Call for Nominations: SNAP Ex-Officio Positions 2018

The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section is seeking nominations for the appointed ex-officio positions of Blog Coordinator, New Professionals Blog Editor, Junior Social Media Coordinator, and Student Chapter Coordinator (see descriptions below). Ex-officio positions are open to all SNAP members, including students and new professionals.

The term for each office is one year, beginning on January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2018. A second year may optionally be considered after the end of the first year. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the following form. All nominations are due by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

https://goo.gl/forms/f2aKnb3oV7U3jgkl1

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[Ask a Business Archivist]: What Financial Records Belong in the Archives?

This is the fourth post in a collaborative series with the Business Archives Section. You can read all posts from this series here. Have a SNAP-related question for the archivists? Check out our anonymous submission form here.

Ask a Business Archivist Question:

I was recently hired for my first full-time job with the Franciscan Friars. A problem I’m having is how to handle their financial records. Many friaries, missions, parishes, etc. kept ledgers through the 1980s. Recently, however, bank statements are printed from online accounts. It’s almost an overwhelming amount of papers because it’s so much easier than them having to keep track of things by hand. My question is how much of the more recent stuff should I aim to keep? All monthly statement, just yearly statements, voided checks, etc.? It seems during the “ledger days” they really only kept the most important receipts and many years’ worth of bookkeeping were in one ledger. (Additionally, the Treasurer’s Office keeps files until they are legally obligated to, then transfers the files to the archives.)

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-10-15

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

Provide Feedback on the SAA Strategic Plan
SAA Council is soliciting feedback by Friday, October 27.

Join the new Independent Archivists Section

SAA Council October 6 Meeting Summary

SAA Statement on the Value and Importance of Transparency in Government

Statement on the Value and Importance of the U.S. Census

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Transitions: Sofía Becerra-Licha

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[Ask a Business Archivist]: Can I Earn Enough as a Beginning Archivist to Survive in a City?

This is the third post in a collaborative series with the Business Archives Section. You can read all posts from this series here. Have a SNAP-related question for the archivists? Check out our anonymous submission form here.

Ask a Business Archivist Question:

I’m a career changer, going to grad school in my sixties. I’d like to ask if it is possible to earn enough money as a beginning archivist to survive in a place like Washington DC, Boston, or New York. I’m beginning to suspect that it isn’t, hoping to find out otherwise. Positions I’m seeing listed don’t seem to pay much more than minimum wage. I’m worried that I may be wasting my time by getting a degree. Any advice?

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-10-08

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

Read the #AskAnArchivist Day 2017 Summary
And see all related tweets in the official Storify

National Fund for Natural Disasters for the Restoration of Archives (Page in Spanish)

2018 Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals
Proposals are due November 15!

Disaster Resources

National Disaster Recovery Fund For Archives Is Open for Applications

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[Ask a Business Archivist]: What Is Your Title and Where Do You Report?

This is the second post in a collaborative series with the Business Archives Section. You can read all posts from this series here. Have a SNAP-related question for the archivists? Check out our anonymous submission form here.

Ask a Business Archivist Question:

What is your title as an archivist for a business? Where does the archives report in your organization? How did you find your current position?

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