Most committees also have their own pages with additional content, linked to in the below descriptions.
Advocacy and Outreach
The Advocacy and Outreach Committee is comprised of two subcommittees: Advocacy and Outreach.
– The Advocacy subcommittee is responsible for promoting advocacy in response to legislative issues that may impact archives, diversity, and the role of archives and archivists within society. The Advocacy subcommittee will facilitate access to resources that will aid archivists in advocating for the profession and collections to administrators and institutional stakeholders. It also communicates news from the National Coalition for History.
– The Outreach subcommittee is responsible for advocating the importance of archives throughout the state of Ohio through programmatic planning such as Statehood Day, Archives Month, and the I Found it in the Archives platform for sharing archival discoveries.
See all blog posts tagged Advocacy and Outreach.
Haley Antell, Kent State University
George Bain, Ohio University Libraries, retired
Jenifer Baker, Warren County Records Center & Archives (cochair)
Connie Conner, Ohio History Connection
Melissa Dalton, Greene County Records Center and Archives
Natalie Fritz, Clark County Historical Society (cochair)
Ken Grossi, Oberlin College
Jacky Johnson, Miami University
Collette McDonough, Kettering Foundation
Laura E. Smith, Ohio University
Educational Programming Committee
The Educational Programming Committee plans the Annual Meeting (spring), joint fall meeting with Ohio Local History Alliance, and professional development workshops. Activities include choosing a conference theme, solicitation and selection of session presenters, selection of plenary speaker, publication and distribution of conference announcements, and soliciting sponsors.
Jolie Braun, The Ohio State University
Rachael Bussert, Dayton Metro Library (cochair 2020-2022)
Betsy Hedler, Ohio History Connection (SOA/OHC Liaison)
William Modrow, Miami University (cochair)
Amy Rohmiller, University of Dayton (SOA Vice President/President-Elect)
Anne Ryckbost, Xavier University (cochair 2021-2023)
Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library System
Marketing and Communications Committee
The Marketing and Communications Committee (formerly Public Information) is responsible for public relations and outreach for SOA through the process of generating content and maintaining the tools to communicate SOA information. Duties and responsibilities include managing the SOA website and social media accounts (Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube), assisting in moderation of SOA Listserv, responding to SOA email inquiries, and documenting SOA events through photographs.
Janet Carleton, Ohio University (1999-, chair 2021-2023 (2nd term))
Emily Gainer, Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (2020-2022)
Christine Liebson, Case Western Reserve University (2020-2022)
Nick Pavlik, Bowling Green State University (2020-2022 (2nd term))
Amanda Rindler, Ohio History Connection (2019-, chair 2020-2022)
Jane Wildermuth, Wright State University (2021-2023 (2nd term))
Membership & Awards Committee
In support of Membership, committee members identify events and/or organizations throughout the state in order to distribute membership literature. The committee is responsible for writing and updating membership literature, including the annual membership drive letter and membership brochure. See membership information for how to join SOA.
Do you know of a conference, event, or workshop to spread the word about SOA? The committee has everything needed to create an SOA promotional table. Items include tablecloth, signage, brochures, and pencils. Please contact the committee chairs to discuss tabling.
In support of Awards, committee members publicize the availability and standards of the awards, then select awardees according to the criteria set by SOA. SOA Awards are: the Merit Award, New Professional Scholarship Award, and Student Scholarship Award. The committee is also responsible for Ohio History Day involvement which includes judging for special SOA History Day Award.
Mark Bloom, University of Akron
Helen Conger, Case Western Reserve University
Matt Francis, Ohio Northern University (cochair 2020-2022 (2nd term))
Emily Gainer, University of Akron
Glenn Longacre, NARA
Marsha Miles, Cleveland State University
Cate Putirskis, Ohio State University
Stephanie Shreffler, University of Dayton (cochair 2021-2023 (2nd term))
The Nominating Committee annually prepares and submits a slate of candidates for vacant officer positions and Council seats. The committee is made up of the immediate past-president (who shall serve as chair) and two additional members of the Society who are not on Council. Committee members must serve at least one year.
See all blog posts tagged Elections.
Contact the committee chair Adam Wanter.
John Dewees, Toledo Lucas County Public Library (2020-)
Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library System (chair 2021-2022)
Miriam Intrator, Ohio University (2020-)
Judith Wiener, The Ohio State University
Strategic Planning Committee
The Strategic Planning Committee works with Council and is responsible for monitoring SOA’s mission, long-term vision, and development. The committee will track SOA’s progress towards reaching the goals and objectives laid out in SOA’s most recent Strategic Plan and aid in the development of future goals.
Membership will consist of the President, Past-President, and two Council-approved At-Large members. At-Large members will serve a 2-year term. An At-Large member term can be renewed once, upon approval by Council. At-Large Member terms will end in alternating years.
Emily Gainer, Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (At-Large) (2021-2023 (2nd term))
Sherri Goudy, Nerd Girl History Adventure (President 2021-2022 / Past President 2022-2023)
Robin Heise, Greene County Records Center & Archives (At-Large) (2021-2022)
Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library System (President 2020-2021 / Past President 2021-2022)
Social Justice and Black Lives Matter Task Force
The Task Force on Social Justice and Black Lives Matter is responsible for identifying, promoting, developing, and educating on antiracist and social justice resources, efforts, and actions for SOA Council, Committees, and Membership.
SOA Council Statement on Racial Inequality and Black Lives Matter. June 3, 2020
The Society of Ohio Archivists condemns violence against Asian American and Pacific Island people. April 8, 2021.
Contact the Task Force Chair Devhra BennettJones.
Devhra BennettJones (2020-, chair 2021-2023 )
Madeleine Fix, Nationwide Insurance (2020- )
Sherri Goudy, Nerd Girl History Adventure
Jessica Heys, Kettering Foundation (2020-)
Kristen Newby, Ohio History Connection (2020- )
Amy Rohmiller, University of Dayton (Council liaison)
Penelope Shumaker, State Library of Ohio (2020- )
Nicole Sutton, Columbus Metropolitan Library (2020- )
Representatives to Other Groups
Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB)
William Modrow (23 August 2019-23 August 2022) | Group website.
Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC)
Janet Carleton (August 2017-August 2021) | Group website.
Last Updated on July 12, 2021 by janet_carleton