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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.”

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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SAA 2015: Storify Links for Native American Archives Roundtable (NAAR) Meeting and the Joint Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Roundtable (LACCHA) and International Archival Affairs Roundtable (IAART)

In advance of the 2015 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.

Lauren Goodley, archivist for the Southwestern Writers Collection, Wittliff Collections, at Texas State University submitted two Storify links for the Native American Archives Roundtable (NAAR) Meeting and the Joint Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Heritage Archives Roundtable (LACCHA) and the International Archival Affairs Roundtable (IAART).