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Friday, August 16 • 10:45am - 11:45am
SESSION 405 - Shout It from the Mountaintop: Changing Perceptions About Archival Advocacy

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Advocacy is becoming an important part of our profession. With a poor economy, slashed budgets, and a lack of public knowledge about archives, many from outside the profession believe that budgets can be slashed from our departments and organizations. Can it all be avoided? Is our apprehension of advocacy something we can overcome, and can advocacy be something we incorporate into our profession?

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Jasmine Jones

Metadata and Technical Services Archivist, Smith College Special Collections
Smith College
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Erin Lawrimore

University Archivist, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University Archivist, but probably best known for my corgis Franny and Jasper. I'm most interested in outreach/public awareness, oral history, and instruction.

Laura Starratt

Manuscript Archivist, Emory University
Laura Starratt is a manuscript archivist at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). Before that, she was an archivist at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. She completed her undergraduate work at Florida Atlantic University in... Read More →

Friday August 16, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Grand Salon 9/12

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