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Thursday, August 20


SESSION 102 - Archives and Storytelling
Storytelling is an increasingly popular marketing trend that helps to build both commercial and nonprofit brands, encouraged by the growth of social media and the need to stand out from the crowd.  Archives and archivists are key to telling the story of an organization, brand, or their own archival repositories.  In this lightning talk session, representatives of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations discuss their experiences leading, supporting, or influencing storytelling efforts. 


Melanie Bazil

Head of Collections Access, The Henry Ford
Melanie Bazil is the Head of Collections Access at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. Her interest is in the use of museum archives and collections as an educational resource and in community outreach. She is also an independent scholar of American ceramics, architectural history... Read More →
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Bill Jackson

Manager - Archives and Heritage Services, Harley-Davidson
Bill Jackson received his MLIS degree from UW-Milwaukee in 1995. After graduating, Bill spent two years as archivist with Circus World Museum. Bill has been with Harley-Davidson Motor Company since 1998. His present title is Manager of Archives and Heritage Services.

Shane Meeker

Company Historian, Procter & Gamble Company

Ted Ryan

Director, Heritage Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
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Amy Stevenson

Archives Manager, Microsoft
Manages the Microsoft Archives, overseeing collection development and management, historical research for all areas of the company and providing heritage consultation for external and internal storytelling in traditional and new media formats.
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Winnie Titchener

Associate Archivist & Oral History Coordinator, The Biltmore Company

Thursday August 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 103 - Big Web, Small Staff: Web Archiving with Limited Resources
Come hear about the wild world of web archiving as experienced by those working as lone arrangers or with small teams. This panel brings together web archivists from a diverse set of institutions with a common thread of resource limitations or a small staff. Panelists discuss workflow strategies and tips for instituting a successful web archiving program. Come armed with questions for these experienced web archivists!

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Kelli Bogan

College Archivist, Colby-Sawyer College
Kelli Bogan became the College Archivist at Colby-Sawyer College in 2008 where she works as a lone-arranger. Kelli holds an MA in English Literature and an Masters in Library Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College. She is particularly interested... Read More →
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Rebecca Petersen

Public Services Archivist, Wake Forest University
Rebecca is the Public Services Archivist in Wake Forest University's Special Collections and Archives. She spends most of her time working with researchers, teaching classes, and promoting the SC&A materials through marketing. She is also involved with web-archiving, student management... Read More →
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Sylvie Rollason-Cass

Web Archivist, Internet Archive
Sylvie works with libraries, archives, and other organizations to build web archives using the Archive-It service.
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Rachel Taketa

Library Specialist, UCSF
Rachel Taketa is the Library Specialist for the Industry Documents Digital Library (IDL) at the University of California, San Francisco, Library and Center for Knowledge Management. The IDL contains more than 14 million documents created by major pharmaceutical, tobacco and chemical... Read More →
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Kristen Yarmey

Associate Professor and Digital Services Librarian, University of Scranton
MLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of Maryland and an MA in History from the University of Scranton. Responsible for digital collections at the University of Scranton since 2008. Having accessioned a collection of over 86,000 born-digital... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 203 - Marriage, Separation, Divorce: Managing Collections During Organizational Change
Archivists in institutions in the U.S. and Canada share best practices in managing complex entity relationships and collections governance during significant organizational changes.  Models to be discussed include growing or combining archives (due to mergers, acquisitions, or transfers between bodies) and splitting archives due to entity separations.  Case studies include an international corporate acquisition, an independent arts institution merging with a museum, and an archives shared with a divested entity. 

Grimwood: When the Parent Moves In: Managing Two Different but Connected Collections
Lill: When the Establishment Absorbs the Upstart: The Merger of the Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Murphy: Here We Grow Again: Integration After an International Acquisition
Topp: After the Divorce: Making Joint Custody Work
Watson: Dividing a Corporate Archives: Managing Through the Split

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Scott Grimwood

System Manager - Archives, SSM Health Archives
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Jonathan Lill

Leon Levy Foundation Project Manager, The Museum of Modern Art
Jonathan Lill is the Leon Levy Project Manager in the MoMA Archives where he currently leads their Exhibition Files Project to open all of MoMA's historical curatorial records to the public. He received his MLS from Simmons College, Boston.

