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Candidate statements for 2014 Human Rights Archives Roundtable elections follow below. Please remember to vote!!!     JUNIOR CO-CHAIR Jr. Co-Chair Candidate Statement: Emily Gibson I learned about human rights from my mother. Through her activism, she showed her love, and through her example I learned to have compassion for the marginalized and underserved. As a library and information science student, I focused on serving poor and urban communities. Internships at the Walter P. Reuther...
Thank you to all who attended our roundtable meeting, both in person and online. If you missed it, here is a link to the recording. The Powerpoint presentations that go along with it are available on Slideshare: Ryan Edge, Preservation Self Assessment Program Mark Greek, DC Punk Archive Christina Moretta, Social media at the San Francisco History Center Katie O'Connell, City of San Bruno Centennial timeline   A reminder: if you have any photos from your local history collection that you would...
Labor Archives Roundtable to Participate in Labor and Working Class History Association Conference in May 2015 by Conor Casey, LAR Co-Chair LAWCHA Conference 2015   Another exciting thing to think of on the horizon: In 2015, LAWCHA's conference will be in Washington, DC. I've been talking with LAWCHA's incoming president James Gregory about the LAR collaborating and having a strong presence at the conference. He is enthusiastic about the idea. I think this will provide one other way to promote...
Aug 15, 2014   Labor Archives Section
LaborOnline Call For Submissions   Conor Casey, LAR Co-Chair cmcasey@uw.edu I approached Rosemary Feurer and Ryan Poe, editors of the Labor and Working Class History Association's LaborOnline newsletter, about LAR members contributing articles about our collections to their publication. (Similar to the special issue of LAWCHA's Labor History journal from 1990 on labor archives repositories) This is a great opportunity for us to market our collections to our most frequent users directly. It...
Aug 15, 2014   Labor Archives Section
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00-2:30pm Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC  Room: Virginia A, lobby level   Note: This meeting is being held during SAA's conference for convenience, but you do not need to be registered for the SAA meeting to attend our RAAC meeting.   Agenda:   1.) Brief review of 3 year plan 2.) Subcommittee overviews / reports 3.) Subcommittees working in small groups with reps to flesh out relevant goals in 3 year plan 4.) Wrap-up discussion / questions   RAAC...
Feeling peckish?  Graze the Idea Snack Bar during the RAO meeting at SAA!  We'll be tweeting throughout our meeting on Thursday, August 14 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm using the hashtags #SAA14 and #SAARAO14.  The Idea Snack Bar is a virtual component of the meeting--a place where you can post questions and contribute ideas about the RAO work and issues that frustrate or inspire you!  Whether you're at the meeting in DC or following along at home, we invite you to share your expertise and experience...
By Chris Livingston, California State University, Bakersfield   In 1979, California State College, Bakersfield was awarded a special projects planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for “Rural Americans in the Depression: A California Odyssey.” This was a multi-year project where six oral history interviews were conducted with those who migrated from the Midwest to California during the Dust Bowl Era. The planning grant led to another proposal that was submitted to the N.E...
Aug 10, 2014   Oral History Section
By Michael Montalbano, MA, MLIS, CA – University Archivist and Special Collections Manager   The American Public University System (APUS), a leader in distance-education, was founded in 1991 by retired Marine Corps officer James Etter, as American Military University (AMU) with the goal of serving the education needs of service members. In 2002, seeing the need to extend the same high-quality education to the public, the American Public University (APU) started. Today the university boasts more...
Aug 10, 2014   Oral History Section
By Rebecca Epstein, Ph.D., Communications and Academic Programs, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center    The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press has launched its Oral Histories Series, available free of charge in PDF format on the CSRC web site. This ongoing series features the life narratives of prominent Chicano and Latino figures in the United States; the first set focuses on Los Angeles-based Chicano and Latino artists and art organizations. The oral histories are often undertaken as...
Aug 10, 2014   Oral History Section
Greetings,  I hope that I get to see you in a session or in passing at the CoSA/NAGARA/SAA joint annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on August 10-16. Thursday, August 14, is particularly full of programs related to the Oral History Section. At 10-11 a.m. in the Marriott Salon 1 (Lobby Level), Lightning session (102) will include presenters discussing their organization provides access to oral history collections.  The title of the session is “Spreading the Word: Access to Oral History...
