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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!

Chat with us Monday, April 25th

Mark your calendar to attend the Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable’s on Monday, April 25, 2016 #snaprt Twitter chats! On Monday, April 25, we hold a joint chat with Librarian Wardrobe focusing on workplace attire. All chats will take place from 8-9 PM Eastern Time

The SNAP Roundtable Twitter account (@SNAP_Roundtable) will pose the following questions:

  • What is considered professional attire (clothing, hair, etc) within your workplace?
    • How much does presentation outside of clothing matter?
  • What factors play into what is considered professional attire?
    • As SNAPers, how do we create and support environments that push back against these unjust assumptions of professionalism?
  • What are your wardrobe concerns as a student/new professional?
  • Do you feel your race/ethnicity and/or age plays a role in what you feel you can wear to work?
  • Where does the pressure come from about what it appropriate and inappropriate for work? (boss, colleagues, family, friends ect. )
    • Do you ever feel the need to dress down when your natural inclination is to dress up?

We would like this chat to be as conversational as possible! You may participate in this chat by:

  • responding to a main question based on your own knowledge and experience
  • posing a question that is related to the main question being discussed
  • following up on others’ responses with your own thoughts and further questions

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter.  Please send questions or suggestions about our upcoming chats to @SNAP_Roundtable, through the anonymous form on the SNAP RT chat webpage, or to the SNAP RT Junior Social Media Coordinator at emcolonm@umich.edu. Please see the SNAP RT chat webpage for more information about #snaprt Twitter chats.

Here some comments from the Librarian Wardrobe admin related to the #snaprt joint chat for your consideration:

  • In relation to Question 2 and 3:
    • “In my experience, new professionals are a lot more conservative about their appearance both while interviewing and the first year on the job. For my first year out of school, I didn’t wear jeans, tshirts (printed or plain), or sneakers, despite the fact that my coworkers frequently dressed more comfortably. There was some sort of unspoken pressure for me to express myself as minimally as possible. “ –Maria Aghazarian
  • In relation to Question 4 and 5:
    • “Sometimes I feel that because of my race and age I need to be more “on point” than everyone else. Not only because I look like our patrons but because I am a minority in a predominantly white field so I feel like I stand out more and always need to be on my  A game.” –DeAnn Brame
  • You can find Libraian Wardrobe here: http://librarianwardrobe.com/
    • Be sure to check out their #lwpoll and Twitter @LibWardrobe

Elena Colón-Marrero
SNAP Roundtable Junior Social Media Coordinator

SNAP Chat Topics for April

Please join us for April’s #snaprt Twitter chats. On Wednesday, April 13, we will discuss educator and archivist collaboration/ using archival resources in the classroom. On Monday, April 25, we hold a joint chat with Librarian Wardrobe focusing on workplace attire. Our chats take place from 8-9 PM Eastern Time.

We are also collecting responses for two surveys: Input for the SAA 2016 Career Center (closing April 15) and Reviewing past #snaprt chats (closing April 29)! As one of the target audiences for the Career Center, our input will help shape the SAA Career Development Subcommittee’s plans. The SNAP Social Media Team would also really value responses for the second survey since it will help us find ways to increase the impact of #snaprt Twitter chats.

For the educators and archives chat, the SNAP Roundtable Twitter account (@SNAP_Roundtable) will pose the following questions:

  • As a student, were you exposed to an archive and/or taught archival literacy within the classroom?
  • How do you connect with educators to incorporate archives in the classroom?
  • What challenges do you face when putting together presentations for classes?
  • Has collaborating with educators and students changed the way you look at collections?
  • What is your favorite thing about incorporating archives and the classroom?

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt hashtag on Twitter. Questions or suggestions about our upcoming chats may be sent to @SNAP_Roundtable on Twitter, through the anonymous form on the SNAP RT chat webpage, or by emailing the SNAP RT Junior Social Media Coordinator at emcolonm@umich.edu. Please see the SNAP RT chat webpage for more information about #snaprt Twitter chats.

The SAA Reference, Access, and Outreach Section’s Teaching with Primary Sources Working Group put together a bibliography that relates to today’s chat. The bibliography can be found here: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/reference-access-and-outreach-section/teaching-with-primary-sources-bibliography#.Vwbb2MfEyrU

Elena Colón-Marrero
Junior Social Media Coordinator | Students and New Professionals Roundtable