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Ohio Archivist Fall 2021 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Fall 2021 Issue coverThe fall 2021 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 Fall SOA/OLHA  Annual Meeting, a first look at the Archives Month poster, a recap of the Spring/Summer Annual Conference, a Resource Roundup in Digital Discussions, and much more!

Contents:
– Overcoming Obstacles for the 2021 Annual Fall Meeting
– President’s Message
– SOA News: Archives Month Poster
– 2021 Annual Conference Recap: Archives in an Era of Change
– Resource Roundup by Jenni Salamon
– Member News
– New Leadership

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

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton

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Archives Month 2021: Make Plans, Share Your Plans, Sign Up to Give a Virtual Tour!

October is American Archives Month and we want to take the opportunity to highlight and celebrate archives all throughout Ohio!  This year, the Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach Committee would like to offer a few virtual opportunities in October to invite the public “in” to our archives.

We have set up four dates on Tuesday afternoons in October to allow Ohio archival repositories to sign up to give a brief virtual tour during a one-hour Zoom meeting. This is a chance to show off your place, your coolest things, whatever you’d like!

  • The one-hour Zoom meetings are on Tuesdays. October 5th and 19th are at 12:15 pm, and October 12 and 26 are at 2:15pm.
  • Each Tuesday time slot can have up to 6 archives providing a tour, giving 8-10 minutes per archive (pre-recorded or live–your choice!).
  • (Multiple employees/representatives from an archive are welcome to attend the Zoom where your organization will be featured.)
  • Sign up for your preferred date and tour time using the form here: https://cutt.ly/OhioArchiveTours.
  • After signing up, you’ll receive the link for your date.
  • We’ll share a graphic/flyer that can be shared with details of how the public can join each session.
  • In addition, organizational representatives can join to watch and chat/ask questions on any of the other dates if they just want to see other archives!
  • See the virtual tours from our June Annual Meeting.

This is a fun opportunity for us archivists too, not just the public! We hope you can join any of the days available!

Other ways to celebrate Archives Month

Hold an Event: If your archive site hasn’t made plans yet to do something to celebrate and acknowledge Archives Month, we encourage you to hold some sort of event (in person or virtual) to let people get to know your archives!

Let us know: If you already have something planned (like an open house, talk, etc.), please share the details so that we can publish a list of Ohio Archives Month activities around the state on the SOA website. You can send event details to Advocacy and Outreach Committee Cochair Natalie Fritz.

Last Updated on October 1, 2021 by janet_carleton

SOA Council Meeting Minutes for Sept 20, 2021 Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes, from September 20, 2021, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page. The document includes many between-meeting actions from the spring.

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.

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton

New Map of Archives Across Ohio

Just in time for Archives Month, the Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach Committee are pleased to announce a new Google Map of Ohio archival institutions! The institutions mapped are drawn from those who submitted their information for the 2019 Ohio Archives Passport.

Questions? Contact the Advocacy and Outreach Committee Cochairs Natalie Fritz and Jenifer Baker.

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by janet_carleton

Weds (9/29) Last Day to Register for SOA/OLHA Fall Meeting 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, is the LAST day to register for the annual Ohio Local History Alliance and Society of Ohio Archivists fall meeting (virtual), will be held Thursday September 30-Saturday October 2, with the theme of Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles.

Register online through 9/29–see the SOA Meeting page for registration and more details. Fees are member (SOA/OLHA) $40; nonmember $50; student/unemployed/furloughed $20. Continue reading

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton

Annual OHLA/SOA Fall Meeting, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2021

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

Register online through September 29–see the SOA Meeting page for registration and more details. Fees are member (SOA/OLHA) $40; nonmember $50; student/unemployed/furloughed $20.

Continue reading

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton

SOA Council Meeting Minutes for June 28, 2021 Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes, from June 28, 2021, can be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page. The document includes many between-meeting actions from the spring.

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.

Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by janet_carleton

Recordings Available for SOA 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change

Recordings are now available from the virtual Society of Ohio Archivists 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change (June 7-8, 2021).

Find them on the SOA’s YouTube channel SOAam21playlist. Or linked next to the sessions in the Schedule At A Glance on the Annual Meetings page.

Speaker slides are being added as we receive them, also on the Annual Meetings page.

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

Last Updated on June 23, 2021 by janet_carleton

SOA Election Results 2021

Amy Rohmiller

Amy Rohmiller, Vice President/President-Elect

For the second year in a row, the Society of Ohio Archivists held its normally scheduled election online May 14-28. The online election was again necessitated by current conditions and the lack of an in-person Annual Meeting (held June 7-8 virtually this year and free to membership).

 

Jen Johnson, Secretary

The results of the election are now in and officially recognized. SOA would like to welcome the following new leaders:

  • Amy Rohmiller, University of Dayton, Vice President/President-Elect (2021-2022)
  • Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio, Secretary (2021-2023)
  • Sasha Griffin, Denison University, Council (2021-2023)

Sasha Griffin, Council

A big thank you to Jenifer Baker and Marsha Miles for running, and the Nominating Committee. Also, thank you to everyone who participated!

For more on the new officers and Council member, see the Candidate Statements in this 4-page extract from the Ohio Archivist, spring 2021.

Officer Transitions

  • Sherri Goudy, Nerd Girl History Adventure, transitions from Vice President/President-Elect to President.
  • Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library, transitions from President to Past-President.
  • Robin Heise, Greene County Records Center and Archives, transitions out of SOA Leadership. Council cannot heap enough praise on Robin for all that she has done and for her great leadership.

Committee Leadership Appointments and Departures

Another big thank you also goes out to outgoing, incoming, and reappointed committee leadership:

  • Educational Planning Committee: Bill Modrow, Miami University, whose term as EPC cochair comes to an end with the 2021 Annual Conference. Welcome to incoming Cochair Anne Ryckbost, Xavier University, who is joining current Cochair Rachael Bussert, Dayton Metro Library.
  • Marketing and Communications Committee: Janet Carleton, Ohio University, has been reappointed for a second term as MCC cochair, joining current Cochair Amanda Rindler, Ohio History Connection.
  • Membership and Awards Committee: Stephanie Shreffler, University of Dayton, has been reappointed for a second term as MAC cochair, joining current Cochair Matt Francis, Ohio Northern University.
  • Nominating Committee: Robin Heise, Greene County Records Center and Archives, whose term comes to an end as the chair position resides with the Past President. Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library System assumes the role of chair.
  • Ohio Archivist: Kayla Harris, University of Dayton, whose term as Editor-in-Chief comes to an end. Welcome to incoming Editor Abigail Sachs.

For more information see the Officer and Council Member roster, Committees & Task Forces page, and the Nominating Committee page.

Last Updated on June 10, 2021 by janet_carleton