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Greetings Government Records Section Members! Looking to connect to your fellow GRS peeps? Looking for information on SAA? Or just want to bitch about government records with people who finally understand?!? Well you are in luck! We are having another meet and greet conference call! It has been a bit sense we’ve had one so we welcome you to join us. We have a few things that we would like to discuss including the SAA meeting and steering committee information. We would also like to open it up...
Apr 30, 2018   Government Records Section
Come join in the Twitter preservation conversation on Thursday, April 26, 2018. #PresTC will have 25 presentations on a range of topics, from the general public to preservation specialists. See below for the full schedule. Follow The Preservation Section's account at https://twitter.com/SAApreservation for more.  Time (All times EDT) Session 9:00-9:15 AM Emergency Preparedness: More than a Binder Andrew Robb Abstract: Collection Emergency Preparedness involves five steps in a...
Apr 17, 2018   Preservation Section
By Marie Force, Archives Director, Delta Flight Museum As Delta flies into its 90th anniversary of passenger service in 2019, the historical collections of the company continue to grow more accessible and active than ever. Since the 1950s, Delta has maintained archives that document and share its legacy of customer service—the “Delta difference”—in the words of its founder, C.E. Woolman. The collections also let visitors explore the history of aviation through the 40+ airlines affiliated with...
Apr 10, 2018   Business Archives Section
By Kerri Anne Burke, Global Curator, Citi Heritage Collection  Bob Clark of the Rockefeller Archives Center, L.J. Strumpf of the IBM Archives and I spoke at the Spring 2018 joint meeting of the New England Archivists and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. The panel was organized and moderated by Jamie Martin of the IBM Archives. The panelists spoke on the value of business records and how business archivists must advocate the worth of business records to internal audiences,...
Apr 5, 2018   Business Archives Section
Apologies for the delay this month, but I had a busier than expected Easter/beginning of Passover. Hope you had a blessed Easter and a hearty chag sameach! 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...
Critical approaches to librarianship help us think about the ways that our work is fundamentally political and theoretical. These approaches firmly assert that social justice should be central goal and professional responsibility of librarianship and are used, therefore, to inform more inclusive policy, curriculum, and communication. As critical librarianship gains in popularity and visibility there is a growing demand for spaces where beginners can explore and unpack what it means to be ‘...
A prominent image of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will be featured on the new $10 bank note as a symbol of Canada's ongoing pursuit of rights and freedoms, the Bank of Canada revealed March 8.The front of the note displays a portrait of Viola Desmond, whose defiant stand against racial segregation is featured in an exhibit housed in the CMHR's Canadian Journeys gallery. An external façade of the CMHR, overlaid on an image of its glowing alabaster rampways, will be portrayed on...
On Tuesday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Media Monitoring Africa and the Oslo Freedom Forum hosted a panel discussion and dialogue named “Media Under Fire”. The dialogue was part of ongoing work to engage with the media in South Africa. The event sought to explore new threats posed to the media, as well how journalists begin to self-censor when they find themselves under threat. The panel included award-winning Angolan investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, Palestinian blogger...
All these conferences have sessions related to human rights and archives, and the HRA Blog needs YOU to write posts summarizing them. It's not as hard as it sounds, and it's a great way to ad a publication to your resume. Here are two examples of sessions covered at SAA 2017. If you're interested in covering a session at these or other conferences, or if you have any questions, email hilary.h.barlow@gmail.com
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH will be hosting events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Events at the National Civil Rights Museum include two symposiums on April 2 and 3, followed by am all-day remembrance on April 4, and a Evening of Storytelling featuring civil rights icons and new movement makers also on April 4. The MLK50 event at the National...
Call for Nominations 2018 Archival History Article Award Purpose and Criteria for Selection: The Archival History Section exists to stimulate interest among archivists in the profession's own past and to suggest ways of studying its history. This prize encourages and rewards an article or other short piece of superior excellence in the field of archival history, regardless of subject, time period, or national boundaries. Stand-alone chapters in edited essay collections or anthologies will...
Mar 30, 2018   Archival History Section
Archival History News Call for Editor(s)   The Archival History Section seeks an editor(s) to assist in the production of Archival History News (https://archivalhistorynews.wordpress.com/).  Founded in 1986 as the Archival History Roundtable, the AHS advocates for and promotes an understanding of the history of the American archival profession.  Archival History News has cultivated an international online readership interested in the people, events, and literature central to the history of...
Mar 29, 2018   Archival History Section
As of March 2018, MDOS has updated its committee roster, and includes the following members: Co-Chair: Martha Parker, University of Arkansas Libraries Co-Chair: Blake Graham, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Social Media Coordinator: Rebecca Pattillo, University of Louisville Steering Committee Member: Courtney Butler, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Steering Committee Member: Laurel Mcphee, University of California, San Diego Steering Committee Member: Elisa Landaverde, Michigan...
The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable is seeking nominations for the appointed ex-officio position of Blog Coordinator (see description below). Ex-officio positions are open to all SNAP members. The term for the office is for the 2018 calendar year, beginning immediately upon appointment and ending on December 31, 2018. A second year may optionally be considered after the end of the first year. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the...
The SNAP Steering Committee has reviewed its standing rules and is putting forward the following revisions (as detailed in the attached PDF). The proposed revisions bring the standing rules up-to-date with the section’s current communications methods, and include the removal of references to the defunct SNAP newsletter, which has been replaced by the SNAP blog. Per Section VI Amendments of the standing rules, the proposed changes will be submitted to an electronic vote on the section’s annual...
Read the 2017 joint Section meeting minutes.