. Congress captures the interactions between Americans and their elected representatives. Congress manages correspondence with proprietary systems, and data exported from these systems poses challenges to repositories across the country. No repository has processed these large data sets in a replicable way, and data is at risk of disappearing. The America Contacts Congress project, funded by a LYRASIS Catalyst Fund grant, provides a roadmap for preserving and providing access to this unique resource.

Moderator: Danielle Emerling

Facilitators
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Danielle Emerling

Assistant Curator, Congressional and Political Papers Archivist, West Virginia University
Danielle Emerling is Assistant Curator, Congressional and Political Papers Archivist at the West Virginia University Libraries. She serves as treasurer for the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress and has served as Chair of the SAA Congressional Papers Section.

Speakers
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John Caldwell

Political Papers Archivist, University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
John Caldwell is the Coordinator of Political Papers and Electronic Records at the University of Delaware.
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M. Alison White

Deputy Senate Archivist for Digital Collections, U.S. Senate Historical Office
Alison White has been with the U.S. Senate Historical Office since 2009 focusing on electronic records and digital preservation. Before that she spent 6 years at the University of Virginia Law Library as Archivist and Curator of Special Collections.
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Nathan Gerth

Digital Archivist, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
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Brandon Pieczko

Processing and Digital Archivist, University of Georgia


4:30pm

406 - Graduate Student Paper Session
This session features the diverse research interests of three exceptional emerging professionals whose papers were chosen from a competitive pool of student submissions.

Caitlin Rivas: : Understanding the Archivist’s Role in the Contextualization, Removal, and Relocation of Confederate Monuments at Cultural Heritage Institutions

Jessica Rogers-Cerrato: Jean Rhys and the Archives of Place

Katherine Schlesinger: The Emotional Toil and Toll of Archival Work in Sensitive Collections

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Rivas Sullivan

Caitlin Rivas Sullivan

Graduate Student, MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The nationwide Confederate monument "debate" has gained tremendous momentum over the last five years, with more and more cultural heritage institutions calling into question the existence of Lost Cause-era Confederate monuments on their premises. These conversations include a myriad... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Rogers-Cerrato

Jessica Rogers-Cerrato

MSLIS Candidate, Archives Management, Simmons University
Jessica Rogers-Cerrato is an archivist-in-training and instant photographer who writes poetry, prose, and essays. For nine years, she taught writing and literature at two CUNY Community Colleges, Bronx and Queensborough. She now studies archives and archival theory at Simmons University... Read More →
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Katherine Schlesinger

Graduate Student, Univ of Arizona Tucson
Graduate student in Univ of Arizona Tucson Graduate Archival Studies certificate program.



4:30pm

407 - Transnational Archives: A Special Focus Session on Borderlands Archives Cartography
The current national discourse about the border continues to generalize, stereotype, and make invisible the history of communities along the US-Mexico border. Borderlands Archives Cartography was created to visualize, document, and analyze the junction of various cultures and histories of the border region before and after it became the current division line. In this special focus session, co-moderated by LACCHA and IAAS, we facilitate an inspired discussion with the creators of BAC and attendees.

Moderator: Amanda T. Moreno

Facilitators
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Amanda T. Moreno

Archivist, University of Miami Libraries
Amanda T. Moreno is the Archivist for the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection, where she manages and processes historical collections related to Cuba and its diaspora, while also providing reference and instruction service.

Speakers
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Sylvia A. Fernández

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston, TX
Ph.D. Candidate with the Hispanic Studies Department at the University of Houston. Her interest lies in U.S. Latinx and border literature and cultures, archives and print culture, postcolonial digital humanities and feminist theory.
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Maira E. Álvarez

IUPLR Director, Houston Office, University of Houston
Maira E. Álvarez is the Director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) at Houston. She is also the co-founder of Borderlands Archives Cartography (BAC) www.bacartography.org, and part of the team of #TornApart #Separados.


4:30pm

408 - Get With, or at Least On, the Program: Crafting Session Proposals for Archives-Related Sessions at Non-archives Conferences
The Society of Southwest Archivists' new committee, the State Partnerships and Outreach Committee, encourages and supports participation at non-archives conferences to help archivists spread the word about their collections and services. Panelists discuss the history and accomplishments of the committee at getting archival voices included in conference programs at conferences attended by potential users (history, journalism, architecture, etc.). We hope to foster a discussion and inspire others to spread this work outside the Southwest.

Moderator: Mike Miller

Facilitators
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Mike Miller

Manager and City Archivist, Austin History Center
Manager of the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Master's degrees in History and IS from the UNT. Co-founder of the State Partnership and Outreach Committee of the Society of Southwest Archivists (and current SSA Treasurer).

Speakers
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Katie Salzmann

Lead Archivist, Witliff Collections, Texas State University
Katie Salzmann is Lead Archivist at the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University where she also teaches a graduate seminar on Archives Management in the Public History Program. She holds an MLIS from UT-Austin.
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Marian J. Barber

Assistant to the Directors, British Studies, UT-Austin
Marian J. Barber, a scholar of race and religion in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, is assistant to the directors of the British Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin, former associate director of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and... Read More →
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Morgan Gieringer

Head, Special Collections, University of North Texas
Morgan Gieringer is the Head of Special Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries and the Director of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management in the UNT College of Information.
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James Williamson

Digital Preservation Librarian, Southern Methodist University
James Williamson received BA in History in 2009 and MLIS in 2011 from Louisiana State University. He is also a certified archivist and digital archives specialist.


4:30pm

409 - Special Collections and Textbook Affordability: An (Un)likely Partnership
At Temple University, we were able to establish our Special Collections Research Center as a key resource for faculty aiming to replace commercial textbooks with alternative free or low-cost course materials. We report on an innovative new way to conduct outreach on campus through supporting wider scholarly communication goals that also affords an opportunity for primary source literacy. We hope this case offers both practical and theoretical orientations for rethinking the interconnectivity of the promotion, implementation, and evaluation of openness initiatives in our field.

Moderator: Margery N. Sly

Facilitators
avatar for Margery N. Sly

Margery N. Sly

Director, Temple University Libraries
Margery N. Sly is Director of Special Collections, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. An SAA member since 1979, she is a Fellow of the Society and currently serves as Vice President of the SAA Foundation.

Speakers
avatar for Urooj Nizami

Urooj Nizami

Resident Librarian, Temple University
Urooj Nizami is a Resident Librarian at Temple University Libraries. She received her Masters in Information Studies from McGill University in 2016. Urooj is currently working to innovate her library's approach to Open Education through open pedagogical approaches and the incorporation... Read More →
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Courtney Smerz

Collection Management Archivist, Temple University Libraries



4:30pm

410 - Short-Term Jobs for Long-Term Careers: Designing Ethical Project/Contract Positions
With SAA defining standards for interns and volunteers, archivists on short-term projects or contracts are the next frontier in the ethics question. These archivists have barriers to completing their work--including time, funding, and skills--making their supervisor's role crucial in designing and supporting a successful contract employment experience. Aimed at project managers, supervisors, and contract archivists, this session is intended to foster dialog among participants about ways to create more sustainable models of project positions.

Sheridan L. Sayles: From Project to Permanent: Successes and Challenges
Rebecca Goldman: Advocating for Project Archivists in Academic Archives
L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin: Both Sides Now: Jobs' Illusions I Recall
Amy C. Vo: Impacts of the Project-based Position on Developing Careers
Julie Yamashita: Reconsidering that Project Archivist in the Corner: Finding the Right Fit for Your Project and Their Careers


Facilitators
avatar for Sheridan L. Sayles

Sheridan L. Sayles

Technical Services Archivist/Librarian, Seton Hall University
Currently serving as Technical Services Archivist/Librarian at Seton Hall University, after graduating from a project archivist position. SAA and MARAC member who?s always advocating for more support for the profession and the people who find themselves here.

Speakers
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L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin

Manuscripts Librarian and Curator, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., senatorial papers, University of Delaware
Bracketing a 30-year career with project assignments, I have also been on the management side of designing, hiring and mentoring short-term positions, as well as advocating for continuing appointment of project positions.
avatar for Julie Yamashita

Julie Yamashita

Archivist and Independent Consultant, Lanterman House
Archivist at the Lanterman House and Independent Consultant. She has worked as a project archivist, as well as a manager and consultant for LAC-Group. Advocates for career project/independent archivists who bring expertise to temporary projects.
avatar for Amy C. Vo

Amy C. Vo

Cold War Collections Project Archivist, New York University
Currently at New York University Libraries, Amy has worked on accessioning, processing, exhibition, and outreach projects at Rutgers, the Monmouth County Historical Association, Harvard, and the City of Austin.
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Rebecca Goldman

College Archivist, Wellesley College
College Archivist at Wellesley College, in the process of advocating to hire a project archivist. Founding chair of SNAP Section, former chair of College and University Archives Section. Forever cranky about labor practices in archives.


5:30pm

5:30pm

5:30pm

Graduate Student Poster Presentations
Student posters highlight the research activities of graduate students in archives and records management programs, as well as projects and activities of SAA Student Chapters. Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, August 4, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and on Monday, August 5, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students will be present to discuss their posters with attendees on Sunday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and on Monday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. 

