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Saturday, August 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
605 - Reaching from the Other Side: New Initiatives in Archives Teaching and Learning

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Archivists as educators increasingly push the boundaries of archival instruction. The panelists explore that growing edge by highlighting several collaborative, innovative, challenging, and even subversive methods of teaching with and in archives. They discuss a feminist archival MOOC, archival literacy as research literacy, archival websites as teaching tools, archives fellowships for teachers, and teaching with controversial content.

Myers: Platform as Subversion: Creating A Feminist Archival MOOC
Baker: Creating a Faculty-Archives Relationship: Finding Uses for Primary Sources at the U.S. Naval War College
Gunn: Swimming in Primary Sources: Undergraduates, the Archives, and the Development of Humanities Core Research Skills
Burns: Teachers in the Archives: A Different Kind of Archives Fellowship
Gerrard: Challenging Political Dichotomies by Teaching with Controversial Content

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Bill Landis

Head of Public Services, Yale University, Manuscripts & Archives
BA in History, University of Santa Cruz, MILS, University of Michigan. Many publications related to public services, description, professional standards, and the use of primary sources in teaching. Have held positions in technical and public services at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and University of California, Irvine in addition to Yale, worked at the California Digital Library, and served as the first Production Coordinator for... Read More →


Dara A. Baker

Head Archivist, Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College
Dara Baker is Head Archivist at the Naval Historical Collection at the U.S. Naval War College. Previously, she held the position of Senior Archivist, Historian, and Legislative Researcher at the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. She is a Certified Archivist and holds an MLS from the University of Maryland and a Master's in History from Harvard University. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Military Libraries Working Group on Digital Archives.
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Chris Burns

Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist, University of Vermont
Chris Burns is Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist at the University of Vermont. He holds an MLIS from Simmons College, and an MA in History from the University of Vermont. His research interests include social history, digital libraries, and the use of archives. He is a former President of the New England Archivists, and has served as chair of the Manuscript Repositories Section and the Awards Committee of the Society of American... Read More →

Morna Gerrard

Archivist, Georgia State University
Gerrard has been the Archivist, Women and Gender Collections, at Georgia State University since 2005. She holds a MLIS from Clark Atlanta University and has been a Certified Archivist since 2003. Gerrard's work concerning community engagement is featured in 2015 Innovative Practices book edited by Kate Theimer and the summer 2014 edition of Archival Issues. She has presented on outreach, instruction, and collaboration on multiple occassions... Read More →

Brenda S. Gunn

Director for Research and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin
Brenda Gunn is the Director for Research and Collections at the Briscoe Center, UT Austin. She is also a PhD Student in American History at the University of Texas. Active in professional organizations, Ms. Gunn is a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists and the Society of Southwest Archivists. Currently, Ms. Gunn is a board member for the Society of American Archivists Foundation and a steering committee member of the Archives... Read More →
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Beth Myers

Director of Special Collections, Smith College
Myers earned her MA and PhD in 20th Century US History with concentrations in Women's History and Public History. She has extensive experience teaching in archives, and currently supervises several staff engaged in active teaching and special outreach projects. She also serves on the editorial board of Archival Issues and on the SAA Committee on Education. Additionally, Myers is an active member of the Steering Committee for the Archives... Read More →

Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Salon C Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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