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Friday, February 22 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Supporting Diversity in Music Archives through Career Development Opportunities: The Institute of Jazz Studies Archives Fellowship Program

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The Jazz Archives Fellows Program at the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) provides early career archivists with a professional development opportunity designed to improve diversity and inclusion in the archives field. In this roundtable discussion, four previous fellows will talk about their experiences at the IJS and how the program has helped their career development. The discussion will examine the extent to which the IJS Jazz Archives Fellows Program supports diversity and inclusion in the field in the context of other professional development programs and initiatives in libraries and archives with similar goals. Panelists will also consider issues related to defining inclusion and diversity and the impact on both of the prevalence of project-based positions for early career music archivists. IJS Archivist Elizabeth Surles will moderate the discussion and provide background on the Jazz Archives Fellows Program, its components and organization, and considerations for librarians and archivists who might want to initiate a similar program at their institutions. Following the moderated discussion, the fellows will ask session attendees to participate, with questions for the audience aimed at better understanding how professional and career development opportunities are connected to improved diversity and inclusion in music libraries and archives.


Adam Berkowitz

University of South Florida
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Jeannie Chen

University of California, Los Angeles
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Brad San Martin

Archivist, Apollo Theater Archives
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Treshani Perera

Head of Fine Arts Technical Services, University of Kentucky
Treshani Perera (she/her) is the Head of Fine Arts Technical Services at the University of Kentucky Libraries Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library. Treshani provides original and complex copy cataloging for all formats and subject areas in the Fine Arts Library, oversees operations... Read More →
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Elizabeth Surles

Archivist, Institute of Jazz Studies
Elizabeth is archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. She has master's degrees in musicology and library and information science and a certificate in special collections from the University of Illinois.

Friday February 22, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm CST
Grand Ballroom ABC
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