  1. ‘If It Doesn’t Exist on the Internet, It Doesn’t Exist’: The Ethics of Erasure and the (Mis)Use of Records
    Jason Cerrato, Simmons University
  2. Tools of Preservation: Archiving Born-Digital News
    Jessica Chapel, Simmons University
  3. Byte by Byte: Tracing the Information-Seeking Behaviors of Users of Digitized Primary Source Materials
    Lindsey Memory, San Jose State University
  4. A Quantitative Approach to the Status of the Magnetic Media Crisis: From Hoping to Knowing
    Sarah Nguyen and Jared Nistler, University of Washington
  5. Cold Storage: Icelandic Home Movies in the National Film Archive
    Sigridur Regina Sigurthorsdottir, New York University
  6. Partnering Preservation with Sustainability
    Carli Lowe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  7. Digital Curation of DTE Aerial Photographs
    Garrett Morton and Samuel Sciolla, University of Michigan 
  8. Who Will Teach Their History?: An Examination of the Use of Archival Holocaust Material In College Classrooms Throughout The United States
    Jennifer Overstreet, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  9. Untangling the Roots: Surfacing the Lived Experience of Enslaved People in the Archives. A project of the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Lydia Neuroth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  10. It Came From the Resource Closet! - Archiving With Children
    Elizabeth Buchanan, University of Texas, Austin 
  11. Bits and Pieces or Parts of a Whole: The Effects Digital Aggregation on the Intelligibility of a Chinese American Archival Collection
    Jackson Huang, University of Michigan
  12. Clarity of Copyright in Colorado Digital Collections
    Summer Shetenhelm, University of Denver 
  13. The Role of Institutional Archives in a Statewide Healthcare System
    David Sye, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  14. A Meta-Study: Repository Practices for Qualitative Research Data
    Caroline He, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  15. UX and Archives: Designing a Digital Resource Portal for the Benson Latin American Collection
    Rodrigo Leal, University of Texas at Austin
  16. Community Archives as Alternative Narratives: The Creation and Maintenance of the Digital Image Collection “Archiving South Carolina Women”
    Morgan Lundy, University of South Carolina
  17. The University of Texas at Austin SAA Chapter: Past. Present. Transformative.
    Alyssa Anderson and Bethany Radcliff, University of Texas at Austin 
  18. PROGRAMMING: Not Just for Professional Network but for Archival Community
    Alexis Recto, University of California, Los Angeles
  19. Pulling Strings: The Bixby Marionette Collection
    Hilary Severyn, University of Michigan
  20. Launching a public programming initiative with limited staff and resources
    Allison Kilberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  21. University of Illinois SAA Student Chapter: Transforming Archival Education Through Collaboration
    Heidi Charles and Leslie Straus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  22. Adaptive Outreach: Transforming Archival Participation
    Sam Bogner, Catherine McGowan, and Marlee Newman, Rutgers University
  23. Visualizing the 19th-century Mexican Political Sphere
    Alexandria Suarez, University of Texas at Austin
  24. Open Data in Detroit: Transforming Residents' Relationships with their City
    Marley Kalt and Lauren Seroka, University of Michigan
  25. “A Library is a Home to the Homeless”: Utilizing Archives to Establish a Legacy of Service to Homeless Patrons in Public Libraries
    Alexandra Howard, Simmons University
  26. Redefining Archival Outreach: Mapping the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy to K-12 Standards
    Heather Nice, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  27. An Era of Protests: Ann Arbor 1965 -1975
    Meredith Counts, Reine Patterson, Alexandria Rayburn, and Anthony Sexton, University of Michigan
  28. Hotspot Analysis of Semantic Web and Linked Data for Archives at China and Global Based on VOSviewer
    Xuemin Guo, Sun Yat-Sen University
  29. Buildable Projects for Archival Students: Digitizing a Psychiatric Journal
    Kelsey Koym, University of North Texas
  30. "Satisficing" The Herbert Simon Collection
    Emily Finch and Kathryn Topham, University of Michigan
  31. The John Robert Lee Papers and Its Contribution to St. Lucian Memory and Identity
    Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall, The University of the West Indies

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Recto

Alexis Recto

University of California, Los Angeles
I am a recent graduate from the MLIS program at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Science. My focus is on Archival Studies and, as a first-generation Filipino American, I am interested in exploring and devising methods of outreach and engagement with Asian American... Read More →
MK

Marley Kalt

University of Michigan School of Information
avatar for Jessica Chapel

Jessica Chapel

Digitization Specialist, Simmons University
Jessica Chapel is the Digitization Specialist in the Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab. She earned her MS in library and information science from Simmons University in January 2019.
avatar for Heidi Charles

Heidi Charles

Archivist-Librarian, Noble and Greenough School
Heidi Charles recently graduated with an MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is the former President of the UIUC SAA student chapter. She now serves as the Archivist for Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA.
avatar for Summer Shetenhelm

Summer Shetenhelm

Graduate Student, University of Denver
I first became interested in archives while volunteering for historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. One weekend a month, I joined a group of volunteers who sorted through burial permits and mausoleum drawings in preparation for digitization of these records. Each year, Green-Wood... Read More →
avatar for Jackson Huang

Jackson Huang

Graduate Student, University of Michigan, School of Information
I am doing thesis work on the intersection of digital metadata, access, and social justice. Talk to me if you also believe that the technical decisions and challenges of archiving are political!
avatar for Allison Kilberg

Allison Kilberg

Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
avatar for Sarah Nguyen

Sarah Nguyen

University of Washington, iSchool
avatar for Lauren Seroka

Lauren Seroka

Digital Collections Specialist, Library of Congress
I am a second year student at the University of Michigan's School of Information. I am studying Archives and Digital Curation!
avatar for Caroline He

Caroline He

Doctoral Student, The University of Maryland, Department of Americans Studies
avatar for Carli V. Lowe

Carli V. Lowe

University Archivist, San José State University
Carli Lowe received her MLIS through the online program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and had the honor of studying as both an ALA Spectrum Scholar and ARL Kaleidoscope Scholar. As the first University Archivist at San José State University, she is looking forward... Read More →
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Leslie C Straus

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall

The University of the West Indies
avatar for Kelsey Lynn Koym

Kelsey Lynn Koym

University of North Texas
I would really like to get to hear information regarding future career advice.
avatar for Kate Topham

Kate Topham

Digital Humanities Archivist, MichiganState University, University of Michigan School of Information
Digital Humanities(meta)Data migration
avatar for Garrett Morton

Garrett Morton

Garrett Morton finished his master's program at the University of Michigan School of Information in May and is currently a summer Fellow at the Medical Heritage Library working to improve the MHL's online discovery and access tools. At the end of August he will begin a full-time... Read More →
JC

Jason Cerrato

Simmons University
LM

Lindsey Memory

MLIS student/Digital Initiatives Workflows Supervisor, San Jose State University
SS

Samuel Sciolla

University of Michigan
JN

Jared Nistler

University of Washington, iSchool
avatar for Jennifer Overstreet

Jennifer Overstreet

Outreach and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections, East Carolina University
I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science in December 2018. While in school I held a myriad of positions mostly in technical services, and am currently the Outreach and Instruction Librarian for special collections at East Carolina University. My... Read More →
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Elizabeth Buchanan

University of Texas Austin
XG

Xuemin Guo

Sun Yat-Sen University
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Alexandra Howard

Graduate Assistant, Simmons University
I am a current MLIS student concentrating in Cultural Heritage Informatics. I was a 2019 Archival Fellow at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers - Newark. I am especially interested in participatory archiving, community archives, outreach and engagement. I come to the archives... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Leal

Rodrigo Leal

The University of Texas at Austin
ML

Morgan Lundy

University of South Carolina
LN

Lydia Neuroth

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
HM

Heather Marie Nice

University of Alaska Fairbanks
AR

Alexandria Rayburn

University of Michigan
MC

Meredith Counts

University of Michigan
AS

Anthony Sexton

University of Michigan
RP

Reine Patterson

University of Michigan
HS

Hilary Severyn

University of Michigan
AS

Alexandria Suarez

UT Austin School of Information
avatar for David Sye

David Sye

Graduate Student, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
EF

Emily Finch

University of Michigan School of Information
MuseumsIntellectual Property
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Alyssa Anderson

The University of Texas at Austin
BR

Bethany Radcliff

The University of Texas at Austin
CM

Catherine McGowan

Rutgers University
avatar for Sam Bogner

Sam Bogner

Archivist, Peter Beard Studio Archive
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Marlee Newman

Rutgers University



5:30pm

Expo Hall Grand Opening
In the Expo Hall, you’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to talk with our industry partners, share your ideas and opinions, and learn about what’s new in the field. What products and services do you need to ensure sustainability and access? Tell our exhibitors! And be sure to stop by the Graduate Student Poster Session, where you’ll learn about what’s next….

6:00pm

Mini-Theater: LIBSAFE ADVANCED: The Guided Tour (Presented by LIBNOVA)
LIBSAFE is seemingly the most advanced digital preservation platform. Its technology has been adopted by leading institutions.

This is a great chance to discover LIBSAFE with a guided tour by LIBNOVA’s CEO Antonio G. Martinez. We will also have an introduction to the other LIBSAFE products that carry the same technology, but are destined to other more specific uses and entities.

6:30pm

Mini-Theater: Discover Quartex: One Solution for Creating fully Searchable Archival Material (Presented by Quartex)
Go beyond metadata and publish beautiful, full-text searchable collections using a single solution. Come learn how Quartex, Adam Matthew’s digital collections SaaS offering, facilitates a deeper level of discovery for your institution’s archives and special collections with in-platform services like OCR, AV transcription, and Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR).

6:30pm

Reception for Rand Jimerson
If you are planning to attend the SAA annual meeting in Austin, Texas, you are cordially invited to join Western Washington alumni honoring Rand Jimerson on the occasion of his retirement from WWU.

Place: Easy Tiger / 709 E Sixth Street / Austin TX (about one-half mile from the Marriott)
Restaurant info: https://www.easytigerusa.com/sixth-street-austin
Time: Sunday, 4 August, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. NOTE: This is not the same time as other alumni mixers. The event has a hard end at 8:00 PM.
Cost: Food and drink on your own. Intended as an opportunity to mingle and snack, but a full menu for dinner is available.

Sunday August 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Easy Tiger 709 E Sixth Street, Austin TX

6:30pm

Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception Dinner and Workshop
Register online by July 1st at: http://www.conf.purdue.edu/ALIAlumniDinner 

ALI cordially invites all ALI alumni (plus one guest each) to join in for the Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Dinner and Workshop at ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!

ALI is excited to connect the ALI community of past attendees with the most recent cohort, to unveil via Google Cardboard the cutting edge training simulations developed at ALI@Purdue 2019 using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, and to strategize about future iterations of ALI based on data from this year’s institute. ALI alumni, ALI hopes you will join in to network, learn, and plan at this innovative event. Thanks to the generosity of NARA, the subsidized cost per person for this dinner and workshop is $25. A cash bar will be available for separate purchase.


