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Friday, August 21 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
SESSION 408 - No More Silence in the Library: Documenting Fandom and Fan Culture in Archives and Special Collections

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Unique challenges and opportunities in acquisitions, processing, reference, and outreach may be encountered when working with collections of fan culture. This session addresses both the benefits and challenges of documenting popular culture fandom in the archives. Archivists actively engaged in documenting fan culture in science fiction, fantasy, music, comics, and other arenas describe how to build, develop, and promote archival collections created by or associated with fan communities.

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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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Peter Balestrieri

Curator, Science Fiction and Popular Culture Collections, University of Iowa Special Collections
Please talk with me about: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, TV, Radio, Theatre Arts, Cinema, Fandom Studies, fanzines, fan art, fan fiction, cosplay, social media, ephemera, Romantic poetry and fiction, Frankenstein, digitization, de-acidification, and popular culture in general... Read More →

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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Heather Fox

Archivist for Manuscript Collections/Director, Oral History Center, University of Louisville
Heather Fox serves as Archivist for Manuscript Collections and Co-director of the Oral History Center in the Archives and Special Collection Library at the University of Louisville. She is one of three faculty members spearheading the Louisville Underground Music Archive Project... Read More →
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Jennifer Hecker

Jennifer is an archivist, librarian, and independent consultant. She's been preserving and providing access to personal, literary, corporate, & organizational histories for over 20 years, is the founding director of Town Talk Library, and a co-founder of the Austin Archives Bazaar... Read More →
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Erin Lawrimore

University Archivist, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University Archivist, but probably best known for my corgis Franny and Jasper. I'm most interested in outreach/public awareness, oral history, and instruction.
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Mary Richardson

Adult Services Librarian, Cragin Memorial Library
Until recently, I worked as a Project Archivist at Yale Divinity Library. Currently, I'm the Adult Services Librarian at Cragin Memorial Library where I do a little bit of everything including local history. My research interests include feminism in pop culture, punk rock, and being... Read More →
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Heather Stecklein

Director, UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center, UW-Stout
Heather J. Stecklein has served as the Director of the UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center for ten years. Previously, she administered audiovisual collections at Rush University Medical Center and Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago, Illinois and Presbyterian Homes in Evanston... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Room 23 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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