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Rachel Taketa and Shana Simmons speaking on stage at the Everlaw Summit
Kate Tasker
Kate Tasker
Kate is the Industry Documents Library Managing Archivist.

UCSF IDL’s Rachel Taketa Receives People’s Choice Award at Everlaw Summit

On Friday, November 2, Industry Document Library (IDL) Processing and Reference Archivist, Rachel Taketa, was featured in a fireside chat titled “Seeking Truth & Healing in Our Nation’s Deadly Opioid Crisis” at the Everlaw Summit. (Everlaw is a cloud-based ediscovery software company). Rachel’s conversation with Everlaw’s Chief Legal Officer, Shana Simmons discussed the UCSF-Johns Hopkins University Opioid Industry Documents Archive, and the critical role that archives play as a source for truth, public health reform and healing.

Everlaw Chief Legal Officer, Shana Simmons and UCSF IDL Processing and Reference Archivist, Rachel Taketa sit on stage during a fireside chat at the 2022 Everlaw Summit.
Everlaw Chief Legal Officer, Shana Simmons and UCSF IDL Processing and Reference Archivist, Rachel Taketa on stage at the 2022 Everlaw Summit.

Approximately 300 legal and journalism professionals attended the session. The presentation highlighted the value of industry document accessibility, and has inspired audience members to contribute documents to the IDL – a fantastic example of archival advocacy. To conclude a highly impactful presentation, Rachel received the People’s Choice Award at the Summit for her engaging and informative presentation. Please join us in congratulating Rachel!

Learn more about the October 2022 document release for the UCSF-Johns Hopkins University Opioid Industry Document Archive.

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