Ohio Archivist Spring 2022 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Spring 2022 coverThe spring 2022 issue of Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF.

In this issue you will find a information about the Annual Meeting to be held at Columbus Metropolitan Library, a recap of the SOA/OLHA online Fall Annual Meeting, 2022 candidate biographies, articles on Processing the Erma Bombeck Collection, project management, and much more!

Contents:
– 2022 Annual Meeting: Archives & Sustainability
– President’s Message
– 2022 Slate of Candidates
– SOA & OLHA Meeting Recap: Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles
– Newcomers column: Processing the Erma Bombeck Collection by Katie Jarrell
– Digital Discussions column: Did Someone Say Project Management? by Jenni Salamon
– News & Notes
– Editor’s Note
– Archives Month Poster
– Connect with SOA

See all past Ohio Archivist issues on that publication’s page.

Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by janet_carleton

POSTPONED: SOA Membership Forum @ Annual Meeting

Due to a family emergency SOA President Sherri Goudy is unable to attend the SOA Membership Forum at the Annual Meeting on May 20. We are postponing the Forum and will announce in the coming weeks whether it will be rescheduled as a separate event or as a SOA/OLHA Fall Meeting session.

We’ll be replacing the Forum with this replacement annual meeting session: Crucial Conversations–Join your colleagues for moderated small group discussions on efforts towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the archives. Come share what you and/or your institution are doing, bring resources you’ve found valuable, and gain inspiration from efforts that are happening around the state. Moderated by: Amy Rohmiller, Kettering Health Dayton; Penelope Shumaker, State Library of Ohio; and Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library. Continue reading

Last Updated on May 24, 2022 by janet_carleton

Cast Your Vote: Ohio Archives Month Poster Images

Help select the images used for the 2022 Ohio Archives Month Poster!

This year for the annual Society of Ohio Archivists’ October Archives Month poster we asked for archival images having to do with the theme of Healthcare in Ohio. For the past two years, healthcare professionals throughout the country have helped us through a pandemic, so this topic is in the forefront for many.

We had so many great submissions this year from more than 20 Ohio institutions! The top 10 images to receive the most votes will be sent on to the designer for consideration in the final poster design.

Here’s how to vote:

  • View images and submit your votes in our Google Form.
  • Vote for up to 10 images.
  • Please only vote once.
  • Voting runs April 13-May 13, 2022.
  • (View past posters here)

Thank you,
Natalie Fritz
Cochair, Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach Committee

Questions on the poster? Contact the committee at archivesaoohio@gmail.com.

Last Updated on May 6, 2022 by janet_carleton

Registration Open for SOA Annual Meeting 2022: Archives and Sustainability 

This May the Society of Ohio Archivists will return in person together for our annual meeting! You are invited to join us on Friday, May 20 from 9am-4pm at the beautiful Columbus Metropolitan Main Library in downtown Columbus, Ohio for a full day of presentations, networking, and an exciting plenary speaker. The theme of this year’s meeting is Archives & Sustainability.

Stay up-to-date on the latest details of the meeting by visiting the Annual Meeting conference page, and follow the conversation online at #soaam22.

The Annual Meeting is being held as an in-person only event. For those unable to attend the in-person meeting, some content such as speaker slides will be made available following the meeting. It will not be recorded. We will be offering a virtual workshop in the fall of 2022 for those interested in online programming. Stay tuned for more information on the workshop later this summer.

Dr. Kathleen Smythe, plenary speaker SOA 2022 Annual Meeting

Dr. Kathleen Smythe, plenary speaker

We are excited to have Dr. Kathleen Smythe, professor, Xavier University Department of History, as our 2022 plenary speaker. Dr. Smythe’s talk “Difference, the Long View and Interdependence,” will focus on what drives her work as a historian and sustainability leader, how she has used archival resources in her sustainability-focused classes, and the future of her work. She will address how archivists can be partners in climate change action.

Sessions: The year’s meeting will feature a mix of topics around the Sustainability theme, and we have an exciting slate of presentations lined up. We will hear about Oberlin College’s archives virtual exhibit exploring its environmental studies program; Youngstown State University on proactively creating and curating collection content from specific, underrepresented groups; and how Bowling Green University is using SNAC. In the “Beyond the Grant: Cultivating Sustainable Next Steps” three institutions will share their work building on successes; Eira Tansey and Ben Goldman will present “Renewable Archives: What Resources do Archives Use and What Do They Need?”; and SOA leadership will host an open forum to discuss SOA member concerns and questions about social justice work in the archives. Due to a family emergency SOA President Sherri Goudy is unable to attend the Member Forum “Crucial Conversations: Social Justice in the Archives” as scheduled. We are postponing the Forum and will announce in the coming weeks whether this will be rescheduled as a separate event or as a SOA/OLHA Fall Meeting session.

We will also gather over lunch for the annual business meeting, applaud awards, and, over the afternoon break have an opportunity for “networking & table conversations.”

Registration: You’ll want to take advantage of Early Bird registration (through April 29) with $45 SOA members; $65 nonmembers; $30 students, as fees go up beginning on April 30. Includes lunch and break refreshments.

Raffle: Be ready to purchase your raffle tickets from the meeting registration form–no tickets will be sold on site. Funds raised from the raffle are critical to SOA’s support of students and new professionals through meeting scholarships.

