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Saturday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
708 - Remembering the Afterthoughts: Outreach to Archives' Underserved Constituents

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Representatives from state and university archives share innovative outreach efforts tailored to reach less typical archival constituencies. Participants represent three state archives and four public and private universities with enrollments from just over 1,000 to almost 15,000. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about a diverse set of outreach activities and start a conversation about developing new initiatives to bring underserved constituents into the archives.

Sorenson: Outreach to Local Government Constituents

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Chloe Edwards

Electronic Records Archivist, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Chloe is an electronic records archivist at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, where she has worked since 2012. Her favorite things are Mississippi penal history, curating impromptu displays, and RuPaul's Drag Race.


Eli Arnold

Head of Reference Services, Oglethorpe University
Eli Arnold is Head of Reference Services at the Philip Weltner Library of Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he worked at the Horace W. Sturgis Library of Kennesaw State University as Assistant Professor of Library Science and Information Commons Librarian. Eli earned his BA in Archaeology from Oglethorpe and his MLIS from Valdosta State University. He is now serving a three year term as Treasurer of the Georgia Library... Read More →

Rachel Cohen

User Services Librarian and Archivist, Samford University
User services Librarian and Archivist, Samford University (AL), 2012-present; Curatorial Graduate Assistant, Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2012; Serials Assistant, Alaska State Library, 2008-2009. MLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012. MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013.

Jessica Hills

Electronic Records Analyst, South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Jessica Hills is the Electronic Records Analyst for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. She received a BA in history from Presbyterian College and an MA in history with an Advanced Certificate in Archival Science from Auburn University. She has interned at the Thomason Library at Presbyterian College and at the South Carolina Political Collections at the University of South Carolina.
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Andrea R. Jackson

Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
AUC Woodruff Library: Head, Archives Research Center - 2009 to present; ARCHE Archives Council: VP/Pres-Elect, 2015-2016; Mosaic Scholarship Selection Committee; ALA Spectrum Scholarship Jury Member; Bachelor of Arts (History): Spelman College - 2001; Master of Arts (History): New York University - 2003; Certification (Archival Management/Historical Editing): New York University - 2003; Archives Leadership Institute - 2011

Amy McDonald

Assistant University Archivist, Duke University
Amy McDonald is the Assistant University Archivist at the Duke University Archives. She is also the Education Committee Chair for the Society of North Carolina Archivists.
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Claire Radcliffe

State Records Archivist, Library of Virginia
State records archivist, Library of Virginia, June 2014-present. MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014; MA, North Carolina State University, 2013.
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Krista Sorenson

Historic Resources Specialist, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Krista joined the the Local Government Records office at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2014. In this capacity, she provides guidance to local governments in records management, manages digitization projects, and participates in department outreach initiatives. Krista hold a MS in Library Science (UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014) and a MA in Public History (NCSU, 2013).

Jody Lloyd Thompson

Archives Department Head, Georgia Institute of Technology
Department head, Georgia Tech Archives, 2005-present. President, Society of Georgia Archivists, 2010. Chapter: "History Sleuths Exercise." In Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises. With Christine de Catanzaro, Wendy Hagenmaier, and Mandi Johnson. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014. MA in History, Georgia Southern University, 2000.

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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