Sunday August 4, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Iron Cactus-Downtown Austin 606 Trinity St. Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm

7:30pm

8:00pm

A Finding Aid To My Soul
The SAA Committee on Public Awareness presents “A Finding Aid To My Soul,” a storytelling event celebrating the diversity and commonality of the archivist experience.

Ten storytellers will share five-minute, true stories about their unique, moving, serendipitous, mysteri­ous, special, and often humorous encounters in the archives. The show will be hosted by two-time Moth GrandSLAM winner (and former Moth director of education) Micaela Blei. Featured storytellers: Arielle Petrovich, Katie Moss, Travis Williams, Katie Dishman, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Cliff Hight, Kira Lyle, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Leah Harrison, and Joanna Black.

Come hear tales by your colleagues in what promises to be an engaging and entertaining evening.

Cash bar available.

Speakers
avatar for Micaela Blei

Micaela Blei

Storyteller and Coach
Micaela Blei has years of experience working with individuals, organizations, and communities to shape and share the important stories of their lives. Her acclaimed workshops are invitations to reflection, spaces for discovery, and—most of all—a lot of fun. Her own stories have been called “h... Read More →


 
Monday, August 5
 

7:30am

Write Away! Breakfast
Learn how you can contribute to the professional literature during an informal discussion over a continental breakfast with Publications Editor Chris Prom, American Archivist Editor Cal Lee, Reviews Editor Bethany Anderson, Archival Futures Co-editor Amy Cooper Cary, Dictionary Working Group Chair Rosemary Pleva Flynn,  Archival Outlook Editor Abigail Christian, and Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati.

7:30am

Bookstore Open
AUSTIN-tatious!

NEW READS . . .
  • Archival Fundamentals Series III
    • Volume 1: Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs, edited by Peter Gottlieb and David W. Carmicheal,
    • Volume 2: Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, by Dennis Meissner,
    • Volume 3: Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists, by Kathleen D. Roe
  • One Book, One Profession 2019 Selection
    • Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene, edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera
. . . and great deals on dozens of other titles, including
  • Trends in Archives Practice Series (special price for all 7 volumes)
  • Waldo Gifford Leland Award-winning Moving Image and Sound Collections 
  • books on digital preservation, descriptive standards, ethics and legal issues, exhibits, how-to manuals, and writings on archives
  • FREE copies of American Archivist and Archival Outlook while supplies last
#whoworeitbetter—YOU!
Purchase limited-edition “Peace-Love-Archives” t-shirts and tote bags.

7:30am

Information Tables
Stop by these information tables to learn about your colleagues’ initiatives and related organizations, contribute to our community service project, and bid on silent auction items:
  • Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA)
  • CoSA Silent Auction
  • SAA Education
  • The Funders (CLIR, IMLS, NEH, NHPRC)
  • SAA Labor Archives Section
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators (NAGARA)
  • New England Archivists (NEA)
  • Preservation Week
  • SAA Committee on Public Awareness
  • SAA Foundation
  • SAA Preservation Section NDRFA Silent Auction
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC)
  • Society of Southwest Archivists
Service Projects:
  • Warm Up America! 
    We are collecting knitted or crocheted 7” x 9” squares, made of washable/dryable yarn, to create blankets we can distribute to those in need in the DC area. Extra supplies will be available at the donation table!

7:30am

8:00am

8:00am

SAA Preservation Section Annual Silent Auction for the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA)
Please plan to stop by the Section's fundraising silent auction on Sunday and Monday and check out all the wonderful items your colleagues have donated! You can find it near the registration desk.

The silent auction benefits the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA). This fund was established in 2005 after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and is used to support the recovery of archival collections from major disasters, regardless of region or repository type. Note: This year, we will be cash-free again as we will be using Square! All final payments will be made at the Registration Desk.

Last bids must be in by 12:30 pm on Monday! Stop by during lunch to make sure you are the highest bidder!

Monday August 5, 2019 8:00am - 12:30pm
Registration Area

8:00am

Graduate Student Poster Presentations
Student posters highlight the research activities of graduate students in archives and records management programs, as well as projects and activities of SAA Student Chapters. Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, August 4, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and on Monday, August 5, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students will be present to discuss their posters with attendees on Sunday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and on Monday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. 

  1. ‘If It Doesn’t Exist on the Internet, It Doesn’t Exist’: The Ethics of Erasure and the (Mis)Use of Records
    Jason Cerrato, Simmons University
  2. Tools of Preservation: Archiving Born-Digital News
    Jessica Chapel, Simmons University
  3. Byte by Byte: Tracing the Information-Seeking Behaviors of Users of Digitized Primary Source Materials
    Lindsey Memory, San Jose State University
  4. A Quantitative Approach to the Status of the Magnetic Media Crisis: From Hoping to Knowing
    Sarah Nguyen and Jared Nistler, University of Washington
  5. Cold Storage: Icelandic Home Movies in the National Film Archive
    Sigridur Regina Sigurthorsdottir, New York University
  6. Partnering Preservation with Sustainability
    Carli Lowe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  7. Digital Curation of DTE Aerial Photographs
    Garrett Morton and Samuel Sciolla, University of Michigan 
  8. Who Will Teach Their History?: An Examination of the Use of Archival Holocaust Material In College Classrooms Throughout The United States
    Jennifer Overstreet, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  9. Untangling the Roots: Surfacing the Lived Experience of Enslaved People in the Archives. A project of the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Lydia Neuroth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  10. It Came From the Resource Closet! - Archiving With Children
    Elizabeth Buchanan, University of Texas, Austin 
  11. Bits and Pieces or Parts of a Whole: The Effects Digital Aggregation on the Intelligibility of a Chinese American Archival Collection
    Jackson Huang, University of Michigan
  12. Clarity of Copyright in Colorado Digital Collections
    Summer Shetenhelm, University of Denver 
  13. The Role of Institutional Archives in a Statewide Healthcare System
    David Sye, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  14. A Meta-Study: Repository Practices for Qualitative Research Data
    Caroline He, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  15. UX and Archives: Designing a Digital Resource Portal for the Benson Latin American Collection
    Rodrigo Leal, University of Texas at Austin
  16. Community Archives as Alternative Narratives: The Creation and Maintenance of the Digital Image Collection “Archiving South Carolina Women”
    Morgan Lundy, University of South Carolina
  17. The University of Texas at Austin SAA Chapter: Past. Present. Transformative.
    Alyssa Anderson and Bethany Radcliff, University of Texas at Austin 
  18. PROGRAMMING: Not Just for Professional Network but for Archival Community
    Alexis Recto, University of California, Los Angeles
  19. Pulling Strings: The Bixby Marionette Collection
    Hilary Severyn, University of Michigan
  20. Launching a public programming initiative with limited staff and resources
    Allison Kilberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  21. University of Illinois SAA Student Chapter: Transforming Archival Education Through Collaboration
    Heidi Charles and Leslie Straus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  22. Adaptive Outreach: Transforming Archival Participation
    Sam Bogner, Catherine McGowan, and Marlee Newman, Rutgers University
  23. Visualizing the 19th-century Mexican Political Sphere
    Alexandria Suarez, University of Texas at Austin
  24. Open Data in Detroit: Transforming Residents' Relationships with their City
    Marley Kalt and Lauren Seroka, University of Michigan
  25. “A Library is a Home to the Homeless”: Utilizing Archives to Establish a Legacy of Service to Homeless Patrons in Public Libraries
    Alexandra Howard, Simmons University
  26. Redefining Archival Outreach: Mapping the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy to K-12 Standards
    Heather Nice, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  27. An Era of Protests: Ann Arbor 1965 -1975
    Meredith Counts, Reine Patterson, Alexandria Rayburn, and Anthony Sexton, University of Michigan
  28. Hotspot Analysis of Semantic Web and Linked Data for Archives at China and Global Based on VOSviewer
    Xuemin Guo, Sun Yat-Sen University
  29. Buildable Projects for Archival Students: Digitizing a Psychiatric Journal
    Kelsey Koym, University of North Texas
  30. "Satisficing" The Herbert Simon Collection
    Emily Finch and Kathryn Topham, University of Michigan
  31. The John Robert Lee Papers and Its Contribution to St. Lucian Memory and Identity
    Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall, The University of the West Indies

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Recto

Alexis Recto

University of California, Los Angeles
I am a recent graduate from the MLIS program at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Science. My focus is on Archival Studies and, as a first-generation Filipino American, I am interested in exploring and devising methods of outreach and engagement with Asian American... Read More →
MK

Marley Kalt

University of Michigan School of Information
avatar for Jessica Chapel

Jessica Chapel

Digitization Specialist, Simmons University
Jessica Chapel is the Digitization Specialist in the Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab. She earned her MS in library and information science from Simmons University in January 2019.
avatar for Heidi Charles

Heidi Charles

Archivist-Librarian, Noble and Greenough School
Heidi Charles recently graduated with an MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is the former President of the UIUC SAA student chapter. She now serves as the Archivist for Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA.
avatar for Summer Shetenhelm

Summer Shetenhelm

Graduate Student, University of Denver
I first became interested in archives while volunteering for historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. One weekend a month, I joined a group of volunteers who sorted through burial permits and mausoleum drawings in preparation for digitization of these records. Each year, Green-Wood... Read More →
avatar for Jackson Huang

Jackson Huang

Graduate Student, University of Michigan, School of Information
I am doing thesis work on the intersection of digital metadata, access, and social justice. Talk to me if you also believe that the technical decisions and challenges of archiving are political!
avatar for Allison Kilberg

Allison Kilberg

Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
avatar for Sarah Nguyen

Sarah Nguyen

University of Washington, iSchool
avatar for Lauren Seroka

Lauren Seroka

Digital Collections Specialist, Library of Congress
I am a second year student at the University of Michigan's School of Information. I am studying Archives and Digital Curation!
avatar for Caroline He

Caroline He

Doctoral Student, The University of Maryland, Department of Americans Studies
avatar for Carli V. Lowe

