Category Archives: Newsletter

Ohio Archivist: Call for Assistant Editors

Ohio Archivist header graphicThe Ohio Archivist is urgently seeking assistant editors to contribute excellent content to the statewide biannual newsletter. Some of the past and current columns are Features, Newcomers, News & Notes, and a Digital Feature. We are also open to new ideas such as Social Justice/DEIA, as well as others.

Ohio Archivist is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, and can be found online, along with the submission guidelines. This is a great way to be involved with SOA and help get the word out about all things related to Ohio archives.

The Ohio Archivist is the official newsletter of the Society of Ohio Archivists. Its primary mission is to serve as a conduit for information about SOA and its membership. The Ohio Archivist also publishes articles containing general information about the archival profession, especially as it relates to archivists located within Ohio and the Midwest.

For questions or interest, please contact Ohio Archivist Editor Jessica Heys.

Ohio Archivist: Call for News and Notes Spring 2023

We are currently collecting submissions of “News and Notes” for the fall 2022 issue of the Society of Ohio Archivists’ newsletter Ohio Archivist.

You do not have to be a member of SOA to submit your news – all Ohio archives, records, and special collections news is welcome!

Think you don’t have anything to share? Think again! These are just a few examples, but you get the idea! You can check the News section of previous issues of the Ohio Archivist to get ideas of the kinds of things we are looking for.

  • Upcoming events: Did you create a great new exhibit or host an interesting conference or program?
  • Institutional news: Did you receive an important collection or write a successful grant? Did you embark on a digitization project or do something cool with social media?
  • Personal news: Did you change jobs? Did you earn a promotion or award? Did you speak at a major conference or have an article published?

Make sure to include who, what, when, where, and why, as well as how readers can access more information. Please see the Ohio Archivist Submission Guidelines. Also, the more photos to illustrate your news, the better! *Please send images in high resolution of at least 300dpi.

Submissions should be under 250 words and are due to Ohio Archivist Editor Jessica Heys no later than Friday, February 17, 2023.

Questions? Contact Ohio Archivist Editor Jessica Heys.

Ohio Archivist Fall 2022 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Fall 2022 coverThe fall 2022 issue of Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF!

In this issue you will find information about the Joint Fall Meeting on the theme Be the Change, the Archives Month poster, a recap of the spring Annual Conference, a Digital Discussions article, and much more!.

Contents:
– Archives & Sustainability: Annual Meeting 2022 Recap
– President’s Message
– Be the Change: Joint Fall Meeting
– Archives Month Poster
– Student Scholarship Award Recipient: Kasandra Fager
– New Professional Scholarship Award Recipient: Bridget Retzloff
– Digital Discussions: “Analyzing Your Analytics” by Jenni Salamon
– News & Notes
– Election Results
– Editor’s Note

See all past Ohio Archivist issues on that publication’s page.

Questions? Contact Ohio Archivist Editor-in-Chief Jessica Heys.

Ohio Archivist Call for News and Notes

Hello! I am now collecting submissions of “News and Notes” for the fall 2022 issue of the Society of Ohio Archivists’ newsletter Ohio Archivist.

You do not have to be a member of SOA to submit your news – all Ohio archives, records, and special collections news is welcome!

Think you don’t have anything to share? Think again! These are just a few examples, but you get the idea! You can check the News section of previous issues of the Ohio Archivist to get ideas of the kinds of things we are looking for. Continue reading

Ohio Archivist Spring 2022 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Spring 2022 coverThe spring 2022 issue of Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF.

In this issue you will find a information about the Annual Meeting to be held at Columbus Metropolitan Library, a recap of the SOA/OLHA online Fall Annual Meeting, 2022 candidate biographies, articles on Processing the Erma Bombeck Collection, project management, and much more! Continue reading

Call for News and Notes for Ohio Archivist, Spring 2022

We are now collecting submissions of News and Notes for the Spring 2022 issue of the Society of Ohio Archivists’ newsletter Ohio Archivist. You do not need to be a member of SOA to submit your news – all Ohio archives, records, and special collections news is welcome!

Think you don’t have anything to share? Think again!

