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Thursday, August 4 • 9:00am - 10:30am
PLENARY 1: Getting Our House in Order: Moving from Diversity to Inclusion

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CoSA President Matt Blessing and SAA President Dennis Meissner invite you to this lively opening session that includes presentation of key awards and installation of SAA’s newest Fellows.

SAA President Dennis Meissner has written "We remain too white, too traditional, perhaps too blind to the varieties of diversity that surround us." Archivist of the United States David Ferriero concurs and has been addressing this at the local and national level.  He will report on work that is being done at the National Archives and Records Administration to address diversity and inclusion.

Featured is the keynote address—Getting Our House in Order: Moving from Diversity to Inclusion—by Chris Taylor, Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society. Chris notes that, “Inclusion is leveraging the benefits of diversity to improve our work through creativity, innovation, and inclusive working environments. Inclusion starts with an internal focus to identify how the field can support and incorporate inclusion into the foundations of our work. By getting our ‘house in order,’ we can then focus our inclusion efforts outward to connect with communities that have been historically under-engaged by the profession.”

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David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. | | Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). He was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating the four research libraries and 87 branch libraries into one seamless service for users, creating the largest public library system in the United States and one of the largest research... Read More →
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Chris Taylor

Director, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Minnesota Historical Society
Chris Taylor blends passion for History and Diversity and Inclusion work in his job as the Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society. His work in Diversity Outreach during the first 8 years of his career focused on building relationships with communities typically underrepresented within museum staff and audience. This work also emphasized increasing staff diversity in museums by developing a strategy of... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom East/West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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