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Friday, April 5 • 9:15am - 10:00am
S301 How to win at diversity and influence archivists

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I have two words for you: inclusion rider. Archivists recognize the importance of making the archives field more inclusive, but not everyone has funds dedicated to developing large projects. What ideas can be implemented to increase ethnic diversity in the archives field, without costing an enormous amount of time, energy, and resources? In this presentation, panelists will share examples of relatively small-scale projects that might inspire you to create opportunities for equity within your own institution or local community.

Hoping that you will be able to take away some ideas, our speakers will present on the following projects: 1) an internship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with practical experience in archival institutions with collections documenting African Americans; 2) library-led programs for students of color that focus on the importance of representation in cultural heritage settings and provide students with opportunities to create memory books, record oral histories, and explore archival materials; and 3) a local scholarship program that raised funds from fellow archivists to promote awareness about the need for diversity in the archives field.

Chair
avatar for Jennifer Ho

Jennifer Ho

The Chicago Community Trust
During the day, I serve as the archivist for The Chicago Community Trust. I'm also the founder of Lawrence & Argyle, an apparel company that celebrates and supports America's immigrant heritage. I am a proud member of the Chinese American Service League Associate Board.

Speakers
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Raquel Flores-Clemons

Vice Chairperson, Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMC), University Archivist and Director of Archives, Records Management, and Special Collections at Chicago State University
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Harrison Inefuku

Iowa State University


Friday April 5, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Cadillac A&B Conference Hotel

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