Aug 10, 2014   Oral History Section
  I hope that if you are attending the Society of American Archivists Annual meeting in Washington, D. C. next week, you will take time to attend the Preservation Section Meeting! The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 14, at 3:30 to 5:30 pm in room Washington 6, Exhibition Level at the conference hotel.      After a brief business meeting there will be an update from Terry Baxter, our Council Representative, and then Holly Robertson will briefly discuss the results from the latest...
Aug 6, 2014   Preservation Section
We are a little over a week away from the annual meeting of the International Archival Affairs Roundtable, which will take place during SAA's annual meeting in Washington.  An agenda will be sent out during the next couple of days. In the meantime, I would like to announce the launch of our new (as yet untitled) roundtable blog, which can be found at http://iaartsaa.wordpress.com/ . The purpose of this blog is to supplement, not supplant, the round table's listserv, by providing an opportunity...
Candidates for the 2014 Election for Vice Chair/Chair ElectJessica Lacher-FeldmanHead of Special Collections Louisiana State UniversityJennifer MeehanAssociate Director of the Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book LibraryEmory University Information About the CandidatesJessica Lacher-Feldman StatementResearch libraries are vibrant, multi-dimensional entities with many needs, goals, and outcomes.  Archivists and special collections librarians are at center of much of the activity in...
The 2014 Business Meeting of LACCHA wil be on Friday August 15, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.  For the meeting agenda, click on the link below.
Dear members of LACCHA: The results of the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Roundtable elections are in. Welcome to our new co-chair Margarita Vargas-Betancourt! We are also pleased to announce that the by-laws have been approved.
The Summer 2014 issue of Descriptive Notes, the newsletter of the Description Section, is now available online.
Aug 4, 2014   Description Section
This year's results are in: Vice Co-Chair: Rachel Appel Vice Co-Chair: Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh Congratulations and many thanks to all of of our candidates and to everyone who voted in the election!
Those of you who will not be able to join us in person for our roundtable meeting in DC, please watch online. We have set up a UStream channel -  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/plasc - and will broadcast live. Additionally, we hope to be able to record the session and post it afterward. The meeting will be held Friday, August 15, 4-5:30 EDT.  If you have any questions, please contact PLASC Webmaster, Jennifer Sharp.
Congratulations to NAAR's newly-elected leadership members for 2014-2016!!! Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Michael PahnHead ArchivistNational Museum of the American IndianSmithsonian Institution Bio: Michael Pahn is the Head Archivist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, located in the museum’s Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland.  Michael began at NMAI in 2003 as the Media Archivist, and has overseen preservation projects funded by...
The results of the GRS steering committee election are in.  With a slate of strong candidates, the voting was close and included two ties that were decided in accordance with the GRS bylaws.   Congratulations to the new members of the GRS steering committee:   Casey A. Coleman (Federal)Dorothy Fouche (State) Jennifer Day (Local)Dawn Youngblood (Local)   Also, in the tradition of the GRS, by which the individual with the most overall votes is chosen as the Vice-Chair/Chair-elect, further...
Jul 28, 2014   Government Records Section
Aug 11: Join in a War of 1812 staff ride (tour) with the to study the Chesapeake Campaign on the 200th Year Bicentennial. Examine the Battle of Bladensburg and Fort McHenry using archival sources such as letters, diaries, and maps that tell the story from individual participants’ points of view. Hear from soldiers, sailors, Marines, British military, and “the bombs red glare!” The Chesapeake Campaign Staff Ride is a free bus tour open to all SAA members. Registration is still open, but the bus...
Jul 26, 2014   Military Archives Section
We're very pleased to announce the 2014 P&C Roundtable  election results! Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: VALERIE GILLISPIE Steering Committee: MEG TUOMALA and LORAIN WANG Congratulations to Valerie, Meg, and Lorain! They will take office and join the leadership at the conclusion of our annual meeting.
Kari Smith  has been elected to the junior Co-Chair position; Rebecca Goldman has been elected to the steering committee position; and we have offered the 1-year term remaining to Arcadia Falcone. These positions are effective at the end of the annual meeting this August.   Congratulations, and thanks to all the fine candidates! The following proposed changes to the bylaws were selected, and will be sent to the Council for approval: In section IV. Governance C....
The Archival History Roundtable Steering Committee would like to know more about the interests of our members and list participants. To this end, we have a survey which is intended to gather information that the Steering Committee can use to expand and improve AHRT activities to better meet your needs and expectations. The survey is open through Tuesday August 5, 2014: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y2L9L2M
Jul 22, 2014   Archival History Section