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Thursday, August 20 • 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Graduate Student Poster Presentations

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Student posters highlight the research activities of graduate students in archives and records management programs, as well as projects and activities of SAA Student Chapters.  Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, August 20, from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm, and on Friday, August 21, from 9:45 am to 5:00 pm.  Students will be present to discuss their posters with attendees on Thursday from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm and on Friday from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm.

Graduate Student Poster Presentations

1. The Circus Herald Cataloging and Digitization Project
Jacob Riehl, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2. Archival Intelligence in a Digital World: Educational Outreach at the New York University Archives
Shannon McDonald, New York University

3. A Comparative Study of the Concepts of Record and Archives in the United States and China 
Zhaolin (Betty) Yi, and Mengkun (Christina) Zhao, Renmin University of China

4. Understanding and Digitizing Scrapbooks to Uncover Hidden Histories in Archival Collections: Patrick Cardinal Hayes and the Archdiocese of New York in the Bahamas
Elizabeth Alleva, New York University

5. Methods for Assessing Risk in Physical Digital Media Collections: The Robert Altman Archive as a Case Study
Sarah Breen, Alexa Hagen, and Alix Norton, University of Michigan School of Information

6. Translating Physics into English: Processing the Larry Spruch Papers
Celeste Brewer, New York University

7. Towards a "Fully Realized Institutional Repository": Exploring Collaboration Between Archives and IRs
Kayla Hays and Anna Trammell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

8. Deafening Silence: Preservation of Sound Recordings?
Treshani Perera, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

9. Foreign Film Poster Digitization Project: Combining the Resources of Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Carolina Hernandez, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10. Getting to Know FRED: Introducing Workflows for Born-Digital Content
Alice S. Prael and Amy D. Wickner, University of Maryland

11. Voices of the Movement: Digitizing Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement
Harvey D. Long, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12. Digitizing Texas History
Emily Russell, University of North Texas

13. (Almost) Forty Years of State Historical Records Advisory Boards
Samantha Abrams, University of Wisconsin-Madison

14. Appraising Diversity: Representing Ethnic and Racial Perspectives in Archival Collections
Megan A. Massanelli, University of Pittsburgh

15. Description Is Data: What EAD Can Tell You about Your Descriptive Practices
Heather Mulliner, New York University

16. Lost and Found: The Shivers and Revels Family Photographs
Mary Kate Kwasnik, University of Wisconsin-Madison

17. Putting Out the Fires: Addressing Preservation Issues in the May Massee Collection to Increase Access and Engagement
Kylie M. Lewis, Emporia State University

18. Developing a Community-Based Approach to Records of Mental Illness
Noah Geraci, University of California, Los Angeles

19. "Can i h3lp u?" Analyzing Chat Reference Questions in a Special Collections Library
Kathleen A. Monahan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

20. A Records Survey and Archival Assessment of Texas Performing Arts
Katherine E. Isham, University of Texas at Austin

21. Application of Mold Remediation Standards in Practice
Jane Billinger, Emporia State University

22. How Many Followers Today? Special Collections Adventures on Tumblr
Dylan Burns, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

23. Crowdsourcing the Archive: Public Participation and Its Impact on Archival Practice
Marissa O. Kings, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

24. Grad Student Syncopation: Contributing to Linked Jazz

Karen L. Hwang, William J. Levay, and Alexandra A. Provo, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science

25. The Archive of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Erin Allsop, City University of New York-Queens College

26. Metadata Mayhem: An Evaluation of Metadata Usage in the Digital Humanities
Rachel M. Panella, University of Texas at Austin

27. Archival Outreach in Non-Traditional Institutions: The John G. Shedd Aquarium Library and Special Collections
Emily A. Swenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

28. Processing the William C. Siegmann Collection at Indiana University
Ariadne C. Rehbein, Indiana University, Bloomington

29. Gaining Exposure for an Archives Using Social Media
Samantha L. Snyder, University of Wisconsin-Madison

30. Weaving the Web of Harvard Alumni: Using Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families to Describe and Connect Harvard Graduates, Professors, and Officers
Kittle Evenson, Simmons School of Library and Information Science

31. Privacy vs. Access: Processing UNC-CH's School of Law Records
Amelia W. Holmes, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

