2021 Conference

 

Presentations and materials from "Power. Resistance. Leadership." the 61st Annual RBMS Conference, virtual, June 8-10, 2021.

Recent Submissions

  • Unknown author (2021-06)
    This conference will critically examine the existing power structures that have shaped and continue to impact special collections and archives. The program will explore the power dynamics within our profession and the ways ...
  • Schmidt, Greg; Varry, Sandra; Ramirez, Lizeth (2021-06-09)
    What should we do when we discover potentially difficult or embarrassing information about our institutions, or about powerful individuals in the course of our work? How should the archives and other cultural heritage ...
  • Schuba, Andrea; Barrett, Colleen; Bergstrom, Tracy; Castaneda, Amalia; Cooper, Deborah; Cusimano, Fabio; McCormack, Allie (2021-06-10)
    This panel will present four perspectives on the power of collaboration in special collections to uncover hidden stories. Innovative partnerships have the potential to expand accessibility and discoverability by overcoming ...
  • Logue, Sara; Planton, Isabel; Thomas, Lynne M. (2021-06-09)
    Many special collections libraries are currently undergoing, preparing for, or have just completed major renovations. Large-scale library renovation projects tend to lay bare the power structure of organizations. While ...
  • Schmidt, Greg; Green, Patrice; Hubbard, Melissa; Jackson, Petrina; Jacobson, Christine (2021-06-08)
    The purpose of this panel session is to generate ideas about how changing the relationships between special collections practitioners, donors, and users can generate new possibilities for both collections and services. ...
  • Silverman, Michele; Richardson, Leah; Drabinski, Emily; Williams, Stacie (2021-06-08)
    Making change in an organization requires building the power necessary to get a seat at the table. The first step is understanding the power we have and the power we don’t, the power we need and how to build it. Labor ...
  • Jackson, Petrina; Benjamin, David; Lutz, Christie; Quagliaroli, Jessica; Roveland-Brenton, Blythe; Casey, Pamela; Fraser, Alison; Panciera, Benjamin; Reynolds, Alison (2021-06-09)
    This panel features archivists, librarians, and curators leading classes that incorporate largely non-textual collection materials, ranging from architectural drawings to vinyl records, posters and zines to artists’ books ...
  • Erickson, Jesse; Jackson, Athena; Baxter, Terry; Berry, Dorothy; Call, Liz; Katz, Robin (2021-06-08)
    Join leading practitioners in the rare books and archives field for part one of this two part plenary series. Drawing from their own careers, research, and life experiences, the speakers will share key insights on power, ...
  • Chandler, Katharine; Dean, Courtney; Evangelestia-Dougherty, Tamar; O'Dell, Allison Jai; Birrell, Lori; Farwell, Beth (2021-06-09)
    [Recording note: Tamar Dougherty’s presentation has been omitted from the recording at her own request.] In today’s “Gig Economy,” college-educated Americans are forced to piece together part-time, freelance, and ad-hoc ...
  • Bolding, Kelly; Tai, Jessica; Daniels-Young, Shelby; Charlton, Faith (2021-06-08)
    In this session, archivists representing three large, predominantly-white academic institutions and a regional, grassroots volunteer organization will discuss efforts they are spearheading to address issues relating to ...
  • Bradley, James; Humphrey, Walter E.; Teague, Emma; Guffey, Wes; Edwards, Kennedy; Peterson, Rai; Planton, Isabel (2021-06-08)
    This presentation addresses community engagement through the history of the book and printing. It represents a collaboration between University faculty, librarians, community business people, and students from all academic ...
  • Ramirez, Lizeth; O'Riordan, Meaghan; Davis, Rosemary K.J.; Wisner, Melanie; White, Angela; Jones, Jasmine; Ott, Elizabeth (2021-06-10)
    Using the functions of accessioning, acquisitions, and appraisal as critical lenses, this panel examines the complex ways that organizations build relationships, develop effective workflows for access to collection material ...
  • Bell, Kim; Hendrickson, Lois; Sparks, Jillian; Edwards, Brendan (2021-06-09)
    At the RBMS 2019 Conference in Baltimore, it became evident during the well-attended session “Exhibits and Loans: what is the future and is it sustainable” that participants needed and wanted help with exhibits. Exhibits ...
  • Black, Lois Fischer; Wen-Paloutzian, Rachel (2021-06-09)
    This poster features a postcard instruction case study for a first-year course at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Through collaboration between a Special Collections instruction librarian and a Rhetorical Arts faculty, ...
  • Rosenthal, G. Samantha; Appiah, Krystal; Ramirez, Mario; Adeneye, Grace; Horowitz, Sarah (2021-06-10)
    How can critical race theory and practice inform teaching with primary sources? How can this framework help special collections instructors create inclusive learning environments? How can it form the foundation for the ...
  • Dobbs, Zoe; Shedden, David (2021-06-09)
    The Weekly Challenger, an African American newspaper in St. Petersburg, Florida, proudly states the following front-page motto: “Keeping you connected to your community.” The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University ...
  • Jackson, Petrina; Spitz, Blake (2021-06-09)
    This poster will present experiences of, and strategies for, teaching with challenging and distressing topics and materials in archives.
  • Seppi, Gregory; Grob, Julie (2021-06-10)
    Language used in archival description and digital collections metadata reflect and reinforce dominant values and power structures. Individuals and groups that are marginalized are subject to misrepresentation and erasure ...
  • Erickson, Jesse; Jackson, Athena; Baxter, Terry; Berry, Dorothy; Call, Liz; Katz, Robin M. (2021-06-10)
    Join leading practitioners in the rare books and archives field for part two of this two part plenary series. The speakers return to provide concluding analysis, to dialog with each other about ideas raised at the conference, ...
  • Wegner, Alia Levar; Shallcross, Michael (2021-06-09)
    Staff in the Indiana University Libraries’ Born Digital Preservation Lab (BDPL) have been exploring strategies to improve the appraisal process for digital archives by collecting and presenting key pieces of information ...

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