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Saturday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
702 - True Confessions: Reappraising and Deaccessioning

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We admit it. The archives profession is implementing reappraisal and deaccessioning practices in new ways. In this session, archivists divulge real-world experiences in true-confessions style. Archivists discuss using crowd-sourcing techniques for reappraisal, evaluating an eight-year old project, and how these practices have clarified existing policy and increased usability.


Laura Jackson

Assistant University Archivist, University of California Irvine
Laura Uglean Jackson has held her current position since June 2014. Prior,she was associate archivist at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, where she worked since July 2007 when she was hired to work on a grant-funded deaccessioning project. She has chaired the SAA Deaccessioning and Reappraisal Development and Review Team, and currently chairs the Technical Subcommittee on Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning. Laura... Read More →

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Adriana Cuervo

Associate Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University
Archivist specialized in performing arts collections. Currently leading the archival operations at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. I have published on issues pertaining to arrangement, description, appraisal, acquisition, and preservation of music materials in archives and special collections libraries.
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Matt Francis

Archivist for Collection Management, Pennsylvania State University
Matt Francis is the Archivist for Collection Management at Pennsylvania State University Special Collections Library, where he is responsible for overseeing processing, accessioning, and the physical management of collections and serves on the University Libraries Discovery and Access Working Team. Matt earned a MA in public history from Wright State University and previously worked as a processing archivist at the University of Wyoming's... Read More →
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Marcella Wiget Huggard

Archives and manuscripts coordinator, University of Kansas
Marcella was public records program supervisor at the Kansas Historical Society prior to working at the University of Kansas; she also worked on two large-scale grant-funded projects at KSHS. Prior to her time at KSHS, she was assistant archivist at Bessemer Historical Society and curator of collections at the Reno County Historical Society. She received her MA from Colorado State University and BA from Knox College, both degrees in History.

Gregory Kocken

Head of Special Collections and Archives, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Kocken is the head of the Special Collections and Archives Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received a bachelors degree in History, with an emphasis in Public History, from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2007 and a MA degree in library and information studies, with an archives and records administration specialization, from the University of Wisconsin in 2009.
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Liz Konzak Phillips

434 Galvez Mall, Hoover Institution Library and Archives, Stanford University
Liz Konzak Phillips is the Associate Archivist for Processing at the Hoover Institution Libary & Archives at Stanford University. She supervises the arrangement, description, housing, and circulation of archival materials, and manages the creation of online finding aids for archival collections.

Jordan Phoenix

Assistant Director, University of Illinois
Jordan Phoenix holds a MLIS degree from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information, and is currently undertaking a Certificate of Advanced Study at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. He is also employed at the U of I as an Assistant Director of Records and Information Management Services where he endeavors to provide the University with the best tools and training he can so that they... Read More →

Lindsay B. Turley

Associate Director of Collections | Manuscripts Archivist, Museum of the City of New York
Lindsay Turley holds a Master's Degree in Information and Library Science with Certificates in Archival Studies and Museum Librarianship from Pratt Institute, and has nearly ten years of experience working with special collections. She has been with the Museum since 2010 as the Manuscripts Archivist, and additionally served in an administrative capacity for the last two. Previous employers include the American Civil Liberties Union, Brooklyn... Read More →

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.

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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