Chat with Us Tonight, November 20th

Are you a current archival student or new professional? Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt Twitter chat on November 20, 2017 at 8 pm ET. This will be the first in a series focused on Archival Fundamentals as outlined by SAA. For this first chat we will revisit appraisal principals!

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtags on Twitter. The SNAP Section Twitter account will pose questions such as:

  • What are/were some of your biggest fears when faced with appraisal decisions?
  • What are some methods you can use to improve your selection decisions?
  • What unique challenges are presented when appraising digital records?
  • Are you familiar with macro appraisal? In what ways does this theory change traditional appraisal practices?
  • What is the most important thing to remember when making appraisal decisions?

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-11-19

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

Join our next #snaprt chat November 20th at 8pm ET!
This will be the first in a series focused on Archival Fundamentals as outlined by SAA. For this first chat we will revisit appraisal principals!

185 Education Session and 20 Poster Proposals were submitted for ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2018
Proposers will be notified of the Committee’s decisions in late January.

The November/December Issue of Archival Outlook Is Here!

Call for Volunteers: SAA Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force
If you are interested in serving, please complete the Task Force Volunteer form by Wednesday, December 6

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#snaprt Chat Flashback: Finding a Job

For the November 9, 2017 #snaprt chat we discussed the professional job search. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their tips and experience! You can read our Storify recap here.

Here some resources that got tweeted out:

And check out articles on the SNAP Blog about job hunting and employment:

Check out our next SNAP Chat on 11/20 about appraisal!

[Ask a Business Archivist]: How Do You Build Your Collection?

This is the seventh post in a collaborative series with the Business Archives Section. You can read all posts from this series here. Have a SNAP-related question for the archivists? Check out our anonymous submission form here.

Ask a Business Archivist Question:

To what extent do you actively seek out particular records to include in your collection? To what extent do particular business records just come to you as a part of a business’s activities? What is your role in building your collection? I guess I’m trying to tease out differences between records management and business archives. I’m a grad student still early on in my program, and am curious about the distinction between various archival roles.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-11-12

SAA News

2018 Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals (Due November 15!)

A Council Revises Strategic Plan, Decommissions A&A Discussion List

Issue Brief: Police Mobile Camera Footage as a Public Record

Issue Brief: Federal Classified Information and Controlled Unclassified Information

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Chat with Us Tonight, November 9th

Are you an LIS student or recent graduate on the job hunt or preparing for it in the near future? Are you a new or experienced archivist with insights to share from your experience as an applicant or on a search committee? Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for our November 9th #snaprt Twitter chat about the experience of embarking on the professional job hunt for the first time.

For our chat on embarking of the professional job hunt on November 9 at 8 PM ET, we will pose questions such as:

  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve received regarding job applications?
  • What qualities do you look for in a job? Why are they important to you?
  • What have you found to be the most valuable resources in the job hunt (people, websites, or anything else)?
  • What is the experience of working on applications like? What types of things do you struggle with?
  • What aspects of your resume do you think have helped you the most?

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Transitions: Crystal Rodgers, “Archives, You’re the One!”


Hi! I’m Crystal Rodgers, Assistant Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections in Seattle.

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