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Transitions: Adam Minakowski

This post is part of our “Transitions” Series, which highlights the experiences of recent graduates and early career archivists. If you are an early career archivist (0-5 years in the field) who would like to participate in this series, please contact us.

Guest author: Adam Minakowski
Reference & Special Collections Librarian, U.S. Naval Academy
Formerly: Reference Archivist, National Anthropological Archives.”

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This blog post comes at a good time for me as I feel I’ve reached a kind of milestone. Archives is a second career for me (well, third or fourth for those keeping score), and after reaching a certain level in terms of responsibility and salary in my prior marketing/communications career, I’ve achieved a goal by making it back to the equivalent level in my library/archives career. Looking back at the five years it took to get there from the time I entered the iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 to joining the U.S. Naval Academy as Special Collections & Reference Librarian in 2015, I can see a lot of things I did right and some things I can do better in the years ahead.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-04-09

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

ARCHIVES 2017 Registration is now Open! Early Bird Deadline is July 6

SAA 2017 Election Results

Annual Meeting, July 23-29, 2017

Portland Host Committee Blog

Registration is now open!

Other Professional Happenings

Join a ProjectARCC Conference Call
ProjectARCC, a community of archivists responding to climate change, hosts conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month. The next call is April 11, 2017.

Deadline for ACA Exam
The Academy of Certified Archivists’ exam deadline is May 15.

Conferences and Trainings

Business Archives…Establishing and Managing an Archives
June 12-14, 2017 at Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Georgia Archives Institute
June 12-23, 2017 in Morrow, GA. Application deadline is April 1.

Archives and Archivists in the News

Love the smell of old books? Scientists want to archive it

Arctic World Archive Puts Data on Ice for 1,000 Years

National Archives to White House: Save all Trump tweets

Bucks New University to be home to disability art archive

Yale Archive provides vivid picture of American entry into WWI

An Amazing Digital Archive of Amsterdam’s Past

Explore a Growing Archive of American Gardens with a New Smithsonian App

Long Now Foundation Thinks 10,000 Years Ahead

This Organization Is Trying to Collect and Archive Recipes By Jewish Grandmas

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?

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Transitions: Lindsay Schettler

This post is part of our “Transitions” Series, which highlights the experiences of recent graduates and early career archivists. If you are an early career archivist (0-5 years in the field) who would like to participate in this series, please contact us.

Guest author: Lindsay Schettler
Special Collections Librarian, De Paul Library, University of Saint Mary
lindsay.schettler@stmary.edu
www.linkedin.com/in/lindsayschettler

lindsayschettlerI am the Special Collections Librarian at the University of Saint Mary, a non-profit, private Catholic liberal arts university in Leavenworth, KS. The De Paul Library has three full time librarians and two part-time library research assistants. We have a handful of student workers and a Graduate Assistant who works closely with me in Special Collections. I am the first Special Collections Librarian in over 20 years. De Paul Library has gone through such a transformation in the past 3 years, from a 1950 traditional-style library structure to a vibrant, student centered learning commons. My position includes collection care and management, digital curation and preservation, outreach and exhibits, instruction and program development, and special collections library administrative tasks.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-03-19

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

Vote in SAA’s 2017 Election!
Submit your ballot by March 31.

Trump Administration’s Proposed FY 18 Budget Slashes NEH, NEA, IMLS

Contribute to the SAA Student Chapter Manual
Part of an SAA student chapter? Consider adding your expertise to the SAA Student Chapter Manual, now in progress.

Survey on SAA Participation
The Membership Committee is seeking feedback on barriers to participation in SAA through a brief three-question survey. The survey will close March 31.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-02-26

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

The Role of Archivists During the Current Administration

Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt Twitter chat tomorrow, February 27, 2016 at 8 pm ET. We will discuss the role of archivists during the current administration.

Contribute to the SAA Student Chapter Manual
Part of an SAA student chapter? Consider adding your expertise to the SAA Student Chapter Manual, now in progress.

February Council Conference Call Minutes Available

Check out SAA’s new Internship Directory! 

Portland Host Committee Blog
The Annual Meeting is July 23-29, 2017!

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Transitions: Jane Thaler

This post is part of our “Transitions” Series, which highlights the experiences of recent graduates and early career archivists. If you are an early career archivist (0-5 years in the field) who would like to participate in this series, please contact us.

Guest author: Jane Thaler
Post-Holocaust American Judaism Project Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder Special Collections and Archives

img_2077I earned my MLIS from the University of Denver (DU) in Spring 2016 and am now the Project Archivist for the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections at the University of Colorado Boulder. Due to taking this position, I am also currently on leave of absence from the LIS PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh (they have been wonderfully supportive about me taking this opportunity).

I graduated undergrad with a major in Art History and minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Had a year in between undergrad and graduate school to flesh out my personal and academic goals, then decided to get my MLIS. While in the program, I volunteered at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Archives, interned in the Exhibitions Department at the Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) as a collections management intern of non-living collections, helped rehouse and process several private archival collections, was a graduate assistant, was the SAA chapter president, and snagged a job as an archival assistant in the DU Special Collections and Archives. As soon as I graduated, I continued my position at DU and took a paid position at the DBG as an exhibitions project associate until I left for the PhD program at Pitt in August of 2016. I completed one term of the doctoral program and am planning on returning, but my current position was an offer that I simply could not refuse.

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