Carli V. Lowe

University Archivist, San José State University
Carli Lowe received her MLIS through the online program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and had the honor of studying as both an ALA Spectrum Scholar and ARL Kaleidoscope Scholar. As the first University Archivist at San José State University, she is looking forward... Read More →
LC

Leslie C Straus

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
AC

Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall

The University of the West Indies
avatar for Kelsey Lynn Koym

Kelsey Lynn Koym

University of North Texas
I would really like to get to hear information regarding future career advice.
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Kate Topham

Digital Humanities Archivist, MichiganState University, University of Michigan School of Information
Digital Humanities(meta)Data migration
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Garrett Morton

Garrett Morton finished his master's program at the University of Michigan School of Information in May and is currently a summer Fellow at the Medical Heritage Library working to improve the MHL's online discovery and access tools. At the end of August he will begin a full-time... Read More →
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Jason Cerrato

Simmons University
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Lindsey Memory

MLIS student/Digital Initiatives Workflows Supervisor, San Jose State University
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Samuel Sciolla

University of Michigan
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Jared Nistler

University of Washington, iSchool
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Jennifer Overstreet

Outreach and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections, East Carolina University
I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science in December 2018. While in school I held a myriad of positions mostly in technical services, and am currently the Outreach and Instruction Librarian for special collections at East Carolina University. My... Read More →
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Elizabeth Buchanan

University of Texas Austin
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Xuemin Guo

Sun Yat-Sen University
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Alexandra Howard

Graduate Assistant, Simmons University
I am a current MLIS student concentrating in Cultural Heritage Informatics. I was a 2019 Archival Fellow at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers - Newark. I am especially interested in participatory archiving, community archives, outreach and engagement. I come to the archives... Read More →
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Rodrigo Leal

The University of Texas at Austin
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Morgan Lundy

University of South Carolina
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Lydia Neuroth

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Heather Marie Nice

University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Alexandria Rayburn

University of Michigan
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Meredith Counts

University of Michigan
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Anthony Sexton

University of Michigan
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Reine Patterson

University of Michigan
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Hilary Severyn

University of Michigan
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Alexandria Suarez

UT Austin School of Information
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David Sye

Graduate Student, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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Emily Finch

University of Michigan School of Information
MuseumsIntellectual Property
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Alyssa Anderson

The University of Texas at Austin
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Bethany Radcliff

The University of Texas at Austin
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Catherine McGowan

Rutgers University
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Sam Bogner

Archivist, Peter Beard Studio Archive
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Marlee Newman

Rutgers University


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8:30am

9:00am

501 Invited Speaker: Ashley Farmer, PhD
Ashley Farmer, Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, is a historian of black women’s history, intellectual history, and radical politics. She is the author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era (UNC Press, 2017), the first comprehensive study of black women’s intellectual production and activism in the Black Power era. She is the co-editor of New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition (NUP Press, 2018), an anthology that examines four central themes within the black intellectual tradition: black internationalism, religion and spirituality, racial politics and struggles for social justice, and black radicalism. And she wrote the much-discussed article “Archiving While Black,” published in the July 22, 2018, issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Farmer earned her BA from Spelman College and an MA in History and a PhD in African American Studies from Harvard University.


Speakers

9:00am

502 - Young, Old, Seasoned, Green: Assessing Power Dynamics in Multigenerational Archives
What does age mean in the archives profession? What challenges/opportunities do multigenerational archival workplaces face? How do age and experience relate to other aspects of diversity and power dynamics? How is institutional knowledge transferred? What data do we need about age and experience levels to build an optimal multigenerational profession? A group of archivists spanning early career through retirement convene a deliberative dialogue to thresh these questions that are vital to the archives profession.

Linda Ann Whitaker: What I Love about Millennials and What I Still Don't Understand


Facilitators
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Mary M. Manning

University Archivist and Curator of Arts Collections, University of Houston
Mary Manning is the university archivist and curates performing arts collection for the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections. She served as VC/chair of SAA?s RAO Section and as VP/president of the Society of Southwest Archivists (2015-2017).

Speakers
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Jill Severn

Head of Access and Outreach, UGA Libraries
Jill Severn has been the Head of Access & Outreach for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at UGA since 2000. There, she leads outreach and instruction. She has been an active member in SAA throughout her career.
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Rosemary Pleva Flynn

Principal Librarian and Library & Information Services Team Lead, University of North Dakota
Rosemary Flynn is the Principal Librarian & Library & Information Services Team Lead, at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. She is an active member of SAA and currently chairs the Dictionary Working Group.
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Elena Colón-Marrero

Digital Processing Archivist, Computer History Museum
Elena Colón-Marrero is the Digital Processing Archivist at the Computer History Museum where she is responsible for processing and reading the Museum?s digital collection with an emphasis on historic software objects.
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Alison Clemens

Yale University Library
Alison Clemens is Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description at Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University, where she manages arrangement and description of archival material; teaches instruction sessions; and provides patron support.
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Helen Wong Smith

Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai'i
In her 30+ years working in private, academic, government, and school archives and libraries Helen Wong Smith has worked successfully with multigenerational interns, volunteers and staff both as a subordinate and supervisor.
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Kelly Revak

Archivist, Library of Congress
Kelly Revak is an archivist at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. At AFC, Kelly leads efforts to extract, map and transform data for various cataloging and access initiatives, and also updates the AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus.
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David Benjamin

Head of Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries
David Benjamin is Head of the UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives. Before UCF he was Assistant Director of the Volkerding Study Center, Center for Creative Photography and Visual Materials Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Jessica C. Neal

University Archivist & Records Manager, Trinity University
Jessica C. Neal received her MLIS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has experience working in corporate, federal, local, and academic archives. She is currently the University Archivist & Records Manager at Trinity University
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Linda Ann Whitaker

Retired, Director of Library and Archives, Formerly with the Arizona Historical Society
Linda Whitaker came to Archives after 25 years as a nurse & Vietnam veteran. The experiences informed her philosophy of archival practice & work ethic. In retirement, she is reflecting on her career & what it means to "age in place" professionally.



9:00am

503 - Beyond the Familiar Terms: Repairing Indigenous Collections through Inclusive Processing
This panel is designed to help archivists with indigenous collections and those who are interested in decolonization and tribal inclusion but are unsure about how to begin. Whether it’s outdated nomenclature and cataloging schema, confusing access restrictions, or poor provenance and documentation, processing indigenous collections can be daunting. The panelists take an interactive deep dive into the unique challenges that archivists face in processing indigenous collections, and encourage attendees to incorporate inclusive practices in their archives.

Anna E. Harbine: Incorporating Tribal Voices into Processing and Creating New Descriptive Procedures for Older and More Established Collections
Tisa Matheson: Establishing Nomenclature and Incorporating Tribal Handling Practices
Gena Peone: Tribal Practices in the Preservation of Historic Records


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Anna E. Harbine

Curator of Archives and Special Collections, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Anna Harbine is a public historian and curator who has managed the archives of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture since 2015. She has a master's in history from Eastern Washington University and previously worked at the Washington State Archives.

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Tisa Matheson

American Indian Collections Specialist, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Tisa Matheson is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe with ancestral roots in central Idaho. She has an MLIS from San Jose State University specializing in cultural records, and has worked with collections at Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture since 2001.
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Gena Peone

Archivist, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Gena Peone is an enrolled member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. A graduate of SJSU, she was a 2017 curatorial fellow at the Peabody Essex Museum, and has spent her career working with tribes on historic preservation in both museums and archives.


9:00am

504 - Building Community History Web Archives: Lessons Learned from the Community Webs Program
The Community Webs program began in 2017 with a cohort of 27 public libraries and the goal of developing expertise in web archiving and building web-based community history collections. As it comes to an end in 2019, cohort members are able to share their successes, challenges, and lessons learned while developing sustainable programs of mindful community-focused web archive collections. Join Community Webs cohort members in conversation as they discuss their experiences.

Sylvie Rollason-Cass: A Look Back at the Community Webs Program
Makiba Foster: Lessons Learned from the Community Webs Program
Julie Tabberer: Lessons Learned from the Community Webs Program


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Sylvie Rollason-Cass

Web Archivist, Internet Archive
Sylvie works with libraries, archives, and other organizations to build web archives using the Archive-It service.

Speakers
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Makiba Foster

Library Manager, The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
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Julie Tabberer

Head of Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Grand Rapids Public Library
Julie Tabberer, MLIS, is head of the History and Special Collections department at the Grand Rapids Public Library, and she has worked with the archives of Steelcase, Davenport University and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.


9:00am

505 - Collective Responsibility: Outcomes and Developments
Representatives of the grant team for the IMLS-funded "Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions" present on outcomes from the first forum and white paper, which focuses on understanding the experiences of grant-funded laborers in library, archival, and museum contexts. Session attendees are encouraged to engage with these outcomes and recommend best practices for the forum's second meeting.




Facilitators
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Sandy Rodriguez

Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Sandy Rodriguez is Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. She currently serves as co-facilitator of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Co-Principal Investigator for "Collective Responsibility... Read More →

Speakers
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Ruth Kitchin Tillman

Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist, Pennsylvania State University
Co-facilitator of the Samvera Metadata Interest Group. Co-facilitator of DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Working on discovery, linked data, metadata reuse, and cataloging standards at Penn State University Libraries. Carrying menstrual supplies... Read More →


9:00am

506 - Collaborating to Preserve and Share Disability Records in Pennsylvania [GOV]
Closing institutions, advocacy activities, and other recent events in Pennsylvania have added urgency to efforts to preserve the histories of individuals with disabilities and/or mental illnesses. Panelists share their experiences in collaborating with each other, with records custodians, and with the disability advocacy community and discuss strategies to collaborate effectively with and serve community members in documenting the experiences of people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

Tyler Stump: Working Collaboratively to Preserve and Share Pennsylvania's Disability Records: The Pennsylvania State Archives Perspective
Sierra Green: When Grassroots Advocacy Sparks Grassroots Preservation: Working Alongside Advocates, Archivists, and Curators to Document the Historical Experiences of People with Disabilities
Bridget Malley: History of the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium
Margery N. Sly: Collaboration among the Archives, Institute on Disabilities, and State Archives to Document the Experiences of People with Disabilities


Facilitators
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Tyler Stump

Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives
Tyler Stump is an archivist in the Pennsylvania State Archives' accessioning and outreach section. He works primarily with institutional records from prisons, mental hospitals, and other state-run facilities. Tyler also is responsible for providing records management training and... Read More →

Speakers
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Margery N. Sly

Director, Temple University Libraries
Margery N. Sly is Director of Special Collections, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. An SAA member since 1979, she is a Fellow of the Society and currently serves as Vice President of the SAA Foundation.
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Sierra Green

Archivist, Detre Library and Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center
Sierra Green is engaged in reference, acquisitions, and processing as well as educational and public programming at the Heinz History Center. She became a Western Pennsylvania Disability History & Action Consortium Steering Committee member in 2016.
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Bridget Malley

Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bridget Malley is the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium?s Preservation Scholar, as well as a graduate student through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an intern with the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Archives.


