Category Archives: News

SOA Archives Month Poster Submission- Deadline Friday, March 29, 2019

This Friday, March 29, 2019 is the deadline to submit photographs, documents and other graphical materials for the SOA Archives Month poster. Please consider submitting material(s) from your institution.

This year’s theme is Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Ohio’s Role in Space Exploration, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.  Your submissions should demonstrate a connection to Ohio or the contributions of its residents in the development of the technologies that lead to the Space Race and space exploration. Here’s your chance to highlight interesting, fun, and thought-provoking items from your collections!

If interested in participating, please submit your images (limit of 3 per institution) to Melissa Dalton at mdalton@co.greene.oh.us by Friday, March 29, 2019. SOA members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite entry between Monday, April 8, 2019 – Friday, April 26, 2019.

We look forward to your participation!

Ohio Archives News & Events: Genealogical DNA Testing for Beginners

Nationally-known expert Kelli Bergheimer explains how DNA testing can help you find your matches and break down barriers in your research.  Learn about different types of DNA testing, determine which test makes the most sense for you and make sense of your results.

Date/Time: April 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Ohio History Center

Cost: $15/Ohio History Connection members, $20/non-members

Register Online

Or Call: 800.686.1541

2019 SOA Preconference Workshop Survey, Part 2

Reminder: Survey is due January 23, 2019! Thank you to those who have already filled it out!

First of all, the Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2019 Educational Programming Committee would like to thank everyone who filled out part 1 of the preconference workshop survey that was sent out in December. The clear winner was a workshop on born-digital records.

Just to refresh your memory: 2017 saw the return of the SOA preconference workshop with a collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council, hosted by the Ohio History Connection. Simple Supports for Dynamic Exhibits, led by Miriam Nelson & Catarina Figueirinhas, was a 2-hour hands-on workshop, full at 20 attendees. In 2018, Finding Aids for the Future, led by Morag Boyd and Cate Putirskis, presented in partnership with ALAO SCAig and hosted by Ohio History Connection, was full at 40 attendees.

This year, our preconference workshop will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. The survey included in this email, will help the SOA Educational Programming Committee determine logistical details based on the topic of born-digital records.

Part 2 of the survey is due January 23, 2019. Please fill out the survey HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/kJLPVPvPEk6pCgIL2

Thanks in advance for your help!

Society of Ohio Archivists’ Educational Programming Committee

SOA 2019 Annual Meeting CFP due January 21!

Deadline to submit proposals is next week! Submit by Monday, January 21, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

Invention and Innovation: Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting

Friday, May 17, 2019

To be held at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel (http://www.akronhilton.com/) in Akron, Ohio.

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2019 annual meeting
travels to Akron, Ohio, the “City of Invention,” this May. In the
spirit of Akron, the Program Committee seeks proposal topics on the theme of

“Invention and Innovation” in archives, collections, or related work.
Creativity is encouraged!

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 ‘Invention and Innovation’ theme

• Current and forward-moving tools for archival
discovery, maintenance, and/or marketing

• Outreach and instruction that employs new methods, or
addresses innovative or inventive topics

• Inventive and innovative 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

• Diversity, access, inclusion, and community archives

The Program Committee encourages proposals of panel
sessions, student and professional posters, as well as alternative formats such
as a debate, fish bowl, lightning, mini-workshop, pecha kucha, world café,
and other session formats that encourage interaction between presenters and
attendees. Please see the proposal form (https://goo.gl/forms/FvVtPGednEWI5rSz1)
for more detailed information about alternative sessions.

Proposals must include:

• Session/Poster title and type

• Abstract of 250 words describing the session/poster and
how it will be of interest to SOA attendees

• Description of 150 words for the printed program

• Contact information for the primary presenter 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. The Program Committee also encourages proposals from students,
new professionals, first-time presenters and attendees, individuals from
related professions, as well as those from outside the state of Ohio.

Please complete the proposal form by January 21, 2019,
at https://goo.gl/forms/FvVtPGednEWI5rSz1

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

Questions? Contact:

Stephanie Bricking (Stephanie.Bricking@cincinnatilibrary.org)
or Stacey Lavender (lavendes@ohio.edu)

Co-chairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming
Committee

Invention and Innovation: Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting Friday, May 17, 2019

To be held at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel in Akron, Ohio.

Deadline to submit proposals: Monday, January 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2019 annual meeting travels to Akron, Ohio, the “City of Invention,” this May. In the spirit of Akron, the Program Committee seeks proposal topics on the theme of “Invention and Innovation” in archives, collections, or related work. Creativity is encouraged!

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 ‘Invention and Innovation’ theme

• Current and forward-moving tools for archival discovery, maintenance, and/or marketing

• Outreach and instruction that employs new methods, or addresses innovative or inventive topics

• Inventive and innovative 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

• Diversity, access, inclusion, and community archives

The Program Committee encourages proposals of panel sessions, student and professional posters, as well as alternative formats such as a debate, fish bowl, lightning, mini-workshop, pecha kucha, world café, and other session formats that encourage interaction between presenters and attendees. Please see the proposal form for more detailed information about alternative sessions.

Proposals must include:

• Session/Poster title and type

• Abstract of 250 words describing the session/poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees

• Description of 150 words for the printed program

• Contact information for the primary presenter 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. The Program Committee also encourages proposals from students*, new professionals*, first-time presenters and attendees, individuals from related professions, as well as those from outside the state of Ohio.

