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Saturday, August 17 • 9:45am - 11:15am
SESSION 704 - Working on Your Perfect Pitch: Elevator Speeches from the Field

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Regardless of your position, youve had to make a pitch for something funding, staffing, collections, space, national issues, local issues, etc. Archivists talk about elevator speeches, but how many of us have them? How often are we left scrambling for something to say when opportunities arise unexpectedly? Find out what goes into a good elevator speech and listen to some that have been effective. Try your hand at giving a 90-second pitch. Take away ideas for developing and using your elevator speech

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Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees

Director/Tribal Archivist, Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Harvard graduate, Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees is the Director/Tribal Archivist at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama; served as the Museum/Cultural Director. She also teaches in the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama. Heleswv heres!
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Elise Dunham

Knowledge Manager, E-Nor
Elise Dunham is the Knowledge Manager at E-Nor, a global digital analytics and marketing optimization consulting firm. She also serves as co-chair of the Research Data Alliance Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data Interest Group. Elise has pursued and embraced hybrid... Read More →

Carolyn Hank

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dan Horvath

Archivist, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
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Harrison W. Inefuku

Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, Iowa State University
Harrison W. Inefuku is the scholarly publishing services librarian at Iowa State University, where he is overseeing the devleopment of lowa State's library publishing program. He has been active with diversity and inclusion initiatives at the national level and has spoken and published... Read More →
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Mary M. Manning

University Archivist and Curator of Arts Collections, University of Houston
Mary Manning is the university archivist and curates performing arts collection for the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections. She served as VC/chair of SAA?s RAO Section and as VP/president of the Society of Southwest Archivists (2015-2017).
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Nora Murphy

Archivist for Reference, Outreach and Instruction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute Archives and Special Collections
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Jill Severn

Head of Access and Outreach, UGA Libraries
Jill Severn has been the Head of Access & Outreach for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at UGA since 2000. There, she leads outreach and instruction. She has been an active member in SAA throughout her career.
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Helen Wong Smith

Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Helen Wong Smith, MLIS, CA, FSAA has served diverse populations in private, academic, and government collections serving diverse populations for 35+ years. While on Council she introduced Cultural Diversity Competency training to SAA and was made a Fellow in 2016.
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Stacie Williams

Digital Learning and Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University
Stacie Williams is the Digital Learning and Scholarship Team Leader at Case Western Reserve University. Williams holds an M.S. from Simmons College, and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a 2010 ALA Spectrum Scholar, part of the ALI 2015 cohort... Read More →

Saturday August 17, 2013 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
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