SLIS Alumna, Casey Davis, Honored as ‘Great Advocate’ by Society of American Archivists

07/25/16

Casey Davis, a graduate of the School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) was named a Great Advocate by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in July. To determine the Great Advocates, the SAA asks members to nominate fellow members who inspire them with their advocacy efforts.

Davis works with ProjectARCC, or Archivists Responding to Climate Change. The project’s mission is to protect archival collections from the impact of climate change, reduce the world’s professional carbon and ecological footprint, elevate relevant collections to improve public awareness and understanding of climate change, and preserve the present-day situations for future research.

In a Q&A with SAA, Davis defines advocacy as “publicly supporting a political, economic, social or other cause and making recommendations for action or change.” Davis says archivists have a responsibility to understand climate change and its impacts, and to advocate for reducing its negative change in any and all areas.

Read the full Q&A with Davis and SAA. 

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