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I am Tom Hyry, currently the Head of the Manuscript Unit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, where I oversee my library's accessioning, cataloging, and processing activities. This will be my twelfth SAA conference and I am very much looking forward to being in San Francisco, seeing old friends, and making new ones.
I am also an incoming member of SAA Council. As such, I am particularly interested in developing ways in which SAA and its members can utilize new technology to communicate better in a whole host of ways. I am also interested in the issues surrounding generational turnover in the field and exploring ways of getting newer archivists more involved in the profession. If you have any ideas on these matters or would like to discuss anything else related to SAA or the profession while in San Francisco, please seek me out and introduce yourself. Alternatively, feel free to send me email either before the conference or at any time thereafter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be speaking twice in San Francisco. I am giving a brief talk about the Archives Leadership Institute at the Leadership Orientation and Forum for Section, Roundtable, and Committee Officers on Wednesday August 27, 9:00-11:00 and participating in Session 508: Family and Community Archives Project: Introducing High School Students to the Archival Profession.