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Friday, August 21 • 10:00am - 11:15am
SESSION 304 - Archival Challenges and Opportunities: Perspectives from the Archivist of the United States

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The National Archives is on the “front line” addressing issues that draw press and public attention, including email and electronic records, privacy and access, and managing records of presidents, high-profile officials, and agencies.   Meanwhile, it serves hundreds of thousands of users, manages collections of enormous size and scope, and provides engaging public programming.  SAA President Kathleen Roe sits down for a conversation with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero (via Skype) to hear his perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for the National Archives and the archival profession.

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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 →
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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 →

Friday August 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Room 26AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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