Donna Murphy

Manager, Corporate Archives, Manulife / John Hancock
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Sue Topp

Manager, Heritage Communications & Archives, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Susan Ginter Watson

Manager, Archives & Information Resources, Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

Thursday August 20, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 25AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 207 - Collaborations with Impact: Working Together on Archives-based Instruction
Archivists and faculty/instructors discuss collaborations that have used primary sources to guide their curriculum development.  Examples of collaborative projects include an interdisciplinary writing course, a pre-college course for high school students, and creation of TeachArchives.org.  Working together to co-create assignments, syllabi, and new initiatives offers archivists and instructors the opportunity to provide students with a much richer experience and to raise awareness and appreciation for special collections.

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Lori Birrell

Head, Special Collections, University of Arkansas
As Head of the Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas, my role is to provide strategic direction to our department in support of our strategic priorities. I lead a group of 13 dedicated and highly skilled faculty and staff members. Together we provide services... Read More →
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Kristina Bross

Associate Professor; Director of CLA Honors, Purdue University
I have been team-teaching with archivists for almost twenty years, teaching students ranging from first-year undergrads to Ph.D.s in literature, history, American Studies and theory. Classes out of archives and special collections are some of the best experiences I've had--students... Read More →

Susan Curtis

Purdue University
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Abigail Glogower

Doctoral Student, University of Rochester
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Robin Katz

Primary Source Literacy Teaching Librarian, University of California, Riverside

Elizabeth Wilkinson

Curator of Manuscripts, Georgetown University Library
Elizabeth Wilkinson is currently Curator of Manuscripts at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections at Georgetown University. Previously she was Processing and Public Services Archivist at Purdue University, and head of the Manuscript Section at the Indiana State Library. She... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 22 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Friday, August 21


SESSION 301 - Intellectual Property Legislation and Litigation Update
Archives and archivists in many sectors face a rapidly evolving intellectual property landscape, both in proposed legislation and current litigation. The pace of change can make it a challenge to remain current. The panelists – all acknowledged experts in IP – report on the current status of evolving issues, including recent cases about fair use, legislative action on copyright, and international perspectives on archives and copyright. 

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Heather Briston

University Archivist, University of California Los Angeles
Heather Briston is the University Archivist for UCLA. Previously, she was the Head of Public Services for UCLA Library Special Collections, the Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon from 2001-2011, and also an archivist at the University of... Read More →
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Peter Hirtle

Alumni Fellow, Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center
Hirtle is a past president of SAA and a member its Working Group on Intellectual Property. The author of a book and numerous articles on intellectual property and archives, he also created the "Copyright Term and the Public Domain" website

William Maher

University Archivist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
William Maher is a past president of SAA, a member of its Intellectual Property Working Group and a regular representative of SAA at WIPO. He is the instructor for SAA's course Copyright: The Archivist and the Law.
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David Sutton

Director of Research Projects, University of Reading Library
Dr David Sutton has been Director of Research Projects in Reading University Library since 1982. He is editor of the Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters and UK editor of the WATCH copyright project (Writers Artists & Their Copyright Holders). He has been... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 25AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 302 - Dancing to a New Tune: Managing Your Career in the Archives Profession
In today's rapidly changing job market, it's more essential than ever that archivists take control of their careers.  Recent graduates pursue their first job, mid-career professionals seek new challenges, and some find themselves unexpectedly adrift after a job loss. Others face the challenge of hiring from a sea of qualified professionals.  Drawing on their own recent experiences, a diverse panel of archivists and archival managers discuss lessons learned and practical tips suitable for any archivist facing or considering a career change.

