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Saturday, August 18 • 8:30am - 9:45am
609 - Documenting Decisions: Strategies and Workflows for Consistent and Transparent Processing

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Have you ever asked yourself, What was that archivist thinking? Archivists often inherit their predecessors' processing and management decisions that just don't make sense. We may be creating the same confusion for our successors and constituencies if we fail to document our actions now. See how five diverse institutions implemented a range of practical solutions to enhance transparency among colleagues, curatorial and reference staff, administrators, and the public.

Jessica L. Serrao: Documentation for Team Processing: A Strategy for Internal and External Transparency
Stefanie Caloia: Notes to Future Self: Managing Active Collections with Spreadsheets
Taylor de Klerk: Documentation for Team Processing: A Strategy for Internal and External Transparency
Danielle Marie Nista: Leveraging Legacy Description and Documentation: A Case Study from the New York City Municipal Archives
Carole Prietto: Putting the House in Order: The Experience of the Georgetown Law Center Archives
Olga Virakhovskaya: Internal and External Transparency: Creating Transparent Policies and Workflows for Archivists, Donors, and Researchers

Moderator: Jessica L. Serrao

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Jessica Serrao

Metadata Librarian for Digital Collections, Clemson University
Jessica is the Metadata Librarian for Digital Collections at Clemson University. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Concentration in Archives and Records Management and a Certificate in Digital Curation and an MA in Public History from North... Read More →

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Stefanie Caloia

AFSCME Archivist, Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
Stefanie is the archivist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees at the Reuther Library, Wayne State University. She earned her MLIS from Wayne State University and BA from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She is a member of the ACA and secretary... Read More →
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Taylor de Klerk

Library Associate for Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries
Taylor de Klerk is a Library Associate in the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University. Previously, she worked at San Diego State University's Special Collections and University Archives. She holds an MA in Public History from NCSU and is pursuing an... Read More →
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Danielle Marie Nista

Reference Associate, Tamiment Library, New York University
Danielle is the Reference Associate at the Tamiment Library at NYU and worked as an intern at the NYC Municipal Archives. She will receive her MA in Archives from NYU in May 2018 and is working on her MLIS at Long Island University.
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Carole Prietto

Law Center Archivist, Georgetown University Law Center
Carole is the Archivist for the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. She held previous positions at the Daughters of Charity and Washington University in St. Louis. Carole is a Certified Archivist with an MA in History from UCLA and an MLIS from San Jose State. In her... Read More →

Saturday August 18, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Delaware A, [Lobby Level]