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SOA & Ohio Local History Alliance 2019 Joint Meeting: Local History is American History

Registration Now Open: Join us at the 2019 Joint Meeting: Local History is American History!

October 4-5, 2019 – Crowne Plaza Columbus-Dublin, Dublin, Ohio

This is the Ohio Local History Alliance’s annual meeting with the addition of a SOA track on Friday (day 1), serving as SOA’s fall conference. Come for SOA’s sessions or come for the entire conference!

Registration: Member (SOA/OLHA) $85; Nonmember $105; Student -40%. Also single day rates and preconference workshop available. Preregister online by September 20.

Program: For more information on the full program see http://www.ohiolha.org/what-we-do/alliance-annual-meeting/ or download the program brochure.

SOA TRACK – Friday Oct 4

  • 9-9:50am – Where Were You the Last 200 Years? Building a Diverse and Inclusive Repository for Underrepresented Communities. Gino Pasi & Lori Harris, University of Cincinnati
  • 10:10-11:00am – Locating Local Manumission Records: Antebellum Ohio, the Journey North. Robin Heise, Greene County Records Center and Archives; Amy Brickey, History Works, Inc.
  • 11:20-12:10pm – Moving Archives: Experiences from Two Repositories. Christine Schmid Engels, Scott Gampfer, & Annie Kling, Cincinnati Museum Center; William Modrow, Miami University
  • 2:00-2:50pm – Navigating Complex Issues in Modern Archival Collections: Privacy and Copyright. Virginia Dressler and Cindy Kristof, Kent State University
  • 3:10-4:00pm – Ask a Records Manager. Robin Heise, Greene County Records Center and Archives; Nathan Owens, Office of Ohio Attorney General; Tina Ratcliff, Montgomery County Records Center & Archives; Pari Swift, The Ohio State University

Questions? Contact Stephanie Bricking, Educational Programing chair at Stephanie.Bricking@cincinnatilibrary.org.

SOA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Closes April 30th

A friendly reminder that early bird registration ends on April 30th.

Join us in Akron on May 16-17, 2019, for two days of Invention and Innovation!

Much more information on the conference page! Follow along on Twitter at #soaam19.

Thursday, May 16

Pre-conference workshops led by Drs. Karen Gracy and Heather Soyka, held at the Kent State University Library.

    • Morning (9:00 a.m. – noon): Fundamentals of Born-Digital Archiving
    • Afternoon (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Beyond the Basics: More Concepts and Strategies for Digital Archiving
    • Early bird pricing for SOA members: $30 for 1 workshop or $50 for both! Early bird registration ends April 30th.

Evening Mixer at the National Museum for the History of Psychology, where you can tour the museum and mingle with colleagues. 6:00-8:00 p.m. / $25 to register. Registration closes April 30th.

Friday, May 17

Annual Meeting at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The day starts off with a plenary from Kathleen Roe, past president of the Society of American Archivists. Her talk, “Reimagining the Future of the Archival Past,” will focus on the future of archival work, including ensuring our institutions collect materials that reflect a comprehensive, inclusive past, conveying the value of archives in meaningful ways to a wide range of users and audiences, and stepping forward to strengthen our profession and its role in our communities and society.

Join us for sessions on building a diverse repository, collaborative projects, job hunting, processing collections, and teaching in the archives, as well as mini-workshops on advocacy and records management. Attendees will also have the option to attend poster sessions, mock job interviews, and bid in the annual silent auction.

Annual meeting early bird registration is only $45 for SOA members! Early bird registration ends April 30th. Register at http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/Product.aspx?ProductId=9197

Tuesday is your last chance! SOA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Closes April 30th

Be sure to register by next Tuesday! Early bird registration ends on April 30th!

Join us in Akron on May 16-17, 2019, for two days of Invention and Innovation!

Thursday, May 16

Pre-conference workshops led by Drs. Karen Gracy and Heather Soyka, held at the Kent State University Library.

    • Morning (9:00 AM – Noon): Fundamentals of Born-Digital Archiving
    • Afternoon (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM): Beyond the Basics: More Concepts and Strategies for Digital Archiving
    • Early bird pricing for SOA members: $30 for 1 workshop or $50 for both! Early bird registration ends April 30th.

Evening Mixer at the National Museum for the History of Psychology, where you can tour the museum and mingle with colleagues. 6:00-8:00 PM / $25 to register. Registration closes April 30th.

