Celebrate National Mentoring Month by becoming a mentor or protégé! The SAA Mentoring Program brings together members with shared interests in various aspects of the archival profession in an effort to cultivate development throughout all career stages (new to seasoned professional). Students, educators, working archivists, records managers, and retirees—every SAA member is eligible to participate as a mentor or protégé. To learn more or to apply, please visit the Mentoring Program page.
The application period for the 2016 Society of American Archivists Josephine Forman Scholarship is now open. to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. Applications must be submitted to SAA by February 28.
New Online Exhibit: “To Carry the Light Further” — A Story of Faith, Sacrifice and Cultural Conflict in the Jungles of Ecuador, a free, permanent exhibit about their sacrifice, opens online. It was created jointly by the Billy Graham Center Archives and the College Archives and Special Collections (Buswell Library).
Conferences, Grants, and Scholarships
The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) has announced four
scholarships available to students (2 awards), and new archival
professionals (2 awards) with three years or less experience in the
workplace to attend their annual spring meeting on Friday, May 20, 2016
at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Applications due February 15th. Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail or mail to Devhra BennettJones at Devhra@Lloydlibrary.org.
Reminder: the deadline for the National Film Preservation Foundation’s 2016 federally-funded grant program. Aside from the Avant-Garde Masters Grants, this will be the NFPF’s only preservation grant offering for 2016. Register for Basic or Matching grants by Friday, January 22, 2016. Completed applications will be due Friday, February 26, 2016.
Odds and Ends
Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, will launch a new open-access book-publishing imprint, Lever Press, in collaboration with Amherst College Press and the Oberlin Group, a consortium of 80 libraries in America’s top liberal arts colleges.