Seminar: Whose History is it Anyway? Diversity and Outreach by Miami-Area Collections
Sponsored by: ABAA Southeast Chapter
Speakers will share reflections and advice on developing community-oriented partnerships. A librarian from the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University will discuss a project that enlisted community participation to digitize large amounts of genealogical information and create virtual family trees. The director of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center will talk about working with local residents to create an exhibition celebrating African Americans in 1940s Fort Lauderdale. A librarian from University of Miami Special Collections will discuss collaborating with the University’s Office of Community and Civic Engagement to document Miami’s affordable housing history. An archivist will explain issues involved with two oral history projects facilitated by the Cuban Heritage Collection at University of Miami, one documenting activities of a Cuban dissident group.
Moderator: Curtis Small, University of Delaware
Elaina Norlin, Broward County Library System
Althea Silvera, Florida International University
Béatrice Colastin Skokan, University of Miami
Meiyolet Méndez, University of Miami