Category Archives: Past Posts

Call for RAO Presenters at SAA 2017 Meeting in Portland

The Reference, Access, and Outreach (RAO) section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is seeking proposals for presentations and demonstrations for their 6th annual Marketplace of Ideas at the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, OR to be held Wednesday, July 26 from 2:30-3:45 pmTake a look at this form for details and the easy application procedure.

Applications are due by May 1, 2017.

The RAO Program Committee will notify all applicants about the status of their proposal by May 22, 2017.

Preservation Week at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, April 27th-April 29th

The Living Computers: Museum + Labs presents PreserveIT!

PreserveIT! brings together experts in the field of preservation to share tips for the collector in all of us. Come hear tips and tricks for taking care of your special collections of paper, photos, objects, media, software and computers.

Live Demos – LCM+L Engineers – MoPOP – MiPoPs – Seattle Municipal Archives – Software Preservation Network –C-Keys – Movie screening of Monuments Men [2014]

Thursday April 27th 10am – 9pm, Friday April 28th 10am – 7pm, Saturday April 29th 10am – 5pm All programs included in museum admission. Schedule listed http://www.livingcomputers.org/

Reminder — Happy Hour this Wednesday!

The Seattle Area Archivists asks you to please attend a special topic Happy Hour at 6 PM on March 8th at the Elysian Tangletown pub in Wallingford.
http://www.elysianbrewing.com/tangletown/
The Steering Committee would like to discuss the future of SeaAA and we need to hear input from our membership. SeaAA has been a positive presence in the Seattle archival community for more than 30 years, however, we have recently been unsuccessful in recruiting new officers to serve on the Steering Committee. We have been operating with only three members for almost a year now (there are five established positions) and the current officers’ terms all expire at the end of June 2017. Please come and bring your energy and ideas to discuss how SeaAA might continue. The organization needs guidance and leadership from within its membership to continue to operate successfully. If we are unable to find at least 3 new officers, ideally 5 to return to the norm, SeaAA will unfortunately be forced to disincorporate at the end of the current officers’ terms. We hope to see many of you at this special happy hour – the first round is on SeaAA, so please join us!

Sincerely,

Amy Heidrick
Jeff Winter
Odette Allen

Archival Scholarships available

The Midwest Archives Conference and the Society of American Archivists are offering the following scholarships:

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2017 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Applications are due March 1, 2017 and must include the following documents:

Completed Application Form (pdf), available at http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley
Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program
Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests and future goals in archival administration
Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Rachel Howard
Digital Initiatives Librarian
University of Louisville Libraries
Archives and Special Collections
Louisville, KY 40292
Telephone: 502-852-4476
Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2017.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2017.

Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Eligibility:
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.

Prize:
A certificate and a cash prize of $500.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year.
For more information and the link to application forms for this award, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-hamer.

SeaAA Happy Hour on November 14!

The next Seattle Area Archivists Happy Hour is Monday, November 14th at 6PM. We’ll meet at Capitol Cider, 818 E. Pike St. Come join your colleagues for community, networking, and good conversation!