9:00am

507 - Blowing Off the Dust: How to Move Your Archives from the Basement to the Public Square
Looking for creative ways to spread the word about your amazing institution? Consider partnering with public radio, an entity that specializes in storytelling and that seeks interesting content. This interactive session featuring a cultural affairs producer for public radio instructs attendees about what a public radio station is looking for; best practices for pitching; and how cultural institutions and public radio complement each other. The speakers describe a current collaboration between an archive and public radio.

Molly Marcusse: Archives on the Air: Effective Collaboration with Public Radio
Micah Schweizer: Working with Your Local Public Radio Station


Facilitators
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Leslie Waggener

Archivist, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Leslie Waggener became a faculty member of the American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming in December, 2000. She is archivist for the Alan K. Simpson Institute of Western Politics and Leadership at the AHC.

Speakers
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Molly Marcusse

Assistant Archivist, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Molly Marcusse joined the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center in 2015. She is a faculty member in the AHC's Reference Department.
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Micah Schweizer

Cultural Affairs and Production Director, Wyoming Public Media
Micah Schweizer oversees arts and culture coverage for Wyoming Public Radio. He also heads up the station's podcast productions, including the award-winning show HumaNature.


9:00am

508 - The New Internationalism: Broad Archival Ideologies and Local Paradigms
What are the limits of the free flow of information across international borders? Can regional and marginalized interests be preserved under the scale of global cultural preservation initiatives? Looking at the effort to preserve international content through the lenses of national significance, digital preservation, and stakeholder analysis, the presenters consider cases from Canada to Uganda. The session seeks to engage a discussion of systemic assumptions and archival biases.

Simon Patrick Rogers: Nationalizing Archives: The Appropriation and Appraisal of National Significance in International Cultural Markets through Tax Shelter Donation Incentives
Natalie Bond: From Michigan to Uganda: Stakeholder Representation and Transnational Collaboration
Katharina Hering: Power and Inequality in International Digitization Initiatives
Curtis Sassur: Nationalizing Archives: The Appropriation and Appraisal of National Significance in International Cultural Markets through Tax Shelter Donation Incentives


Facilitators
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Simon Patrick Rogers

Archivist, John M. Kelly Library, University of Toronto
Simon Patrick Rogers is the archivist for the special collections of the John M. Kelly Library in the University of Toronto. He has more than ten year of professional experience and has worked at a number of institutions, both private and public.

Speakers
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Katharina Hering

Digital Project Librarian, German Historical Institute
Katharina Hering (PhD, MLIS) is the Digital Project Librarian at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC and the senior co-chair of SAA's International Archival Affairs Section.
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Natalie Bond

Assistant Archivist, Montana State University
Natalie is an archivist in beautiful Montana, where she can usually be found running up and down mountains. Her work focuses on democratic representation in congressional collections, archival praxis in Eastern Africa, and issues of social memory.
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Curtis Sassur

Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, Ryerson University
Curtis Sassur is the coordinator of Archives and Special Collections at Ryerson University, where he has been on the faculty since 2013. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008, and has been working in Toronto as an archivist ever since.


9:00am

509 - Toward Community-Driven Archives and Digital Access
Minority communities currently make up more than 48% of Arizona's population but are represented in only 0-2% of known archival collections or have not been accurately represented in history. The panelists focus on their current community outreach efforts with historically marginalized communities in Arizona. Martin, curator of the Labriola Center, discusses her work with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation on a digital humanities project, the ASU student club "IndiGenius," and an upcoming project using Murkurtu. Godoy and Varner discuss their current Mellon grant-funded project designed to reclaim and preserve the history of Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and the LGBTQ community. Attendees will learn how to engage diverse communities via community archives workshops, oral history projects, and digital humanities initiatives.

Nancy Liliana Godoy: Reclaiming Arizona Archives: Community-Driven Archives
Joyce Martin: Wassaja, a Carlos Montezuma Project: Collaboration with Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Alana Victoria Varner: Digitizing BJ Bud: Arizona's Largest LGBTQ Collection


Facilitators
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Nancy Liliana Godoy

Associate Archivist, Arizona State University Library
Nancy Liliana Godoy is the Associate Archivist of the Chicano/a Research Collection at Arizona State University. She's responsible for collection development, archival arrangement--description, community outreach--exhibits, and instruction--specialized reference services. As a Knowledge... Read More →

Speakers
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Joyce Martin

Curator of Labriola Center, Arizona State University Library
Associate Librarian and Curator of the Labriola Center at ASU Library, Joyce Martin frequently partners with academic departments and Centers at ASU to facilitate student learning and provide diverse public programs.
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Alana Victoria Varner

Project Archivist, Arizona State University
Alana is a Project Archivist responsible for the successful implementation and completion of Arizona State University's "Engaging, Educating, and Empowering: Developing Community-Driven Archival Collections," an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.


9:00am

510 - Archivists as Teachers: A to Z on How to Engage, Conduct, and Maintain Educational Practice in our Communities [Pop-Up]
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.

Speakers
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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/Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
Has an MLIS with an emphasis in archival practice & an MA in History. Has expertise in managing government & university records, as well as training in records management. Worked with the Kansas Historical Society as a government records archivist & is now a records manager at Kansas... Read More →
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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 →
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Martina Dodd

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


10:00am

10:30am

601 - Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Archivists, Journalists, and the Search for Truth
We exist in a world in which the press is called "fake news" and "enemy of the people." It's difficult to identify reliable, factual and, more importantly, truthful information. The panelists are former journalists who now work as archivists. They discuss journalism in today's information environment; relationships between facts, evidence, and reporting; and the vital role that archivists play in identifying and promoting sound journalism. The session will provide ample time for audience interaction.

Daria Labinsky: Trust But Verify: Using Reliable Sources to Corroborate Unreliable Ones
David McCartney: Information Ownership: What Was Once Old is New Again.
Daniel McCormack: The Truth Will Set You Free? If You Can Find It
Claire Moclock: Get The Picture: Cultivating Visual Literacy through Archives
Stacie Williams: Truth or Fair: Analyzing Archival News Sources


Facilitators
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Terry Baxter

Archivist, Multnomah County (OR) Archives
Terry Baxter has worked as an archivist for 33 years, currently serving as archivist for Multnomah County and the Oregon Country Fair. He has done various things with SAA, Northwest Archivists, and ATALM. He loves archives and archivists very much.

Speakers
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David McCartney

University Archivist, University of Iowa
David has been University of Iowa Archivist since 2001. He has an MLIS from the University of Maryland and a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before archives, David was a reporter for radio stations in IA, WI, OR, and AK.
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Daniel McCormack

Archivist/Records Manager, Town of Burlington (MA) Archives
Daniel McCormack, CA, has served as Archivist/Records Manager for the Town of Burlington (MA) since 2002. He holds masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Simmons College. Previously, he was a newspaper reporter and editor in New Hampshire and Massachusett... Read More →
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Stacie Williams

Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago
Stacie Williams is Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago. She has worked at Harvard University, University of Kentucky and Case Western Reserve University. She was a full-time journalist for 10 years and still writes.
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Claire Moclock

Archivist, Independent
Claire is an Archivist and Artist. She received her MLIS from University of Pittsburgh, and was a Visual Studies student at Temple University. Claire interned with the Pittsburgh Symphony-Orchestra and completed an Archives Fellowship at the National Watch and Clock Museum. She is... Read More →


10:30am

602 - From Archives to Administration: Conversations on Career Transitions with Mid-Career Archivists
The panelists examine the experiences of archivists who have moved into administrator roles outside of archives as part of their career trajectories. Areas for discussion include applying archives-related skills and values to positions outside of our profession; gaining skills and experience that support moving outside the field; impostor syndrome and professional identity; deciding whether to move up within an institution or move on; and returning to archives work after stepping away from the profession.

Erin Passehl Stoddart: Discovering Pathways Beyond the Archives
Maija Anderson: Navigating Leadership as an Interim Director
Cristine Noriko Paschild: Deciding Where and How to Lead


Facilitators
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Crystal M. Rodgers

Assistant Labor Archivist, University of Washington Libraries
Crystal Rodgers is the Assistant Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. She has an M.L.I.S. from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a concentration in archives.

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Cristine Noriko Paschild

Interim Assistant University Librarian; Head, Special Collections & Archives, Portland State University Library
Cris Paschild is currently serving as an Interim Assistant University Librarian at the Portland State University Library. She is also an Associate Professor and the Head of Special Collections & University Archives.
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Erin Passehl Stoddart

Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian, University of Oregon
Erin Passehl Stoddart is the Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian at the University of Oregon. She previously was Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Idaho and past-president of Northwest Archivists.
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Maija Anderson

Interim Executive Director, Orbis Cascade Alliance
Maija Anderson is the Interim Executive Director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium. She is on leave from Oregon Health & Science University Library, where she oversaw special collections and served as Interim Director of Library Operations.