Friday, May 17

Annual Meeting at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See annual conference page for sleeping room block information.

Kathleen Roe portraitThe day starts off with a plenary from Kathleen Roe, past president of the Society of American Archivists. Her talk, “Reimagining the Future of the Archival Past,” will focus on the future of archival work, including ensuring our institutions collect materials that reflect a comprehensive, inclusive past, conveying the value of archives in meaningful ways to a wide range of users and audiences, and stepping forward to strengthen our profession and its role in our communities and society.

Join us for sessions on building a diverse repository, collaborative projects, job hunting, processing collections, and teaching in the archives, as well as mini-workshops on advocacy and records management. Attendees will also have the option to attend poster sessions, mock job interviews, and bid in the annual silent auction.

Annual meeting early bird registration is only $45 for SOA members! Early bird registration ends April 30th. Register at http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/Product.aspx?ProductId=9197

Visit the SOA conference website for the latest information and follow along on Twitter at #soaam19.

Deadline Extended: 50 Years of New Frontiers: SOA at 50 – Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting – Friday, May 18, 2018

Location: Quest Business and Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240.

Deadline to submit proposals EXTENDED: Friday, January 19, 2018, 5 p.m.

The SOA 2018 Program Committee seeks a broad array of creative proposals, sessions and posters, related to archival work today and into the future. All proposal topics are welcome.

Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Presentations or discussions of longstanding institutional projects or collections in accordance with the ‘50 year anniversary’ theme
  • Tools for archival discovery, maintenance, and/or marketing
  • Outreach and instruction efforts
  • Student, intern, and volunteer experiences and projects
  • Unique collection development ventures
  • Preservation, description, and access to analog, born-digital, or hybrid collections

Session Formats:

  • Panel Sessions – Two to four speakers present on a common theme.
  • Poster Presentations – Report in which information is summarized using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as photographs, charts, graphs, and/or diagrams mounted on poster board. Presenters will be assigned a specific time at which they must be with their poster to discuss it with attendees.
  • Debate – Moderator announces the topic, and two other people debate. May include more than one topic and additional debaters.
  • Fishbowl – Speakers sit in a circle of chairs on stage — the bowl—and the audience sits in concentric circles around them. The speakers are then asked to talk to each other by answering a series of directed questions. In an open fishbowl, one chair is left empty and audience members can rotate through, adding their take on the topic.
  • Lightning – Presentations may be from 3 to 10 minutes long, with the time allotted depending on the number of presenters. May or may not include slides or images.
  • Mini-Workshop – session teaching a skill or concept through hands-on activity.
  • Pecha Kucha – Each presentation consists of 20 slides or images displayed for 20 seconds each, with comment. Each presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • World Café – consists of multiple presentations/conversations going on at separate tables, with attendees given the opportunity to rotate between them every 20 minutes.
  • Other session formats that encourage interaction between presenters and attendees

All sessions will have an assigned member of the Program Committee to provide introductions, and, as needed, to moderate.

Proposal requirements:

  • Session title and intended format
  • 250-word abstract describing the session/poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
  • 150-words session description for use in the printed program
  • Main contact’s information and any other participants
  • A/V or technology requirements
  • Any additional special needs

Proposals will be evaluated on clarity, originality, diversity of content and speaker representation, and completeness of proposal and presenters. We encourage proposals from students*, new professionals*, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions, including those from outside of Ohio.

Please complete the proposal form by Friday, January 19, 2017, 5 p.m. at https://goo.gl/forms/mC1m8d2rr5XqrGcD2

*Scholarships are available to students (2 awards), and new archival professionals (2 awards). Read more about it in this link: https://ohioarchivists.org/scholarships-available-to-students-and-new-archival-professionals/

More meeting details will appear as they develop at: https://ohioarchivists.org/annual_conference/

Questions?

Please contact:
Stacey Lavender (lavendes@ohio.edu) or Collette McDonough (cmcdonough@kettering.org)
Cochairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee
https://ohioarchivists.org/educational-programming/

SOA Spring 2017 Annual Conference: Registration Opens March 7th

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2017 Spring Conference Early Bird Registration will open on March 7th.

A tentative schedule has been posted to the Annual Conference page and will be updated accordingly.

