Tag Archives: Elena Colón-Marrero

Announcing SNAP’s Manual for Student Chapters!

We are proud to announce that SNAP’s Manual for Student Chapters is now available on the SNAP microsite and is ready for use!

The Student Chapter Manual is a collaborative document that pulls together policies from the SAA Handbook with commentary from real students in some of our many student chapters across the United States. It as a resource for understanding everything from chapter governance to planning chapter activities and hopefully will provide student leaders with the tools they need to succeed.

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SNAP Section Election Results

The Students and New Archives Professionals Section is pleased to announce the results of its latest election:

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Elena Colon-Marrero
Secretary: Adriana Flores
Steering Committee: Emily Kintigh, Gayle Schechter, Dani Stuchel

If you are interested in a position within the SNAP Steering Committee, including social media and SNAP blog editor positions, keep an eye out for the call for nominations for ex-officio positions in a couple of months!

#SAA17 and Social Media

Guest author: Elena Colon-Marrero

SAA’s Annual Meeting is approaching fast. Whether you’ll be attending in Portland or following along from work/home, there are several ways to share the experience with others.

Wherever you are:

  • Follow #saa17 on Twitter for tweets from throughout the conference, and session-specific hashtags (e.g. #s101) for sessions of interest. You can find a list of sessions at https://archives2017.sched.com/, and SNAP recommended sessions at https://archives2017.sched.com/newarchivists.
  • Follow – and participate! – in our section meeting on Wednesday, July 26 from  2:30pm – 3:45pm via Twitter using #snaprt.
  • Follow #snaprt and @SNAP_Section for SNAP-related tweets throughout the conference.
  • Check out our list of SNAPers and friends of SNAP who plan on live-tweeting during the conference. You can subscribe to the list itself, or use it to find new tweeters to follow.
  • Follow other SAA Sections for their updates during the conference.
  • After the conference, stay turned for session recaps on the SNAP Section blog.

From Portland:

  • Planning to live-tweet? Send a tweet or DM to @SNAP_Section to be included on the list of live-tweeting SNAPers and friends.
  • Tweet using #saa17 during the conference. For SNAP-related content, use #snaprt as well.
  • Take photos you want to share on our Twitter and Facebook pages? Email them to Elena Colon-Marrero at emcolonm@umich.edu.

We hope to see you during #saa17 in person or online!

Chat with Us Tonight, May 15th!

Please join the  Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section for a #snaprt Twitter chat on mental health of students and new professionals on Monday, May 15 at 8pm ET. We hope to continue the conversations started by many others and offer another forum to connect with one another.

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

  • What barriers are there to discussing stress or mental health issues with peers, supervisors, or others?

  • What safe spaces are available to recharge, talk about causes of stress, or ongoing issues?

  • What can others do to support their colleagues and peers? How have others supported you?

  • What should SAA, sections, or other professional orgs do to help archival professionals?

  • When do you know it is time to step away from activities, job, profession, etc.?

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#snaprt Chat Flashback: Archiving Social Media

For the February 15, 2017 #snaprt chat we focused on ethics and archiving social media in a joint chat with Documenting the Now. There were robust discussions about privacy and consent as well as the other ethical challenges archivists are facing. Thank you to everyone who participated! SNAP Senior Social Media Coordinator Elena Colón-Marrero created a Storify that you can view here.

Stay tuned for more upcoming SNAP Chats!

#snaprt Chat Flashback: Virtual Internships

For the January 26, 2017 #snaprt chat, we discussed the benefits and challenges of remote internships. Thanks to those of you who chimed in and shared tips and experiences. SNAP Senior Social Media Coordinator Elena Colón-Marrero created a Storify that you can view here.

Be sure to check out our upcoming SNAP Chats on February 15th and February 27th!