USC Shoah Foundation ITS staff will join thousands of librarians and archivists at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Conference & Exhibition this weekend in San Francisco.
The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts 25,000 librarians, educators, authors and more to five days of sessions and events. Sessions cover the latest developments in the library field, and the exhibition hall is a showcase for 900 companies to share their products and services.
Doug Ballman, manager of external relations for the online archive, and Sandra Aguilar, archivist, will attend the conference as guests and exhibitors. They will run a table about USC Shoah Foundation and the Visual History Archive in the conference’s exhibition hall, where they will meet and greet with conference attendees and demonstrate the VHA and IWitness.
They will also attend some of the myriad sessions at the conference on topics related to media archives and other related topics to learn things that might be relevant to their work at USC Shoah Foundation.
USC Shoah Foundation is a longtime attendee of the ALA conference, and Ballman gave a presentation about the Visual History Archive at a previous conference.