Now Full! SOA/ALAO SCAig Joint Workshop Now Virtual on May 14, 2020–Register Now

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Workshop: Opening Doors: Outreach with Archives and Special Collections

Great news! Our joint Society of Ohio Archivists/Special Collections & Archives interest group (SCAig) of ALAO workshop has moved online!

Date/Time: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Live online with Zoom
Cost: FREE
Limited to 80 participants!
Register now at

Description: After a history of closed doors and limited access, outreach has become essential to getting the public engaged with special collections and archives. This workshop will address the various ways that archivists and special collections librarians can better reach out to our user communities and cultivate new ones. Our five presenters represent several different types of archives or special collections libraries: academic libraries, government records centers, and local historical societies. They will each will discuss their outreach efforts and provide their tips and tricks for improving your outreach efforts, no matter the size of your institution and staff.

Note: This workshop had previously been scheduled as an in-person preconference to the SOA Annual Meeting. The 2020 Annual Meeting has now been canceled, although it may resurface in another format/different date later in the year.

– Steve Ammidown, Bowling Green State University
– Jenifer Baker & Jen Haney Conover, Warren County Records Center and Archives
– Natalie Fritz, Clark County Historical Society at the Heritage Center
– Miriam Intrator, Ohio University

For questions contact: Stephanie Bricking ([email protected]) or William Modrow ([email protected]), Cochairs, Society of Ohio Archivists’ Educational Programming Committee.

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by janet_carleton