Much more information and link to register on the Annual Meeting page!

Questions? Contact the Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Rachael Bussert and Anne Ryckbost.

Last Updated on May 24, 2022 by janet_carleton

2022 Social Media Engagement Calendar for Ohio Archives

The Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach Committee announces the 2022 update to its Social Media Engagement Calendar for Ohio Archives.

This Google Doc features social media engagement opportunities including monthly observances and holidays (both national and international), known hashtag prompts, and general information. this resource will hopefully provide you and your archival repositories with new outlets for sharing material, interacting with fellow archives and the public.

A&O plans to continue to provide yearly updates. Please feel free to share with us any other special days, hashtags, and opportunities for engagement throughout the year if you don’t see them listed! We’ll continue to add to the calendar as we learn new things!

Questions or Dates to Add? Contact the Advocacy and Outreach Committee Cochairs Natalie Fritz and Jenifer Baker.

Last Updated on March 30, 2022 by janet_carleton

Call for Image Submissions: 2022 Ohio Archives Month Poster

This year for the annual Society of Ohio Archivists’ October Archives Month poster we are looking for archival image submissions having to do with Healthcare in Ohio. For the past two years, healthcare professionals throughout the country have helped us through a pandemic, so this topic is in the forefront for many. With this in mind, we decided to highlight archival holdings related to all aspects of healthcare for this year’s poster, which will be distributed for Archives Month in October.

Does your archive have images related to local hospitals, health clinics? Photos of doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals? Images related to vaccination clinics, health crises, medical tools, or other healthcare related events or activities? All of these are examples for wonderful submissions! Continue reading

Last Updated on April 28, 2022 by janet_carleton

SOA Council Meeting Minutes for Feb 10, 2022 Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes, from February 10, 2022, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page. The document includes many between-meeting actions.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Questions about minutes? Contact SOA Secretary Jen Johnson.

Last Updated on March 2, 2022 by janet_carleton

Recordings & Speaker Slides from Fall 2021 Meeting Available

The 2021 annual Ohio Local History Alliance and Society of Ohio Archivists fall meeting (virtual), was held Thursday September 30-Saturday October 2, with the theme of Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles.

See the SOA 2021 Meeting page for more details and the links to SOA Track recordings (hosted by OHLA on YouTube) and speaker slides. (All sessions captured by OLHA can be seen on OLHA’s 2021 meeting page.)

Recordings are available for the plenary sponsored by Ohio Humanities, “Making the Local Universal: How Hidden Histories in Ohio Communities Can Broaden Audiences and Bring More Support,” with Dr. Anna-Lisa Cox; “Making Your DPLA Harvest Go Farther,” with John Dewees and Penelope Shumaker; “Community Partnership for the Preservation of Jewish History in the Mahoning Valley” with Martha Bishop, Hannah Klacik, Kayla Metzger, and Sarah Wilschek; and “Lessons Learned: Adapting Collections Care in a Global Pandemic” with Dyani Feige.

Questions? Contact the SOA Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Rachael Bussert and Anne Ryckbost.

Last Updated on February 25, 2022 by janet_carleton

Call for Nominations: 2022 SOA Merit Award

The SOA Membership & Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2022 Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award.

The award is given to individuals or organizations that have by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year. The award will be presented at the SOA Annual Meeting, which will be held on May 20, 2022 in Columbus.

Applications are due by April 1 8th, 2022.

Nominations should include the following information:

  • Name of nominee;
  • Nominee’s employer or institution;
  • Nominee’s mailing address, phone number, and email address;
  • Brief reason for nomination;
  • The nominator’s contact information so that the awards committee may contact you for additional information.

See the list of past awardees on the Merit Award page.

Applications and inquiries can be sent via email or mail to Membership & Awards Committee Cochair Stephanie Shreffler, Roesch Library RM 304A, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1360. Due April 1 8th, 2022.

Download the 2022 flyer.

Last Updated on April 7, 2022 by janet_carleton

Call for Applications: 2022 SOA Scholarships

The Society of Ohio Archivists is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students (2 awards), and new archival professionals (2 awards) with three years or less experience in the workplace. The award will be presented at the SOA Annual Meeting, which will be held in person on May 20, 2022 in Columbus. Applications are due by April 8, 2022.

The scholarship consists of registration to the SOA annual meeting (including lunch), a one-year SOA membership, and a $100 travel stipend. Awardees are required to submit a photograph and write about their experience for publication in the Ohio Archivist newsletter.

The Membership & Awards Committee is responsible for soliciting applications and submitting recommendations to Council. Awards are announced and presented at the Annual Meeting on May 20.

How to Apply: Applications should include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name, mailing address, and email address.
  • Students should list their school’s name and academic program;
  • New professionals should list their employer and number of years working within the field;
  • Description about how the meeting will benefit the applicant professionally;
  • Brief description of the applicant’s scholarship and contribution to archives. This will be taken into consideration along with the applicant’s number of years in the field or academic study;
  • Statement of the applicant’s need for financial support to attend the conference;
  • Details: Scholarship page.

Applications and inquiries can be sent via email or mail to Membership & Awards Committee Cochair Stephanie Shreffler, Roesch Library RM 304A, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1360. Due April 8, 2022.

Download the 2022 flyer.

Last Updated on April 13, 2022 by janet_carleton