Education Stream – AMIA 2015 – Portland, Oregon

amia-25th-smAMIA 2015 is quickly approaching and we wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of the events the Education Committee is sponsoring.

Thursday, November 19th:

7am-8am- Education Committee General Meeting (Directors Room; 3rd Floor)

YES, it’s early,  but we will be discussing student chapters as well as new and current initiatives. Come one, come all…and volunteer for special projects!

Friday, November 20th:

12pm – 1pm –  Education Committee Open Session:  Entering the A/V Archiving Profession – Tips, Tricks and Advice

Chairs                   Tressa Graves, Kelle Anzalone
Speakers             Michele Winn, Kathryn Gronsbell, Ashley Blewer, Bryce Roe

The AMIA Education Committee, in collaboration with a cohort of AMIA student and professional members, will host this lightning talk/Q+A session to address issues and questions relevant to AV archivists in the first stages of their careers. With so few accessible academic opportunities focused on AV archiving, many students and early professionals must strategically gain these skills and experiences outside of the classroom. The panel offers an opportunity to discuss the need for curriculum development, while offering professional development strategies for early professionals, as well as tips for inreach and quality mentorship from experienced professionals. Speakers will cover topics addressed to both early and experienced professionals, including networking advice and job seeking and resume tips.This Open Session is hosted by the Education Committee and open to all.

6pm-7pm – AMIA Education Committee 1st Annual Student Mixer (Hotel Bar)

Students! Come join us for lite refreshments. We will have working professionals on hand to discuss their experience in the field. This is a great opportunity to also meet other students from various backgrounds in the field and of course make new friends and colleagues!

Saturday, November 21:

9:45am-10:45am – Archival Education in Transition: Taking Stock

Chairs
Snowden Becker and Eef Masson,

Speakers
Jeffrey Stoiber, George Eastman House/Selznick School of Film Preservation
Howard Besser, NYU MIAP
Eric Rosenzweig, FAMU
Madeline Bates, Creative Skillset

With new audiovisual archiving and preservation programs launching in London, Prague, Frankfurt and Potsdam, and significant changes taking place in some of the longest-running degree programs in this field, it’s time to take stock of the state of professional education in audiovisual preservation and archiving. Representatives from new and established programs will provide comprehensive updates on their successes (and frustrations) to date, as well as their current status, philosophical approaches, and future plans.

11am – 12pm – Competency-Based Frameworks for Moving Image Archiving Education

Chair: Kelle Anzalone
Speakers: Karen Gracy and Dino Everett 

This session will consider the potential for competency-based pedagogical frameworks to shape moving image archiving education. Presenter Karen Gracy will offer an orientation to the core competency model and how it might be applied in the moving image archiving domain for graduate-level and continuing education programs. USC Moving Image Archivist Dino Everett will also be addressing how competency-based educations can and will better suit employers looking to hire students fresh out of master programs.

See you in Portland!

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