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Community Archives: Expanding our Circles of Care in Academia (Virtual)

  • June 27, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • Free for members
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This continuing education session on community archives brings together archival practitioners from within academic libraries and professional organizations to explore ways to expand circles of care in their work. Presenters from UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, and the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Community Archiving Workshop will share lessons from their experiences in establishing, growing, and maintaining community archiving projects and programs. Their presentations and discussions will touch on strategies for forming meaningful and reciprocal community relationships, for obtaining buy-in and material support from campus administrators and stakeholders, and activating professional organizations for regional collaboration across institutions. 


11:00 AM - Gathering and welcome

11:05 - 11:45 - Rebecca Hernandez and Teresa Mora, UCSC


11:50 - 12:30 - Audra Eagle Yun, Krystal Tribbett, and Thuy Vo Dang, UCI

BREAK - Zoom will remain open for community discussion

1:00 - 1:40 - Moriah Ulinskas, AMIA


1:45 - 2:30 - Roundtable discussion

Contact Jamie Marie Wagner, SRMA Continuing Education Coordinator, for more information -- and for free student registration. 


  • Audra Eagle Yun, MLIS, (she/her) is Head of Special Collections & Archives and University Archivist at the University of California, Irvine. Her research areas include archival technical services, community-centered archives, and feminist leadership. Audra was selected to join the 2013 cohort of the Archives Leadership Institute. She has been a member of the Society of American Archivists since 2008 and was elected to serve on the SAA Council from 2017 to 2020. She is a coauthor of “Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing in the University of California Libraries” (2012; 2020) as well as a contributor to the 2019 Statement of Principles for Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). Audra is the editor of Archival Accessioning (SAA, 2021). 
  • Krystal Tribbett, Ph.D., (she/her) is Curator for Orange County Regional History at the University of California, Irvine. She is especially focused on supporting the creation, preservation, and accessibility of histories underrepresented, misrepresented, or absent from dominant narratives of the region.  At UCI, Krystal serves on the steering committee for a number of groups focused on improving the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion including the UCI End Racism Initiative and the UCI Truth and Racial Healing and Transformation Center. She is a member of Orange County Archives in Action, a community volunteer organization that hosts the OC Archives Bazaar. In 2020, she was named an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage (Rare Book School – Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellowship).
  • Thuy Vo Dang, Ph.D., (she/her) is Curator for the Southeast Asian Archive and Research Librarian for Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She has a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego, with expertise on Southeast Asian diaspora, oral history, ethnography and community archives. Coauthor of two books, Vietnamese in Orange County (2015) and A People’s Guide to Orange County (2022), her work brings ethnic studies and archival studies in dialogue to advance social justice in the historical record and public education. Thuy also serves on the board of directors for Arts OC and the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association. 
  • Rebecca Hernandez, PhD, (she/her), is the new Community Archivist at the UCSC University Library where she partners with local stakeholders to promote the acquisition, preservation, and use of archival materials that document the communities of Santa Cruz County. She joined the team in Special Collections and Archives in January 2022. Previously, Rebecca served as Director of the UCSC American Indian Resource Center from 2014-2021 where she created successful collaborative programs across campus. She holds an MFA in Design from CSU Fullerton, is a graduate of the UCLA American Indian Studies MA Program and earned her PhD in American Studies at the University of New Mexico.
  • Teresa Mora (she/her) is Head of Special Collections & Archives and Acting University Archivist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She holds a Masters in U.S. History from New York University where her graduate work focused on labor history and the politics of memory. Prior to her appointment at UCSC in 2016, Teresa worked for thirteen years at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and has worked as an archivist at the American Civil Liberties Union and The Brooklyn Historical Society. She is a past president of the Society of California Archivists.
  • Moriah Ulinskas (she/her) is an audiovisual archivist and PhD candidate in Public History at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she serves as the Assistant Reviews Editor for The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council on Public History. Her research focuses on the impact of post-war redevelopment programs on communities of color, with a focus on audiovisual archives. She is a founding member of the Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) - a collective of film and video archivists who work to help communities maintain intellectual control over their legacy recordings and manages CAW's IMLS funded "Training of Trainers" and NEH funded "Audiovisual Collections Care in Tribal Archives" projects. Moriah has worked as a consultant for the Smithsonian Institution, SFMOMA, San Francisco Arts Commission, and was the manager of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program for the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

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