Session 501: Taken for “Grant”ed: How term positions affect new professionals and repositories that employ them

My big take-aways from this session include:

Ensure that project archivists can fully engage in the mission and activities of the archive and where possible the library or parent organization.

Encourage project archivists to continue to develop professionally by attending conferences and publishing about their work and experiences.

Work with your supervisor to ensure that potential raises are explored, and as a supervisor, try to build those raises into your grant budgets.

Provide these new professionals with opportunities to share their recent training and education through archival programs with staff members.

Consider how temporary positions fit into, rather than comprise your archival program.

As a project archivist, or a supervisor, what ideas do you have about this topic?

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