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Protocols 101: A Case-study Intensive on How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution

  • April 22, 2020
  • The InterContinental San Francisco (room TBD)
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Protocols 101: A Case-study Intensive on How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution

Wednesday, April 22, (time TBD)

The InterContinental San Francisco (room TBD)

Workshop description:

This workshop is designed to be an interactive “clinic” that compliments the Protocols 101: How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution course originally presented by Nicholas Wojcik with guest speaker Veronica Reyes-Escudero on May 15, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona.

Through small break out group exercises and guided discussions, Protocols 101: A Case-study Intensive will continue to explore the tenets of the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (PNAAM), a recently endorsed Society of American Archivists (SAA) standard. Participants will be prompted to analyze real world scenarios and case studies that highlight best practices for successful outreach and collaboration as well as explore possible action items that address the question: “How can your institution prepare for proactive communications with tribal communities?" Attendees are highly encouraged to view beforehand the video recording and lesson plan for Protocols 101: How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution course posted here on the Sustainable Heritage Network.

Presented in collaboration with the Society of American Archivists’ Native American Archives Section

Instructors:

Liza Posas joined the Autry Museum of the American West in 2005 where she currently serves as the Head of Research Services and Archives. In this capacity, she oversees the long-range planning and implementation of the Autry’s archival program that includes the acquisition, processing, collection management, and curatorial activities of the Autry’s institutional archive and manuscript collections as well as supervise archive and reference staff. Her recents projects at the Autry, include the development of interdepartmental procedures and practices related to proper and ethical stewardship for collections that contain culturally sensitive information or restricted tribal knowledge.  Ms. Posas has shared the ongoing development of this work through presentations at the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museum (2017), Society of California Archivist (2018), and Society of American Archivist (2018) conferences and in the publication “New Discoveries and New Directions for the Archaeological Archives at the Autry Museum of the American West,” in Advances in Archaeological Practice (August 2017). She is also a steering committee member for the Society of American Archivists’ Native American Archives Section (SAA-NAAS).

Ms. Posas is also the Coordinator for LA as Subject (LAAS), a collaborative network hosted by the USC Libraries that works to promote and preserve the rich history of Los Angeles and Southern California.  She has held this appointed faculty position with the USC Libraries since 2009. To this end, Liza faciliatates collaborative projects with different organizations and individuals within the LAAS membership. These projects include the LA as Subject Resident Archivist program, grant-funded by IMLS, the Monomania LA video series funded by CalHumanties, and the annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar co-hosted with the USC Libraries. The California Historical Records Advisory Board awarded Ms. Posas in 2018 wth the Archival Award of Excellence for her work with LA as Subject.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Registration open until April 17, 2020.

The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds up to $500 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to Jennifer Martinez Wormser (jmwormse@scrippscollege.edu). Application forms and additional information are available here.

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