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Molly Fair

Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian

  • Profile
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    • Presentations

      Fair, M., Heinen, J., High, K., Jimenez, M. Sorensen, & L., Tennant, C. (2017, Dec.) Copy-it-right: Historicizing and preserving video processing tools. Panel presentation at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, New Orleans, LA.


      Fair, M., Gil, C., Haydon, K., Hearn, S., & Wilson, K. (2016, Nov.) Real talk: Archiving personal and community- based collections. Panel presentation at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.


      Fair, M., Martin, N., & Ng, Y. (June, 2015) Activist video archiving and preservation. Presentation at the Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI.


      Fair, M., Martin, N., & Ng, Y. (June, 2015) Strategies for resisting surveillance. Presentation at the Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI.


      Becker, S., Fair, M, Martin, Mattson, R., N., & Ng, Y. (2014, Oct.) Surveillance and security in the archive: Managing sensitive multimedia collections. Panel presentation at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Savannah, GA.


      Fair, M. (2014, June). Informed agitation: Community access as community activism. Panel presentation at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY.


      Fair, M., Gordon, B., Hoyer, J., Paris, A., Riley, B., & Wong, R. (2014, April). Interference Archive: Archives from below. Panel presentation at the Radical Archives Conference, New York University, NY.


      Fair, M., Lascu, M., & Ng, Y. (2014, March). Archives and activism. Panel presentation at the Progressive Librarians Guild of Pratt Institute, NY.


      Caplicki, K., & Fair, M. (2012, Oct.). Interference Archive: Archiving social movement culture. Panel presentation at the Archives and Activism Symposium, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, The New School, NY.

    • Professional Experience

      Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian, University of Richmond (Sept. 2015 - present)


      Curator & Archivist, Interference Archive, NY (2010 - 2014)


      Assistant Archivist, CUNY TV, City University of New York, NY (2011 - 2014)


      Collections Assistant, Queens Memory Project, Queens College, NY (2010)


      Archivist, Maysles Films, NY (2005 - 2007)

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    Sellie, A., Goldstein, J., Fair, M., & Hoyer, J. (2015). Interference Archive: A free space for social movement culture. Archival Science, 15 (4), 453-472.

    Book Chapters

    Fair, M. (2014). Building an archive from below: Reflections from Interference Archive. In M. Morrone (Ed.), Informed agitation: library and Information skills in social justice and beyond (pp. 185-192). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.