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Thursday, August 16 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Reference, Access, and Outreach Section

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The RAO Section presents, “Ready for Your Closeup? How Archivists Can Handle--and Benefit From--Sudden Celebrity,” featuring archivists and media members discussing how to stay on message, ace interviews, and make sure the media gets it right. The meeting will also include regular business operations, including membership information and discussion.

Relatedly the RAO Section has the TPS Unconference which provides a free and public space for archivists, educators, and the public to exchange ideas and experiences related to teaching with primary sources.


Julia Griffin

Producer, PBS NewsHour Shares
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Geof Huth

Chief Records Officer and Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth serves as the Chief Records Officer of the New York State Unified Court System, where he oversees the management of the records of the court system. He is also the system's Chief Law Librarian, responsible for ensuring courts have the legal information they need to conduct... Read More →
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Miriam Kleiman

Program Director for Public Affairs, National Archives and Records Administration
I fell in love with the National Archives in 1996, as a researcher, when I was asked to explore the issue of lost Jewish assets in Swiss banks during World War II. This initial 2-day assignment lasted four years – working for a law firm that sued the Swiss Banks and German companies... Read More →
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Daria Labinsky

Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Archivist, author, former journalist, former editor, experienced with interviewing for print and television as both an interviewer and a subject

Michael Ruane

Reporter, Washington Post
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Lynn Smith

Audiovisual Archivist, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

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