Lunch Talk: Fostering Community-Driven Archives: Meeting Practitioners At Their Point of Need

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
, Lecture Room

Angela DiVeglia, Curatorial Assistant at Providence Public Library; Dr. Taino J. Palermo, RWU Community Development Graduate Program; and Kate Wells, Curator of RI Collections at Providence Public Library.

Providence Public Library is working to support and empower creative and community organizations to capture, save, control, and share their own stories. Staff members have partnered with Taino Palermo of Roger Williams University’s Community Development graduate program, to design a free-standing workshop with an accompanying workbook to support the archiving practices of community organizations. The workshop will assist community organizations as they navigate issues of legacy and record keeping, as well as to provide one-on-one archival consulting and technical assistance to community practitioners. We’ll discuss our partnership, the development of PPL’s Principles for Working with Community Archives, and our successes and challenges thus far.

Lunch at 11:50am.