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Thursday, August 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
105 - Betting on Archival Futures: What's in Your Restructuring Wallet?

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Often the toughest archival advocacy is internal, but sometimes remedies lie within restructuring and the conviction to advocate for organizational change. Through four cases studies from diverse archival institutions, the panelists explore unconventional approaches to, and outcomes of, the restructuring process and demonstrate how restructuring can provide positive opportunities for internal advocacy and change.

Whitaker: If You Want Parity, Get a Divorce
Livingston: Better Together? Alternative Reporting Structures for Archives: A Case Study
Browning: A Blessing in Disguise: Reorganization Opens New Doors for Special Collections
Kativa: If I Could Turn Back Time: Adventures in Internal Advocacy for Visual Materials


Linda A. Whitaker

Director, AHS Library & Archives, Arizona Historical Society
She has a longtime interest in processing large, complex collections, appraising backlogs, providing access and reference and advocacy for advancing professional standards. She served on the national task force to develop standards for archival re-appraisal and de-accessioning. She is a founding member of the Arizona Archives Summit, a federally funded, statewide initiative to promote collaborative collecting, now in its 8th year.

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Greta Reisel Browning

Reference Archivist/Librarian and Curator of Rhinehart Collection, Appalachian State University
Greta Browning, C.A., is the Reference Archivist/Librarian and Curator of the Rhinehart Collection in Special Collections at Appalachian State University, where she has worked since 2006. Greta has held archival positions at Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at University of Georgia, American Dance Festival, and Missouri Historical Society. She has a M.A. in Public History from North Carolina State University and a... Read More →
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Hillary S. Kativa

Curator of Photographic and Moving Image Collections, Chemical Heritage Foundation
Hillary is the Curator of Photographic and Moving Image Collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to her tenure at CHF, Hillary worked in several capacities at archival institutions throughout Philadelphia, including the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Temple University's Urban Archives. Hillary earned her M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University in 2010 and also holds a M.A. in History from... Read More →

Tamara Elena Livingston

Executive Director, KSU Department of Museums, Archives & Rare Books, Director o, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Tamara Livingston is the Executive Director of the Department of Museums, Archives & Rare Books at Kennesaw State University. She is the founder of the Archives and Records Management program at KSU and is an adjunct lecturer in Public History for whom she teaches an undergraduate course in archives and records management. Dr. Livingston holds the MLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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