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    • April 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Webinar
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    Core Concepts of Accessibility in Archives

    Monday, April 26, 2021

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

    Webinar Description:

    Accessibility must be designed into programs and workflows, and there are many ways that archivists can actively improve accessibility for everyone.

    The Core Concepts of Accessibility in Archives webinar will include: 

    • An overview of the Society of American Archivists’ Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities

    • Guidance on how to survey physical and digital spaces for accessibility barriers

    • Brief demonstration of screen readers accessing digital archival materials and databases

    • Examples of how these Guidelines can be applied to repositories

    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.

    Presenters:

    Dr. Lydia Tang (she/her) is an Outreach and Engagement coordinator with LYRASIS. Previously, she held archivist positions with Michigan State University, Library of Congress and held numerous graduate positions at the University of Illinois, where she received her MLIS and Doctor of Musical Arts degree, including the American Library Association Archives, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Passionate about accessibility and disability representation in archives, she served on the Task Force to Revise Best Practices on Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities and spearheaded founding the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Accessibility & Disability Section. She is the 2020 recipient of SAA’s Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award and was recognized in three SAA Council resolutions as a co-founder of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, for spearheading the Accessibility & Disability Section’s “Archivists at Home” document, and co-authoring the “Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities.”

    Who should attend:

    Everyone who is interested in expanding their awareness and mitigating accessibility barriers.

    Registration is open until the webinar begins. Online payment is required.

    • Questions about your membership? Contact Alix Norton
    • Questions about Registration? Contact the Education Committee Chairs
    • Problems with your credit card payment? Need to request a refund involving credit card or PayPal? Contact Lara Michele
    • April 26, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar
    • 177
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    Hands-on with Padlet: Creating A Virtual Interactive Space with Archives for Instruction and Beyond

    Monday, April 26, 2021

    11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

    Webinar Description:

    While active learning practices have gained momentum in archival instruction in recent years, the switch to online environments lends itself more to a show-and-tell style of sharing archival materials. How do we create a virtual space for more meaningful interaction between archives and audiences? Participants of this webinar will discover ways of using Padlet, a digital interface, to invite audiences to immerse themselves in and work imaginatively with archival objects in a virtual space.

    The webinar will present a case study of a Padlet virtual classroom designed in collaboration between a faculty and an archives and special collections librarian. Presenters will share lesson designs, as well as Padlet class activities for learning with archival materials, specifically focused on key qualities of online instruction design: ease of access, visual appeal, as well as interactive and collaborative features. Participants will be invited to engage in “Padlet play” to get hands-on experience with the digital platform. The goals of the webinar are to spark participants’ creativity and to explore Padlet as a tool for access, collaboration, instruction, outreach, and community engagement in archives.

    The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; $20 for non-members; and $5 for unemployed or precariously employed individuals. This webinar will be presented live only, but all registrants will receive a link to slides and a Padlet starter kit after the webinar is completed.

    Presenters:

    Co-presenters Rachel Wen-Paloutzian and Laura Poladian have partnered since 2016 to bring undergraduate students into the William H. Hannon Library’s Archives and Special Collections at Loyola Marymount University. As the Archives and Special Collections Instruction Librarian, Rachel Wen-Paloutzian works with faculty to incorporate special collections and primary sources into the academic curriculum. She designs lessons and facilitates active learning using a variety of special collections and archival materials. Laura Poladian, a Rhetorical Arts instructor at LMU, teaches Speaking and Writing for Social Justice to undergraduate students. In collaboration, Laura and Rachel focus on creating learning space for students to encounter social justice issues through direct exploration and meaningful connections with original materials.  

    Who should attend:

    This workshop is most relevant to: 1) archivists working with instruction, outreach, exhibit curation, and events; 2) community members who help their audiences interface with archival materials; and 3) students and teachers who are interested in archives or pedagogical practices for primary sources.

    Registration is open until the webinar begins. Online payment is required.

    • Questions about your membership? Contact Alix Norton
    • Questions about Registration? Contact he Education Committee Chairs.
    • Problems with your credit card payment? Need to request a refund involving credit card or PayPal? Contact Lara Michele
    • April 26, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar
    • 221
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    What it means to be responsible for climate-related records: Creating and using climate-related archives

    Monday, April 26, 2021

    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

    Webinar Description:

    Climate change has created new levels of precarity for archival holdings throughout the west coast; it is a cumulative result of past actions often taken in the interest of capital, which had large scale impacts on our environment. These actions have a corresponding historical record which can be found in archives throughout the west. Today, climate change disproportionately affects different communities based on intersections of power and privilege in North America. 

    Creating and Using Climate-Related Archives will explore what it means to be responsible for climate-related records, those which document both our present and our past. We will discuss how the documentary history of land and water on the west-coast fits into current collecting around climate-related events. How can institutions archive current, community based records of climate-related events, and create connections with historical records? How can records of the past be used to foster resiliency, instigate new visions of the future and create proactive responses to future climate challenges? Might current records of climate-related events and historical records of natural resource extraction be paired together to document the different experiences of climate-affected publics while helping to create accountable systems of energy and resource management?

    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.

    Presenters:

    Jillian Lohndorf joined the Internet Archive as a Web Archivist in 2016. Previously, she worked in the Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University and Rotary International, and as Web Services Librarian for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Claire Williams (MAS/MLIS) is a Forestry Archivist at the University of British Columbia, Rare Books and Special Collections Library. She is a White settler scholar living and working on the traditional, unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Watuth Peoples. She graduated from UBC’s School of Information with a concentration in the First Nations Curriculum program in May of 2019. While earning her dual degree she worked at UBC’s University Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections Library, and at BC Hydro’s Library and Archives. With four years of combined experience working in libraries and archives in British Columbia, she is familiar with materials in diverse formats and subjects, with a focus in British Columbia’s Labour History and Natural Resource History. Prior to moving to Vancouver, she earned her BA in Literature with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies, from the University of California, Santa Cruz, located on the traditional territories of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. She grew up in rural Sonoma County, California, on the traditional territories of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo tribes. This land was recently devastated by the Glass Fire, and it is with this loss fresh in her mind that she is interested in the connection between archives, the ongoing climate crisis, emotional labour, histories of land and water, and land reparations/reconciliation.

    Who should attend:

    Those who work on community preservation, those who work with government or corporate records, especially related to natural resources or energy/utility records, and everything in between!

    Registration is open until the webinar begins. Online payment is required.

    • Questions about your membership? Contact Alix Norton
    • Questions about Registration? Contact the Education Committee Chairs.
    • Problems with your credit card payment? Need to request a refund involving credit card or PayPal? Contact Lara Michele
    • April 27, 2021
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    • April 30, 2021
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    • Online

    Learn more about the Annual General Meeting 2021.

    • July 06, 2021
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    • July 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online

    More information coming soon. 

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