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Friday, August 21 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Plenary 2: The Leadership Plenary

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SAA President Kathleen Roe invites you to attend this Leadership session, at which she reflects on “The Year of Living Dangerously for Archives” (in her Presidential Address); President-Elect Dennis Meissner shares directions and initiatives for his presidential year; and Council member Helen Wong Smith introduces the SAA Council’s initiative on cultural competence for archives and archivists. 
The session also features SAA’s student scholarships and awards.

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Dennis Meissner

SAA President 2015-2016, Minnesota Historical Society
Dennis Meissner is the Interim Deputy Director for Programs at the Minnesota Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. Most of his archival career has focused on the arrangement, description, and the larger management of archival materials, including their discovery and use in networked environments. He has participated in a number of SAA and international efforts to that end and presently serves on SAA's Encoded... Read More →
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Kathleen D. 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 Universsity and in library/archival administration from Wayne State University. Fellow and immediate past-president of SAA, past- president of CoSA.
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Helen Wong Smith

Executive Director, Kauaʻi Historical Society
>> MLIS, 1991; BA, Hawaiian Studies >> Certified Archivist, 2001-2016; Agnes C. Conrad Award, 2009 >> HWS has held library and archival positions in federal, private, and nonprofit collections for 35 years. Twice president of the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists and the Hawaiʻi Library Association, she ends her Council at this conference. >> She presented "How Cultural Diversity Competence Can Help You, Your Collections, and Your... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom A Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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