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Saturday, August 18 • 8:30am - 9:45am
602 - Lifting the Veil: Exploring Transparency in Closed Archives

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In a profession in which access, transparency, and use are core values, the panelists discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced while working in closed archives. The discussion explores assumptions of accessibility, organizational and practical policies that create barriers to use, and creative solutions employed to meet internal and external users' needs. Audience participation is encouraged to find common ground between archivists of closed collections and advocates of open access.

Jennifer Johnson: Open on the Inside: Serving Stakeholders in Private and Closed Archives
Marietta Carr: Define "Open": Navigating a Technically "Open" but Functionally Closed Archives
Amber Dushman: First Rule of the Archives: Don't Talk About the Archives
Meg Hall: Redefining the Secret Archives and Other Tales of Diocesan Recordkeeping
Gabrielle Spiers: Balancing Security and Access: Tools for Aiding Transparency

Moderator: Jennifer Johnson

Chair
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Jennifer Johnson

Senior Archivist, Cargill, Incorporated
Jennifer Johnson is the Senior Archivist at Cargill, Incorporated. A University of Maryland graduate, she previously worked at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota State Archives. Jennifer has held leadership positions with SAA, MAC, and TCART, and is a member of the ALI... Read More →

Speakers
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Marietta Carr

Archivist, Cuyahoga Community College
Marietta Carr is the Archivist at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH, responsible for preserving the college's history. She earned her M.A. in History from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and her M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
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Amber Dushman

Manager of Archives and Record Management, American Medical Association
Amber Dushman is the Manager of Records Management & Archives at the American Medical Association in Chicago, IL; she's been at the AMA since 2010. She received a M.A. in Public History from Loyola University Chicago and M.L.I.S. from Dominican University, River Forest.
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Meg Hall

Director of Archives and Records Center, Archdiocese of Chicago
Meg Hall is the Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago Archives & Records Center, providing security and access to records of the diocesan administrative offices, parishes and schools. She was employed by U Penn and IIT before joining the Archdiocese in 2008.
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Gabrielle Spiers

Archivist, Naval History and Heritage Command
Gabrielle Spiers is an Archivist at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. Previously she worked at the National Archives. She received her MLIS from Wayne State University. She has been involved in SAA in several capacities.



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