AMIA 2016 Plenary Discussions

Posted on August 13, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016
AMIA 2016 Opening Plenary | Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in AMIA


  • Moriah Ulinskas, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Jacqueline Stewart, University of Chicago, Cinema and Media Studies


  • Brian Graney, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Mark A Puente, Association of Research Libraries
  • Janet Ceja, Simmons College, School of Library and Information Science
  • Carmel Curtis, United Nations

This opening plenary is an opportunity for AMIA members to learn about ambitious diversity programs at related professional associations, and ways in which moving image archivists can impact the field when issues of diversity and inclusion are prioritized in their work.  Attendees will hear from recipients of the IMLS-funded Mosaic Program (ARL/SAA), and the Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program (ALA/University of Pittsburgh) and are intended to engage in a consideration of AMIA’s history and goals regarding diversity. This plenary seeks to catalyze actionable goals which can promote the diversification of AMIA membership, activities, and the moving image archiving and preservation field at large.


9:45am – 10:45am 
Plenary Discussion:  Taking Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Following the morning’s plenary “Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in AMIA” this facilitated discussion will bring together committees, task force/working groups, and anyone else who wants to jump in, to brainstorm ideas to incorporate an articulated commitment to diversity and inclusion into their work as reasonable action items- as well as what might be needed from the wider organization (board, membership, resources) to make these ideas edge closer to reality.


Friday, November 11, 2016

8:30am   Plenary | Discussion into Action:
Ideas for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity within AMIA

Representatives from Thursday’s plenary and session discussions will share proposals for action items with the wider membership.