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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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Chat with Us Tonight, February 6th!

Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt Twitter chat on the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) certification exam on February 6, at 8 pm ET. Join us to share tips and tricks if you’ve already taken the exam, or get questions answered and find study partners if you’re taking the exam this summer.

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:

  • What are the benefits of becoming ACA certified?
  • How necessary do you feel it is to become ACA certified?
  • What are some study tips/study goals you have for taking the ACA exam?
  • What are some of the best readings to prepare for the exam?
  • Would you recommend study groups? Are there people interested in finding study partners?

If you would like to have a discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Section on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on the SNAP chat webpage or e-mail the SNAP Junior Social Media Coordinator at amanda.l.mellinger@gmail.com.

Here some resources related to next week’s chat you may want to check out. Please share additional resources using #snaprt on Twitter or through the SNAP section SAA listserv.

  • The Academy of Certified Archivists

http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/

  • 2016-2017 Handbook for Archival Certification

http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ACAHandbook_rev2016.pdf

  • “How I Conquered the Certified Archivist Exam” by Michael Barera

https://snaproundtable.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/how-i-conquered-the-certified-archivist-exam/

  • “Find a Study Partner for the ACA Exam!” on the SNAP blog

https://snaproundtable.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/find-a-study-partner-for-the-aca-exam/

  • Mott Linn (2015) Not Waiting for Godot: The History of the Academy of Certified Archivists and the Professionalization of the Archival Field. The American Archivist: Spring/Summer 2015, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 96-132.

http://americanarchivist.org/doi/abs/10.17723/0360-9081.78.1.96?code=same-site

controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-02-05

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

SAA Releases Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry into the United States by Individuals from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries

Plan now to Exhibit at ARCHIVES 2017

Join the February 6th SAA Council Conference Call 

SAA Joins with Archivist Groups to Submit Recommendations to Trump Transition Team

Meet the 2017 SAA Election Candidates

SAA Upcoming Deadlines

Apply for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program

Applications are due February 28.

SAA Awards and Scholarships Deadline

There are multiple scholarship and travel award opportunities for students. Applications are due February 28.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2017-01-15

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 Upcoming Deadlines

Present a graduate student paper or poster at the SAA Annual Meeting

To submit a paper or poster proposal, complete the proposal form no later than February 3, 2017

Apply for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program

Applications are due February 28.

Volunteer for SAA Appointed Groups

Here’s a great opportunity to get involved with SAA. Self nominations are due January 20.

SAA Awards and Scholarships Deadline

Get your nominations in by February 28!

SAA News

Kara Adams Appointed SAA Director of Education

12 Earn Digital Archives Specialist Certificates from SAA

January/February Issue of Archival Outlook is now available

Have suggestions for articles? Find out how to submit them here.

 

Archives in the News

Gatlinburg fire victims retrieve important family documents from State Archives

Czech Researchers welcome ruling protecting access to historical archives

“Mad Men” archives going to the University of Texas

Butte Archives lands prestigious national grant for Smithers collection

Bruce Springsteen archives headed to Monmouth University

New teaching approach brings more students into Stanford’s archives

 

Find a Study Partner for the ACA Exam!

We recently posted about one SNAP member’s experience with the ACA exam. If you’re planning on taking the test this year, SNAP has created a contact spreadsheet to help you find study partners and trade tips. You can list your name, location, contact information, how you prefer to study, and any other additional notes.

Read prior SNAP posts on studying for the ACA exam here and don’t miss the Early Bird Application Deadline on February 15th.

SAA 2016: New Member Coffee Break and Plenary I, Getting Our House in Order: Moving from Diversity to Inclusion

In advance of the 2016 Annual Meeting, we invited SNAP members to contribute summaries of panels, roundtable and section meetings, forums, and pop-up sessions. Summaries represent the opinions of their individual authors; they are not necessarily endorsed by SNAP, members of the SNAP Steering Committee, or SAA.

Guest Author: Blake Relle, Archives Specialist at the Louisiana State Archives

New Member/Coffee Break

On Thursday morning, I attended the New Member/First Time Coffee Break. I know this will surprise you, but I had Green Tea instead of coffee. Unlike at my last SAA conference, I walked around the room and introduced myself to several people. One person I spoke with was Erin Lawrimore. She is the council liaison for the SNAP Roundtable and she is writing a blog regards to her experience on the SAA Council. You can read her blog here. The topic of her blog is a great idea. The blog will give SAA members insight into the workings of the council as well as inspire people to take on leadership role in either SAA or another archival organization. I ran into Myles Crowley, who I met in Pittsburgh as well as came to the REPS meet up at Max Lagers.

Plenary I

After the coffee (more like tea) break, it was off to hear the Plenary Speeches. They were two speeches.  The first speech was made by David Ferriero, who is the Archivist for the United States. He spoke about diversity and inclusion. He reminded us that we need to foster a culture promotes inclusion and diversity. He reminded us the our nation derives its strength from being open to diversity and including everyone. We need to educate our workforce about the importance of having a workplace that values inclusion. He also reminded us to interview candidates for job openings through an inclusive lens. Continue reading