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Thursday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
104 - Archival Ethics: It Could Happen to You!

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Ethics are at the core of archival practice, especially in the digital realm. How do you respond when confronted by ethical dilemmas of privacy and confidentiality, donor relations, conflicts of interest, or other ethical challenges? The session puts panelists and participants on the spot with everyday ethical scenarios reflecting on how and why we react and how we decide what to do. Attendees are invited to bring their own "What would you do?" situations for discussion by the panelists.


Julie Graham

Accessioning Archivist, University of California, Los Angeles
Julie Graham has facilitated ethics based roundtables and sessions, both at SAA Annual Meetings and the Society of California Archivists Annual General Meetings. She is currently serving as Co-chair of the SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct.


Menzi Behrnd-Klodt

Consultant, Klodt and Associates
Archivist/attorney Menzi Behrnd-Klodt consults and teaches on archival legal issues. She wrote Navigating Legal Issues in Archives (2008), co-edited with Peter J. Wosh Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives (2005) and co-edited with Christopher J. Prom Rights in the Digital Era... Read More →
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Elena Danielson

Archivist Emerita, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Elena Danielson has studied archival ethics since 1985, including access, privacy, restitution, and authenticity. "Ethics of Access" appeared in the American Archivist, 1989, an article about East German political police files, in 2005; a monograph "The Ethical Archivist," with SAA... Read More →

Sara (Sue) Hodson

Curator of Literary Manuscripts, The Huntington Library
Sara (Sue)Hodson has spoken and published widely on the issues of privacy and confidentiality. Her articles and essays have appeared in The American Archivist and The Boundaries of the Literary Archive: Reclamation and Representation, among other publications

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Oregon BR 203 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232