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Wednesday, July 26 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Congressional Papers Section Program

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The CPS program will feature exciting panels, discussions, and participatory sessions. Presenters will discuss teaching with primary sources, engaging faculty, and developing your own course. A moderated discussion will interrogate notions of diversity in archival practice through the context of collecting political activism. A hands-on tutorial will introduce born-digital processing tools, and we’ll share examples of using data in our collections. 

9:00 - 9:15 am       Welcome
          Danielle Emerling, Chair
9:15 - 10:30 am   Archivists in the Classroom:  Using Your Collections for Instruction
Archivists from across the country will discuss how they develop relationships with faculty, engage with specific courses, or create their own course offerings using primary sources.  They will also provide examples of activities and assignments and how the exercises could be adapted at other repositories.
Kris Bronstad, University of Tennessee Libraries
Nathan Gerth, Carl Albert Center, The University of Oklahoma
Robin Katz, University of California Riverside
Marc Levitt, National Naval Aviation Museum
Heather Smedberg, University of California San Diego Library
Hope Grebner Bibens, Drake University
10:30 - 10:45 am  Break
10:45 - 12:00 pm  Collecting Political Activism: Diversity and Archives in a Post-Factual World
This panel will interrogate notions of diversity in archival practice through the context of collecting political activism.  We will critically examine, via speakers and group discussion, how archivists can leverage the power of political and Congressional collections that we hold in our custody to inform current post-election/post-factual conversations and movements.
Marjorie Bryer, The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley
Michelle Caswell, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies
Danielle Russell, Women’s March on Washington Archives Project
Katrina Vandeven, Women’s March on Washington Archives Project
Natalie Bond, University of Montana
Amy Fitch, Rockefeller Archive Center
Tammi Kim, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
12:00 - 1:15 pm       Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 pm        Speed Data
Have you always wanted to get to know data, but you are a bit shy? Stop being a wallflower and get out there and meet that data head on! If you don’t like the first data set you encounter, you might find you have more in common with the next one. We promise you will come away with a dream data experience by the end of this session.
Alison White, U.S. Senate Historical Office
2:00 - 2:15 pm      Break
2:15 - 3:00 pm      CPS Strategic Plan
The CPS Strategic Plan Task Force has developed a draft document outlining the goals of our organization over the next few years. The document mirrors the language and organization of the SAA Strategic Plan; however, the key performance indicators in our plan outline specific objectives for CPS to complete. Help the Task Force prioritize these indicators and objectives and shape the future of CPS.
Leigh McWhite, University of Mississippi
Karen Paul, U.S. Senate Historical Office
3:00 - 3:15 pm        Break 
3:15 - 4:45 pm        Hands-on Introduction to Born-Digital Processing
Join the CPS Electronic Records Committee for a guided tutorial of some of the most popular born-digital processing tools and practice with prepared exercises. The ERC recommends bringing a laptop but will have some equipment to share.
CPS Electronic Records Committee members
4:45 - 5:00 pm       Wrap-up
5:00 - 6:00 pm     Steering Committee Meeting at the OHS 

Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97205