Saturday, August 18 • 8:30am - 9:45am
601 - Prioritizing Processing When Everything Is A Priority [RIM]

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When everything you do in your repository is a high priority, how do you prioritize the core archival practice of processing? Based on a broad survey and focus groups devoted to the question, this session begins a conversation in the profession about the practices and challenges involved in prioritizing processing activities in our repositories. Audience participation in the discussion is expected, and representatives from all types of repositories are encouraged!

Amy Cooper Cary: Processing Priorities
Joanne Archer: Processing Priorities: Reference and Research Perspective
Jessica Geiser: The Role of Processing Priorities in Collections Management - Balancing Expectations with Reality
Pam Hackbart-Dean: Processing Priorities: Research Results
Jamie Martin: When the Archivist Is the Researcher: Processing within a Business Environment


Amy Cooper Cary

Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University
Amy Cooper Cary is Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University. She is currently a SAA Council Member, and has served on multiple editorial boards, including The American Archivist, Archival Issues, Journal of Archival Organization, and RBM Journal... Read More →


Joanne Archer

Head, Access & Outreach Services for Special Collections, University of Maryland, College Park
Joanne Archer has overall responsibility for accessioning, processing, and digitization activities at the University of Maryland, and regularly establishes and reviews processing priorities using a variety of tools and measures. Joanne holds a MLS and MA from the University of Ma... Read More →

Jessica Geiser

Collections Management Librarian, University of California, Riverside
Jessica Geiser is responsible for the accessioning and processing of manuscripts, archives, and rare books at the Special Collections and University Archives at the University of California Riverside. She holds an MLIS from UCLA and joined the Rivera Library in 2014.
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Pam Hackbart-Dean

Director, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Pam Hackbart-Dean is currently the director of the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has been a processing archivist and manager of special collections and archives for 30+ years.
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Jamie Martin

Corporate Archivist, IBM
Jamie Martin is the head of the IBM Corporate Archives. She has worked within business archives for the past 12 years. She received her MLIS from Dominican University/College of St. Catherine in 2006. Jamie is the Past Chair of the Business Archives Section and a member of the 2013... Read More →

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