Please join SAA’s Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable for our last #snaprt Twitter chat of 2015! We will be discussing archival education on Wednesday, December 16, at 8 PM ET. This will be a great opportunity to share and gain insight about archival education experiences, education programs, and certification.
Current students, recent graduates, and new and experienced archivists are all encouraged to join the chat. We will discuss topics such as:
- What types of degrees are offered for those interested in becoming archivists? What are the advantages of the different types of degrees or particular degree programs?
- What classes in your program did you find most useful and why?
- What classes or pedagogical practices do you wish were more common in archival education programs?
- What is the role of archival education programs and the archives community in supporting practicum experiences for students?
- What are the benefits and drawbacks of professional archival certification?
We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter. If you would like to have a discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Roundtable on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on the SNAP RT chat webpage or e-mail the SNAP Junior Social Media Coordinator directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about #snaprt Twitter chats, please visit our webpage.
Here some resources you may enjoy related to the upcoming chat. Please feel free to share additional resources using the methods mentioned above or using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter:
- SAA’s Directory of Archival Education Programs and Guidelines for a Graduate Program in Archival Studies: http://www2.archivists.org/dae
- “Some Archival Career Advice” by Jennifer Wright on the Smithsonian Institution Archives blog, The Bigger Picture: http://siarchives.si.edu/blog/some-archival-career-advice
- Professional Certification Programs for Archives Professionals: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/professionals/certification.html
- Cox, Richard J. (2015) “Graduate Archival Education in the United States; A Personal Reflection About Its Past and Future,” Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 2, Article 3: http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol2/iss1/3
- Strassel, Gavin T. and Courtney, Meghan M., “Internship and Practicum Requirements in Archival Education” (2015). Reuther Library Scholarly Publications. Paper 1: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/rlsp/1
- Goldman, Rebecca MSLIS, “Sea Change: A Community Approach to Archives Internships” (2015). Conference presentations. Paper 7: http://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/libraryconf/7
- Hamburger, Susan, “Archival Certification–Necessity or Nicety?” (2013). Conference presentations: https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/files/8623hx85s