Online registration available here: http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/soa/2017-annual-conference.aspx

Registration:

Early bird meeting registration (ends May 1, 5 PM): $45 SOA members, $65 nonmembers, $30 students.
Regular meeting preregistration (May 2–May 13, 5 PM): $50 SOA members, $70 nonmembers, $35 students.
Onsite meeting registration (May 19): $60 SOA members, $80 nonmembers, $40 students. Due to catering restrictions, lunch cannot be guaranteed for those who register onsite.
Workshop preregistration (ends May 13, 5 PM): $20 SOA/OPC members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students. No onsite registration available for workshop. Limited to 20.

The meeting registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Coming soon: Register online/pdf version of the registration form will be available for those who do not wish to register online.

More information about the conference is available at the SOA Annual Conference page

SOA Fall Meeting, October 2-3, 2015

The Society of Ohio Archivists is partnering with the Ohio Local History Alliance for Engage, Educate, Empower: Taking Your Organization to the Next Level. This conference will be held on October 2-3, 2015, at the Holiday Inn in Worthington, Ohio.

The SOA track will take place on Friday October 2nd and will feature the following sessions:

  • 9:00-9:50: Ask the Archivist
  • 10:05-10:55: Tips and Tricks to Get you Quickly from “The Disaster” to “The Recovery” with Holly Prochaska, University of Cincinnati Libraries
  • 11:20-12:10: Digital Curation Considerations with Sasha Griffin, Denison University
  • 1:40-2:30: “I Found It In The Archives” Contest Winner
  • 2:50-3:40: Grants for Archives and Local History Projects with Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection and Fred Previts, State Archivist

  • Also Jennie Thomas of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be presenting in a Local History Alliance sponsored session entitled, ‘A Day in the Life’ of Jane Scott on Friday from 10:05-10:55. Attendees are welcome to attend any of the Local History Alliance sessions, luncheons, and other special events on both Friday and Saturday.

    To view the conference program and to register, see conference web page at: http://www.ohiolha.org/2015-alliance-annual-meeting/

    Interested in attending an upcoming workshop or to learn more about upcoming SOA educational opportunities? Contact the Education Committee Chair.

    Register for the 2015 SOA Annual Conference

    The Society of Ohio Archivists invites you to attend the 2015 Annual Spring Conference to be held on Friday May 15 at the General Session Room at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.

    This year’s theme, Archives Amplified, will explore ways in which archivists are increasing outreach, challenging issues of space, and making digitized records more accessible to researchers. We are pleased to announce that Jenny Robb of The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum will serve as our plenary speaker. Robb will discuss the Cartoon Library and Museum’s new $14 million facility and their ambitious exhibition program. As always, the conference will also feature a silent auction benefiting student and new professional scholarships. New this year will be a Speed Networking session to encourage conversation and collaboration among attendees.

    To register, please visit http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/soa/2015-annual-conference.aspx. The registration fee is $45 for members, $65 for non-members, and $30 for students. Continental breakfast, lunch, and beverages are included in the cost of the conference, but advanced registration is necessary to guarantee lunch. Advanced registration ends Friday, May 8. To see the complete program and session descriptions, visit the meeting website at Annual Conference page

    If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Suzanne Maggard Reller at suzanne.maggard@uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at Kristin.Rodgers@osumc.edu.

    DEADLINE EXTENDED! SOA Call for Posters and Session Proposals

    We’ve extended the deadline to submit both poster proposals and session proposals for the SOA Spring 2015 meeting!  Poster and session proposals from both students and professionals are welcome.  Please submit your proposals by Friday January 23 at 5:00 pm.

    Call for Session Proposals and Posters

    Archives Amplified

    Society of Ohio Archivists Spring Meeting

    Friday May 15, 2015

    The SOA 2015 Program Committee is seeking a broad array of creative proposals related to archival work today and into the future.  This year we are accepting both session proposals and poster proposals at the same time.  All proposal topics are welcome.  Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

    • Tools for Archival Discovery, Maintenance, and/or Marketing
    • Outreach and Instruction efforts
    • Student, Intern, and Volunteer Experiences and Projects
    • Funding for Archival Projects or Archival Facilities
    • Unique Collection Development Ventures
    • Preservation, Description, and Access to Traditional, Born-digital, or Hybrid Collections

    Proposals of traditional panel sessions, student and professional posters, and alternative formats such as lightening rounds, pecha kucha, fish bowl sessions, and other session formats that allow for interaction between presenters and attendees are encouraged.

