Let's Talk About That: Dialogue and Change in Collections Care
"Let's Talk About That: Dialogue and Change in Collections Care" is a series of webinars and virtual dialogue sessions hosted by CCAHA between December 2021 and March 2022.
Each of the six sessions in this series focused on a different issue facing the field and was comprised of two components: a traditional webinar with a speaker highlighting their own observations in the field, and, the following day, a community dialogue led by facilitator, Sarah Pharaon. As each topic was discussed and processed together, key takeaways were compiled and used to build the resource now available below, a "dialogue toolkit" meant as a guide for individuals or groups looking to begin or expand this work at their own organizations.
This resource offers a collection of dialogic tools, collection care case studies, and questions for deeper thinking. It is encouraged that users of this guide watch or read the recorded presentations and then use the graphics, worksheets, and conversation-starting questions to dive deeper into the topics individually or as part of a team. Sessions can be watched individually, or as a six-part series.
The complete toolkit document contains resources and discussion questions to accompany all six sessions in the series, along with an introduction to key concepts within dialogue and tips for facilitating conversations at your own institution. An Accessibility Transcript is also available for download, which includes a visual copy of each presentation along with a full transcript of the conversation.
Recordings from each of the presentations are embedded below, but also linked directly from the resource document so they can be easily accessed without returning to this page. You will also find individual chapters/transcripts for each session available for download at the links below.
If you have any feedback or comments on this toolkit - or would like to share how your organization has made use of these resources - we'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to Preservation Services Coordinator, Alanna Shaffer, at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts.