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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... 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... Read More →
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Matt Francis

Archivist for Collection Management, Penn 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... Read More →
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Marcella Huggard

Manuscripts coordinator, University of Kansas Libraries
Huggard has overseen manuscripts arrangement, description, and processing at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library since 2015.

Greg Kochen

Greg Kocken is the Head Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has a public history background and completed his graduate training in archives and records administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He played... Read More →
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Katharine Lawrie

Project Archivist with University Archives, UCLA Library Special Collections
Talk to me about university archives, records management, and art!
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Liz Konzak Phillips

Archivist, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
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... Read More →

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... 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... 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... Read More →

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