Why are we having this discussion? As recovery from the pandemic experience begins, many academic institutions are dramatically changing their operations and services for faculty and students. The libraries are facing challenges that may impact their ability to successfully store and manage special collections. Can we look at these in any new ways to help make them more relevant to the academic institutions today?
And if we are faced with a situation where we are asked to consider making significant changes to our archives and special collections, what do we need to know to be able to respond quickly and effectively?
This session will approach these questions in an interactive format to help academic librarians be better positioned to respond to a potentially changing environment.
Registrants will be sent the link one day prior to the webinar.
Rebecca Altermatt has over 20 years of experience in Archives and Special Collections. She has worked in a variety of roles from project manager and consultant to archivist for a U.S. Senator to vice president of library services for a library moving and relocation company. She has held academic positions and worked in museums. She is currently the Archivist at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, CT. She has spent most of her professional career on the East Coast, specifically New York City, but also spent time out West. Ms. Altermatt graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a degree in Library and Information Science. She earned her bachelor's in Humanities and French.