32. Creating a Link: Testing the Archival Research in Sacramento (ARIS) Web-based Catalog
Shelby Kendrick, Monica Mello, and Ignacio Sanchez, SAA Student Chapter, California State University, Sacramento

33. Building Connections, Preserving the Past: The UNC-Chapel Hill SAA Student Chapter
Matthew Cresson, Anne L. Harding, and Elizabeth Shulman, SAA Student Chapter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

34. SAA@Pratt
J.E. Molly Seegers, SAA Student Chapter, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science

35. Is There a Place for Fine Art in the Archive?
Wendy Cole and Dana Statton, SAA Student Chapter, Louisiana State University

36. Preparing Us for the Real World: The University of Wisconsin - Madison's Student SAA Chapter
Melissa Schultz and Phillip Windsor, SAA Student Chapter, University of Wisconsin-Madison 


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Samantha Abrams

Community Archivist, StoryCorps
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Elizabeth Alleva

Assistant Archivist, Archives of the Archdiocese of New York
I am a 2015 graduate of the New York University Master of Art's in Archives and Public History Program. I am also the new Assistant Archivist at the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York. I am excited to be at SAA again, this time presenting a poster that is based on my culminating master's project at NYU. My project was focused on a particular scrapbook from the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York that documented a 1922 trip to the Bahamas... Read More →

Sarah Breen

University of Michigan School of Information

Dylan Burns

Graduate Assistant at Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wendy Cole

Student, Louisiana State University

Matthew Cresson

Archivist Intern, International Executive Service Corps
Matthew Cresson is an Archivist Intern at the International Executive Service Corps in Washington D.C. where he processes the holdings of the company. He earned his MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016.
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Kittle Evenson

Archivist at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School
I am a recent graduate of Simmons SLIS, a Library Assistant at the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the School Archivist at the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, MA. I will be presenting a poster on an EAC-CPF exploratory project that I completed at the Harvard University Archives and contributing to the #saa15 conversation from @Flying_Bookworm.
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Noah Geraci

MLIS Student/Digital Library Program Assistant, UCLA
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Alexa Hagen

Graduate Student, University of Michigan School of Information
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Anne Ligon Harding

Website & Digital Strategy Intern, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
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Kayla Hays

Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Amelia W. Holmes

Technical Services for Special Collections, University of North Carolina
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Karen Hwang

LIS Student and Research Assistant at Linked Jazz, Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science
MSLIS candidate at Pratt Institute with a B.A. in Art History from UCLA. Working to promote diversity in our cultural record through archives. Member of the Linked Jazz team, ALA Spectrum Scholar 2014-2015, and METRO Innovative Internship Recipient 2015 with NYPL Labs. Former Project Manager for the launch of artasiamerica, a digital archive of contemporary Asian American artists.
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Katherine Isham

Records Manager, Beinecke Library
I just started a term position as Records Manager for the Beinecke Library. I am sorting through legacy records, creating a record retention/disposition schedule, and creating a framework for electronic records management that functions within a university setting. In addition to discussing performing arts records, I would love to talk to you about university records and electronic record management.

Shelby Kendrick

I'm a graduate student in Public History at Sacramento State University. I am an intern for the California State Library, California History Section, as well as the current president of the SAA Sacramento State Student Chapter.
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Marissa Kings

MLIS Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
I am a current MLIS student concentrating in Archival Studies with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee due to graduate in December 2015. I am also the Newsletter Editor for the Society of Florida Archivists. I currently work in a public library where I am spearheading a project to create a community history digital archive. I previously interned with the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum archives, volunteered with the archives... Read More →
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Bill Levay

LIS student, Pratt Institute
MSLIS candidate at Pratt Institute focusing on archives. My interests include digital archives and digital humanities, linked data, music and sound archives, and popular music studies. I currently work at the ARChive of Contemporary Music as an archivist and web developer, and on the Linked Jazz project as a graduate assistant. I've worked at the Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU, the Associated Press Corporate Archives, and the... Read More →

Kylie Lewis

Public Services Supervisor, Emporia State University
I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Information Resource Studies in 2012. I am in my final year of MLS/Archival courses at ESU. I currently serve as the Public Services Supervisor at Emporia State University. I assist researchers, process research requests, plan outreach programs, and plan and execute exhibitions and displays.