    The Program Committee encourages proposals from students, new professionals, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions.

    The deadline for proposal submission is Friday December 12, 2014.  DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday January 23 at 5:00pm.

     Proposals must include the following information:

    • Session or Poster Title
    • Session Type (Traditional Panel, Student Poster, Professional Poster, Fishbowl, Lightening Round, Debate, Mini-workshop, World Café, etc.)
    • Abstract of 250 words or less describing the session or poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
    • Session or Poster Description for the SOA program (50 words or less)
    • Session Contact Person (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone Number, Email Address)
    • Other Participants and Contact Information (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone number, email address)
    • A/V or Technology Requirements
    • Additional Special Needs

     Please submit the above proposal information via email to Suzanne Reller at maggarsm@ucmail.uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at kristin.rodgers@osumc.edu

    Deadline Extended–Call for Session Proposals & Posters

    Call for Session Proposals and Posters

    Archives Amplified
    Society of Ohio Archivists Spring Meeting
    Friday May 15, 2015

    The SOA 2015 Program Committee is seeking a broad array of creative proposals related to archival work today and into the future.  This year we are accepting both session proposals and poster proposals at the same time.  All proposal topics are welcome.  Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

    • Tools for Archival Discovery, Maintenance, and/or Marketing
    • Outreach and Instruction efforts
    • Student, Intern, and Volunteer Experiences and Projects
    • Funding for Archival Projects or Archival Facilities
    • Unique Collection Development Ventures
    • Preservation, Description, and Access to Traditional, Born-digital, or Hybrid Collections

    Proposals of traditional panel sessions, student and professional posters, and alternative formats such as lightening rounds, pecha kucha, fish bowl sessions, and other session formats that allow for interaction between presenters and attendees are encouraged.

    The Program Committee encourages proposals from students, new professionals, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions.

    The deadline for proposal submission is Friday December 12, 2014.
    DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:00pm.

     Proposals must include the following information:

    • Session Title
    • Session Type (Traditional Panel, Student Poster, Professional Poster, Fishbowl, Lightening Round, Debate, Mini-workshop, World Café, etc.)
    • Session proposal abstract of 250 words or less describing the session or poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
    • Session Description for the SOA program (50 words or less)
    • Session Contact Person (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone Number, Email Address)
    • Other Participants and Contact Information (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone number, email address)
    • A/V or Technology Requirements
    • Additional Special Needs

    Please submit the above proposal information via email to Suzanne Reller at maggarsm@ucmail.uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at kristin.rodgers@osumc.edu

    Call for Session Proposals & Posters—SOA Annual Conference 2015

    Call for Session Proposals and Posters

    Archives Amplified
    Society of Ohio Archivists Spring Meeting
    Friday May 15, 2015

    The SOA 2015 Program Committee is seeking a broad array of creative proposals related to archival work today and into the future.  This year we are accepting both session proposals and poster proposals at the same time.  All proposal topics are welcome.  Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

    • Tools for Archival Discovery, Maintenance, and/or Marketing
    • Outreach and Instruction efforts
    • Student, Intern, and Volunteer Experiences and Projects
    • Funding for Archival Projects or Archival Facilities
    • Unique Collection Development Ventures
    • Preservation, Description, and Access to Traditional, Born-digital, or Hybrid Collections

    Proposals of traditional panel sessions, student and professional posters, and alternative formats such as lightening rounds, pecha kucha, fish bowl sessions, and other session formats that allow for interaction between presenters and attendees are encouraged.

    The Program Committee encourages proposals from students, new professionals, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions.

    The deadline for proposal submission is Friday December 12, 2014.

     Proposals must include the following information:

    • Session Title
    • Session Type (Traditional Panel, Student Poster, Professional Poster, Fishbowl, Lightening Round, Debate, Mini-workshop, World Café, etc.)
    • Session proposal abstract of 250 words or less describing the session or poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
    • Session Description for the SOA program (50 words or less)
    • Session Contact Person (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone Number, Email Address)
    • Other Participants and Contact Information (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone number, email address)
    • A/V or Technology Requirements
    • Additional Special Needs

    Please submit the above proposal information via email to Suzanne Reller at maggarsm@ucmail.uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at kristin.rodgers@osumc.edu