SAA Forum: Reopening Archives Safely

A recording of this event is now available here.


May 18, 2021—Now that vaccinations are available to more people and the CDC has relaxed restrictions, more and more archives and libraries are planning to reopen. For many of us who have shifted to work from home this past year, there are questions and concerns of how to reopen safely, including what expectations and boundaries we can implement for our patrons and colleagues. Join SAA Council Member Melissa Gonzales for a lightning round forum where Sharon Streams will discuss the REALM project, Lucie Tredennick will speak to potential legal issues (not offer advice), and our archival management panelists will discuss their reopening experiences for strategizing a safe return to work and public service that will hopefully decrease the anxiety that reopening creates.

This event is free and open to all. This session will be recorded and made available soon after the live event.

Thursday, June 3
4:00 pm EST / 3:00 pm CST / 1:00 pm PST / 10:00 am HST 

RSVP required for Zoom security. 


Chrystal Carpenter, Coordinator of University Archives & Special Collections, Elon University
Aliqae Geraci, Director, Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
Samuel Smallidge, Archive Manager, Converse
Sharon Streams, REALM Project Director, OCLC
Lucie Tredennick, Assistant General Counsel, Houston Community College


The SAA Code of Conduct governs expectations of appropriate conduct for this and all SAA events.