Harvey Long

ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Harvey Long is originally from Yanceyville, North Carolina. He is currently a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is a 2014-2016 ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellow. Harvey holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from Winston-Salem State University. His research interests include African American history, archives and professional diversity. His most recent project Filed... Read More →

Megan Massanelli

Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh
I'm a current student in the Archives and Information Sciences MLIS program at the University of Pittsburgh. In particular, I am interested in audiovisual materials and community archiving practices. Presently, I work as a Project Archivist at the Senator John Heinz History Center with the Rauh Jewish Archives.
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Shannon McDonald

Project Archivist, New York Academy of Sciences
Shannon McDonald is a recent graduate (May 2015) with a Master of Arts in Archives and Public History. She currently serves as the Project Archivist for the New York Academy of Sciences as well as an Archives Processing Assistant at Manhattan College Archives where she processes the papers of the De La Salle Christian Brothers Archives of the New York District. Interests in the archival field include special projects , outreach, and education.
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Monica Mello

CSUS SAA Student Chapter President, California State University, Sacramento
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Heather Mulliner

Graduate Student, New York University
I am a recent graduate of New York University's Archives and Public History program, and work as an archival assistant at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Through my studies I have focused on questions of archival activism and have recently begun exploring methods for improving descriptive metadata to uncover the voices of women in the archive.

Alix Norton

Student, University of Michigan
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Rachel Panella

The University of Texas at Austin Librraies
I just graduated from the University of Texas at Austin this May with my Masters in Information Studies. By the time this conference has started, I will have been working at my new job at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as their Museum Library and Archives Administrator. | | I am interested in all things archives, from metadata to digitization. I have been lucky enough to work with a variety of materials from military maps to... Read More →
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Treshani Perera

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Graduate student in the Coordinated MLIS (with an Archives Concentration) and Musicology Dual Degree program. Professional interests include cataloging and metadata, digital archival collections, audio-visual archiving, and diversity in LIS.
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Alice Prael

Digital Accessioning Archivist, Beinecke Library, Yale University
Alice Sara Prael holds a BA in English from University of Missouri, Columbia and an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in the curation and management of digital assets. During that time she served as the Digital Programs and Initiatives Graduate Assistant at University of Maryland Libraries. She recently completed a National Digital Stewardship Residency at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library where she worked... Read More →
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Ariadne Rehbein

Digital Asset Coordinator, ASU Libraries
Digital preservation, digital exhibitions and collections, born-digital archives, digital humanities, new library and archives professionals
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Jacob Riehl

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Emily Russell

I am a student in the UNT College of Information, an Intern at Southwestern University, and the Curatorial Assistant at The Williamson Museum.
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Melissa Schultz

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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J.E. Molly Seegers

Archivist for Electronic Resource Management, Brooklyn Museum
MSLIS & MS Candidate at Pratt Institute. Archivist for Electronic Resource Management At Brooklyn Museum and Archivist/Flat Files Digitizer (NEA Grant Funded) at the Kentler International Drawing Space. Formerly project assistant at MoMA library, intern at FIT Special Collections and Archives, and Web Archiving Intern at The Frick Art Reference Library. SAA@Pratt Events and Public Relations Coordinator.

Elizabeth Shulman

Graduate Student, Research Assistant- Research & Instruction, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
I am a library science graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I serve as the Secretary of the Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists.
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Samantha Snyder

Junior Fellow, Library of Congress

Dana Statton

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Emily Swenson

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Anna Trammell

Archival Operations and Reference Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Archives Research Center

Amy Wickner

Digital Projects Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland Libraries
My charge as digital projects GA at Maryland is to help build a born-digital program in Special Collections. Digital forensics for appraisal, social media / web archiving, and coordinating between archives and digital preservation management systems are a few areas of focus. I studied architecture and landscape architecture and support Project ARCC, a new task force of archivists responding to and documenting climate change. My free time... Read More →

Phillip Windsor

Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Betty Yi

Renmin University of China

Christina Zhao

Renmin University of China

Thursday August 20, 2015 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Grand Ballroom BC Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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