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Saturday, August 22 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 608 - What and How: Advocacy with Impact

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Advocacy is a driving force in the minds of archivists—an engine to move the archival enterprise forward—but advocacy is defined and used in different ways and must be performed differently in the varied environments in which archives exist. The speakers explore what advocacy means in the government, educational, and business worlds and demonstrate how the meaning and means of advocacy change depending on the circumstances that different archives and archives associations face. 

Breyer: Advocacy in Archives: Making Yourself Relevant
Chartier: Advocating to the Public: Raising Awareness from the Classroom to the State House
Huth: Defining Archives for Local Government Archives and Records Management Programs
McCoy: Helping Business Archivists to Help Themselves: BAS Advocacy Toolkit and the 2014 BAS Colloquium


Speakers
avatar for Lauren Breyer

Lauren Breyer

Archivist, State Farm Insurance Company
Lauren is the Archivist for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, a position held since 2013. During her short tenure, she has overseen several initiatives in the State Farm Archive including: directional strategy for Company Heritage Unit and addition of staff, storeroom... Read More →
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Courtney Chartier

Head of Research Services, Emory University
Courtney Chartier has a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information; a Masters of Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture; and a Bachelors of American Studies from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Geof Huth

Geof Huth

Chief Records Officer and Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth serves as the Chief Records Officer of the New York State Unified Court System, where he oversees the management of the records of the court system. He is also the system's Chief Law Librarian, responsible for ensuring courts have the legal information they need to conduct... Read More →
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Greg McCoy

Senior Archivist, Procter & Gamble Company
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 →
avatar for Sarah Polirer

Sarah Polirer

Manager Corporate Research, Cigna Corporation/Simmons SLS



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

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