SLIS Hosts Community Archives Partner for Lunch and Discussion

On Wednesday, March 20, SLIS hosted the third annual archival discussion lunch with Bob Friedman, director of the Birmingham Black Radio Museum (BBRM). Faculty, alumni, and current students came together and discussed current themes and conflicts in archives. The BBRM is one of many community archives engagement opportunities nurtured by Dr. Riter for SLIS students interested in archival studies.

Pictured (left to right) above are a few of the lunch attendees: SLIS Assistant Director Dr. Ann Bourne, Emily Bibb (Curator of The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama), Alex Smith (Digital Archivist at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute), Bob Friedman, and SLIS Assistant Professor Dr. Robert Riter (Marie Drolet Bristol-EBSCO Endowed Professor and Archives Coordinator).