controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2018-05-20


SAA News

 

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2018-05-13

This is the weekly roundup of headlines in and around archives, including some library, museum, digital humanities, and information science things as well. If you see something we’ve missed, please email us!

SAA News

SAA Council Approves FY19 Budget

SAA Foundation Awards Disaster Recovery Grant to La Casa del Libro

For Member Comment: Principles and Priorities for Continuously Improving the SAA Annual Meeting

Archives and Archivists in the News

Studs Terkel Radio Archive will be made public this week, with 5,000-plus stories that needed to be saved by Rick Kogan. (View the collection here.) I can’t be the only archivist who grew up on Studs Terkel; Working was probably the first time I heard the phrase “oral history.” This is a monumental piece of digitization work.

A Fashion Archivist Shares Her Tips For Storing Clothing by Lisa Kocay. A nice general-audience piece about preserving textiles. Preservation isn’t just a key principle of archives; we can apply it in our daily lives too, showing some kindness to our clothes, our budgets, and the earth. That goes for this archivist’s fashion-collecting clients as well as people who are living more modestly (students and new professionals, for example).

 

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2018-05-06


SAA News

SAA Opposes Haspel Nomination for CIA Director

Call for Pop-Up Session Proposals for 2018 Joint Annual Meeting

2018 Fellows and Award Recipients

Mosaic Fellow Nadia Clifton Completes Rare Book Internship at Libraries

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2018-05-01

This is the weekly roundup of headlines in and around archives, including some library, museum, digital humanities, and information science things as well. If you see something we’ve missed, please email us!

Controlaccess is a couple of days late this week because I was at Northwest Archivists. Let’s start right in with SAA News:

SAA Opposes Haspel Nomination for CIA Director

Pop-Up Survey! Mid-Career Professionals

Archives and Archivists in the News:

The Last Slave [no author credited]. This is a sophisticated and sensitively written piece about the redemption of a never-published Zora Neale Hurston manuscript, but it’s also another article in which archivists carefully preserve a manuscript until society is ready for it, only for the MS to be described as “languishing in her archives” and “left in a vault.” What is it about our job that makes people think it’s fundamentally passive?

Collection Update | The Ben Duncan and Dick Chapman Papers Come Out by Kimberly Springer. A queer archival love story to brighten your morning. Never doubt that a change of cataloguing can have great emotional and political meaning.

Year in the Life: Kara Flynn, part 4

In this month’s installment of Year in the Life, Kara Flynn offers some valuable guidelines for archivists who are just starting to publish and present at conferences.

April has been a busy month here at Reese Library Special Collections and Institutional Archives! Between completing my first annual evaluation process, to dealing with students in end of semester panic mode, there’s been plenty to keep me busy. In the midst of it all, I completed two professional milestones: I gave my first professional presentation, and I submitted my first article for publication.

As the annual evaluation process reminded me, part of my position as a faculty-level librarian is research and scholarship. Basically this means that my colleagues and I all have to meet certain research and scholarship goals each year. While this varies person to person, my goal is to submit a presentation to a conference, and submit an article for publication each year, in addition to working on a personal research project.

Although professional development did come up in my MLIS program, it wasn’t something I really focused on, or thought much about, in grad school. While I wish I had taken more advantage of opportunities to attend conferences as a student, between working two jobs while completing my MLIS degree in one calendar year, professional development kind of fell by the wayside. I’m pointing this out for a few reasons:

  1. This demonstrates just how new I am to the professional development side of being an archivist/ special collections librarian.
  2. There are MLIS rock stars out there who present and publish and all that jazz while they are still in grad school, and I applaud them. But if you, like me, are one of the many of us who have yet to dip your toes into that particular pool, that’s ok too!

Suffice it to say that when I started my job back in August, the expectations to present and publish were one of the most daunting parts of my new professional life. Sort of by accident, I ended up in a final push to prep for both submitting an article for publication, and for a professional presentation this month.

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Student Experiences: Juán-Pabló González – Kelele za chura hazimkatazi ng’ombe kunywa maji: The noise of a frog doesn’t stop the cow from drinking water

This post is part of the Student Experience series, which features current and former archives students as they reflect on graduate school, internships, and early career issues. If you would like to contribute a post for this series, please email me

Guest poster Juán-Pabló González is currently a student at The Catholic University of America, and is a digital preservation intern at Howard University. Here, he reflects on his first year in his MSLIS program and the opportunities he’s had thus far. 

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2018-04-22


SAA News

SAA’s Congressional Papers Section (CPS) Pre-Conference Scholarship – Apply by May 1

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