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Saturday, August 22 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 605 - Collecting, Analyzing, and Acting with Assessment Data: A Community Conversation

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Assessment activities have emerged as increasingly important areas of action, framed particularly by the new joint SAA/RBMS Task Forces. This panel discussion examines engagement with assessment activities that lead to action. Focusing on projects ranging from lightweight, agile initiatives to deep, ongoing inquiries, the presenters explore a diversity of experiences and stimulate discussion. Together, attendees confront challenges and ponder the promise of assessment in archives and special collections.

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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Sherri Berger

Product Manager for Special Collections, California Digital Library
Sherri Berger is Product Manager for Special Collections at the California Digital Library. She leads and participates in collaborative projects that provide greater access to digital collections throughout California.
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Martha O'Hara Conway

Director, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan
Martha O'Hara Conway is Director of the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. Martha worked previously for the Newberry Library and at Yale University and the Library of Congress. An active member of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association... Read More →
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Julia Gardner

Head of Reader Services, University of Chicago Library
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Emilie Hardman

Research, Instruction, and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Harvard University
Emilie Hardman is Houghton Library's Research, Instruction, and Digital Initiatives Librarian. Emilie's academic background is in sociology, and her current project is concerned with the publishing history of vegetarian cookbooks.
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Susan Pyzynski

Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University
Susan Pyzynski is the Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, Harvard University. Previously, she was the Librarian for Special Collections and Digital Initiatives at Brandeis University. She is leading a project to replace Harvard's archival discovery sys... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 16 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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