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C&CS Presents: Transparency in the Tenure Process

June 4, 2018

C&CS Presents

Transparency in the Tenure Process:
A Frank Discussion on Earning Tenure and Thriving as an Archivist in Academia

June 21, 2018 — 1 pm

Register here for the Zoom Link!

Many archivists are in positions that require them to publish, present at conferences, apply for grants, and serve in organizations to move forward at their institutions. This webinar will highlight three panelists, all in various stages of the promotion and tenure process, who will be transparent and frank in their discussion of how to navigate the academic system. The discussion will include practical tips for curating a research agenda, strategies for shining in yearly reviews, and advice for those applying to tenure-track positions. Join Elizabeth, Rachel and Heidi discuss these aspects to prepare archivists in all stages of the tenure process to be better equipped organizationally and have a clearer understanding of expectations and challenges.


Elizabeth M Scott

Elizabeth M. Scott is currently the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian and Assistant Professor at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She is the liaison for art+design, theatre, health studies, exercise science and athletic training. Prior to coming to ESU, she worked as an archivist in various states including Massachusetts and Arizona. She is actively involved with the Academy of Certified Archivists and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference organizations. Her research interests include art and archives as well as archivists in academia. In her spare time she enjoys mentoring new archivists in the field and reading fiction books


Rachel Walton is a junior faculty member and the Digital Archivist and Records Coordinator at Rollins College, a private liberal arts school in Winter Park, Florida. In that role she works to acquire, preserve, and 
Rachel Waltonprovide access to the college’s digital assets. Rachel also serves as the liaison to the Art and Art History Department, acts as the college’s record management expert, and supports digital humanities projects across campus. Her research interests include website usability, oral history, and data management planning. She is an active member of the Society of American Archivists and Chief Editor of the Society of Florida Archivists Journal. When she’s not working Rachel likes sipping cappuccinos, playing with her adorable French Bulldog, and getting out in the Florida sunshine.


Heidi Abbey MoyerHeidi Abbey Moyer is the Archivist, Humanities Reference Librarian, and Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections at the Penn State Harrisburg Library in Middletown, Pennsylvania.  She is also a tenured faculty librarian with the Penn State University Libraries. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and focus on American popular culture, especially motherhood and weddings, archival advocacy, primary source literacy, and outreach, as well as museum studies.  Ms. Moyer has published in the peer-reviewed journals Art Libraries Journal and Archival Issues, and recently contributed to the book Women’s Rights:  Reflections in Popular Culture (ABC-CLIO, 2017).  During her first post-tenure research sabbatical, she completed her second book, Penn State Harrisburg (Arcadia Publishing, 2016), which is a celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary.  Currently, she is working on two new books, one that focuses on the diabetes epidemic and its influence on American fertility, food, and popular culture, and another one that will highlight Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania’s Chautauqua.  Aside from her obsessions with history and research, she enjoys watching movies with her husband and three sons, creating a pollinator-friendly garden, painting, meditation, and yoga.

Zoom link will be sent about 2 days before the session.


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