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Thursday, July 27 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Open Forums: SAA/ALA/AAM Joint Committee on Archives/Libraries/Museums

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Reaching In to Reach Out: Examining the State of Inclusivity Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Preserving and providing access to cultural heritage is central to the work of librarians, archivists, and museum professionals. With the increased focus on diversity, whether in regard to staffing, users, collections, programs, or services, inclusion has risen as an extremely important concept. However, inclusion can and does mean different things to different people. Six panelists from across libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs), job functions, administrative levels, and academic backgrounds come together in this facilitated conversation to discuss the state of inclusion from their vantage point. By looking across sectors at how inclusion is defined and approached, we hope to identify what is being done well and the challenges we face in creating inclusive environments. This program will also be held at the annual meetings of the American Library Association in June 2017 and the American Association of State and Local History in September 2017. The central findings of the programs held at all three conferences will be compiled together in a white paper documenting the state of inclusion in libraries, archives, and museums.


Facilitator: Mark A. Puente, Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Buchanan

Sarah Buchanan

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, University of Missouri
BS

Brenda S. McClurkin

Department Head, Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington
I have been an archivist at UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections for nearly 12 years, first as Historical Manuscripts Archivist, and as of July 2013, Department Head. Major projects I am currently working on include the construction of a cold storage vault for acetate neg... Read More →
AP

Antonio Perry

Project Archivist, University of Guam
avatar for Alex Poole

Alex Poole

Assistant Professor of Information Science, Drexel University
avatar for Elizabeth Surles

Elizabeth Surles

Archivist, Institute of Jazz Studies
Elizabeth Surles has been Archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies since January 2014. Prior to joining the Institute, she was Digitization Archivist and then Library Director at the American Alpine Club Library in Golden, Colorado. She formerly worked at the Sousa Archives and... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Torres

Melissa Torres

University Archivist, University of Houston-Downtown
I'm part of these things! You can ask me about them! | Vice-Chair, Lone Arrangers Roundtable | Member, Metadata and Digital Objects Rountable Steering Committee | Volunteer, Annual Meeting Career Center


Thursday July 27, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm
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