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Friday, August 17 • 9:45am - 10:45am
401 - My Favorite Mistake: Confessions of an Imperfect Archivist

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With radical transparency, the bravest archivists at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 share their 5-minute stories of error and explain how dumb luck, desperate exertion, or helpful colleagues played a role in fixing their mistake or enduring its consequences. This session is for anyone who has ever made a mistake. Audience members are invited to share their own, anonymous confessions, which session organizers will read at the end of the session.

Kate Bowers: My Favorite Mistake
Tamar Chute: Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be
Rebecca Katz: Confessions of an Imperfect Archivist

Facilitator: Kate Bowers

Chair
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Kate Bowers

Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards, Harvard University Archives
Kate Bowers' interests are metadata creation and management. She is Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, & Standards in the Harvard University Archives and an active SAA member, now serving on the Dictionary of Archival Terminology Working Group.

Speakers
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Tamar Chute

University Archivist and Head of Archives, The Ohio State University
Tamar Chute is University Archivist and Head of Archives at Ohio State University. She manages the University Archives, Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program, and Ohio Congressional Archives. Tamar's research has focused on teaching with primary sources, outreach, and archival... Read More →
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Rebecca Katz

Public Records Administrator, District of Columbia Government
Rebecca Katz is currently serving as the Public Records Administrator for the District of Columbia. Prior to completing her MSLIS at Catholic University of America, she worked as an attorney for the Council of the District of Columbia.

Commentator
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Rebecca Katz

Public Records Administrator, District of Columbia Government
Rebecca Katz is currently serving as the Public Records Administrator for the District of Columbia. Prior to completing her MSLIS at Catholic University of America, she worked as an attorney for the Council of the District of Columbia.

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