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Wednesday, March 24
 

11:00am CDT

Keynote: "Making Access Happen with Care"
The online event will be live-streamed and open to the public. However, only registered conference attendees will be able to participate in the Q&A following the talk.

Steven De'Juan Booth (he/him) is an archivist, researcher, and co-founder of The Blackivists, a collective of trained Black memory workers ​who provide expertise on archiving and preservation practices to communities in the Chicagoland area. His work and research interests include analog and born-digital audiovisual materials, Black cultural heritage preservation, community archives, and digital scholarship. He is currently the archivist/project manager of the Johnson Publishing Company Archive for the Getty Research Institute and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

In 2020, Steven co-edited with Stacie Williams Loss/Capturean editorial project exploring the state of Black cultural archives in and beyond Chicago, presented by Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based arts publication and archiving initiative. ​He is currently working on a book project with Barrye Brown documenting the contributions and impact of African American archivists in SAA. He is also researching Black LGBTQIA spaces and newsletters published in the Midwest as sites and sources of knowledge production and sharing.  

Steven is part of a long lineage of Black information professionals who have matriculated from Morehouse College (BA in Music) and Simmons College (MS in Library Science). 

You can read more about his work on his website at http://www.stevendbooth.com/.

Presenters
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Steven De'Juan Booth

Archivist/Project Manager, Johnson Publishing Company Archive, Getty Research Institute
Steven De'Juan Booth (he/him) is an archivist, researcher, and co-founder of The Blackivists, a collective of trained Black memory workers ​who provide expertise on archiving and preservation practices to communities in the Chicagoland area.His work and research interests include analog and born-digital audiovisual materials, Black cultural heritage preservation, community... Read More →

Sponsors
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Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF)

VRAF strengthens the visual resources field by increasing public and professional awareness of visual information management while advocating for the value of images in the teaching and learning environment.


Wednesday March 24, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

'63 Boycott Film Discussion
Did you watch the ’63 Boycott documentary and want to talk about it? Join us in the VRA Lounge to find others who may feel the same way. In this afternoon’s VRA Lounge there will be an area labeled ’63 Boycott starting at 3:30. Go there to find other who would like to have further conversation about the film, the session, or both. For more information accessing and using the VRA Lounge, visit the Attendees Portal for links and a use guide.
Kartemquin Films and VRA are providing ’63 Boycott as a streamed film available to all registered conference attendees. Check the Attendees Portal for the link. The film will be the subject of a session earlier in the day and will be available for streaming 24/7 from Tuesday through Friday.
We want to particularly thank our sponsor for the ’63 Boycott discussion area, vrcHost.

Presenters
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Brian Shelburne

Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sponsors
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vrcHost

vrcHost specializes in installation, integration, customization, and feature development for the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID) project - an open source digital content management system used at hundreds of institutions worldwide for teaching and scholarship in the visual arts... Read More →


Wednesday March 24, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
 
Thursday, March 25
 

11:00am CDT

3:30pm CDT

Award Recipient Reception
All conference attendees are encouraged to drop in to the VRA Lounge and offer congratulations to this year’s recipients of the VRA Distinguished Service Award and Nancy DeLaurier Award. This is a chance to express appreciation for their work and service to the organization. For the link to the VRA Lounge, go to the Attendee Portal

Thursday March 25, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

VRAF Donor Event
By invitation only. This event is a thank you to all of our donors over the past year. Expect recipes and recommendations to prepare you for your next visit to Chicago as well as games and important updates on what amazing things your donations are doing to help the community. There is still time to join with a donation of any size through https://vrafoundation.org/donate/.

Presenters
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Chris Strasbaugh

Director of Visual Resources, The Ohio State University


Thursday March 25, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
 
Friday, March 26
 

12:00pm CDT

Community Partnership Hour (Committees and Vendors)
Join us in the VRA Lounge as we mingle with sponsors, committee representatives, and chapters to learn more about them and the work they are doing in support of the organization and our profession. Come to express appreciation to our sponsors for their support of the conference. Visit with some of the committee reps to hear about how opportunities to get more involved in VRA. If you aren’t a local chapter member this might be a chance to meet some members of that chapter. To get in the VRA Lounge, get the link in the Attendees Portal.

Friday March 26, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
 
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