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Friday, August 15 • 10:30am - 11:45am
SESSION 408 - Access to Religious Archives Impacted by Clergy Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Recently many archivists of religious collections have experienced heightened interest in records within their custody, brought on by allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. Panelists elaborate on their professional situations, but look as well for common themes concerning lessons learned and efforts made to maintain an appropriate level of service to both internal and external users. They also reflect on how their experience has influenced, and perhaps challenged, their view of SAA's Core Values and Code of Ethics, especially those aspects relating to access and use.

Speakers
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Rebecca Altermatt

Archives Manager, HSBC North America Archives
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Melanie Delva

Archivist & Privacy Officer, Anglican Diocese of New Westminster
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Donn Devine

Archivist, Diocese of Wilmington
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David Kingma

Archivist, Gonzaga University
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Jac Treanor

Vice Chancellor, Archdiocese of Chicago
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Diane Wells, CA

Archivist and Records Manager, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
I have been the Archivist and Records Manager for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia for 20 years and a member of SAA for the same period of time. I've served as Chair of the Archivists of Religious Collections Section and I'm a founding member of the Episcopal Archivists network. I'm a long-time member of ARMA and have a background in academic libraries and in history. | Talk to me about what you're doing that's interesting and fun. If... Read More →


Friday August 15, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Washington 5 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008