Disrupting Assumptions: Forging Interdisciplinary Archival Engagement
Thursday, August 18, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
As early as 2001, perhaps even earlier, scholarly works discussed the value of interdisciplinary archival outreach and instruction. Twenty years into this framework there is still a huge siloing issue in the profession. Academic libraries and archives have continued to talk about it but the paradigm shift brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to be about it. This webinar will explore the intent, value, and functionality of interdisciplinary archival outreach and instruction in a 21st-century academic library. The framework shifts from a required result in production of tangible products, especially traditional research papers, and establishes these collaborative opportunities to reintroduce the humanities as a partner field to science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and social science programs. It seeks to engage curious minds across specialties in order to center the interpersonal in the interdisciplinary work. We will cover internal and external examples of this shift as practice.
The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; $20 for non-members; and $5 for unemployed or precariously employed individuals. All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording after the webinar is completed.
Julie Tanaka, Director of Special Collections and College Archives, Occidental College (formerly Arizona State University)
Julie Tanaka was Interim Head of Distinctive Collections and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Arizona State University and is now Director of Special Collections and College Archives at Occidental College. A native Californian, Julie is outward-facing, faculty and student oriented, and passionate about teaching with primary sources across disciplines and at all levels of experience. She continues to pursue opportunities to collaborate with campus and community partners to develop and implement new ways of engaging students and faculty in special collections and archives.
Claudia Willett, Archivist, Stanford University (formerly Arizona State University)
Claudia Willett was the Senator John S. McCain Papers Archivist at Arizona State University. As project manager for a multi-million dollar grant, Claudia coordinated administrative requirements and oversaw appraisal, processing, preservation, description, and access work for the collection. In her new role as Archivist at Stanford University she continues pursuing collaborative opportunities with colleagues across broad areas of interest including instruction development and implementation, outreach and engagement, sustainable and ethical collecting practices, access and privacy rights, and reappraisal and deaccessioning.
Registration is open until August 11. Online payment is required.
The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists would like to share an announcement with SCA members about our upcoming virtual Continuing Education event, Community Archives: Expanding our Circles of Care in Academia, Tuesday June 27, 11AM – 2:30 PM (MST).
This continuing education session on community archives brings together archival practitioners from UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, and the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Community Archiving Workshop, to share lessons from their experiences in establishing, growing, and maintaining community archiving projects and programs. Their presentations and discussions will touch on strategies for forming meaningful and reciprocal community relationships, for obtaining buy-in and material support from campus administrators and stakeholders, and activating professional organizations for regional collaboration across institutions.
The event is free for students and SRMA members, and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is open at https://www.srmarchivists.org/event-4810330
Feel free to contact SRMA Continuing Education Coordinator Jamie Wagner, Jamie.Wagner@colorado.edu, with any questions you have.
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