Category Archives: SOA Spring Conference

Recordings Available for SOA 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change

Recordings are now available from the virtual Society of Ohio Archivists 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change (June 7-8, 2021).

Find them on the SOA’s YouTube channel SOAam21playlist. Or linked next to the sessions in the Schedule At A Glance on the Annual Meetings page.

Speaker slides are being added as we receive them, also on the Annual Meetings page.

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

Register Now for SOA 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change

Register now to join your colleagues (virtually) at the Society of Ohio Archivists 2021 Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change, Monday June 7 & Tuesday June 8.

Two days of sessions on current topics, a virtual archives crawl, awards ceremony, annual business meeting, and a thoughtful plenary (all via Zoom). Plus registration is FREE for members!*

Much more, including the full schedule, on the Annual Meeting page.

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Ben Garcia

Plenary Speaker: Ben Garcia – “Archives, Libraries, Museums: Meaning-making and Magic.”
Garcia is deputy executive director and chief learning officer at the Ohio History Connection. His talk will be a reflection on why our work matters, where we have gone astray, and what the path forward could be. This presentation will touch on the meaning of collections and spaces, digital and physical. And a rationale, rooted in our deepest places, for equitable practice, access and representation in our fields.

*If not currently a member, you will have the opportunity to join SOA through the online meeting registration form by choosing that option within the Registration Type menu. And membership fees are just $5 (student)/$10 (bridge)/$15 (individual)!

Questions? Contact the Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Rachael Bussert and William Modrow.

Registration Fees Set for SOA Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting 2021 registration fees are now set, and once again the meeting will be FREE for all SOA members.*

So please join us for Archives in an Era of Change on June 7 & 8 (through Zoom) for two days of outstanding sessions!

Speaking of sessions, we are still accepting proposals through Friday April 16.

And there’s still time to apply for Student and New Professionals Scholarships, due Wednesday April 21.

*If not currently a member, you will have the opportunity to join SOA through the online meeting registration form by choosing that option within the Registration Type menu. And membership fees are just $5 (student) or $15 (individual).

Questions? Contact the Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Rachael Bussert and William Modrow.

 

Extended! Call for Tour Guides: Virtual Archives Crawl @ 2021 Annual Meeting

The SOA Educational Programming Committee seeks members who are interested in leading a tour of their collections in our Virtual Archives Crawl to be held during the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting, June 7-8. We will be selecting four institutions to each lead 10-15 minute tours of their collections.

Highlight your treasures, give a tour of an exhibit, or just share a project that you are especially proud of! We would like to have a variety of collections, institution sizes, and types represented in the crawl. Please note that the Virtual Archives Crawl will take place during regular conference hours–not as an after-hours event.

We hope that this event will be a fun and relaxed way for members to connect with each other during this year’s meeting.

To apply to lead a tour please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Rachael Bussert, Cochair, Educational Programming Committee. Please include a description of your institution and collecting areas as well as a brief overview of what you would like to showcase on your tour. Extended deadline is Friday, April 16, 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Call for Proposals: 2021 SOA Annual Meeting: Archives in an Era of Change

The Society of Ohio Archivists’  2021 Annual Meeting will be meeting virtually this June 7-8 thanks to technical support from the Ohio History Connection. This year we welcome proposals that explore the theme, “Archives in an Era of Change.”

We are asking for submissions that address the way that archives have adapted to changes. How did you assess your practices? What did you start, stop, create, or change over the last year. What was a success? As archives continue to adapt and react to social justice reforms, attacks on democracy, what are the takeaways?

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 “Archives in an Era of Change” theme
  • Diversity, access, inclusion, and community archives
  • Current and forward-moving tools for archival discovery, maintenance, and/or marketing
  • Outreach and instruction that employs creative or adapted methods, or addresses complex topics
  • Transformative 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

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Save the Date: SOA Annual Meeting (Virtual), June 7-8, 2021

We now have a date for this year’s virtual annual meeting, June 7-8, 2021! Please mark this on your calendars and watch for a future Call For Proposals!

The Educational Programming Committee is also looking for SOA members to serve on the committee for planning meetings.

Questions? Contact the Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Rachael Bussert and William Modrow.

SOA 2020 Annual Meeting Recordings & Slides Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ Annual Meeting: Archiving 100 Years of Change was held online via Zoom on Tuesday June 16 & Wednesday June 17. Over the course of two days, we enjoyed informative and engaging sessions on digitizing community collections, digital preservation, preserving oral histories, learning from challenges in the archives, and more.

View the recordings, including the plenary by Kimberly Hamlin on “Finding Sex, Race, and Suffrage in the Archives: What I Found When I Looked for Helen Hamilton Gardener in the Library of Congress’s Manuscript Collections” on the meeting’s playlist on YouTube at https://bit.ly/soaam20-videos.

Slides can be found on the Annual Meeting Schedule.

Sponsors: Hollinger Metal Edge conference sponsor | Ohio Humanities, plenary sponsor.

Thank you to all the presenters, sponsors, and Educational Programming Committee members for making it all possible!YouTube playlist

 

Reminder: Register for 2020 SOA Annual Meeting: Archiving 100 Years of Change

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Plenary speaker Kimberly A. Hamlin, award-winning historian, speaker, and writer.

Join your colleagues on Tuesday June 16 & Wednesday June 17, for the 2020 Society of Ohio Archivists virtual conference, Archiving 100 Years of Change.

Plenary: Starting off the conference our plenary speaker, Kimberly Hamlin will speak on “Finding Sex, Race, and Suffrage in the Archives: What I Found When I Looked for Helen Hamilton Gardener in the Library of Congress’s Manuscript Collections.” This lecture 9am-10am, is free and open to the public! Register for the lecture here. Continue reading

2020 SOA Annual Meeting: Archiving 100 Years of Change

Join your colleagues on Tuesday June 16 & Wednesday June 17, for the 2020 Society of Ohio Archivists virtual conference, Archiving 100 Years of Change.

Kimberly A. Hamlin portrait

Plenary speaker Kimberly A. Hamlin, award-winning historian, speaker, and writer.

Starting off the conference our plenary speaker, Kimberly Hamlin, will be discussing sex, race, and suffrage in the archives, based on her research into suffragist Helen Hamilton Gardener. Over the course of two days, we will have sessions discussing digitizing community collections, digital preservation, preserving oral histories, learning from challenges in the archives and more. We hope to “see” you at our upcoming meeting on Zoom!

Schedule: To see the full schedule and to register, visit the SOA conference page at https://ohioarchivists.org/annual_conference/

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SOA Annual Conference 2020 (virtual): Save the Dates June 16-17!

Kimberly A. Hamlin portrait

Plenary speaker Kimberly A. Hamlin, award-winning historian, speaker, and writer.

Save the dates! SOA has moved its annual conference online! Join us Tuesday June 16-Wednesday June 17, 2020, for our virtual conference, Archiving 100 Years of Change. Watch the annual conference website for more details, including the schedule and registration, as they are updated to reflect meeting virtually.

Can’t wait to see you in June!
Questions? Please contact Society of Ohio Archivists’s Educational Programming Committee Cochairs Stephanie Bricking or
William Modrow