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Carrie Hintz

Head, Collection Services, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Carrie Hintz is the Head of Collection Services at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. Previously she served as the Head of Archives Processing at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She is a past co-chair of SAA's Standards... Read More →
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Jennifer Johnson

Corporate Archives Director, Cargill Incorporated
Jennifer Johnson is the Director of the Corporate Archives at Cargill, Incorporated. A University of Maryland graduate, she previously worked at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota State Archives. Jennifer has held leadership positions with SAA, MAC, and TCART, and is... Read More →
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Jamie Martin

Corporate Archivist, IBM
Jamie Martin is the head of the IBM Corporate Archives. She has worked within business archives for the past 12 years. She received her MLIS from Dominican University/College of St. Catherine in 2006. Jamie is the Past Chair of the Business Archives Section and a member of the 2013... Read More →
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Adam Paradis

Metadata Librarian, American Theological Library Association
New-ish metadata librarian, former professional archivist, new-ish MLIS, job hunt exhausted. Still volunteer archivist and co-founder of the Fr. Michael L. Pfleger Archives in Chicago. Talk to me about: Marxism, politics, racism, archives and the State, neo-liberalism and job... Read More →
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Anne Thomason

Interim Library Director & Archivist, Lake Forest College
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Rachel Vagts

Special Collections and Digital Archives Manager, Denver Public Library
Rachel Vagts is the Special Collections and Digital Archives Manager at the Denver Public Library.

Friday August 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Grand Ballroom A Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 309 - The Community IS the Archives: Challenging the Role of the Repository in Community Archives
Archivists, librarians, and community historians know that local residents often distrust repositories. This creates hidden collections—and hidden histories—in the community, especially from groups that are more socially remote from institutions with archives.  As professionals, we have a responsibility to challenge the notion of the "repository as archives" and serve the community better by decentralizing appraisal and custody, coordinating resource deployment, and collaborating in providing description and access. 

Church: Identifying and Preserving Unknown African American Archival Collections
Marshall: Making the Community Archive Relevant
Olliff: Repositories Without Walls? The Collaborative Archives and Community Historical Sources


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Lila Teresa Church

Independent Scholar and Proprietor of LTC Consulting
Lila Teresa Church is an independent archival consultant and the sole proprietor of LTC Consulting, based in Durham, North Carolina. Her research interests include the documentation of local African American community history through primary source materials. She plans, designs, and... Read More →
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Dean DeBolt

University Archivist/University Librarian, University of West Florida
Dean DeBolt is archivist for the University Archives and West Florida History Center, University of West Florida, Pensacola. Dean holds an M.A. (History) and an M.L.S degree. He is in his 38th year as archivist.

Jennifer Marshall

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

Martin T. Olliff

Director, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan
Marty Olliff (PhD 1998, Auburn) is the director of the Wiregrass Archives and professor of history at Troy University. He is the past president of the Society of Alabama Archivists, sits on the editorial board of Provenance, and is chair of the SAA Graduate Archives Education Sub... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 24 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 401 - Arrangement, Description, and Access for Digital Archives
Archivists know we are preserving digital archives for the sake of access, but often when we discuss how we manage digital archives, what we’re really talking about is how we ingest and store them. In recent years, tools and recommendations for processing and ingest workflows have become fairly prevalent. This is not yet the case with arrangement, description, and access.  The panelists discuss arrangement, description, and access challenges and solutions for digital archives.



Digital Records Archivist, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Ben Goldman is the Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations and Digital Records Archivist in the University Libraries at Penn State University.
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Brian Dietz

Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections, NCSU Libraries
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Danielle Emerling

Assistant Curator, Congressional and Political Papers Archivist, West Virginia University
Danielle Emerling is Assistant Curator, Congressional and Political Papers Archivist at the West Virginia University Libraries. She serves as treasurer for the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress and has served as Chair of the SAA Congressional Papers Section.
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Gloria Gonzalez

Library Strategist, Zepheira
Gloria uses Linked Data principles and tools to provide solutions for archives and libraries to make their collections visible on the Web. As Library Strategist for Zepheira and the Libhub Initiative, Gloria works with public and academic libraries, archives, special collections... Read More →
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Jason Evans Groth

Digital Media Librarian, North Carolina State University
Jason Evans Groth is a Digital Media Librarian at NCSU Libraries. As part of the Learning Spaces and Services department he helps to support the eleven audio and video production suites and several other high-tech creative multimedia spaces. He earned his MIS/MLS from the School of... Read More →

Dorothy Waugh

Digital Archivist, Emory University
Dorothy Waugh is Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She received her MLS from Indiana University and her MA in English Literature from the Ohio State University.

