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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
Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees is the Director of the Office of Archives and Records Management and the Tribal Archivist at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama. She is attending the 2016 SAA Conference with our Team members Ms. Ellen O'Barr and Ms. Wendy Phillips Cox who are joining her in these courses/sessions. Ms. O'Barr is our Records Coordinator who has worked for the Tribe for 30 years. Ms. Phillips-Cox is our Administrative Assistant... Read More →
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Elise Dunham

Data Curation Specialist, Research Data Service at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carolyn Hank

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dan Horvath

Archivist, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
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Harrison Inefuku

Digital Repository Coordinator, Iowa State University
Harrison W. Inefuku is the Digital Repository Coordinator for Iowa State University, where he oversees the development of Digital Repository @ Iowa State University (http://lib.dr.iastate.edu). His interests include the application of archival theory and practice to institutional repository management, and digital preservation. Harrison hold a BFA in Graphic Design and a self-designed BA in Visual Culture from University of the Pacific and a... Read More →
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Mary Manning

University Archivist, University of Houston Libraries
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Nora Murphy

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

Head of Access and Outreach, University of Georgia
I'm an archivist who likes people as much as their stuff. I'm also interested in the ways that the past and the present intersect and the stories we construct about these connections. I am passionate about civic engagement and deliberative dialogues and other forms of outreach that forge strong human connections through face-to face engagement. I enjoy working with grassroots organizations and activists to see the value their records. I teach a... Read More →
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Helen Wong Smith

Executive Director, Kauaʻi Historical Society
>> MLIS, 1991; BA, Hawaiian Studies >> Certified Archivist, 2001-2016; Agnes C. Conrad Award, 2009 >> HWS has held library and archival positions in federal, private, and nonprofit collections for 35 years. Twice president of the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists and the Hawaiʻi Library Association, she ends her Council at this conference. >> She presented "How Cultural Diversity Competence Can Help You, Your Collections, and Your... Read More →
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Stacie Williams

Learning Lab Manager, University of Kentucky
Stacie Mari Williams is a 2011 graduate of the GSLIS program at Simmons College, where she received her master's of science in library science with a concentration in Archives Management. She has worked or interned at the historic Chicago Defender, Jim Henson Company, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives, Harvard Medical School's Center for the History of Medicine and the Lexington Public... Read More →

Saturday August 17, 2013 9:45am - 11:15am
Grand Salon 7/10

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