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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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#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!

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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#snaprt Chat Flashback: DACS

For the August 24, 2017 #snaprt chat we discussed DACS and archival description. Thank you to everyone who participated in the lively discussion and to TS-DACS for co-hosting! You can view our Storify recap here.

Here some resources that got tweeted out:

Follow us on Twitter for more upcoming SNAP Chats!

Chat with Us Tonight, August 24th!

Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section for a joint  #snaprt Twitter chat with the Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: a Content Standard on Thursday, August 24, at 7 pm ET.

DACS is the standard that gives archivists guidance — even wisdom! — about how to describe archives. Recently, TS-DACS completely overhauled its education offerings and has put FREE videos on the web to help archivists learn DACS.  You may have also seen a draft revision of newly-revised DACS Principles. This is your opportunity to learn more about DACS, what it is exactly, how can it be used, and how is it maintained and revised.

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#snaprt Chat Flashback: Business Archives

For the June 29, 2017 #snaprt chat we focused on the work of business archivists and the role of business archives. We discussed questions such as what makes business archives different from other archives and whether or not their future is uncertain. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Business Archives Section for co-hosting! You can view our Storify recap here.

Here some resources related to business archives you might want to check out.

Stay tuned for more upcoming SNAP Chats!