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.
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.
Recordings are now available from the virtual Society of Ohio Archivists 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change (June 7-8, 2021).
Speaker slides are being added as we receive them, also on the Annual Meetings page.
Register now to join your colleagues (virtually) at the Society of Ohio Archivists 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change, Monday June 7 & Tuesday June 8.
Two days of sessions on current topics, a virtual archives crawl, awards ceremony, annual business meeting, and a thoughtful plenary (all via Zoom). Plus registration is FREE for members!*
Annual Meeting 2021 registration fees are now set, and once again the meeting will be FREE for all SOA members.*
So please join us for Archives in an Era of Change on June 7 & 8 (through Zoom) for two days of outstanding sessions!
Speaking of sessions, we are still accepting proposals through Friday April 16.
And there’s still time to apply for Student and New Professionals Scholarships, due Wednesday April 21.
*If not currently a member, you will have the opportunity to join SOA through the online meeting registration form by choosing that option within the Registration Type menu. And membership fees are just $5 (student) or $15 (individual).
The SOA Educational Programming Committee seeks members who are interested in leading a tour of their collections in our Virtual Archives Crawl to be held during the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, June 7-8. We will be selecting four institutions to each lead 10-15 minute tours of their collections.
Highlight your treasures, give a tour of an exhibit, or just share a project that you are especially proud of! We would like to have a variety of collections, institution sizes, and types represented in the crawl. Please note that the Virtual Archives Crawl will take place during regular conference hours–not as an after-hours event.
We hope that this event will be a fun and relaxed way for members to connect with each other during this year’s meeting.
To apply to lead a tour please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Rachael Bussert, Cochair, Educational Programming Committee. Please include a description of your institution and collecting areas as well as a brief overview of what you would like to showcase on your tour. Extended deadline is Friday, April
16, 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
The Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2021 Annual Meeting will be meeting virtually this June 7-8 thanks to technical support from the Ohio History Connection. This year we welcome proposals that explore the theme, “Archives in an Era of Change.”
We are asking for submissions that address the way that archives have adapted to changes. How did you assess your practices? What did you start, stop, create, or change over the last year. What was a success? As archives continue to adapt and react to social justice reforms, attacks on democracy, what are the takeaways?
Session, poster, and discussion proposal topics can address a broad array of topics, including, but not limited to:
- Longstanding institutional projects or collections in accordance with the “Archives in an Era of Change” theme
- Diversity, access, inclusion, and community archives
- Current and forward-moving tools for archival discovery, maintenance, and/or marketing
- Outreach and instruction that employs creative or adapted methods, or addresses complex topics
- Transformative student, intern, and volunteer experiences and projects
- Unique collection development ventures
- Best practices and new methods for handling preservation, description, and access to analog, born-digital, or hybrid collections
We now have a date for this year’s virtual annual meeting, June 7-8, 2021! Please mark this on your calendars and watch for a future Call For Proposals!
The Educational Programming Committee is also looking for SOA members to serve on the committee for planning meetings.
Interested in professional development and learning more about the field? The Educational Programming Committee is looking for SOA members to serve on the committee for planning SOA’s annual virtual conference, June 7-8, 2021.
Mission: The EPC plans the Annual Meeting (spring), the fall joint meeting with Ohio Local History Alliance, and professional development workshops. Activities include choosing a conference theme, solicitation and selection of session presenters, selection of plenary speaker, publication and distribution of conference announcements, and soliciting sponsors.
Join the Society of Ohio Archivists and the Ohio Local History Association for our virtual joint fall meeting: History is Happening Now, October 1-3, 2020.
This is OLHA’s annual meeting with the addition of a SOA track on Thursday & Friday, serving as SOA’s fall conference. Come for SOA’s sessions or come for the entire conference!
This year, registration covers the full conference including the keynote, “The Urgency of Now: Taking Risks to Serve Your Community” with Melanie Adams, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
All sessions will be virtual and held using the Zoom meeting and webinar platform. See the Annual Meeting page for schedule and more!