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Friday, June 21 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Under the Weather: Strategies for Planning and Response to Climate Change for Heritage Organizations

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Climate change poses significant short and long term threats to the operations and stability of archival institutions and collections across space and time. In the short term, changing weather and disasters may mean more frequent or severe wildfires, hurricanes, and flooding. In the long term, archives may be caught up in larger community conversations around inland migration or relocation as coastal locations are threatened by sea-level rise. The impacts of climate change on archives reverberate at the local, regional, national, and global scales. This seminar will explore the ways in which archivists are building local disaster preparation networks incorporating archives and the broader cultural heritage community, how developing a statewide emergency response network informs preparation for the future, and how national data on archives can give us a glimpse into the large-scale risks we face.

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Elizabeth Boyne

Rare Book Library Associate, Tulane University
Elizabeth Boyne is the Rare Book Library Associate at Tulane University, where she performs collection management, reference, and outreach for the university’s collection of rare books. Prior to her work at Tulane, she worked in the conservation field, first as a conservation technician... Read More →
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Fletcher Durant

Head of Conservation and Preservation, University of Florida
Fletcher Durant is the Head of Conservation and Preservation at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. He is responsible for the care and treatment of the Libraries’ 6+ million volumes and 13+ million items in the Digital Collections. His work focuses on the preventive... Read More →
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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the digital archivist and records manager at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. She has previously written about Cincinnati's public libraries, the visibility and compensation of archivists' labor, and the effects of climate change on archival... Read More →
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Jennifer Waxman

Archives Manager, National WW II Museum
Jennifer Waxman is an archivist, collection manager, and consultant specializing in paper-based collections, analog and digital preservation, emergency preparedness and disaster response. She currently works as the Archives Manager at the National WWII Museum and serves as Chair of... Read More →

Friday June 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom DEF