“What’s an archivist? Who uses archives? Isn’t everything online?”
As archivists, we sometimes find ourselves answering questions about what exactly we do and why we do it. During ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019 in Austin, Texas, hosts Chris Burns, Colleen McFarland Rademaker, Nicole Milano, and Anna Trammell “took to the streets” to ask attendees to respond—on the spot with no preparation—to questions archivists commonly receive. Listen to their responses and find some ideas for your own elevator speech. Elevator going up!
Learn more about crafting an elevator speech with this step-by-step template and be ready to advocate for your institution and the archives—no matter where you are!