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Friday, August 15 • 10:30am - 11:45am
SESSION 404 - Making It Happen: Tools and Tips for Effective Archival Project Management

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Wondering how to complete your archival projects more effectively? Hear new ideas for project management from a diverse panel of experts, including archivists from a small museum, a university, a state historical society, and an archival consulting company. Each speaker discusses the process - not product - of managing archival projects. Key take-away points include how to successfully create work breakdown structures, maintain staffing workflows, develop effective tools, conduct on-the-fly project course corrections, and assure access.

Engelhart: Tackling the Backlog: A Report from the Schlesinger Library on the Completion of a Five-Year Project (2007-2013)
Pescador: San Diego Air & Space Museum Digitization Project (plus Project Summary)
Ralston and Thies: Making It Happen: Managing Staff Strains
Starr: 
Making It Happen: Managing Project Workflow 

Speakers
avatar for Ray Barker

Ray Barker

Archivist, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Ray Barker is an Archivist at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Washington, DC, where he processes collections, conducts donor relations, public programming, and oversees the processing of the Punk Archive. Ray is a regular contributor to the Library's podcast, DCPL Radio, and is... Read More →
avatar for Anne Engelhart

Anne Engelhart

Head, Collection Services, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
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Michael Kurtz

Associate Director, Digital Curation Innovation Center, iSchool, University of Maryland College Park
Dr. Kurtz has taught at the University of Maryland since 1990. He also served as an executive at the National Archives, retiring in 2011. He is committed to archives education and has provided for the creation of the Michael J. Kurtz Professorship in Archives and Digital Curation... Read More →
KP

Katrina Pescador

Director of Library and Archives, San Diego Air & Space Museum
MR

Monica Ralston

Archival Processing Manager, Minnesota Historical Society
avatar for Laura Starr

Laura Starr

Archivist & Project Manager, History Associates Incorporated
CT

Cheri Thies

Archival Collection Cataloger, Minnesota Historical Society


Friday August 15, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Washington 1 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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