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Text reads: Meet the Symposium Planning Team!

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to introduce the event planning team, Nancy Adams and Hannah Ballard, who will organize the 2022 Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium. The symposium, which will take place October 12-13 following CLIR’s DLF Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, will bring together Hidden Collections grant recipients from over 100 funded projects to celebrate achievements in digitization and pose questions related to the event’s theme: “We digitized it—what’s next?”

Over the next few months, Nancy and Hannah will work with the event’s planning committee and CLIR’s grants team to assemble an engaging and dynamic program, to facilitate the selection of travel award recipients, and to share news and outcomes from the event with the wider CLIR grants community. Their work, and the event, are generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Nancy Adams

Nancy Adams is a big proponent of learning, good communications, and the outdoors. After many years writing and editing in the corporate world, she turned to librarianship, working at Boston College Libraries for more than 17 years and finishing in the scholarly communications department as a digital publishing specialist. Since retiring from the daily commute, she’s taken on consulting gigs as well as part-time work for the Library Publishing Coalition. Nancy has provided support for the Library Publishing Forum and the Maintainers III conference and does freelance editorial work for a variety of clients.

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Hannah Ballard

Hannah Ballard is a consultant with service offerings in communications, design, project management, and event planning. Before coming to CLIR to assist with planning the Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium, Hannah worked as director of communications at Educopia Institute and assisted in the planning and implementation of several major events including the Library Publishing Forum and the BitCurator Users Forum. On a more personal level, Hannah has two rescue dogs, loves to cook, and splits time between Lawrence, Kansas, and Taos, New Mexico. 

The call for proposals for the Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium is open until April 25, 2022. Principal investigators and project staff affiliated with a Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives award funded between 2015-2022 are welcome to submit and present. The event will be open to the public.

Follow @CLIRgrants on Twitter for future updates from the event planning team. 

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