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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
304 - Laws of the Land: Navigating the Public Records and Freedom of Information Landscape [RIM]

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Archivists of every kind can benefit from an understanding of public records and freedom of information laws, as well as available resources to assist in learning and navigating these processes. Panelists explain the difference between information and records laws, provide guidance on state-specific training and programs, discuss innovative mediation programs, and address questions. They offer insight into researcher expectations on the availability of records and mediation options when disagreements arise about the release of records.

Pari Swift: The Sun Shines on Ohio's Public Records Law and New Mediation Process
Jim Corridan: Indiana's Successes and Challenges with Access to Public Records
Mary Beth Herkert: Archivists vs. the Media and the Public
Pari Swift: The Sun Shines on Ohio's Public Records Law and New Mediation Process


Jim Corridan

Director and State Archivist, Indiana Archives and Records Administration
Appointed State Archivist in Indiana in 2005 and concurrently from 2006 to 2012 served as Deputy State Librarian. Has served as former President of CoSA and chairs multiple Advocacy Committee's for the archives community.

Mary Beth Herkert

State Archivist, Oregon State Archives
Has worked at the Oregon State Archives since 1985, & appointed State Archivist in December 2005. Received a BS in Anthropology & History at Ball State Univ. & received a MA in History at the Univ. of Albany. She is a CRM, a CA & has served on a number of Archives & Records Management... Read More →
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Pari Swift

University Records Manager, The Ohio State University
University Records Manager - Ohio State University. Certified Records Manager. Past President/Chair of NAGARA, Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, and Ohio Electronic Records Committee, VP of Greater Columbus ARMA, Chair NAGARA Professional Development. BA, Wittenberg, MLIS, Univ... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Washington 1, [Exhibition Level]