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Friday, July 28 • 10:00am - 11:00am
401 - Building Better Bridges: Strategies and Best Practices for Engaging Archival Communities

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A series of lightning talks followed by a panel-led discussion shine a spotlight on innovative methods and best practices for archival community engagement. Community engagement strategies are increasingly valuable to help define and achieve programmatic success, whether the goal is outreach to specific donor groups, raising awareness of archival collections and those who steward them, or creating or ensuring the adoption of software that is inclusive of the needs of diverse user communities.

Schneider: Engaging the ePADD User Community
Daniels: Meeting on Common Ground: Outreach for the Louisville Underground Music Archives (LUMA) Project
Di Bella: All Together Now: Moving Ahead by Working as a Community
Fernández: Oregon's LGBTQ+ and Communities of Color: Community-Based Oral History Projects
Johnson: Archivists as Film Producers: Engaging Our Users through Virtual Reality
Padilla: Strategies for Addressing the Needs of Archives throughout New York City
Posas: Inside the Matrix: Evolving Collaborations Around the Subject of Los Angeles

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Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist, Stanford University
Josh Schneider is Assistant University Archivist at Stanford University, where he acquires and provides access to Stanford University records, faculty papers, and materials documenting campus and student life. | | He is also Community Manager for ePADD, free and open-source... Read More →


Christine Di Bella

Program Manager, ArchivesSpace/LYRASIS
Christine Di Bella is the Program Manager for ArchivesSpace, working closely and collaboratively with the ArchivesSpace community to set and lead progress towards its goals. She has worked in archives for over 16 years, in a variety of academic and non-profit settings.
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Carrie Daniels

University Archivist & Director, Archives and Special Collections, University of Louisville
Carrie Daniels is University Archivist/Director of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Louisville, an urban research university that values its engagement with the surrounding community. Her professional work focuses on building community and enhancing access.
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Natalia Fernández

Curator of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives, Oregon State University
Natalia Fernández is the curator of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives at Oregon State University. Fernández collaborates with LGBTQIA and communities of color to empower them to preserve, share, and celebrate their stories. She has an MLIS from the Univer... Read More →

Jenny Johnson

Collections Management & Processing Archivist, Stanford University
Jenny Johnson has served as Collections Management & Processing Archivist in the Stanford University Archives since 2011. Prior to that, she processed the Stephen Jay Gould Papers in the Stanford's Special Collections, and also worked as a Visual Resources Specialist at SFMOMA.
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Margo Padilla

Archival Solutions Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Margo manages services, programs, and initiatives for METRO related to archiving and born-digital stewardship. She received her MLIS with a concentration in Management, Digitization, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Records from San Jose State University and her undergr... Read More →
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Liza Posas

Archivist / LA as Subject Coordinator, Autry Museum / USC Libraries
Liza Posas is the Braun Research Library Head Librarian and Archivist at Autry Museum of the American West. She is also Coordinator for LA as Subject, which includes 260 institutions and individuals collaborating to preserve, archive, and share the history and culture of the Los... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am

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