ARCHIVES 2017 has ended
Back To Schedule
Friday, July 28 • 8:30am - 9:45am
306 - Documenting Sorrow: Collecting and Archiving in Digital and Physical Formats Memorial Materials from School Shootings

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

The speakers provide insight and guidance to librarians and archivists who must develop responses to unanticipated and unthinkable tragedies. Panelists discuss research and experiences managing the condolence archives created in the wake of the school shootings at Virginia Tech, UC Santa Barbara, and Sandy Hook Elementary. Through the presentation of these case studies, they foster a discussion around essential questions and best practices for condolence material managers. Handouts are provided.
Commentator: Danelle Moon

avatar for Julia Diane Larson

Julia Diane Larson

Reference Archivist, University of California, Santa Barbara
Julia Diane Larson is the Reference Archivist for the Architecture and Design Collection at the UC Santa Barbara. She has a BA in Philosophy from DePaul University, an MA in Women's Studies from Loyola University Chicago, and is currently pursuing an MLIS at San Jose State Univer... Read More →


Melissa Barthelemy

Doctoral Candidate, Public History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Melissa Barthelemy, JD, MA is a PhD candidate in Public History at UCSB. Her dissertation focuses on memorial projects in the wake of mass shootings. She is project manager for the UCSB and Isla Vista Memorial Project, and interns in Student Affairs.

Tamara Kennelly

University Archivist, Virginia Tech
Tamara Kennelly is the University Archivist at Virginia Tech. She earned a BA and MA in English literature from the University of Illinois; an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa; and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Kentucky. She co-authored a chapter in Listening... Read More →

Annie Platoff

Reference Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara
Annie Platoff is a librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She holds a B.A. in political science and history, an M.S. in library science, an M.A. in historical studies, and a graduate certificate in museum studies.  She is curator of the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista... Read More →


Danelle Moon

Director Special Research Collections, UCSB
Danelle Moon is the Director of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library. She holds an MLIS and MA in U.S. History, and has presented and published extensively on topics of U.S women's history, with a specific focus on women and politics in California and the West

Friday July 28, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am PDT
A106 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232