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 the Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth is the Chief Records Officer and the Chief Law Librarian of the New York State Unified Court System. Previously, he worked for decades at the New York State Archives.
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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 →

Michael Ruane

Reporter, Washington Post
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Lynn Smith

Audiovisual Archivist, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

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