Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section our next #snaprt Twitter chat on Thursday, May 25, at 8 pm ET. We will be chatting about advocacy for archives and the archival profession in light of the current federal budget climate, and the attention it has brought to archival and humanities programs.
We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter. The SNAP Section Twitter account will pose questions such as:
- Q1 What does archival advocacy mean to you?
- Q1.1 How have you previously advocated for archives?
- Q2 What are some efforts you (or your institution) plan to enact in light of proposed federal budget cuts to humanities orgs?
- Q3 What can individual archivists do to advocate for the profession?
- Q4 What would be some of the immediate effects of decreased funding to libraries and archives?
- Q4.1 What would be some of the long term effects of decreased funding to libraries and archives?
- Q5 What portion of our role as archivists should be dedicated to advocacy?
If you would like to have your discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Section on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on the SNAP RT chat webpage, anonymous Google form, or email it to the SNAP RT Junior Social Media Coordinator at email@example.com. Please see the SNAP RT chat webpage for more information about #snaprt Twitter chats.
Here some resources related to archival advocacy you might want to check out. Please share additional resources using #snaprt on Twitter or through the SNAP listserv.
- SAA Issues and Advocacy Section
- What do you mean by advocacy? And how do you want it achieved?
- SAA Advocacy
- COSA Advocacy Resources