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  Something important to you missing from this newsletter? Send a submission my way and let me know what you would like to see. Please submit newsletter items about archives and human rights (writ broadly) to hilary.h.barlow@gmail.com. These can be recent publications, upcoming events or exhibitions, opportunities and scholarships, or something else entirely as long as it connects to archives and human rights. For the July newsletter, please send you submission by July 24, 2018.
The Library of Congress subject headings have been examined in the past for their classification of subjects relating to race, gender, and sexuality. Overlooked is subject headings that relate to disabilities. In the course of creating records for the archival and object material that form the P.T. Barnum Digital Collection, the project discovered the imperfections of the Library of Congress subject headings, and the need to develop standards and protocols for the material. This resulted in...
Libraries have long played a role in supporting marginalised groups, with refugees and other newcomers just one example of those who benefit from the access to information they provide. On World Refugee Day 2018, IFLA has put together a briefing, based on papers presented at World Library and Information Congresses and satellite meetings in recent years. In particular, they fulfill a variety of roles for newcomers, as providing sanctuaries (safe spaces), storehouses (places to record their...
As an institution dedicated to the history of Brooklyn, we are proud of the rich fabric of multicultural heritage in Brooklyn. Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the government’s Muslim ban makes it even more imperative that we affirm our commitment to the histories of all Brooklynites. We want Brooklyn’s Muslim communities in particular to know that their stories, their struggles, and their contributions are embraced and deeply valued by the Brooklyn Historical Society.As part of our...
Reconciliation is rewriting Canada's memory banks as archivists across the country work to make their collections more open to and sensitive towards Indigenous people. Library and Archives Canada is leading the way with a $12-million project to hire Aboriginal archivists to work in First Nations communities and to give more control over materials gathered there to the people who created them. "Decolonization" is a hot topic among those charged with storing, organizing and making accessible the...
Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865, presents an opportunity to highlight a rare resource at Columbia’s RBML in the Frederic Bancroft Papers. Bancroft’s notebooks include interviews he conducted with former slaves during trips he took to the South in the early 1900s. Bancroft recorded their answers to questions he asked about their experiences under slavery as well as many of his own observations about life in the Jim Crow South....
In June 2017, Pride Toronto held its second annual “Pride Month.” More than 2.1 million people attended programming that spanned 25 days. Today, there are 45 sponsors listed on Pride Toronto’s Pride 2018 page, and it seems like the third annual instalment of Pride month in Toronto will be bigger than ever. Pride however has its roots, as we all know, in much humbler beginnings. To celebrate Pride month, we wanted to take a look at the very first Pride in Toronto: when was it? What was it? The...
Since May, the US government had taken more than 2,300 kids away from their families as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which calls for criminally prosecuting all people entering the country illegally. Reports started surfacing of the ensuing chaos at the border; in one especially horrible case, a child was reportedly ripped from her mother's breast. As outrage grew, the question came up over and over again: Where were the children? Between...
Attending Archives/Records 2018 in Washington, DC? Please join SAA’s Web Archiving Section at 4PM on Wednesday, August 15, for our annual meeting, where we will discuss the resources available to you when web archiving needs arise rapidly in communities, government repositories, on campus, and elsewhere. Watch this space and add our meeting to you Sched calendar for room assignment updates: http://sched.co/ESnD    After section business, we will hear from some very special guests: Rachel...
Jul 13, 2018   Web Archiving Section
                                         Backcountry parkas and prototypes from the 1970s are some of the earliest examples of GORE-TEX fabrics garments in the Gore Archives collection. By Alyce Graham Stiles, Heritage Communications/Archives The world’s premier collection of GORE-TEX garments lives in a climate-controlled room with an FM-200 fire suppression system at a W. L. Gore & Associates facility in Newark, Delaware. It’s an archives storage space converted from what had been an...
Jul 4, 2018   Business Archives Section
To review the candidate statements/bios, please visit: http://saavms.org/2018-vms-election/ To review proposed amendments to the section's standing rules, please visit: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/visual-materials-section/proposed-updates-to-standing-rulesYou should be getting the link to the ballot in your email. Voting will close on Thursday, July 19. 
Jun 29, 2018   Visual Materials Section
Candidate Biographies and Statements ***Voting opens July 10th! Members will receive a separate email from SAA with voting instructions. Voting is open until July 31st.**** Chair Stephen R. Curley Museum Administrator Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum (Topawa, Ariz.) Bio: Stephen R. Curley, MLS is a member of the Navajo Nation and is the Administrator for the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum. In this position, Stephen is responsible for establishing...
