We make ethical decisions in our work as archivists, especially towards preserving a fair and inclusive historical record and collective memory. These decisions help shape our professional ethics, and sharing these experiences improves our ethical context. The Fall 2018 Meeting will give archivists and allied professionals an opportunity to discuss archival ethics in three areas: appraisal and acquisitions, description, and access.
|8:00am - 9:00am||Registration
Coffee will be provided. Beginning at 8am, food and additional bevarages can be purchased in the museum cafe.
|9:00am - 9:15am||Welcome and opening remarks
|9:15am - 10:15am||
Presentations and discussion: Appraisal and Acquisition
|10:15am - 10:45am||Break
Coffee will be provided. Food and additional beverages can be purchased in the museum cafe.
|10:45am - 11:45am||
Presentation and discussion: Description
|11:45am - 1:15pm||
Lunchtime plenary address by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
|1:15pm - 2:30pm||
Presentations and discussion: Access
|2:30pm - 2:45pm||Wrap-up and closing remarks
|3:00pm - 5:00pm||Free museum tours for meeting attendees
FULL SESSION DESCRIPTIONS available to download HERE.
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is an innovative thinker, philosopher, educator and a polymath monk. He is Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab and President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a center dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life. The Center is a collaborative and nonpartisan think tank, and its programs emphasize responsibility and examine meaningfulness and moral purpose between individuals, organizations, and societies. Six Nobel Peace Laureates serve as The Center’s founding members and its programs run in several countries and are expanding.
Venerable Tenzin's unusual background encompasses entering a Buddhist monastery at the age of ten and receiving graduate education at Harvard University with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations. He is a Tribeca Disruptive Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Venerable Tenzin serves on the boards of number of academic, humanitarian, and religious organizations. He is the recipient of several recognitions and awards, and received Harvard’s Distinguished Alumni Honors for his visionary contributions to humanity.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is located at Columbia Point in Boston.
The Library is accessible via public transportation. The closest stop on the T is JFK/UMASS on the MBTA’s Red Line. A free shuttle bus runs from this station to the Library. See the Library’s website for more information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Visit/Plan-Your-Trip/FAQ.aspx.
There is free parking available for Library visitors located in the large parking lot directly in front of the Library and Museum building. However, given the ongoing construction on the UMass Boston campus, attendees are encouraged to use public transportation.