Ohio Archives News & Events: OPC workshop on Special Collections Conservation Care

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to be working again with the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) on a Special Collections Conservation Care workshop.  This professional development opportunity will take place at the State Library of Ohio, June 4, 2019 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of the criteria for selecting materials for conservation/preservation, basic evaluation considerations, how to find and work with a conservator, contracts and insurance and treatment documentation.  Participants are encouraged to bring actual materials they are considering having conserved for an informal discussion about the range of treatment possibilities they might encounter.

Those attending the class will be eligible to apply for a Conservation LSTA Special Grant of up to $4,999 to conserve one or more items from their collection.  Attendance is limited to 30  institutions.  Click here to register.

For more information contact Cindy Boyden at cboyden@library.ohio.gov , lsta@library.ohio.gov or 800-686-1532.


Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Ph.D.

Public Information Officer
Director, Marketing & Communications

274 E. 1st Avenue

Columbus, OH 43201

Tel: 614-644-6875


Vote Now for Your Favorite Ohio Archives Month Poster Image!

Voting for the top images for the SOA Archives Month poster starts today and runs through Friday April 26. You can vote online for your favorite items. Click the image to enlarge it and click the box around it to select it.

Happy voting and thanks to all the institutions who submitted something!

Lindy Smith Reference Archivist

Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives

313 Jerome Library | (419) 372-7776

lindys@bgsu.edu | she/her

Ohio Archives News & Events: Reminder: ALAO SCAIG workshop on teaching with primary sources

Please join the ALAO Special Collections and Archives Interest Group (SCAIG) for its annual spring workshop!

Teaching with Primary Sources

University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library, 8th floor, Blegen Library, 2602 McMicken Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45221

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
9:00 – 9:30 AM: Sign-in/Continental breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 AM: Morning session
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own
1:00 – 3:00 PM: Afternoon session

Heidi Gauder, Coordinator of Research and Instruction, University of Dayton
Kayla Harris, Archivist / Librarian, University of Dayton
Stephanie Shreffler, Collections Librarian / Archivist, University of Dayton

Archivists and special collections librarians are stewards of unique resources. Instruction and reference librarians have in-depth knowledge about online and other print primary sources. This workshop will help participants consider ways that they might develop teaching opportunities for their collections and resources. The workshop is for anyone who is interested in developing a course-related session, a co-curricular learning opportunity, a for-credit course–there are so many possibilities!

During this workshop participants will:

–       Consider collection and resource strengths, barriers, and opportunities for teaching

–       Identify possible learning outcomes

–       Brainstorm active learning teaching scenarios

Register via the event page on the ALAO website. Registration closes Wednesday, May 15th, at midnight EST. Attendance will be limited to 30 participants.

Additional Information:
Additional workshop information and directions will be provided to all registrants. Please contact SCAIG co-chairs Nick Pavlik (npavlik@bgsu.edu) and/or Suzanne Reller (suzanne.maggard@uc.edu) with any questions.


Nick Pavlik & Suzanne Reller


Special Collections and Archives interest group

Academic Library Association of Ohio


Ohio Archives News & Events: Wright State University Public History Symposium – April 11, 2019


I am pleased to share that Wright State University Public History graduate students are presenting their annual Symposium on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Come and check out what our talented students have been doing.

Schedule and other details attached. Symposium Flyer Symposium Schedule

If you have specific questions about the Symposium, contact Dr. Drew Swanson, drew.swanson@wright.edu.

I hope to see you there!

Lisa P. Rickey, MA, MLIS, CA

Archivist, Collections Manager

Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives
401 Dunbar Library, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435

(937) 775-3581



Help build a new Archives Center: http://www.wright.edu/giving/special-collections-and-archives

Ohio Archives News & Events: Ohio Library Support Staff Institute: 2019 Scholarship Contest is Open!

Greetings from the Ohio Library Support Staff Institute (OLSSI),

Our Scholarship Content is open now through April 24th — Apply to attend the entire Ohio Library Support Staff Institute for FREE!  

More details below, and at olssi.org/scholarships.

In an effort to help libraries and their support staff, OLSSI is offering three full scholarships to our 2019 conference.

OLSSI Scholarships cover the entire $299 registration fee for the annual OLSSI event.  This will allow three (3) scholarship winners to attend the 2019 Institute free of charge (even if the scholarship recipients have attended OLSSI before).

To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Be presently employed as a library support staff member.

2. Agree to contribute to the planning of the 2020 Institute as an OLSSI Steering Committee member.

How to Apply:

Please write, in 300 words or less:

1) Why you would like to attend the Institute,

2) How you think attending OLSSI will help you, and

3) How it might enhance your library/work performance.


  • All applications must be written by the applicant, and not their supervisor(s).

  • Deadline for scholarship entry is 5:00 PM, April 24, 2019.

  • Winners will be announced on or before April 30, 2019.

  • Remember to provide the contact information (see attachment, below, or visit https://olssi.org/scholarships/), along with your essay.

Please email submissions to: OLSSI.scholarships@gmail.com

Good luck & we hope to see you at Heidelberg University for Castle OLSSI – 2019!

2019 OLSSI dates:

Scholarships: March 27 – April 24

Early Bird Registration:  April 10 – May 7

Regular Registration:  May 8 – July 10

Castle OLSSI 2019: July 28 – 30, 2019 @ Heidelberg University

NOTE: If you are not awarded an OLSSI Scholarship,

there will still be time to get a discounted admission rate

with our Early Bird Registration!  Good luck!!

Sarah Schaff, Discovery Librarian
Office: Denison Library,  120  &  w.: 740.587.6470

Ohio Archives News & Events: “Unbridled Resources” OVGTSL Annual Spring Conference MAY 12-14, 2019

It’s a busy Spring, but take time to register for “Unbridled Resources” the 2019 OVGTSL Annual Conference! The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 30. Our opening speaker is Hannah Buckland at Hennepin County Library and our closing speaker is Kate Deibel from Syracuse University. And sandwiched in between, lots of concurrent sessions covering a wide variety of topics. Spend a couple of days in the Bluegrass while learning from colleagues and enjoying Lexington’s unique brand of hospitality.

For more information or to register, see https://uknowledge.uky.edu/ovgtsl2019/

Hope to see you in Lexington!


Kate Seago

Vice-Chair Elect, OVGTSL

Chair, 2019 Conference Planning Committee

Email: kseago@uky.edu

Tel: 859-218-1851

Website: http://ovgtslibrarians.org/

Regional Archives News & Events: Job Posting: Archivist/Special Collections Librarian at Albion College

Archivist/Special Collections Librarian

Albion College invites applications for the position of Archivist/Special Collections Librarian (hereinafter referred to as the Archivist). The Archivist is responsible for the administration of the Albion College Archives and Special Collections, including management of the college’s rare books collection, and the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of archival records, manuscripts, and historical materials relating to the history and function of Albion College, its faculty, staff, administration, and students. The Archivist is also responsible to the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History for management and oversight of Methodist Archives. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload with sensitivity and confidentiality. Must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Master’s degree in Library Science with an emphasis in archives, manuscript curation or related fields.

Preferred qualifications include experience in managing varied historical collections in archives, museums, or other historical agencies; familiarity with archival data management systems, DACS, EAD, and relevant metadata standards; familiarity with software related to digital repositories; a strong background and ability to instruct in historical research methodologies using primary sources; and demonstrated skills in oral and written communication. Familiarity with rare book collections and best practices in preservation of historical materials is desirable.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit an online application including a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references through Interfolio at:


Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position can be directed to Michael Van Houten (mvanhouten@albion.edu), Library Co-Director.

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.

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!