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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
309 - Reaching Across Boundaries: Archives in Multiple Languages

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Achieving diversity and promoting transparency create opportunities for archivists to embrace multilingual, non-English, and non-verbal collections that may already be in our archives and to find ways to welcome them if they have not previously been included. In this session, panelists moderate a cross-panel and open forum discussion on benefits and potential problems of engaging with multi-lingual and non-verbal collections, providing expanded access, and working with communities that are unfamiliar with archives and archivists.

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Dara Baker: Speaking Across Boundaries: Processing Collections with Multiple Languages
Natalie Baur: Multi-lingual and International Conversations About Archives
Melissa Gonzales: Strategies for Working with Non-verbal Collections
Brenda McClurkin: Disability Archives: Including People and Expanding Access
Leslie Van Veen McRoberts: Community Participation in Archival Processing

Facilitator: Dara Baker

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Dara Baker

Digital Format Specialist, Digital Preservation Division/NARA
Dara Baker works as the Senior Digital Presercation Analyst at the National Archives. She is chair of the Technical Subgroup on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning, a member of the DLF Visioning Access Systems subgroup, and served as the Regent for Outreach for the Academy... Read More →

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Natalie Baur

Digital Preservation Librarian, El Colegio de México
Natalie Baur is Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de Mexico and co-founder of Itinerant Archivists. A Fulbright Scholar in 2015-2016, Baur received the SAA's Emerging Leader Award in 2017. She hold an M.A. from the University of Delaware and an M.L.S. from the University... Read More →
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Melissa Gonzales

Director, Records Management, Houston Community College
MSLIS, Simmons College; BA, University of Texas at Austin. Certified Archivist; Digital Archives Specialist; 2014 ALI Cohort. Currently, Melissa is Director of Records Management at Houston Community College and has a background managing institutional archives and records at museums... Read More →
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Leslie Van Veen McRoberts

Local History Archivist, Salisbury University
Leslie Van Veen McRoberts is the Local History Archivist at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. She currently serves on the MARAC Education Committee and has previously served as co-chair and steering committee member of SAA's Women Archivists Sec... Read More →


Brenda McClurkin

Department Head, Special Collections and Archives, University of Texas at Arlington
Brenda McClurkin is Head of Special Collections and the Disability History Collection at UT Arlington Libraries She holds degrees from Colorado Woman's College (BA), University of Arizona (MLS), UT Arlington (archival administration). She is a Certified Archivist and a past president... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Delaware A, [Lobby Level]