Please complete the proposal form by January 21, 2019, at https://goo.gl/forms/FvVtPGednEWI5rSz1 

More meeting details will appear as they develop at: https://ohioarchivists.org/annual_conference/ & follow the conversation online at #soaam19.

Questions? Please contact:

Stephanie Bricking (Stephanie.Bricking@cincinnatilibrary.org) or Stacey Lavender (lavendes@ohio.edu)

Co-chairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee*Note that applications for travel scholarships for students and new professionals are due by February 25, 2019.

2019 SOA Preconference Workshop Survey: Part 1

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2019 Educational Programming Committee is busy planning the May meeting, but we need your help! We are in the process of developing our pre-conference workshop, but we would like to find out what topics are of interest to those who might attend.

2017 saw the return of the SOA pre-conference workshop with a collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council, hosted by the Ohio History Connection. Simple Supports for Dynamic Exhibits, led by Miriam Nelson & Catarina Figueirinhas,  was a 2-hour hands-on workshop, full at 20 attendees. In 2018, Finding Aids for the Future, led by Morag Boyd and Cate Putirskis, presented in partnership with ALAO SCAig and hosted by Ohio History Connection, was full at 40 attendees.

This year, our pre-conference workshop will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In order to find out what archivists and other allied professionals would like in a pre-conference workshop, we are sending out a two-part survey. The first part, which is included in this email, will help us narrow down the topics. The second part, to be sent out early January, will help us determine logistical details based on the selected topic(s).

Part 1 of the survey is due December 21, 2018. Fill out the survey HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/ZzqEO3GSlsRHFEZh1

Thanks in advance for your help!

Society of Ohio Archivists’ Educational Programming Committee

SOA Call for Nominations 2019

The SOA Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for the following open SOA Council positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and two Council positions. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations. All positions are for two year terms of office.

Candidates must be current SOA members in good standing and be willing and able to attend regular council meetings and business activities (both in-person and virtually).

The election will be held during the SOA Annual Business Meeting held during the SOA Spring Meeting on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel. Candidates will be required to write a response to a question to be printed in the Ohio Archivist prior to the election.

More details about responsibilities and terms can be located in the SOA bylaws.

Please send any questions to Jillian Ramage at jramage@ohiohistory.org, and make sure to submit your nominations to Jillian by Friday, January 4, 2019.

SOA Annual Meeting (Save the Date!) May 17, 2019

Mark your calendars!

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel in Akron, Ohio, with a preconference workshop and mixer on Thursday, May 16.

Join us for two days full of Invention and Innovation.

Follow the Annual Meeting website and hashtag (#soaam19) for more information. And be on the lookout for the call for proposals, which will be sent out mid-December.

We hope to see you all in May!

Stephanie Bricking & Stacey Lavender
Co-chairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee

Ohio Archives News & Events: Collections Care Conference and Hands-on Workshop for Appalachian Regions

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) (http://www.ccaha.org) is pleased to be leading the Regional Heritage Stewardship Program (RHSP), serving Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.  With a goal of creating working communities of practice among small organizations facing related challenges, RHSP offers a unique opportunity to increase collections care in individual institutions, as well as to meet and network with other collections care professionals in the region.

Register now for the following conference and hands-on workshop:

Focusing on Collections Care in Appalachia: Advocating for Preservation Conference

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 9:00am – 4:00pm

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Are you interested in learning about tips and techniques around advocating for collections care that are available to YOU in Appalachia? Do you want to learn safe techniques for framing materials in a hands-on workshop session? Join us for Focusing on Collections Care in Appalachia: Advocating for Preservation!

We invite you to join CCAHA at Marshall University for a one-day conference to meet colleagues and volunteers in the cultural community and share challenges, best practices, and success stories for creating sustainable preservation initiatives and developing communities of support in the region.

The program will also include a hands-on session on creating safe mounts for framed collections items. Participants will learn how to create hinges for works on paper using preservation grade supplies and techniques, and will also receive a sample pack of supplies to take back to their institution and teach a colleague!

Registration Fee: $30.00

Register here: https://ccaha.org/events/focusing-collections-care-appalachia-advocating-preservation-huntington-wv

Funding for RHSP is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (http://www.neh.gov).

About CCAHA:

CCAHA is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in 1977, CCAHA serves nonprofit cultural institutions, private individuals, and other collecting organizations. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA also offers fellowships, fundraising support, and disaster assistance.

Ohio Archives News & Events: Archivist, Archives of Ohio United Methodism

The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) is seeking a professional archivist for a 30 hour/week position (full benefits with the possibility of a 4-day work week).  The collection consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, artifacts, and other materials organized to encourage the study of the history of United Methodism in Ohio. The Archives is housed at Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University and is jointly sponsored and supported by the University and the East and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church.

Reporting primarily to the Director of Libraries, the archivist is responsible for all aspects of the AOUM which includes setting local policies, procedures, overseeing acquisitions, processing, description, preservation, access, and promotion of collections in all formats. In addition to collection development and management, this position requires a large amount of reference work as well as training and advising multiple groups on archival best practices and strategies.

For a detailed job description and application, please visit: http://jobs.owu.edu/