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


SESSION 405 - You've Come a Long Way, Baby: Images of Women in Advertising
How have women been portrayed in advertising? Have these portrayals evolved? What are the challenges present in managing collections consisting of ephemera or oversized or special formats? What is the role of archives in preserving and presenting gendered images in a historical context? The panelists explore these and other questions. 

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Rachael Dreyer

Head of Research Services for Special Collections, The Pennsylvania State University
Rachael Dreyer is Head of Research Services for Special Collections at the Pennsylvania State University. Previously a reference archivist at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center, Dreyer earned her MSI from the University of Michigan.
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Diane Shaw

Director of Special Collections and College Archivist, Lafayette College
Diane Windham Shaw directs the department of Special Collections & College Archives at Lafayette. She received her BA and MLS degrees from Emory University, where she also spent the first years of her career as an archivist. Arriving at Lafayette College in 1985, she has just celebrated... Read More →
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Cheryl Stadel-Bevans

Records Management Specialist, HUD-OIG
I am the Treasurer for SAA. I am also the Records Management and FOIA Officer for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). I have a background as an electronic records archivist, and I worked for the U.S. National Archives... Read More →
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Florence M. Turcotte

Literary Manuscripts Archivist, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Florence M. Turcotte is Literary Manuscripts Archivist in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. She co-authored ARL’s SPEC Kit 296 “Public Services in Special Collections,” and wrote the chapter on outreach... Read More →
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Jacqueline Wachholz

Director, Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, Duke University
Jacqueline Reid Wachholz is the Director of Duke University’s Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History. Before becoming Director, she was the Reference Archivist for the Hartman Center. She was the Illustration Editor for the Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 25C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 408 - No More Silence in the Library: Documenting Fandom and Fan Culture in Archives and Special Collections
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

Senior Innovation Specialist, Library of Congress
Lauren is outgoing Chair of the SAA Public Libraries Archives and Special Collections Section. As a member of the Library of Congress Labs team she is a Community Manager for By the People, a crowdsourcing project which invites the public to explore and make LC digital collections... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Jeremy Brett

Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University
Jeremy Brett is an Associate Professor and the Processing Archivist, as well as Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University.
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Heather Fox

Archivist for Manuscript Collections/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... Read More →
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Jennifer Hecker

Jennifer Hecker Consulting
Jennifer is an archivist, librarian, and independent consultant. She's been preserving personal, literary, corporate, & organizational histories for 19 years, is the founding director of Town Talk Library, and a co-founder of the Austin Archives Bazaar.
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Erin Lawrimore

University Archivist, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University Archivist, but probably best known for my corgis Franny and Jasper. I'm most interested in outreach/public awareness, oral history, and instruction.
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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... Read More →
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Heather Stecklein

UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center
Heather J. Stecklein is the Director of the UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Her most recent campus initiatives have focused heavily on preservation of born digital collections and expanding the university's primary source instruction program... Read More →

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


SESSION 502 - Narrowing the Focus of Digital and Social Media Outreach
This session brings together archivists from diverse institutions that have created narrowly focused digital outreach projects that utilize a small number of collections for targeting a specific audience across various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.  Presentations focus on practical suggestions for successfully implementing or improving digital outreach projects. The author of the 2014 Theodore Calvin Pease Award-winning paper, which discusses narrowly focused social media outreach, moderates the session.

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Marta Crilly

Archivist for Reference and Outreach, Boston City Archives
Marta is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach at the Boston City Archives where she manages the Archives' outreach program, social media initiatives, research services, and digital records program.
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Dominique Daniel

Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, Oakland University
Dominique Daniel currently works as Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections and Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages at Oakland University. As such she is responsible for donor relations, processing, digitization projects, reference and outreach. She holds... Read More →
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Josh Hager

Reference Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina
Josh Hager is a Reference Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina. He previously worked as a student assistant at North Carolina State University's Special Collections Research Center and Duke University's Rubenstein Library. He is the author of the 2014 Theodore Calvin... Read More →
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Katie Nash

College Archivist, Williams College
Katie Nash is the College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Williams College. Her work interests include project management, arranging and describing collections according to standards, digital projects, donor and employee relations, and using social media to highlight... Read More →
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Samantha Norling

Digital Collections Manager, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Friday August 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 26AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 504 - Doing More by Doing Less: Stopping Programs Without Regret
As repositories struggle to maintain services with reduced resources or add to services without increased resources, doing more with less becomes unsustainable. Panelists discuss their experiences with doing more by doing less, discontinuing activities at their institutions to improve existing functions or add new ones. From processing freezes and ceasing microfilming services to dissolving a library AV department, and even relocating an entire repository, the panelists address a wide variety of organizational changes with practical advice.

