"Sound and Vision: Audio and Visual Materials in Local Government"
September 7, 2023

CREDITS: Approved for 1.0 ARC (Academy of Certified Archivists), 1.0 CEU (ARMA International) and 1.0 Study Hour (GARA Certificate Program)

GARA CERTIFICATE CORE COMPETENCY AREAS: "Archives and Long-term Preservation"

 DURATION: 45-60 Minutes

 OVERVIEW: Audio and visual materials abound in local governments, yet many local archives continue to encounter preservation and access challenges. Speakers from local governments will recount successful examples of audio and visual preservation projects achieved on different budget levels. Special emphasis will be placed on low cost solutions and strategies for tackling different types of media.

 PRESENTERS: Jen Haney Conover, Director of Records Management/Archives, Warren County Records Center and Archives, John H. Slate, City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives, and Shayla Wheat, Imaging Supervisor, Warren County Records Center and Archives


Jen Haney Conover
  John Slate   Shayla Wheat 

Jen Haney Conover is the Director of Records Management/Archives for Warren County, Ohio, where she has overseen all aspects of the county’s records management, archival and microfilm/imaging operations since 2013. Jen received her B.A. in history with a minor in music history from Miami University, and completed her graduate education at Wright State University with a M.A. in Public History. Jen is active in the Ohio County Archivists & Records Manager Association, Society of Ohio Archivists, and the Miami Valley Archives Roundtable. Prior to coming to Warren County, Jen worked at the AFRO History Office at Wright Patterson AFB, the Greene County Room in Xenia, Ohio and in library access services at the University of Dayton. In her spare time, she is an active runner, completing 2-3 half marathons a year, loves live music and spending time with her husband Brian, daughter Lottie, and labradoodle, Striker.
John Slate is city archivist and caretaker of the Dallas Municipal Archives. Prior to his 23 years at Dallas City Hall, he was archivist and curator of the Hertzberg Museum in San Antonio and also spent 13 years at the Briscoe Center for American History. He possesses a MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. He's the author or co-author of several books, including Managing Local Government Archives (with Kaye L. Minchew).
Shayla Wheat is the Imaging Supervisor for Warren County Records Center and Archives in Lebanon, OH.