The program committee bears responsibility for planning and implementing BCC events including the annual BitCurator Users Forum. The committee is charged with planning the content, structure, and logisitics of BUF by reviewing proposals, selecting a host location, choosing a conference theme, etc., as well as building an inclusive space that helps strengthen and sustain a community of digital archives practitioners.

  • Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, University of California Irvine Libraries, Leadership Team
  • Brian Dietz, NC State University Libraries, Leadership Team
  • Lourdes Johnson, SJSU iSchool 2019 Graduate, Leadership Team
  • Shira Peltzman, UCLA Libraries, Leadership Team
  • David Cirella, Yale University Libraries
  • Elizabeth Dunham, Arizona State University
  • Jessica Farrell, Educopia Institute
  • Wendy Hagenmaier, Georgia Tech
  • Mary Jackson, NYU MIAP 2020 Graduate
  • Monique Lassere, Houghton Library, Harvard University
  • Thandokazi Maceba, UCT Libraries, University of Cape Town
  • Margo Padilla, New-York Historical Society
  • Caitlin Perry, Educopia Institute
  • Kelly Phillips, Northern Arizona University
  • Alice Prael, Yale University Libraries

Scope, Charge, and How to Join

Who should join?

  • Anyone can join the Program Committee — there are no specific skill sets or background experience required, and, while the Chair must be from a BCC member organization, membership is not a requirement to join the Committee. We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic about digital archives, interested in gaining experience planning a conference, and willing to pitch in and make the BitCurator Users Forum a reality.
  • We’re hoping to recruit the following:
    • Members — we need 3-4 new members in addition to the three incumbents
    • Chair — we need someone to take on the role of chair for the next BUF
    • Host site reps/local arrangement contacts — once a host site is selected, we will be looking for members who can help out with the work specific to the local site (ie, determining room availability and catering policies, reserving space, identifying possible locations for a reception, etc.); this role requires a similar time commitment to other members, and then  a bit of a heavier commitment in the weeks leading up to the conference.

What is the time commitment?

  • Meetings are held once per month for most of the year, and bi-weekly in the run-up (2-3 months prior) to the conference.
  • In addition to the monthly meeting, time commitment is about 30 minutes per week farther out (12-10 months prior to the event), with a couple of hours per week in the weeks leading up to and just after the event
  • Program Committee membership is typically a 2 year-long commitment in order to ensure consistency

What does the Program Committee do?

  • Plan all aspects of BUF!
  • Help shape the conference’s content, structure, and logistics by reviewing proposals, selecting a host location, choosing a conference theme, etc.
  • Build an inclusive space that helps strengthen and sustain a community of digital archives practitioners

How do I join?

  • Please use this form to express your interest.
  • We’ll be in touch after receiving your interest!

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