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Sarah Dorpinghaus

Director of Digital Services, University of Kentucky
Sarah Dorpinghaus is the Director of Digital Services at the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center where she develops long-term strategies and oversees workflows for digital content creation, management, and preservation.
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Mary Jo Fairchild

Manager of Research Services, Special Collections, College of Charleston
Mary Jo Fairchild is the Manager of Research Services in the Special Collections Department at the College of Charleston's Addlestone Library. Fairchild holds master's degrees in History and Library Science and is a Certified Archivist.
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Matt Francis

Archivist for Collection Management, Penn State University
Matt Francis is the Archivist for Collection Management at Pennsylvania State University Special Collections Library, where he is responsible for overseeing processing, accessioning, and the physical management of collections and serves on the University Libraries Discovery and Access... Read More →
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Rebecca Goldman

College Archivist, Wellesley College
Rebecca Goldman is the College Archivist at Wellesley College. She holds a MSLIS from Drexel University and a BA in linguistics from Swarthmore College. Rebecca serves on the steering committees for the College and University Archives Section and the Metadata and Digital Object R... Read More →
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Merrilee Proffitt

Senior Program Officer, OCLC
Merrilee Proffitt provides project management skills and expert support to institutions represented within the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Merrilee has authored or co-authored articles, guidelines, and reports for a variety organizations and professional journals. Current projects... Read More →

Friday August 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 26C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 505 - Regional Advocacy, National Impact
Recent advocacy campaigns to maintain the independence of New York City’s Department of Records and to prevent the closure of the Georgia Archives have proven that some of our nation’s most significant archives-related advocacy is led at the regional level. This session brings together representatives from multi-state, state, and local regional archival organizations to discuss how regionals have successfully implemented advocacy strategies, as well as ideas for inspiring advocacy activity. 


Janet Bunde

Assistant University Archivist, New York University
Janet M. Bunde currently serves as the assistant university archivist and archivist of the John Brademas Congressional Papers at New York University (NYU). She received her MA in history with a certificate in archival administration from NYU in 2007. Her areas of professional interest... Read More →

Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
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Tessa Cierny

Delta Air Lines, Contracts Team Lead, The Cadence Group, Inc.
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Amanda Focke

Archivist Spec Collection Librarian, Rice University
In my most recent career at Rice University for the past 12 years, I have become increasingly responsible for planning for long-term preservation and access for born digital archives and our digitized objects. Rice's institutional repository runs dSpace software. We feature manus... Read More →
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Sarah Quigley

Interim Head of Manuscript Processing, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Sarah Quigley, CA, is a Manuscript Archivist and Interim Head of Manuscript Processing at Emory University's Rose Library, Chair of SAA's Committee on Public Policy, and an instructor for SAA's Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals workshop.

Paul Scott

Records Management Officer, Harris County Texas
I was a field archivist for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from 1973 to 1988 and was stationed at the Texas A&M University Archives. since then have been the records management officer for Harris County, TX. I have an MA in history with an emphasis on archival administration... Read More →
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Julia Stringfellow

Archivist, Boise State University

Friday August 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 25C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Saturday, August 22


SESSION 602 - Beer, Booths, and Budgets: Collaborative Models for Outreach and Advocacy
Reaching out to our communities is important, but in a time of increasingly tight budgets, how can we work together to advocate for archives without just preaching to the choir? This session features representatives from the Austin Archives Bazaar, the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, the Oregon Archives Crawl, and the Sacramento Archives Crawl. Panel topics include practical tips for multi-institutional community events, lessons learned, and ideas for future outreach.

