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.
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!
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.?
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.
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!
For the April 25, 2016 #snaprt chat, SNAP Roundtable hosted a joint chat with Librarian Wardrobe on workplace attire. Junior Social Media Coordinator Elena Colón-Marrero has created a Storify, which can be viewed here.