SESSION 105 - Pay It Forward: Interns, Volunteers, and the Development of New Archivists and the Archives Profession

Aug 25, 2011
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Event Location: Grand C/D South


Erin R Lawrimore (Chair)
University Archivist
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Linda Sellars
Head of Technical Services, SCRC
North Carolina State University Libraries
Balancing Productivity and Learning in Work Experiences for Beginning Archivists

Dr. Taffey Hall, CA
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
Sustaining Archives, Saving Grace: Establishing Successful Volunteer Programs and Student Internships in a Religious Archive

Laura K. Starratt
Manuscript Archivist
Emory University
Reflections of a New Professional: Getting Archives Experience by Any Means Necessary

Lance Stuchell
Digital Preservation Librarian
University of Michigan
Wanted: Free Labor: The Impact and Ethics of Unpaid Work


To ensure the future of the profession, we must foster the development of new archivists and work to promote the knowledge of archives and archival practice in society. But as practicing archivists, we must find ways to educate while also supporting our current institution. The speakers look holistically at the need for beneficial internship and mentorship experiences, focusing on how these opportunities affect new professionals, established professionals, supervisors, and the archives profession at large.


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