Category Archives: Conferences / Meetings

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.

Recording Available for SOA’s Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias

Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & BiasThe recording of “Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias,” the online program presented by the Society of Ohio Archivists Task Force on Social Justice and Black Lives Matter on January 12, 2022, is now available on SOA’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/wBJ91Wqdm0Y.

Learn more about the event from its announcement.

For more information about the Task Force on Social Justice and Black Lives Matter, visit its page here.

Call For Proposals: 2022 SOA Annual Meeting: Archives and Sustainability

The Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting: Archives and Sustainability, will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the beautiful Columbus Metropolitan Main Library in Columbus.

The Society of Ohio Archivists is (planning) to return to meeting in person in Columbus, Ohio for its 2022 Annual Meeting! 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 is now 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.

Register for “Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias,” January 14, 2022

Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & BiasBegin Martin Luther King Day weekend with an unforgettable discussion about systemic racism awareness and initiatives to dismantle it.

Recording now available on YouTube.

On Friday, January 14, 2022, at 12:00 noon-1:30pm (eastern), the Society of Ohio Archivists Task Force on Social Justice and Black Lives Matter will host on Zoom the free online discussion, “Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias,” featuring Eric Deggans, Dave Snyder, and moderated by Jerolyn Barbee.

Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crucial-conversations-recognizing-and-overcoming-racial-injustice-bias-tickets-216979169537

Eric Deggans

Eric Deggans, panelist at Crucial Conversations

Speaker Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, appearing on all the network’s shows, including Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered, writing for NPR.org and appearing on podcasts such as Life Kit, Code Switch and Pop Culture Happy Hour. He is also author of a book dissecting how media outlets use prejudice and stereotypes to build ratings and power; Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, published in October 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. Continue reading

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