10:30am

603 - Student Workers Transforming the Archives
How do student employees in archival settings transform their institutions? How are students transformed by working in archival settings, whether or not they go on to have careers in archives and special collections? This participatory facilitated discussion session focuses on hiring, training, managing, supervising, and mentoring student employees and how these efforts can make a lasting and valuable impact on the institution, the students, and the staff working together. 

Marcella Huggard: Introduction and Wrap-up of the Facilitated Group Discussion


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Marcella Huggard

Manuscripts Coordinator, University of Kansas
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Tyson M. Koenig

Archival Assistant, Southeast Missouri State University
Tyson Koenig is Archival Assistant in Special Collections & Archives at Southeast Missouri State University, where he oversees reference and processing and supervises undergraduate student workers. He holds an MSI from the University of Michigan.
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Laura Romans

Manuscripts Archivist, University of Tennessee Libraries
Laura Romans serves as the Manuscripts Archivist with the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tennessee Libraries. She holds her MLIS from the University of South Carolina.
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Heather Bollinger

Historic Records Manager, Fairfax Circuit Court
Heather Bollinger has masters degrees in History & Library and Information Sciences. As Historic Records Manager for Fairfax Circuit Court, she oversees the preservation, conservation, & access to 18th and 19th century Virginia court records.
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Brady Kal Cox

Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin
Brady Kal Cox holds a BA in Biblical Studies and an MA in Modern and American Christianity from Abilene Christian University. He is currently a student in the MS Information Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Amanda Dietz

Archivist and Curator, Abilene Christian University
Amanda Dietz is an Archivist and Curator at Abilene Christian University. She holds a Masters Degree in Museum Studies from Baylor University and is a certified archivist.
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Evaliza Fuentes

Texas State University, San Marcos
Evaliza Fuentes is a graduate student at Texas State University-San Marcos in the Department of History with an emphasis on public history. Her academic and career goal is the preservation and conservation of Musica Tejana.
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Lauren Goodley

Archivist, Texas State University
Lauren holds an MSIS and works at a Hispanic-Serving Institution state university. She has been chair of SAA's Education Committee and chair of the Society for Southwest Archivists' Diversity and Publications Committees.
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Amanda Keys Norman

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Amanda Keys Norman (MA, MSIS, CA) is a reference/electronic services librarian at the Legislative Reference Library, where she has worked since 2016. Prior to that, she was university archivist at Baylor University for four years.
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Alicia Patterson

Corporate Records Management Specialist, Johns Manville, Denver
Alicia Patterson has a MLIS from The University of Pittsburgh. She was an undergraduate student library worker for 2 years and worked at Portland General Electric from 2016 to 2019 as a Records Analyst in charge of a high school student intern for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 school y... Read More →
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Audrey Swartz

Library Assistant III-Archives, Kansas State University
Audrey Swartz has served as the Student Supervisor and a manuscript collections processor for the Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University since 2016. She holds a Masters in Library Science from Wayne State University.
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Jessica Tucker

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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Brenna Wheeler

University of Texas School of Information
Brenna is a graduate student earning a Masters degree at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information in digital archives and a Student Assistant for Digital Collections Services at the Harry Ransom Center.



10:30am

604 - Learning from the Local: The Teaching Archivist and Place-Based Education
Place-based education (PBE) leverages local environments, communities, resources, and people into immersive learning opportunities. It prioritizes engagement and authentic interactions. After outlining the pedagogical theory behind this teaching method, the speakers present four case studies from repositories across the country that are using this approach to frame their instruction. The session allows time for audience participation.

Carrie Schwier: Learning from the Local: The Teaching Archivist and Place-based Education
Carey Beam: Searching for Buried Gardens: Campus Archaeology and Archival Collections
Bridget J. Burke: "Do not try to remember": Teaching What Might Have Been Using Architectural Archives of Unbuilt Environments
Virginia Ferris: Reframing and Reclaiming Shared Space: Engaging Students through Campus History at a Land Grant University
Jessica Ritchie: The Case for Queer Spaces: Partnering with a Queer Studies Class to Establish an LGBTQ Walking Tour and Podcast

Moderator: Carrie Schwier

Facilitators
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Carrie Schwier

Outreach and Public Services Archivist, Indiana University Libraries
Carrie Schwier is the Outreach and Public Services Archivist at the Indiana University Libraries' University Archives where she leads an active instruction program. She has an MLS and MA in Art History from Indiana University.

Speakers
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Virginia Ferris

Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections, North Carolina State University
Virginia Ferris is Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian for Special Collections at NC State University Libraries. She earned the MLS from UNC Chapel Hill (2014) and holds experience in outreach, oral history, and teaching with archives.
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Jessica Ritchie

Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Old Dominion University
Jessica Ritchie is the Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she provides leadership for collections and services in Perry Library and the Diehn Composers Room.
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Carey Beam

Director, Indiana University Libraries
Carey Beam is director of Indiana University Libraries? Wylie House Museum. She regularly teaches with archival collections, and she conducts research on academic historic house museums. She earned her MLS from Indiana University.
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Bridget J. Burke

Associate Dean of Special Collections, University of Oklahoma
Bridget Burke is the Associate Dean for Special Collections at the University of Oklahoma. She holds an MLS and an MA in Liberal Studies. She has held curatorial and management positions in research collections from New Haven to Alaska.


10:30am

605 - Discovering the Hidden: Making LGBTQ Collections More Accessible to Researchers
Presenters discuss how archivists make LGBTQ collections more accessible to researchers by reviewing processing and cataloging challenges, including biases that suppress information; the conundrum of describing LGBTQ collections using 21st century descriptors that the creators would not have used; the importance of how descriptions affect LGBTQ community members' perceptions of their own identities and history; and allowing LGBTQ communities to describe their own documents, thereby returning the power usually assigned to the archivist to the originating community.

Linda J. Long: The Politics of Archives: Who Gets to Write History?
Harrison Apple: Oral History as Provenance: Processing Nightclub Video without a Creator
Erin Baucom: How Language and Visible History Affects Identity Formation in the LGBTQ Community
Elisa Landaverde: LGBTQ Terminology: Now and Then

Facilitator: Linda J. Long

Facilitators
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Linda J. Long

Curator of Manuscripts, University of Oregon Libraries
Linda Long is the Curator of Manuscripts in Special Collections and University Archives in the University of Oregon Libraries.

Speakers
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Erin Baucom

Digital Archivist, University of Montana
Erin Baucom is the Digital Archivist in the Archives and Special Collections department in the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.
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Elisa Landaverde

Metadata Librarian and Special Collections LGBTQ+ Collection Curator, Michigan State University
Elisa Landaverde is a Metadata Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries. She is a member of the MSU Libraries digital repository, and curator of the Special Collections LGBTQ+ collection.


10:30am

606 - Unwrapping the Gift to the Nation: Making the NRHP Files Available Online [GOV]
The National Park Service and National Archives completed a long-term project to digitize and make available textual application records related to nearly 100,000 historic sites and properties on the National Register of Historic Places from all fifty states and US territories. The project involved capturing the information digitally, adding metadata, and making the files available for download from the National Archives Catalog. Researchers and information professionals will have access to this rich cultural history of the United States as authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

John LeGloahec: Grab Your National Park Service Passport and Go Online!
Rebeccah Baker: NARA's Processing of National Register Records
Skylar Bauer: Filling in the Gaps with the National Register Files
Jennifer Coon: Digitizing the NRHP Applications
Scott Beadle: Wrapping Up a Gift to the Nation
Pam M. Northern: National Register of Historic Places Scanning Project


Facilitators
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John LeGLoahec

Archives Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration

Speakers
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Rebeccah Baker

Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration
Rebeccah Baker is an Archivist within the Electronic Records Division at the National Archives and Records Administration. She is a graduate of Frostburg State University (BS) and University of Maryland (MLS).
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Skylar Bauer

Archeologist, National Park Service
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Jennifer Coon

E-Services Supervisory Archives Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives for 25 years, the Digital Conversion Supervisor for 5 years. Worked as the scanning liaison for the National Parks helping create scanning procedures. Collaborated with Lynn Mitchell on the scanning of the National Park Collection.
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Pam M. Northern

Account Manager, National Archives and Records Administration
Pam is employed with NARA as an Account Manager. In this position she develops relationships with Federal agencies to maximize sales, customer satisfaction and Federal Records Centers Program usage to complement customers business strategies.
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Scott Beadle

Fort Worth Federal Records Center Director, National Archives and Records Administration
Scott Beadle serves as an operations director in the Federal Records Centers Program, a nationwide network of 18 Federal Records Centers securely storing over 29 million cubic feet of Federal records. Mr. Beadle is actively involved in the project management of scanning/digital preservation... Read More →


10:30am

607 - Building Support for Sound Preservation through Collaboration
Panelists address the different contours of the landscape of sound awareness, including curating and presenting available artifacts, tactics for inter-institutional collaboration, connecting preservation materials to curricular projects, student and classroom appropriation, digital storage and access, and cataloging and metadata development for searchability. Learn about the strategies taken by archivists and historians for building the political will to increase interest and funding in support of sound preservation.

Josh Shepperd: Building Political Will to Preserve the Media Archive
Ruta Abolins: Preservation of the Peabody Awards Radio Collection
Lina Ortega: The Indians for Indians Hour Radio Program
Guha Shankar: Ancestral Voices: A Collaborative Digital Repatriation and Co-Curation Project
Shawn Vancour: Cultivating an Effective Audio Archival Praxis: Notes Toward a Critical Media Archive
Dave Walker: Audiovisual Preservation at the Smithsonian and Preservation at Scale


Facilitators
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Josh Shepperd

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Josh Shepperd is an Assistant Professor at Catholic University, Humanities and Information Fellow at Penn State, Sound History Fellow of the National Recording Preservation Board, & Director of the Library of Congress's Radio Preservation Task Force.

