#SAA17 Conference Tips & Tricks

With the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland happening next week, this post was compiled to help you succeed in your conference experience, be it your first time to a conference, to Portland, or if even if you’re a seasoned veteran!

Sources have been attributed to each tip. Links have been provided where available, feel free to peruse! If you have any additional tips, feel free to comment them below! Continue reading

#SAA17 and Social Media

Guest author: Elena Colon-Marrero

SAA’s Annual Meeting is approaching fast. Whether you’ll be attending in Portland or following along from work/home, there are several ways to share the experience with others.

Wherever you are:

  • Follow #saa17 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 https://archives2017.sched.com/, and SNAP recommended sessions at https://archives2017.sched.com/newarchivists.
  • Follow – and participate! – in our section meeting on Wednesday, July 26 from  2:30pm – 3:45pm via Twitter using #snaprt.
  • Follow #snaprt and @SNAP_Section for SNAP-related tweets throughout the conference.
  • Check out our list of SNAPers and friends of SNAP who plan on live-tweeting during the conference. You can subscribe to the list itself, or use it to find new tweeters to follow.
  • Follow other SAA Sections for their updates during the conference.
  • After the conference, stay turned for session recaps on the SNAP Section blog.

From Portland:

  • Planning to live-tweet? Send a tweet or DM to @SNAP_Section to be included on the list of live-tweeting SNAPers and friends.
  • Tweet using #saa17 during the conference. For SNAP-related content, use #snaprt as well.
  • Take photos you want to share on our Twitter and Facebook pages? Email them to Elena Colon-Marrero at emcolonm@umich.edu.

We hope to see you during #saa17 in person or online!

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-07-16

SAA News

The July/August Issue of Archival Outlook Is Here!

SAA Statement on Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Request for Voter Roll Data

Annual Meeting, July 23-29, 2017

Portland Host Committee Blog

Sign Up to Cover SAA for the SNAP Blog!
Going to SAA in Portland? Consider summarizing a session for your #SAALeftBehind colleagues who can’t attend this year. See this spreadsheet with more information!

Sign up for SNAP’s Lunch Buddy Program
You can volunteer to lead a meal excursion or join one that’s already been planned on our spreadsheet.

Conference Schedule is available
Plan to attend the SNAP Section Meeting on Wednesday July 26 from 2:30-3:45pm. Overwhelmed by the other options? A recommended schedule for SNAPers is available here. And don’t forget to get the conference app

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference
The Third Annual Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference and Workshops is free and open to everyone, archivists and non-archivists! Plan to attend at the Portland Art Museum on July 25

The Liberated Archive Forum Program Now Available

RSVP for Lunch Discussions
Join these lunchtime discussion groups! Article exploration Thursday, July 27 from 12:15pm–1:30pm or book discussion Friday, July 28 from 12:45pm–1:45pm

Archives and Archivists in the News

Into the Heart of Patagonia’s Secret Archives

Museum archivist discovers mystery mummified hand belonging to ancient Egyptian woman

New Maurice Sendak Picture Book Discovered

Blogger discredits claim Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by Japan

The National Archives: Where confused tourists queue up to coo at copies

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Portland Highlights from SAA’s Host Committee Blog

Feeling overwhelmed by Portland planning and prepping for the Annual Meeting? Thankfully, SAA’s Host Committee has taken on some of that hard work and given you insights into their favorite Portland hot spots on their blog. Into knitting? Wondering about the Portland jazz scene? Anxious about finding the best gluten free bakery? There’s something here for you. Check out our compiled list below!

Share your own tips for making the most of a visit to Portland in the comments!

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#snaprt Chat Flashback: Business Archives

For the June 29, 2017 #snaprt chat we focused on the work of business archivists and the role of business archives. We discussed questions such as what makes business archives different from other archives and whether or not their future is uncertain. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Business Archives Section for co-hosting! You can view our Storify recap here.

Here some resources related to business archives you might want to check out.

Stay tuned for more upcoming SNAP Chats!

Sign Up to Cover SAA for the SNAP Blog

The SAA Annual Meeting is quickly approaching! If you’re one of the lucky ones able to go, please consider summarizing a session for your #SAALeftBehind colleagues who can’t attend this year. Knowledge is power and sharing is caring!

We’ve marked sessions that are of particular interest to SNAP members, but the blog team will happily accept summaries for any sessions, events, section meetings, and other conference happenings. Depending on what kind of session you’ve signed up to cover, you’ll have 2-4 weeks after the conference to submit your recap.

As in past years, we have an online sign-up sheet. Please read through the introductory information and leave your full name and how we can contact you next to the session you’d like to summarize.

Here are links to the 2014, 2015, and 2016 summaries.

Thank you!

P.S. Be sure to check out SNAP’s recommended schedule for the Annual Meeting! https://archives2017.sched.com/newarchivists