The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents
These virtual sessions are spaces for AAO members (and anyone interested in joining the conversations) to discuss and share knowledge in an informal, participant-driven environment. Each meeting will centre around a selected topic (please see below).
Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: $0 (AAO members*); $0 (AAO student members); $20 (non-members)
*Institutional members can register at the member’s rate and are limited to the number of archivists corresponding to their institutional membership category.
Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act
9 December 2020
1 November 2020
Managing Digital Donations
10 February 2021
4 January 2021
14 April 2021
1 March 2021
About the Moderator:
Kelli Babcock has been the Digital Initiatives Librarian with the University of Toronto Libraries since 2013. In this role, she coordinates the Collections U of T and Discover Archives services, in addition to other legacy digital projects. Kelli graduated with an MLIS from McGill University with a specialization in archives in 2011. She has served as president for the Archives Association of Ontario and is currently a member of the AtoM 3 Roadmap Committee. Her current research interests include sustainability issues in library and archives technology, and simple “discoverability” best practices for surfacing online digital collections and finding aids for users.
Kelli is part of a group of staff at the University of Toronto Libraries who are very much focused on the web-side of accessibility. This group is working on best practices for conducting web accessibility audits on UTL’s public websites. These best practices can be viewed in instructional videos completed by UTL’s former Graduate Student Library Assistant, James Zhan:
Kelli is looking forward to a conversation with panel members to discuss issues and ideas on how we can improve the accessibility of archives for patrons.
Format: Informal, participant driven conversations
Recording: These sessions will not be recorded.
Registration: Number of participants: 3 minimum/45 maximum
Cancellation Policy can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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