Category Archives: Conferences / Meetings

Register Now: SOA Virtual Workshop, Going Rogue: Practical Hacks (and Pitfalls) for Electronic Records Processing, Nov 9-10, 2022

The Society of Ohio Archivists is excited to announce that registration is now open for its fall virtual workshop, “Going Rogue: Practical Hacks (and Pitfalls) for Electronic Records Processing“!

“Going Rogue” will be held online via Zoom on both Wednesday November 9 and Thursday November 10,  10am-12pm Eastern. This is a two-day workshop and attendees are expected to participate on both days. The workshop will not be recorded but resource links will be shared after the workshop.

See the Meetings page for all the details and to register.

Registration is FREE for members and $15 for non-members.

Description: The challenges of born digital records are well-known to most archivists by now. For years professional literature, workshops, and trainings have informed us of the complexities and issues around these materials. But what happens when theory meets reality? What kinds of collections are we actually encountering, and what are the real-life tools and procedures that repositories are using?

Speakers: Carol Kussmann, Digital Preservation Analyst, Digital Preservation and Repository Technologies and Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Digital Records Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries.

The SOA Educational Programming Committee is partnering with the Midwest Archives Conference Speakers Bureau to offer this great educational opportunity.

Questions? Contact the Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Matt Francis and Adam Wanter.

SOA Annual Meeting 2023 Quick Survey

The Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee (EPC) is considering going hybrid for the 2023 Annual Spring Conference!

We would like your feedback on offering a traditional in-person conference with the ability to attend some or all sessions virtually. We will use the information from this one-question survey to gauge how many people might prefer to attend virtually, and how large of a venue we might need. Please respond by Friday, September 2.

Access the survey here.

If you are interested in joining the EPC (or have questions), please reach out to the Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Matt Francis and Adam Wanter.

2022 OHLA/SOA Fall Joint Conference Registration EXTENDED

Joint OLHA/SOA Fall Meeting 2022: Be the Change

September 30-October 1, 2022, in-person at the Quest Conference Center, Columbus (Westerville).

Join the Society of Ohio Archivists and the Ohio Local History Association for our in-person fall meeting! This is OLHA’s annual 2-day meeting with the addition of a SOA track on Friday, September 30, serving as SOA’s fall conference. Come for SOA’s sessions or come for the entire conference!

For the SOA track we have 3 panels, plus the discussion session Crucial Conversations: Social Justice in the Archives. Panel sessions cover Grants for Your Institution: Where to Find Them and How to Get Them with Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board members; From Skin to Skeleton: Pulling off the “Illustrated Human” Exhibit and Lecture Series at the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions with University of Cincinnati staff; and Beyond the Grant: Cultivating Sustainable Next Steps with Bowling Green State University, Kent State University, and Lakeside Heritage Society representatives.

See the annual conferences page to register and for many more details! Continue reading

Save the Date: SOA Fall Virtual Workshop, November 9-10, 2022

Save the date for the Society of Ohio Archivists fall virtual workshop, “Going Rogue: Practical Hacks (and Pitfalls) for Electronic Records Processing“!

“Going Rogue” will be held online via Zoom on both Wednesday November 9 and Thursday November 10,  10am-12pm Eastern. This is a two-day workshop and attendees are expected to participate on both days. The workshop will not be recorded but resource links will be shared after the workshop.

The SOA Educational Programming Committee is partnering with the Midwest Archives Conference Speakers Bureau to offer this great educational opportunity.

Registration will open in October. Free for members; $15 for non-members.  See more on the meetings page!

Description: The challenges of born digital records are well-known to most archivists by now. For years professional literature, workshops, and trainings have informed us of the complexities and issues around these materials. But what happens when theory meets reality? What kinds of collections are we actually encountering, and what are the real-life tools and procedures that repositories are using?

Speakers: Carol Kussmann, Digital Preservation Analyst, Digital Preservation and Repository Technologies and Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Digital Records Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries.

Questions? Contact the Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Matt Francis and Adam Wanter.

Meeting Scholarships Awarded for 2022

The Society of Ohio Archivists Membership & Awards Committee is pleased to announce three scholarships awarded at the Annual Meeting on May 20, 2022.

Scholarship awardees are:

  • Student Scholarship: Kaylee Rigg, Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio Preservation Council Student Scholarship: Kasandra Fager, Bowling Green State University
  • New Professional: Elizabeth Coots, Digital Archivist, Vermont Granite Museum

2022 Scholarship Awardees pose at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting on May 20, 2022 (L to R): Stephanie Shreffler, SOA Membership & Awards Committee Cochair; Kasandra Fager, Ohio Preservation Council Student Scholarship; Elizabeth Coots, New Professional Scholarship; Kaylee Rigg, Student Scholarship; Amy Rohmiller, SOA Vice President/President Elect.

The scholarship consists of registration to the SOA annual meeting (including lunch), a one-year SOA membership, and a $100 travel stipend. Look for articles sharing their meeting experiences in the fall issue of the Ohio Archivist newsletter.

Questions? Contact Membership & Awards Committee Cochair Stephanie Shreffler.

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. Continue reading

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.

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.

CFP Extended: 2022 SOA Annual Meeting: Archives and Sustainability

The Call for Proposals for the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting: Archives and Sustainability has been extended until Friday, January 28.

SOA is (planning) to return to meeting in person in Columbus, Ohio for its 2022 Annual Meeting to be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the beautiful Columbus Metropolitan Main Library in Columbus.

This year the Educational Planning Committee welcomes proposals that explore the theme of Sustainability as it relates to sustaining the projects, people, and ideas that drive our field as well as how we respond as a profession to environmental sustainability. The committee welcomes submissions relating directly to the theme, along with a broad array of other topics.

Extended deadline to submit proposals: Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. See the Annual Meeting page for much more detail and the submission form.

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