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Friday, August 5 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
504 - Archives and Institutional Power: A Critical Perspective

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Archivists have been comfortable challenging corporate archives' support of institutional power while government, academic, and religious archives have escaped that scrutiny. This interactive discussion challenges us to consider a new perspective: That archivists can make change through negotiating their relationship with and support of institutional power, and that no archives is free from this interplay. Participants should arrive equipped with an SMS text-messaging-capable device and be familiar with three pre-readings, available via Sched.org.

Chair
avatar for Deirdre A. Scaggs

Deirdre A. Scaggs

Associate Dean, University of Kentucky
Associate Dean, Special Collections Research Center and Director, Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, University of Kentucky Libraries. Photographer, "Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners" 2015 and author, "The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today's Cook" 2013. Master of Library and Information Science, Archival Studies, University of Pittsburgh; Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, 2001.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Baxter

Terry Baxter

archivist, Multnomah County Archives
Terry has been an archvist since 1985, working at the Oregon State Archives, Pacificorp, and Multnomah County Archives. He has served in various appointed and elected positions in both SAA and Northwest Archivists and is currently a steering committee member of the Archives Leadership Institute. He has written and presented about a number of archival subjects, often focusing on inclusion and community archives.
avatar for Jessica Farrell

Jessica Farrell

Curator of Digital Collections, Harvard Law School
Jessica is curator of digital collections at Harvard Law school and has held past positions at McDonald's Corporation, Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, the College of Charleston/Avery Research Center, and in several volunteer capacities within the archival community. Along with managing and preserving digital history, she's currently fixated on inclusive collecting, labor issues in libraries, and decolonizing description. She received her... Read More →
avatar for Adam Daniel Paradis

Adam Daniel Paradis

Metadata Librarian, American Theological Library Association
Archivist and Metadata Librarian | | Metadata Librarian focusing on the fields of theology, religious studies, and social theory. Co-founder of the Fr. Michael L. Pfleger Archives, an independent grassroots archives in Chicago. Interested in: LIS education, political economy of libraries and archives, Marxism, scholarly communications, and the embedded-ness of archives.



Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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