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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

Digital Curation Librarian, Special Collections
DC Public Library
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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.

Jeremy Brett

Processing Archivist and Curator, Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University Libraries
Jeremy Brett is the Processing Archivist as well as the Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection at Texas A&M University. He received his M.L.S. and his M.A. in History from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a B.A. in History from George Washington University. He is a past Senior Co-Chair of the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable, and the Vice-Chair of the Privacy & Confidentiality Roundtable.
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Heather Fox

Archivist for Manuscript Collections/Co-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. Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends and playing in a garage rock band/music collective called Juanita that she co-founded in... Read More →
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Jennifer Hecker

Digital Archives Access Strategist, University of Texas at Austin
I am a manuscript archivist specializing in processing large collections of literary and personal papers including the Norman Mailer Papers, the David Mamet Papers and the Morris L. Ernst Papers, all at the Harry Ransom Center, and the Richard W. Pound Olympic Collection at the University of Texas Libraries. Currently, I use that experience to help inform the development of digital access strategies at UT Libraries. I also direct the work of... Read More →
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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 awesome.
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Heather J. Stecklein

Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Heather Stecklein is the University Archivist at the UW-Stout and Director of the Wisconsin State Historical Society's Area Research Center for Dunn, Pepin, and Barron Counties. Since 1998, she has worked steadily in archives at a variety of universities, non-profits, and government agencies. Heather holds master’s degrees in Historical Administration (Eastern Illinois University), Library and Information Science (University of Iowa), and... Read More →

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

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