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Thursday, August 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
205 - Transparent Design: Renovating and Relocating Archives and Special Collections

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Each of the five speakers focuses on a different aspect of moving and renovating archives and special collections, including facility design, collections preparation, temporary work space, and working with movers. After short presentations, the chair/moderator asks the speakers questions highlighting their different experiences and then opens up the floor for questions from the audience. The speakers represent a variety of archival repositories, including religious archives, public libraries, private universities, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Susan McElrath: Archivists, Architects and Planners: Designing an Archival Facility within an Existing Building
Marissa Hiller: Thinking Outside the Box: ARCS (Archival Record Cartons) and Inventories
Colleen Hoelscher: Collection Moves as an Opportunity for Improved Practices
Sharad J. Shah: Challenges of Planning the Relocation of Special Collections and Archival Material
Elizabeth Shulman: Tales from the Mallbrary: An Archive in Transition

Moderator: Susan McElrath

Chair
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Susan McElrath

Head of Bancroft Public Services, University of California, Berkeley
Susan McElrath is Head of Bancroft Public Services at UC Berkeley. In her former position as University Archivist at American University, she led the planning for Archives and Special Collections relocation including designing the new space and coordinating the collections move.

Speakers
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Marissa Hiller

Senior Archivist/Electronic Resources Librarian, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Marissa Hiller is the Senior Archivist and Electronic Resources Librarian for the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, located in New York City.
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Colleen Hoelscher

Special Collections Librarian, Trinity University
Colleen Hoelscher is the Special Collections Librarian at Trinity University in San Antonio. Previously she was the Archivist in the Marian Library at the University of Dayton, where she served as project manager for their special collections move.
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Sharad J. Shah

Collections Librarian, Smithsonian Institution
Sharad Shah serves as the Collections Management Librarian for the History and Culture Department of the Smithsonian Libraries, and spends the bulk of his time working at the National Air & Space Museum (NASM) and the Museum Support Center (MSC).
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Elizabeth Shulman

Librarian, Durham County Library
Elizabeth Shulman is the North Carolina Collection Librarian at the Durham County Library in Durham, NC.


Attendees (220)