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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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William Landis

Head of Public Services, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Bill is head of Public Services in Manuscripts and Archives in the Yale University Library. Throughout his career, Bill has made numerous contributions to the archival profession in the roles of teacher, author, and Council and committee member. He is a distinguished fellow of SA... 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... Read More →
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Chris Burns

Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist, Silver Special Collections Library, University of Vermont
Chris Burns is Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist at the University of Vermont Silver Special Collections Library. He has an MLIS from Simmons College and an MA in History from the University of Vermont.

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... 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... Read More →
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Elizabeth Myers

Director of Special Collections, Smith College
Beth Myers holds an MA and PhD from Loyola University Chicago. Current director of Special Collections at Smith College, she has over 14 years of professional experience. 

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