Year in the Life: Adriana Flores, Pt. 4

Adriana Flores is one of our participants in our Year in the Life series, which follows new archivists in their first professional position. We will be following Adriana for a year. You can read her previous posts here.

I’m coming up on my two-year anniversary as a full-time staff member at Boston University, and with that comes a good deal of reflection. One of my favorite parts of working at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is the close-knit office environment. I know that many people develop close relationships with their colleagues, but I feel very lucky to have met my amazing group of coworkers at Boston University. Thus, I’m dedicating this post to them and reflecting a bit about the importance of building strong office relationships. Continue reading

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-04-23

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’s Spring Cleaning Book Sale
Grab books for cheap April 21-May 8.

MayDay is coming
Start planning to participate in MayDay on May 1.

Take a salary survey from Women Archivists Section (WArS) and SAA
The research survey about salary, employment, and leadership in the archives profession closes on May 17.

Call for Annual Meeting Pop-Up Session Proposals
Proposals are due May 24.

Sign Up for the Navigator Program
Attending the Annual Meeting for the first time? Sign up to be mentored by a conference veteran! Request a Navigator by June 15.

Sign up to give a Lightning Talk at the SNAP Section Meeting
Submit your proposal by June 23. Continue reading

Student Experience: First-time Conference Presenter

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 Irina Sandler, Simmons College student and archivist at the Baker Library of Harvard Business School as well as the Cambridge Historical Society, discusses her experience as a first time presenter at the New England Archivists Spring 2017 meeting

There is almost nothing as nerve-wracking as public speaking.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-04-16

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

ARCHIVES 2017 Registration is now Open! Early Bird Deadline is July 6

Karen Gracy’s book Film Preservation: Competing Definitions of Value, Use & Practice (SAA, 2007) is now out of print, but you can view it for free via HathiTrust

MayDay: Saving Our Archives – May 1

Guide to Implementing Rights Statements from RightsStatements.org

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Transitions: Adam Minakowski

This post is part of our “Transitions” Series, which highlights the experiences of recent graduates and early career archivists. If you are an early career archivist (0-5 years in the field) who would like to participate in this series, please contact us.

Guest author: Adam Minakowski
Reference & Special Collections Librarian, U.S. Naval Academy
Formerly: Reference Archivist, National Anthropological Archives.”

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This blog post comes at a good time for me as I feel I’ve reached a kind of milestone. Archives is a second career for me (well, third or fourth for those keeping score), and after reaching a certain level in terms of responsibility and salary in my prior marketing/communications career, I’ve achieved a goal by making it back to the equivalent level in my library/archives career. Looking back at the five years it took to get there from the time I entered the iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 to joining the U.S. Naval Academy as Special Collections & Reference Librarian in 2015, I can see a lot of things I did right and some things I can do better in the years ahead.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-04-09

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

ARCHIVES 2017 Registration is now Open! Early Bird Deadline is July 6

SAA 2017 Election Results

Annual Meeting, July 23-29, 2017

Portland Host Committee Blog

Registration is now open!

Other Professional Happenings

Join a ProjectARCC Conference Call
ProjectARCC, a community of archivists responding to climate change, hosts conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month. The next call is April 11, 2017.

Deadline for ACA Exam
The Academy of Certified Archivists’ exam deadline is May 15.

Conferences and Trainings

Business Archives…Establishing and Managing an Archives
June 12-14, 2017 at Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Georgia Archives Institute
June 12-23, 2017 in Morrow, GA. Application deadline is April 1.

Archives and Archivists in the News

Love the smell of old books? Scientists want to archive it

Arctic World Archive Puts Data on Ice for 1,000 Years

National Archives to White House: Save all Trump tweets

Bucks New University to be home to disability art archive

Yale Archive provides vivid picture of American entry into WWI

An Amazing Digital Archive of Amsterdam’s Past

Explore a Growing Archive of American Gardens with a New Smithsonian App

Long Now Foundation Thinks 10,000 Years Ahead

This Organization Is Trying to Collect and Archive Recipes By Jewish Grandmas

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-04-02

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 Comments on HR-1695, Regarding the Register of Copyrights

Annual Meeting, July 23-29, 2017

Portland Host Committee Blog

Registration opens April 3rd.

Other Professional Happenings

Join a ProjectARCC Conference Call
ProjectARCC, a community of archivists responding to climate change, hosts conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month. The next call is April 11, 2017.

Deadline for ACA Exam
The Academy of Certified Archivists’ exam deadline is May 15.

Conferences and Trainings

Business Archives…Establishing and Managing an Archives
June 12-14, 2017 at Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Georgia Archives Institute
June 12-23, 2017 in Morrow, GA. Application deadline is April 1.

Cultural Diversity Competency
April 5, 2017 in Omaha, NE

Archives and Archivists in the News

Archivist LaToya Devezin On Preserving African-American History And Culture

Stanford students praise new hands-on approach to archival research

Rescuing film prints from floods, fire and ignorance: tales from the pioneer of archiving in India

Frank Gehry’s archives are headed to the Getty

Watch Archives Prove Their Worth