Speakers
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Guha Shankar

Folklife Specialist, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center
Guha Shankar, American Folklife Center - Library of Congress, coordinates Ancestral Voices, a collaborative knowledge repatriation initiative between the LC, indigenous communities and open source digital platforms, Local Contexts and Mukurtu CMS.
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Lina Ortega

Associate Curator, University of Oklahoma, Western History Collections
Lina Ortega is the head of operations and associate professor in the Western History Collections in the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Lina works with Native communities to be sure they are aware these materials are available.
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Dave Walker

Audiovisual Archivist, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dave Walker serves as Audiovisual Archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections and specializes in the conservation, preservation, and access to analog AV media.
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Ruta Abolins

University of Georgia, Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Ruta Abolins is head of the Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia.
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Shawn Vancour

University of California Los Angeles
Shawn VanCour is Assistant Professor of Media Archival Studies in UCLA's Department of Information Studies. He is author of Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture (OUP 2018).


10:30am

608 - More Process, More Public: Enhancing the Value of Archives through Technical Services
A robust understanding of archival processing can affect how patrons understand the contexts of the collections, how archivists teach archival literacy, how curators work with donors to acquire material, and how we ourselves understand and advocate for technical services work and the resources to support it.  The panelists explore ways to increase the visibility of technical services work, through both critical/theoretical and practical lenses, and how such visibility can transform how archival work is perceived and understood.

Sarah Quigley: There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: Centering Transparency in Archival Description
Nicole Davis: Calling All Docents: Leveraging Existing Museum Resources to Promote the Archives
Amanda McKnight: When You Are Already Doing Everything but Want It to Be Known: Technical Services in a Small Non-Profit
Joy Novak: Advocating for Archival Processing through Internal Collaborations
Arlene Yu: Archives in Motion: Making Space for Dance as a Body of Knowledge


Facilitators
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Sarah Quigley

Interim Head of Manuscript Processing, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Sarah Quigley, CA, is a Manuscript Archivist and Interim Head of Manuscript Processing at Emory University's Rose Library, Chair of SAA's Committee on Public Policy, and an instructor for SAA's Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals workshop.

Speakers
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Nicole Davis

Supervisory Archivist, Museum of Flight
Nicole Davis is Supervisory Archivist at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. Previously she worked at the Austin History Center and at the Harry Ransom Center. She holds an MSIS from UT-Austin with a concentration in archives and museum studies.
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Arlene Yu

Collection Manager, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library
Arlene Yu is Collection Manager at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library. Interests are moving image preservation, rights, and discoverability. She has an MSILS, Pratt Institute and an AB in Social Studies, Harvard University.
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Joy Novak

Head of Collection Management for Special Collections, Washington University in St. Louis
Joy Novak is Head of Collection Management, Special Collections, Washington University. She was Collections Manager, Center for the Study of Political Graphics. She earned her PhD in Information Studies at UCLA & MA in Public History at UC Riverside.
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Amanda McKnight

Manager of the Archives, Library, and Special Collections, Barnes Foundation
Amanda McKnight is the Manager of the Archives Library and Special Collections at the Barnes Foundation. She has a BA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and MLS with a concentration in Archival Studies from the University of Maryland.


10:30am

609 - Standards for Sustainability: Ensuring Sustainable Programs with It Takes a Village
What does it take to make sure programs are sustainable and enduring? The It Takes a Village (ITAV) Guidebook can act as a roadmap for all types of programs, not just open source software. Using the four facets outlined in the Guidebook—Technology, Governance, Resources, and Community Engagement—the panelists discuss how ITAV can be a tangible tool for ensuring sustainability, regardless of where a program currently sits within its life cycle.

Laurie G. Arp: Standards for Sustainability: Ensuring Sustainable Programs with It Takes a Village
Christine Di Bella: It Came From the Community: The ArchivesSpace Path to Sustainability
Mark Matienzo: Perspectives from the Repository Community: Fedora and Samvera
Evelyn McLellan: Archivematica, AtoM, and the ITAV Framework


Facilitators
Speakers
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Evelyn McLellan

Systems Archivist & Metadata Specialist, Artefactual Systems
Evelyn is a Systems Archivist at Artefactual Systems, a company that develops open-source software for the GLAM sector. She has a deep interest in open-source software and community collaboration. Evelyn has an MAS from U of British Columbia.
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Mark Matienzo

Assistant Director for Digital Strategy and Access, Stanford University Libraries
Mark A. Matienzo is the Assistant Director for Digital Strategy and Access for Stanford University Libraries, and manages a portfolio related to digital library discovery, access, and delivery systems and services.Prior to joining Stanford, Mark worked as an archivist, technologist... Read More →
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Christine Di Bella

ArchivesSpace Program Manager, LYRASIS
ArchivesSpace is a community of mutual support committed to helping cultural heritage organizations foster access to and promote discovery of historical records and primary sources through the provision of sustainable and highly functional software and tools. ArchivesSpace is an open... Read More →



10:30am

610 - Neurodiversity in Archives [Working Group]
Neurodiversity has been a neglected topic in both archival scholarship and archival practice. The American Archivist, Archivaria, and the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies have yet to publish an article on neurodiversity, and have published only a handful of articles on specific neurodivergent conditions. The SAA conference programs since 2016 have not included any of the following words: neurodiversity, neurodiverse, autism, autistic, dyslexia, and dyslexic.  Moreover, terms associated with neurodiversity rarely appear in finding aids, and few archives have made intentional efforts to collect materials associated with neurodiversity.  More importantly, although many of us have archivist friends that are neurodivergent, few archivists have felt safe to publicly disclose and self-advocate in professional settings.
For these reasons, the organizers of this working group believe that the archives profession will strongly benefit from an intentional effort to discuss, and then publish articles and white papers on neurodiversity in archives. The facilitators will begin by providing overviews of the Disability Rights and Neurodiversity movements.

Afterward, we will introduce the following three topics:
  • Hiring, training, and retaining neurodivergent employees in archives
  • Producing a safer, more welcoming environment in archives for neurodivergent employees and researchers
  • Encouraging archives to collect materials related to the history of the neurodiversity movement and experience of neurodivergent populations.

We will then solicit additional issues for discussion. The session will conclude by assigning participants into groups to work on a specific topic. The goal is for each group to produce documentation to help make archives friendlier to neurodivergent populations.

This working group is dedicated to making archives and the archival profession more welcoming for neurodivergent people.

Our goals are fourfold:
  • To increase awareness about neurodiversity in the profession through this event and subsequent publication of theoretical and practical resources  
  • To influence and inform archival education and workplace practices so that more neurodivergent people can enter and thrive in the profession 
  • To increase the number of resources about neurodiversity, neurodivergent conditions, and disability in general in archives
  • To spark research about neurodiversity both inside and beyond the archival profession

Chair/Co-Facilitator: Eric Hung
Co-Facilitator: Lydia Tang
Note-Taker: Chris Tanguay

Speakers
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Eric Hung

Executive Director, Music of Asian America Research Center
Executive Director for the Music of Asian America Research Center and previously a Professor of Music History at Rider University. He received a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford and an MLIS in Archives & Digital Curation from University of Maryland.
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Lydia Tang

Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University
Dr. Lydia Tang has been the Special Collections Archivist-Librarian at Michigan State University since 2015. She holds multiple leadership positions with ArchivesSpace and SAA in the Privacy and Confidentiality Section, Collection Management Tools Section, the Task Force to Revise... Read More →
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Chris Tanguay

Collections Associate, MIT Department of Distinctive Collections



11:30am

12:00pm

Mini-Theater: Create and Manage Archival Hierarchies, Your Way (Presented by Lucidea)
Lucidea will demonstrate how to build and reorganize hierarchies with ease using their archival collections management software. Enjoy varying levels of description, drag and drop navigation, and visualize your hierarchy while writing descriptions.
  • Present hierarchies to end users in an easily navigable way
  • Search and retrieve individual records at any level
  • Allow access through browsable subject and creator terms

Speakers
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Emma Hathway

Director of Client Services
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Graham Landon

Product Specialist


12:00pm

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12:30pm

Professional Posters
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P01 - We Must Save the Music! Institutional Repositories Preserving the Output of Music Departments
Lea P. Iadarola and Tsukasa Cherkaoui, Lynn University

P02 - Triple Take: Technology, Transparency, and Equal Representation in Government Research Communities
Natalie S. Rich and Rachel Shore, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center

P03 - Bring Your Own Born-Digital (BYOBD): Ingesting Digital Media on a Limited Budget
Tyler Cline, University of North Carolina Charlotte

P04 - Archives to the People: Piloting a New Public Program at the Brooklyn Museum
J.E. Molly Seegers, Brooklyn Museum

P05 - Distance Collaboration and "Our Story: Photographs and Publications of the Atlanta University Center"
Chelly Tavss, Digital Library of Georgia

P06 - Responsive Archives: Empowering Students as Active Participants in the Life Cycle of Memory through the JEC Student and Alumni Advisory Council
Jessica Cottle, Davidson College

P07 - Defining and Defending Your Program: Data for Advocacy and Stewardship
Donna E. McCrea, University of Montana

P08 - Making the Grade: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Students from Underrepresented Groups in Online LIS Programs
Michelle Peralta and Enid Ocegueda, Yale University

P09 - Assessing Needs and Providing Services for Southern Women's Health Nonprofits: A Case Study
Travis Le Wagner, University of South Carolina

P10 - Wrangling a Hidden Fine Art Collection, Or a Librarian, an Archivist, and a Curator (Cross)walk into ArchivesSpace
Sally Benny, New England Historic Genealogical Society

P12 - Unlocking Sound Stories: The Labor of Preserving and Accessing Audio Collections
Katherine Quanz and Lauren Walker, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin

P13 - Collective Impact and Preservation of Electronic Government Information
Roberta Sittel, Deborah Caldwell, and Shari Laster, University of North Texas

P14 - Connecting Collections to Controversy: Engaging Social Justice Issues in Transformed Archival Displays
Autumn M. Johnson, Georgia Southern University

P15 - The Importance of Place: Teaching University History through Primary Sources
Adriana M. Flores, University of Puget Sound

P16 - Preserving the History of Kodiak, Alaska: Establishing a Digitization Program
Nicole Potter, The Community Library

P17 - Revitalizing Your Records Management Training and Outreach
Julie Wagner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

P18 - The Field Book Project: Exposing Hidden Collections Through A Journey of Description, Delivery, Access, and Engagement
Riccardo Ferrante, Smithsonian Institution Archives

