Tag Archives: Twitter

Chat with Us Tonight, May 25th!

Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section our next #snaprt Twitter chat on Thursday, May 25, at 8 pm ET. We will be chatting about advocacy for archives and the archival profession in light of the current federal budget climate, and the attention it has brought to archival and humanities programs.

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

  • Q1 What does archival advocacy mean to you?
  • Q1.1 How have you previously advocated for archives?
  • Q2 What are some efforts you (or your institution) plan to enact in light of proposed federal budget cuts to humanities orgs?
  • Q3 What can individual archivists do to advocate for the profession?
  • Q4 What would be some of the immediate effects of decreased funding to libraries and archives?
  • Q4.1 What would be some of the long term effects of decreased funding to libraries and archives?
  • Q5 What portion of our role as archivists should be dedicated to advocacy?

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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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Chat with us tomorrow, March 24!

Please join the Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable for our next  #snaprt Twitter chat on Friday, March 24, at 8 pm ET. We will be chatting about the perception and practice of archivists remaining (or not) “neutral” in their professional work. We will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of archivists being active in modern social movements compared to the traditionally unbiased observer.

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

  • Q1.  Is it possible for archivists to keep their personal opinions on social issues separate from their professional work? Is it desirable?
  • Q2. Does a “neutral” archivist help or hurt the historical record?
  • Q3. What are some of the benefits of remaining “neutral” on social issues? Disadvantages?
  • Q4. What are some of the benefits of being active in social issues? Disadvantages?
  • Q5. What is the social responsibility for archivists in the modern era?
  • Q6. Should archivists stay out of politics?
  • Q7. How can archivists use intellectual freedom within the profession?

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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!

Chat with us tomorrow, February 15th!

Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt Twitter chat with Documenting the Now on February 15, at 8 pm ET.

Topic: Ethics and Archiving Social Media: Perspectives from Students and New Archives Professionals.

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

  • Should we seek consent from individuals before collecting their social media data for the long term? Why? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • What do you see as some of the major technical challenges to considering ethics when archiving the web? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • Does your LIS program cover issues around the ethics of archiving the Internet? If not, how should they address it? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • How should we approach collecting born-digital materials? Should we take a collect it all now and worry later approach? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • Should we consider ethics and community engagement before we start collecting born-digital materials? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • How can we ethically collect born-digital materials and protect individuals privacy? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • What are the challenges moving forward with collecting born digital materials? Social media? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • What are you doing to balance ethical considerations with institutional and community needs? #snap #docnowcommunity

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with this chat using the #snaprt and/or ##docnowcommunity hashtag on Twitter. If you would like to have a discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Section  on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on the SNAP chat webpage or e-mail the SNAP Senior Social Media Coordinator at emcolonm@umich.edu.

Here some resources related to tomorrow’s chat you may want to check out. Please share additional resources using #snaprt on Twitter or through.

#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!