Annual Meeting 2024 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2024 Annual Meeting: Archives For All: Enhancing Accessibility and Inclusivity, May 16-17!  Register online or mail-in in this form (PDF).

This May, the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting is going hybrid! Join us on Thursday, May 16 for virtual sessions, and on Friday, May 17 at Capital University in the Harry C. Moores Student Union, 745 Pleasant Ridge Ave., Columbus, Ohio, for a full day of in-person presentations, networking, and an exciting keynote speaker (select sessions streamed to virtual attendees).

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Dr. Lydia Tang, Keynote Speaker, SOA Annual Meeting 2024

Keynote: Dr. Lydia Tang is our keynote speaker for this year’s conference. Dr. Tang is an Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for Lyrasis. Previously, she held archivist positions at Michigan State University, the Library of Congress, and numerous graduate positions at the University of Illinois, where she received her MLIS and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She is the 2020 recipient of SAA’s Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award and a co-founder of the SAA Accessibility & Disability Section. She has very involved in advancing accessibility in archives through standards development with the Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities and open source technologies including ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, and DSpace. She has written about accessible physical archival spaces, hiring and advancement practices, taught accessibility workshops for Lyrasis Learning and the Midwest Archives Conference, and delivered keynotes on accessibility in archives for Best Practice Exchange (2022) and Code4Lib (2023). She is currently co-editing a forthcoming book for Litwin Press with Dr. Gracen Brilmeyer, Preserving Disability: Disability and the Archival Profession.

In sessions, we feature a mix of presentations centered around the “Archives for All” theme and those of general interest. Virtual-only sessions on Thursday include Sidney Gao and James Van Mil presenting on “Principles and Practice for Accessible Digitization;” Dyani Feige, who will discuss her work with the Appalachian Regional Heritage Stewardship Program; Wendy Guerra and Amy Schindler discussing “Flickr and Football: Creating Approachable Archives for Alumni;” and more. The Friday slate includes Michelle Ganz’s talk on “Intersectional DEI: We are Nobody without Everybody. A Common-sense Approach to Accessibility;” panelists Alia Wegner, Janet Rhodes, Brenda Foster, Nick Pavlik, and Amber Bales, presenting ‘“The One Thing You Cannot Do is Take.” The full Program of sessions and presenters is on the Annual Meeting webpage.

Register by Monday, April 15 to receive the early bird rate! Pre-registration ends on Wednesday, May 8 for the full conference experience (Day 1 virtual/Day 2 in person). Those choosing the all-virtual option have until May 15 to register online. On-site day of registration will be available, but without lunch. Full details are on the Annual Meeting webpage.

Questions? Please feel free to contact the 2023-2024 Educational Programming Committee Sara Mouch and Michelle Sweetser. We look forward to seeing you!

Last Updated on May 3, 2024 by Emily Gainer