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Friday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
SESSION 501 - Taken for Granted: How Term Positions Affect New Professionals and the Repositories That Employ Them

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Term, temporary, and project positions serve critical roles in the archival labor market, but the realities of their implementation can fall far short of the ideal, for both the organization and the employee. Come participate in a practical discussion of issues surrounding these ideals and realities, including ethical obligations of hiring organizations; how to design, find, or fund a good term position; and the real professional, personal, and organizational costs vs. benefits of term positions.

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Steve Bingo

Project Archivist, Washington State University Libraries
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Maureen Callahan

Sophia Smith Collection Archivist, Smith College
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Liz Caringola

Historic Maryland Newspapers Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
I first became interested in archives while an undergraduate student of anthropology and history. By studying earlier cultures through the artifacts they left behind, I realized the importance of preserving past records, and also of documenting the present, for the benefit of future generations. The bulk of my professional experience has been working for a variety of digitization projects, encompassing archaeological research data, federal... Read More →
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Mark A Greene

Director, American Heritage Center, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Mark Greene has been the director of the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, since 2002. The AHC is a 75,000 cubic foot manuscript repository, university archives, and rare book library, and administers a host of programs including Wyoming History Day. During his tenure, the AHC performed a six-year comprehensive collection analysis, developed its first formal collecting policy and collection management policy (both accessible on the... Read More →
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Alex Lorch

Archives Program Officer, National Historical Publications and Records Commission
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Dan Santamaria

Assistant University Archivist, Princeton University
Dan Santamaria supervises technical services at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, where he directs processing, description and related digital projects. He has overseen the processing of thousands of linear feet of organizational records and personal papers since 2005 and has led projects related to archival description and discovery that have received national recognition, including the Society of American... Read More →


Friday August 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Marriott Salon 3 [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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