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Saturday, August 16 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 603 - Connecting Our Collections to Our Communities: Developing Exhibit Programs in Archives

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Connecting our collections with our communities by highlighting the unique resources of an institution compels archivists to develop a suite of outreach tools. Increasingly archivists are implementing exhibit programs to showcase their collections. As all libraries and archives continue to balance staff time, space, and resources, we must consider how an exhibits program fits within a robust outreach effort. All four presentations offer a new lens through which to examine and assess our access to collections.

Birrell: Celebrating Research: Special Collections as Laboratory
Lacher-Feldman: Building a Better Curator: Why Exhibit Work Is Fundamental to Archivists and Archives
McElrath: No Longer Optional: The Centrality of Exhibitions in Archives and Special Collections
Walker: Value-Added Exhibitions: Fostering Experience, Discovery and Insight

Speakers
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Lori Birrell

Head, Special Collections, University of Arkansas
As Head of the Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas, my role is to provide strategic direction to our department in support of our strategic priorities. I lead a group of 13 dedicated and highly skilled faculty and staff members. Together we provide services... Read More →
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Jessica Lacher-Feldman

Head of Special Collections, Louisiana State University
Jessica Lacher-Feldman was appointed as Head of Special Collections for Louisiana State University's Hill Memorial Library beginning June 18, 2013. She formerly served as Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University... Read More →
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Doug McElrath

Curator, University of Maryland
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Celia Walker

Assistant University Librarian, Vanderbilt University Libraries
AUL for assessment, communication & engagement, Vanderbilt University Libraries


Saturday August 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Washington 4 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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