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Daniel Alonzo

Digital Archivist, Texas General Land Office

Diana Banning

City Archivist, City of Portland Archives and Records Management
Diana Banning manages the Archives and Records Management division for the City of Portland (Oregon).
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Dylan McDonald

Deputy City Historian & Manuscripts Archivist, Center for Sacramento History
Since 2004, Dylan McDonald has served as the Deputy City Historian and Manuscripts Archivist at the Center for Sacramento History. He formerly worked at the Idaho State Archives while earning his MA in History at Boise State University. He teaches the Archives & Manuscripts course... Read More →
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Liza Posas

Head, Research Services & Archives, Autry Museum of the American West
Hello like-minded people, I am a woman who wears a couple of hats. One is my “Archivist” hat at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, where I have been since 2005. I currently serve as the Autry’s Head of Research Services and Archives where I manage the reference activities... Read More →
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Kristy Sorensen

Associate Director of the Library and Head of Archives and Records Management, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Kristy has been an archivist and librarian in Austin since graduating with her MLIS from UT Austin in 2002. She is currently the associate director of the Stitt Library and head of archives and records management at Austin Seminary.

Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 25AB Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 606 - Privacy v. Access: Legal and Ethical Challenges in High-Profile Collections
While abiding by the mission of providing access, should institutions make privacy exceptions in high-profile cases? Should creators of records be notified when access is either required or restricted by law? How do shifting interpretations and external pressures affect curators’ decisions? Panelists discuss records related to the Dr. Kevorkian-assisted suicides, the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


Roger Christman

Governors' Records Archivist, Library of Virginia
Roger Christman is the governors' records archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
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Jessi Fishman

Archivist, The University of Texas at Austin

Terry McDonald

Director, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
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Jan Seidler Ramirez

Chief Curator and VP of Collections, National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
Contemporaneous collecting in times of societal turmoil; crafting collecting strategies and policies around sensitive material culture
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Olga Virakhovskaya

Lead Archivist for Collections Management, University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
Olga oversees processing of collections in all formats, and develops archival description policies and workflows. Her professional interests include archival description, archival ethics and privacy issues, and linked data. Olga holds MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State Univ... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 20 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 703 - Reading from the Crypt: Tales of Archives, Horror, and Dystopia
Archival themes and materials can be found in surprising places, including bestselling horror, dystopia, and post-apocalyptic novels that at first glance have nothing to do with archives. The speakers in this session show that even in a haunted hotel, a gray dystopia, or a Biblical catastrophe, one can find archives, archival material, and the historical record peeking through and influencing events in ways both obvious and subtle. 

Combs: M-O-O-N, That Spells Archives! Archival Material in Stephen King’s "The Stand
Radick: You've Always Been the Caretaker: Archives as a Destructive Force in Stephen King's "The Shining"
Tansey: Back and Back and Back: Memories vs. Records in Lois Lowry’s "The Giver"


Michele Combs

Lead Archivist, Syracuse University Special Collections Research Center
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Veronica Denison

Archivist, University of Alaska Anchorage

Caryn Radick

Digital Archivist, Rutgers University
Caryn Radick has worked as an archivist for more then ten years after a brief career as an editor. As digital archivist at Rutgers, her responsibilities include overseeing EAD mark-up, digitization projects, and public services and reference. She is interested in intersections between... Read More →
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the digital archivist and records manager at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. She has previously written about Cincinnati's public libraries, the visibility and compensation of archivists' labor, and the effects of climate change on archival... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 26C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114


SESSION 706 - Keeping the Televised Historic Record: An Archive of Public Media in the Making
Archivists face the urgent task of migrating audiovisual media before a significant piece of the 20th century's historical record is lost to posterity. Once these materials have been digitized, how do archivists preserve them for the long term? How can we innovatively provide access and encourage use, given the rights complexities often associated with audiovisual materials? This session focuses on these questions through the lens of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

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Karen Cariani

Senior Director Media Library and Archives, WGBH Educational Foundation
I am passionate about making media archives accessible on-line. This goes hand in hand with digital preservation, metadata processes, and systems to manage both. I seek to use technology as much as possible to help archivists and librarians with their work.
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Casey E. Davis

Project Manager, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, WGBH Educational Foundation
I am the Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston. My professional interests include access and use of audiovisual archival materials, navigating copyright and fair use to expand access, and the importance of increasing... Read More →

Alan Gevinson

Special Assistant to the Chief, National Audio- Visual Conservation Center

Lauren Sorensen

Digital Conversion Specialist, The Library of Congress

Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 20 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114