  • Upcoming events: Did you create a great new exhibit or host an interesting conference or program?
  • Institutional news: Did you receive an important collection or write a successful grant? Did you embark on a digitization project or do something cool with social media?
  • Personal news: Did you change jobs? Did you earn a promotion or award? Did you speak at a major conference or have an article published?

Continue reading

Ohio Archivist Fall 2021 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Fall 2021 Issue coverThe fall 2021 issue of Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF.

In this issue you will find a information about the Fall SOA/OLHA  Annual Meeting, a first look at the Archives Month poster, a recap of the Spring/Summer Annual Conference, a Resource Roundup in Digital Discussions, and much more!

Contents:
– Overcoming Obstacles for the 2021 Annual Fall Meeting
– President’s Message
– SOA News: Archives Month Poster
– 2021 Annual Conference Recap: Archives in an Era of Change
– Resource Roundup by Jenni Salamon
– Member News
– New Leadership

See all past Ohio Archivist issues on that publication’s page.

Ohio Archivist Spring 2021 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Spring 2021 Issue coverThe spring 2021 issue of Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF or view in ISSUU!

In this issue you will find a information about the virtual Annual Meeting on the theme Archives in an Era of Change, a feature story on Oberlin women and the suffrage movement, and a new Digital Discussions article.

You’ll also find the 2021 slate of candidates for Council. The election will be held online again this year. Voting information will be sent to members Friday, May 14. Voting will close on May 28.

Contents:
– Archives in an Era of Change: Annual Meeting 2021
– President’s Message
– SOA News: 2021 Slate of Candidates; 2020 Joint Meeting Recap: History is Happening Now!; Archives Month Poster
– “Oberlin College, the Suffrage Movement, and Oberlin Women in leadership'” by Ken Grossi
– Digital Discussions: “Privacy considerations in Digital Collections” by Virginia Dressler
– News & Notes
– Editor’s Note

See all past Ohio Archivist issues on that publication’s page.

Call for the next Editor-in-Chief of The Ohio Archivist

The SOA’s biannual publication, The Ohio Archivist, is currently seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. The incoming editor will work cooperatively with current editor, Kayla Harris, on the Spring 2021 issue and will take over exclusively for the Fall 2021 publication.

The Editor-in-Chief position is a three-year, ex-officio non-voting Council position that requires attendance at Council meetings. The position requires approximately 8-10 hours of work (2X per year). This managing editor position entails the coordination and management of all the content for our statewide publication, including overseeing work submitted by Associate Editors for columns and features. Again this is a content editorship; it involves very little design or formatting work on the newsletter as that work is completed by the Ohio History Connection. The position is a great opportunity for those who are interested in editorial work, and has been used as a springboard for editing national publications.

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and a writing sample to current Editor-in-Chief, Kayla Harris, kharris2@udayton.edu by December 1, 2020. SOA Council will review the applications and make a decision by January 2021.

Please feel free to call or email Kayla with any questions. We hope you will consider this great opportunity to become involved in your professional organization.

Kayla Harris, Editor-in-Chief, The Ohio Archivist

Ohio Archivist Fall 2020 Issue Available

Ohio Archivist Fall 2020 Issue coverThe fall 2020 issue of the Ohio Archivist, SOA’s biennial publication, is now available to download as a PDF or view in ISSUU!

In this issue you will find a recap of our first online Annual Meeting, information about the joint fall meeting, the SOA Council Statement on Racial Inequality and Black Lives Matter, a preview of the Archives Month poster, a new Digital Discussions article, and much more!

Contents:
– SOA Council Statement on Racial Inequality and Black Lives Matter
– President’s Message
– SOA News: 2020 Joint Fall Meeting: History is Happening Now!; Archives Month; Annual Meeting Recap; Ohio History Day Awards; Merit Awards and New Professional Scholarship Awards
– “A Closer Look at the Ohio State University Libraries’ Suffrage Scrapbooks: ‘Vote for Woman Suffrage'” by Jolie Braun
– “The Great Disturbance: The First to Leave and the Last to Return” by Christine Engels
– Digital Discussions: DEAI and YOu(r Digital Collections) by Jenni Salamon
– News & Notes

See all past Ohio Archivist issues on that publication’s page.