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I am speaking on session #206 in San Francisco, 28 Aug, 10:30 - 12:00
Remember When...? Using Local and International Anniversaries for Outreach Opportunities
Description: Fifty years since an atomic bomb detonated; 100 years since the San Francisco earthquake; 200 years since a Parliamentary act abolished British slave trading - local, national, and international anniversaries offer creative opportunities to link archival collections to broader, more diverse audiences. What does such outreach require and what are the benefits? Learn about building coalitions, organizing exhibitions and programs, and navigating the nexus of access, collection development, and technological implications that can arise pre- and post-anniversary.
I am an Arts Faculty Librarian for the University of Leeds with collection responsibility for Fine Art, History of Art, Cultural Studies, Italian, and Spanish. I teach university students information literacy and library and archival research skills. I also serve on the Digitisation Working Group which manages the University Library's digitisation program, with a particular mandate for digital images. Previously, I worked at Oxford University, Westminster Libraries & Archives, the Natural History Museum in London and the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library in Pasadena, California. I received my MLIS from the UCLA in 2001 and moved to the UK in 2003.
Although I live abroad I still serve as webmaster for the AAC and STHC Roundtables.
Currently I am also co-editor of ARC Magazine, the monthly newsletter of the Society of Archivists (UK).
I would like to thank the International Affairs Sub-committee (IASC) of the Society of Archivists (UK) for awarding me a travel grant to attend this conference in San Francisco.
My personal website: http://rose.mygarden.com