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Friday, November 8 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
S10: Fire and Water: Navigating the Challenges and Unexpected Joys of Large-Scale, High Profile Collections

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In this session, three archivists will share how they have remained passionate about their careers despite the day-to-day pressures of processing large-scale collections. An archivist at the DC Public Library will talk about challenges processing collections in the Punk Archive; an archivist at the University of Richmond will address burnout and expectations management through the lens of the Dr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker Collection, which includes records pertaining to the donors’ civil rights, religious, and ethnomusicology work; and an archivist at the Library of Virginia will summarize her approaches to retaining a fresh perspective and continuing to grow professionally through outreach activities drawn from the records of the Virginia circuit courts. Attendees will leave with strategies to manage outside expectations, enhance relationships with constituents, and find creative outlets to promote the relevance and research potential of their collections.


Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz

Library of Congress


Cheryl Stadel-Bevans

Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ray Barker

DC Public Library

Taylor McNeilly

University of Richmond

Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST
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