2010 Symposium: Archival User Studies

Dayton, Ohio, October 21-23, 2010


Our presenters and facilitators will train you to gather the data you need to make informed decisions based on the priorities and needs of your users. Rick Pifer, director of reference and public services at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will address the topic of user-centered archives and delivering archival services based on actual user needs. Elizabeth Yakel, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, will present a session on the actual process of collecting user feedback and implementing change. Chris Prom, assistant university archivist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will introduce us to quantitative methods. Ciaran Trace, assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Information, will introduce us to qualitative methods.

View presentations and survey instruments developed by presenters & attendees in the MAC Forums

Download the 2010 Fall Symposium Flyer (pdf)

Planning Committee

Shari Christy, Contract Archivist/Curator
AFRL History Office Research Division

Colleen McFarland, Archivist
Mennonite Church USA - Goshen

Rosemary Pleva Flynn, Librarian & Manager, Library & Information Services
Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota

Rick Pifer, Director of Reference & Public Services
Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives

Anne Thomason, Assistant Archivist
Earlham College Friends Collection and College Archives

Lonna McKinley, Museum Curator
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force