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Birds of a Feather [clear filter]
Saturday, November 9
 

11:00am EST

BOF 1: Board to Death: Strategies for Working Productively with Trustees
“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!” (@realDonaldTrump). Trustees are vital to many institutions, and they bring enthusiasm and experience in their own fields, but few are current or former archivists. Some may recommend actions that are unproductive, considered unethical within the profession, or that may threaten the preservation of materials. How do archivists effectively communicate with trustees? What sorts of institutional documents and policies can help educate trustees and direct their efforts?

Speakers
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Jasmine Smith

Chester County Historical Society


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Clipper A/B/C

11:00am EST

BOF 2: Community Archiving within Academia
Historically, special collections within academic libraries have been collections focused.  In seeking to establish a broadened collecting area for Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation at the University of Rochester, one centered around activism, human rights, and social justice, university archivists hope to break from traditional thinking around the methods of collecting and move towards a post-custodial approach centered on relationship building.  The discussion leaders are seeking guidance, whether that be intellectual or practical, from those in the archival community who are already doing this work, as well as to engage in a dialogue that will no doubt inform and expand approaches to this critical topic.

Speakers
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Liz Call

University of Rochester
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Miranda Mims

University of Rochester


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Clipper A/B/C

11:00am EST

BOF 3: Diverse Collaborations
Collaborating with non-archivists can be a key part of our efforts to strengthen archival holdings and fill in gaps in the documentary record. Drexel University Archives is currently engaged in an interdepartmental project to compile and share information about traditionally underrepresented groups in Drexel’s history. In this session, the leaders will give a short presentation, then facilitate a discussion that draws on participants’ own experiences using collaboration with non-archivists to address some of the gaps and silences in the archival record. Collaborations of all kinds are of interest, including those with teachers and students at any grade level, librarians serving the same patrons, members of a local community or a particular demographic group, and writers in any genre and artists in any medium.

Speakers
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Jesse Brody

Drexel University
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Matter Herbison

Drexel University
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Matthew Lyons

Drexel University


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Choptank B