Creativity & passion and your scholarly agenda

North Ridge Room

Monday July 9, 2012

Part I – 1:30-3:00 PM & Part II – 3:30-5:00 PM

Led by Shannon Faulkhead, Joanne Evans and Allison Krebs.

Too often short-term pressures determine our scholarly agendas. Continual responding to immediate demands can discourage long-term visions, and put limits on the passion and creativity in our work. It may also lead to our research, education and professional activities being siloed instead of connected and integrated, and unable to benefit from the sharing of ideas with other like-minded and passionate academics and communities.

As archival scholars we need to be prepared to advocate for ourselves and what we care about, for our discipline, and for our profession. We need to be prepared to contribute to evolution and revolution in and outside of the academy, challenging scholarly traditions that may no longer be relevant and helping to create new ones. Scholarly advocacy needs to find a place in both individual and joint agendas.

This workshop/grand challenge will consist of two parts. Part one will be the nuts and bolts of setting a scholarly agenda that is proactive instead of reactive, and that encourages scholarly advocacy. Part two will involve working on your scholarly agenda – to create an academic future where your passions and work can come together.

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