P19 - Preserving the African American Record in Alabama
Justin Rudder, Alabama Department of Archives and History



Speakers
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J.E. Molly Seegers

Museum Archivist, Brooklyn Museum
J.E. Molly Seegers is the Museum Archivist at Brooklyn Museum. She graduated from Pratt Institute with degrees in Information Science and the History of Art and Design. She previously worked at the MoMA Library and FIT?s Special Collections.
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Justin Rudder

Digital Asset Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Justin Rudder serves as Digital Asset Archivist at ADAH, working on both the state archive's digital collections and the development of the AlabamaMosaic digital archive collaborative. Interests include archives, archaeology, and Black history.
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Riccardo Ferrante

Director of Digital Services, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Riccardo Ferrante is the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Director of Digital Services, overseeing its Electronic Records, Digitization, Web and Social Media teams. He is also Digital Preservation adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins University.
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Donna E. McCrea

Head of Archives and Special Collections, University of Montana
McCrea is a practicing archivist whose responsibilities include project and personnel management. She has published peer-reviewed articles on leadership and advocacy, and has served in leadership positions for SAA including on Council.
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Travis Le Wagner

Doctoral Candidate, University of South Carolina
Travis L. Wagner is currently a Doctoral Student in the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Sciences. Travis has also received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from USC’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, where they... Read More →
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Michelle Peralta

Resident Archivist for Yale Special Collections, Yale University
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Lea P. Iadarola

Archivist & Records Manager, Lynn University
Lea is the Archivist & Records Manager at Lynn University and is responsible for the Archives, Lynn's IR, and creating a records policy. Prior positions include: Archive Supervisor at CNN in DC, and Video Archive Manager at the New York Times.
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Natalie S. Rich

Librarian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
Natalie Meyers graduated with an MLIS in archival studies in 2016 from Louisiana State University. She focuses on digital curation, preservation, and digitization efforts at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.
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Roberta Sittel

Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas
Robbie Sittel is the Government Information Librarian at the University of North Texas where she oversees the Eagle Commons Library, a campus branch library that houses a number of specialized services including UNT?s Government Information Connection and the Funding Information Network... Read More →
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Lauren Walker

Digital Projects Librarian, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin
Lauren Walker is the Digital Projects Librarian at the Ransom Center. Previously she was an Audio Digitization Technician and the Project Archivist who surveyed the Center?s audio collections. She has a BFA from the SAIC and an MSIS from UT-Austin.
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Nicole Potter

Regional History Museum Librarian, The Community Library
Nicole Potter has always been interested in librarianship and information studies, in fact, her first job was in a library when she was sixteen years old. She received her BA at St. Lawrence University (2015) and her Masters Library and Information Studies with Certificate of Advanced... Read More →
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Jessica Cottle

Justice, Equality, Community (JEC) Project Archivist, Davidson College
As the Justice, Equality, Community Project (JEC) Archivist at Davidson College, I advance (co)curricular archival engagement as part of a campus-wide, three year initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. I am currently focusing on the documentation of alumni and student... Read More →
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Shari Laster

Open Stacks Unit Head and Associate Librarian, Arizona State University
Shari Laster is the Head of Open Stack Collections at Arizona State University Library. Ms. Laster has extensive prior experience as a government information librarian.
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Enid Ocegueda

Archival Specialist, The Robert J. Fitch County Archive
Enid Ocegueda is an Archival Specialist at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, with an emphasis in Archival Studies.
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Sally Benny

Curator of Digital Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society
Sally Benny has been the Curator of Digital Collections at the New England Historic Genealogical Society since 2014. She manages the NEHGS Digital Collections website, and is responsible for digitizing manuscripts, and arranging and describing born-digital archives. She has an M.S... Read More →
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Deborah Caldwell

Diversity Resident Librarian, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Deborah Yun Caldwell is a Diversity Resident Librarian at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a Master of Information Science from University of North Texas.
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Tsukasa Cherkaoui

Music Librarian, Lynn University
Tsukasa Cherkaoui has been the Music Librarian at Lynn University for 15 years. When she started in 2003, she built the entire music library from scratch. Her passion is working with students from the Conservatory of Music.
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Tyler Cline

Digital Archivist, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Tyler Cline is the digital archivist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is responsible for born-digital manuscripts and University records. Previously, Tyler was the digital archivist at the American Heritage Center.
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Adriana M. Flores

Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, University of Puget Sound
Adriana Flores is the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. In her role she manages the Archives & Special Collections programs, promotes and provides curriculum integration support, research assistance, information literacy... Read More →
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Autumn M. Johnson

Special Collections Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Autumn Johnson is the Special Collections Librarian and assistant professor at Georgia Southern University. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating instruction, outreach, and reference for Special Collections at the Zach S. Henderson Library. In addition, she serves as the... Read More →
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Katherine Quanz

Project Library Assistant, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin
Katherine Quanz works on an NEH grant at the Harry Ransom Center. She has worked at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research and Laurier Archives. In 2016, she received her PhD in Film History.
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Rachel Shore

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
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Chelly Tavss

Digitization Project Manager, Digital Library of Georgia
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Julie Wagner

Records and Information Management Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julie Wagner is a Records and Information Management Coordinator with the University of Illinois. Previously, she worked as an Archival Specialist with the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission.


12:30pm

Mini-Theater: Creating a Living, Active and Usable Digital Archive for the Future of Digital Preservation (Presented by Preservica)
With the volume, diversity and complexity of digital data and content continuing to grow over the coming decades, Preservica v6.0 has been re-engineered from the ground-up to deliver enhanced ease-of-use and new ways of working for archives, libraries, museums and businesses.

Shaped by an active user community in close collaboration with Preservica Innovation, Product and Engineering teams, Preservica v6.0 delivers a wealth of new capabilities enabling archivists and information managers to further streamline the upload, appraisal, active preservation, management and secure discovery of digital content in a fully integrated and supported standards-based application

Join Andrew French, Director of Solutions Architecture at Preservica for a live demonstration of our latest release and to learn more about our highly scalable platform, designed for the future of digital preservation.

Speakers
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Andrew French

Director of Solutions Architecture, Preservica


1:00pm

Mini-Theater: LIBSAFE FLOW (Presented by LIBNOVA)
A digital preservation platform that is centered on archives, allowing them to “Command the digital flood”, whilst empowering the archivist.

We will learn how LIBSAFE FLOW addresses everyday tasks such as:
  • Receiving content from geographically remote producers (riskless reception)
  • Being 100% protected from the moment content is received (absolute protection)
  • How to organize interdepartmental workflows with absolute ease (automated workflows)
  • Organize and enrich the content, whilst being 100% safe (structure content safely)

A.G. Martinez, CEO of LIBNOVA will be demonstrating how Government, National or State archives can command the digital flood.

1:30pm

701 - My Comeback Story: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in the Archives Profession
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.


1:30pm

702 - Documenting Current Events and Controversial Topics
The speakers consider innovative collections of born-digital materials from both the fringe and mainstream related to current events that contain controversial or sensitive materials. They address challenges related to collection scope, ethics of collection and access, liability, contexts for the collection, appraisal, access, technology, and staff safety. This session is relevant to any archivist who is considering web archiving or social media collection of current events.

Jennifer Weintraub: Documenting Current Events and Controversial Topics
Samantha Abrams: Ivy Plus Libraries Partnership Framework for Collection of Web Archives
Jane Kelly: Collecting Material about the #metoo Movement


Facilitators
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Jennifer Weintraub

Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Speakers
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Samantha Abrams

Web Resources Collection Librarian, Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
Samantha Abrams is the Ivy Plus Libraries Web Resources Collection Librarian, stationed at Columbia University.
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Jane Kelly

Web Archiving Assistant, #metoo Digital Media Collection, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


1:30pm

703 - Reaching Outside the Reading Room: Engaging Non-Traditional Audiences through New and Innovative Programming
In this lightning session, archivists from various institutions share how they provide access to their records in new and innovative ways using programs that go beyond basic finding aids to actively engage and attract new and diverse audiences to archival collections. Speakers discuss online access tools for maps and GIS data, K-12 educational programs, veteran outreach, symposium, comic con, and strategies for luring the Average Joe into the reading room.

Andrew Hinton: The Challenges of Veteran Outreach
Michael Barera: Charting the Wikiverse: Engaging with Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons 
Marta Crilly: Not Just for Historians: Getting the Average Joe into Your Reading Room
Norie Guthrie: Giving the Folkies What They Want: Story Mapping Houston Folk Music Venues
Marc Levitt: Crossing the Streams: Pop Culture Meets Naval Aviation
Sheon Montgomery: Finding a "Hook" for K-12 Outreach
Brittany Newberry: Mapping Atlanta: Using GIS and Map Applications to Create Digital Access to Maps at the AUC


Facilitators
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Andrew Hinton

Special Projects Archivist, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Speakers
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Marc Levitt

Archivist, National Naval Aviation Museum
Marc is heavily involved in outreach initiatives at the National Naval Aviation Museum. A long-time fan of popular culture, Marc has sought ways to bring new audiences into the museum to discover surprising connections with their fandom. (Marc is officially the museum's Archivist... Read More →
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Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach at the Boston City Archives where she manages the Archives' outreach program, social media initiatives, research services, and digital records program.
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Norie Guthrie

Archivist - Special Collections Librarian, Woodson Research Center
Norie Guthrie specializes in collecting and processing music materials from the Houston Folk Music Archive, which she began in 2016. She and Scott Carlson edited "Music Preservation and Archiving Today" for Rowman & Littlefield, published May 2018.
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Brittany Newberry

Processing Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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Sheon Montgomery

Reference Archivist, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Ms. Montgomery joined the Vietnam Archive in 2009. Since becoming the reference archivist in 2012 she has been active in outreach and education activities for both K-12 and college classes.
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Michael Barera

University and Labor Archivist, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
Michael Barera is the University and Labor Archivist at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. He was previously an Archivist at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan (MSI '14, BA '12).



Monday August 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand Salon 8, [Level 4]