A blog for the Students and New Archivists Section of SAA
Chat with us tomorrow, March 24!
Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable for our next #snaprt Twitter chat on Friday, March 24, at 8 pm ET. We will be chatting about the perception and practice of archivists remaining (or not) “neutral” in their professional work. We will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of archivists being active in modern social movements compared to the traditionally unbiased observer.
We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the#snaprt hashtag on Twitter. The SNAP Roundtable Twitter account will pose questions such as:
Q1. Is it possible for archivists to keep their personal opinions on social issues separate from their professional work? Is it desirable?
Q2. Does a “neutral” archivist help or hurt the historical record?
Q3. What are some of the benefits of remaining “neutral” on social issues? Disadvantages?
Q4. What are some of the benefits of being active in social issues? Disadvantages?
Q5. What is the social responsibility for archivists in the modern era?
Q6. Should archivists stay out of politics?
Q7. How can archivists use intellectual freedom within the profession?
If you would like to have your discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Roundtable on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on theSNAP RT chat webpage or email it to the SNAP RT Junior Social Media Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the SNAP RT chat webpage for more information about #snaprt Twitter chats.
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