Conor Casey, MA, MLIS, CA     Roundtable/Section Service It was a pleasure serving as Labor Archives Section Co-Chair in 2011-2013, 2013-2015, and 2016-2018. In my terms, I coordinated our roundtable’s adoption of bylaws to ensure our compliance with SAA council policy, spearheaded an investigative effort to determine the viability of a topical cross-repository labor collections search portal, enhanced access to our updated LAR repository directory by helping to update it and host it on the...
Jun 21, 2018   Labor Archives Section
Candidate for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (one vacancy) Taffey Hall Taffey Hall has served as director of the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives (SBHLA) in Nashville, Tennessee since August 2016. Hall was the SBHLA archivist from May 2003-July 2016. The SBHLA is a worldwide center for the study of Baptist history, and one of the major denominational collections in the nation. It serves, by assignment of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), as the central depository and archives of...
Slides, speaker notes, handouts, and worksheets are available from the beginners’ web archiving workshop led by SAA Web Archiving Section steering committee members at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) on May 30, 2018.
Jun 20, 2018   Web Archiving Section
**Two additional volunteers are still needed for the steering committee! If you are interested in serving, please fill in your name in the “write-in” option on the ballot or email Section chair Christina Bryant at  CBryant@nolalibrary.org. ** Vice Chair/Chair Elect and Steering Committee Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Local Government Records Section Nominee: Emily Gonzalez, Archivist, Cambridge Historical Commission Nominee Statement: I received my Masters degrees in Library and Information...
Meet our candidates for our Steering Committee for this year's elections. Co-chair Carol Street  Carol Street is the Undergraduate Research Archivist at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, where she manages the Learning Lab internship program for undergraduate students. She earned her MLS from Indiana University in 2007. Carol was previously the Architectural Records Archivist at Ball State University, where she was a lone arranger and first archivist for the...
Jun 15, 2018   Women Archivists Section
  Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Candidate(s) Brenda Burk, Head of Special Collections, Clemson Libraries Bio Statement: Brenda Burk joined Clemson University Libraries in 2014 as the Head of Special Collections.  As part of the Clemson University Libraries, the Special Collections and Archives houses the University Archives, Records Management, Manuscript Collections, and Rare Books.  Previously she was the Philanthropic Studies Archivist at IUPUI University Library and Public Records Archivist at the...
Jun 15, 2018   Archives Management Section
Co-Chair Candidate Helice Koffler Helice Koffler is the Processing Archivist for the Shubert Archive. Prior to this position, Helice worked at the University of Washington as Manuscripts and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian. Other past employment includes stints with the New York Public Library, King County Archives, and Fales Library, New York University. She received a B.A. with a double major in Art History and English, as well as an M.A. in English from Hunter College, City...
Jun 14, 2018   Performing Arts Section
Meet our wonderful slate of candidates for the 2018 WCS election! The two individuals receiving the most votes will serve as Co-Vice Chairs during 2018-2019 and as Co-Chairs of the section in 2019-2020. Danielle Butler Biography I am currently an archivist at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System, in Little Rock, Arkansas. I completed an undergraduate degree in History at Ouachita Baptist University in 2014 and completed a masters degree in...
Jun 14, 2018   Women's Collections Section
Open positions Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 3-year term, August 2018 – August 2021 Steering Committee Member (2 seats) – 3-year term, August 2018 – August 2021 Candidates Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect  Susan Malsbury Steering Committee Member (2 seats) Jane Kelly Scott Kirycki Kelsey O'Connell   Statements to Voters and Biographies Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Susan Malsbury Biography: Susan Malsbury is the Digital Archivist for The New York Public Library, working with born digital archival...
Jun 14, 2018   Electronic Records Section
Just a brief note to redirect all followers and participants of our webinar series Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders, to please use the following link, fiuconnect.adobeconnect.com/rr5i07vzfz0q,to access the June 14th webinar presentation titled: Breaking Down Borders Through International Collaboration: Cuban Repositories and US Institutions, scheduled at 2:00 pm EST. Los esperamos! Ana
SAA Election Ballot 2018   Chair/Co-Chair   Patrick Midtlyng (pmid@loc.gov) Patrick Midtlyng is the Head of the Processing Unit for Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress’s National Audiovisual Conservation Center, where he oversees the ingest, organization, inventory control and cataloging of all recorded sound collection items and related materials acquired by the Library of Congress. Before LC, Patrick served as the Audio and Moving Image Archivist for the Special Collections Research...
Candidates for Vice Chair/Chair Elect Angela Stanley Biographical Statement Angela Stanley is Director of Georgia HomePLACE, which, in partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, offers preservation consultations, scanning equipment, training, and digital project management.  Prior to joining the Georgia Public Library Service in 2016, Stanley was Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Athens Regional Library System in Athens, Georgia. She began her career at the New York Public...