Year in the Life: Katie Rojas, Pt. 2

Katie Rojas is the newest participant in our Year in the Life series, which follows new archivists in their first professional position. We will be following Katie for a year. You can read the Katie’s previous posts here.

This has been a busy month! As a local government archive, we mostly collect records and items that were created by internal departments and officials. A couple weeks ago, one of our elected officials resigned to take another position, and we accessioned about ~100 cu. ft. of material from their department. It’s the first big accession that I’ve seen come in. We took in administrative files from the various people who worked in that department, as well as thank-you gifts, framed items, plaques, etc. that were given to the official. Much of the latter type of materials were packaged in extra large moving boxes, so I had one of our summer interns spend a day reboxing these items so that they would fit on the shelves properly.

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Participate in SAA with Social Media

By Helen Schubert Fields

Whether you’re attending SAA in Washington D.C. or looking for ways to participate in the Annual Meeting from home, we have several ways to share the experience with other SNAPpers.

Wherever you are:

* Follow – and participate! – in our joint meeting with the Lone Arrangers Roundtable on Wednesday, 8/15 from 5:15pm – 7:15pm via Twitter using #snaplar. Tweets will be displayed during the Roundtable meeting.

* Follow #saa14 on Twitter for tweets from throughout the conference, and session-specific hashtags (e.g. #s101) for sessions of interest. You can find a list of sessions at http://archives2014.sched.org/.

* Follow #snaprt and @SNAP_Roundtable for SNAP-related tweets throughout the conference.

* Check out our list of SNAPpers and SNAPallies (aka friends of SNAP) who plan to live-tweet during the conference. You can subscribe to the list itself, or use it to find new tweeters to follow.

* After the conference, stay tuned for session recaps on the SNAP Roundtable blog.

From D.C.:

* Planning to live-tweet? Send a tweet to @SNAP_Roundtable to be included on a list of live-tweeting SNAPpers friends.

* Tweet using #saa14 during the conference. For SNAP-related content, use you can also use #snaprt as well. During our joint Roundtable meeting with the Lone Arrangers Roundtable, use #saalar so those at home can follow the meeting.

* Take photos you want to share on our Facebook page? Email them to Helen Schubert Fields.

Hope to see many of you during #saa14, both in person or online!

Annual Meeting Advice: Final Tips

SAA 2014 is just around the corner now. Some of you may even arrive in Washington D.C. this weekend for continuing education classes. Here are some final thoughts for conference preparation. Good luck, and have a great conference!

Annual Meeting Question:

Any final advice for first-time attendees and SNAP members?


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Annual Meeting Advice: Planning your time

Still working out your conference schedule? We’ve got you covered! Today’s post is the fourth entry in the 2014 Annual Meeting Advice series. You can review past entries here or select the Annual Meeting Advice category in the righthand column of the blog.

Question 4:

How do you plan your time at the conference?


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Annual Meeting Advice: “What I wish I’d known…”

The Conference Veterans have plenty of tips today for navigating the conference like a pro (and saving your sanity in the process). Today’s post is the third entry in the 2014 Annual Meeting Advice series. You can review past entries here or select the Annual Meeting Advice category in the righthand column of the blog.

Question 3:

What do you wish you had known for your first annual meeting?


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Bonus Post: Networking Tips from President-Elect Kathleen Roe

President-Elect Kathleen Roe will begin her term as SAA’s 70th president after the 2014 Annual Meeting. She offered so many great tips for networking at SAA 2014 that we wanted to feature them in one post. You can connect with the incoming SAA president on Twitter @KDRoe122 and learn more about her contributions to archives here.

The Question:

What are your tips for networking and connecting with people you don’t know (especially more “senior” members)?


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Annual Meeting Advice: Networking

For our second entry in the 2014 Annual Meeting Advice series, the conference veterans offer tips on how to grow your professional network, break the ice with new colleagues, and connect with senior archivists. Stay tuned later today for a bonus networking post from President-Elect Kathleen Roe!

Check out previous entries in the series here or select the Annual Meeting Advice category in the right-hand column of the blog.

Question 2:

What are your tips for networking and connecting with people you don’t know (especially more “senior” members)?


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