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When and Where
  • 4/18/2023 2:00 PM CDT
  • 4/18/2023 3:30 PM CDT
  • 3/20/2023 11:45 PM CDT
  • Virtual
  • Ashley Todd-Diaz
  • Derek Webb

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In this webinar, managers from several institutions will discuss how remote work, developed as an emergency response during the pandemic, has become a new reality of archival work that affects priorities, productivity, and relationships. Topics addressed will include the benefits and challenges posed by remote work at their archives, the impact on relationships between leadership and employees, and how the trend of remote work is advancing into the future of archives.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explore management-related challenges, lessons, and opportunities pertaining to remote work in archives.
  • Discuss the shifting work culture that possesses an expectation of remote work.
  • Identify strategies for productively implementing remote work in archives.
  • Evaluate how archival tasks/positions can successfully incorporate remote work, as well as any tasks/positions that may not thrive via remotely.

Who Should Attend:

Archivists and others who are responsible and/or will be responsible for managing employees working remotely.

What You Should Already Know:

No prior knowledge necessary.


Ashley Todd-Diaz, Ph.D., is Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives at Towson University in Baltimore. Prior to that, she was Curator for Special Collections and Archives at Emporia State University. Her research interests are libraries and archives as organizations, graduate archival education, and archival literacy. Her dissertation explored the physical and virtual power structures and dynamics surrounding archives and libraries that exist within a parent-child organizational relationship, and how those dynamics are communicated to and perceived by external stakeholders. She has taught as an adjunct for over 10 years in Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management and Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics. She currently is Vice Chair/Chair-elect of the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Archives Management Section and a member of SAA's Committee on Education. She holds a PhD from Emporia State University, an MSIS with a concentration in archives and records management from SUNY Albany, and an MA in English literature from New York University.

Derek Webb, CA (he/him) is the Head of Archives at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. In this position he supervises professional staff and interns; directs the Archives Department’s outreach, donor relations, and collection appraisal activities; oversees the department’s major archival functions; and coordinates the university’s records management program. Derek has been an archival professional since 2013 and has served in the Society of American Archivists in numerous capacities including member of the 2019 Program Committee and chair of the Management Section. 

Christina Zamon is currently the Head of Special Collections and Archives at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to that, she was the Head of Archives and Special Collections for Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts for nine years, six of those as a solo archivist. Throughout her career, she worked as the archivist for the National Press Club, rare book acquisitionist at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and cataloger at the Frick Art Reference Library. With over 20 years of experience, she has been an active member in several archival organizations and is currently involved in the Academy of Certified Archivists, Society of American Archivists, and is serving as the 2023 President of the Society of Georgia Archivists. She is the founder of the Boston Area Archives and Records Consortium (BAARC), now the Boston Archivists’ Meetup, for archivists working in small institutions. She received her MA in History and MLIS from the University of Maryland where she also worked as a graduate assistant in the Preservation Department.

Fees: Advance / Regular: 

SAA Members: $149

Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $199

Nonmembers: $199