The Winter 2012 RAO Newsletter is now available!

The Winter 2012 RAO Newsletter is now available! Kathryn Otto, Chair, thanks past officers, introduces current members, and provides an update on the section’s ongoing progress on its work, including, the National History Day and Archives Toolkit, the newly renamed Working Group for Data-Driven Decisions in Processing and Public Services, the Teaching with Primary Resources group, results from the Skill Survey, and outreach efforts with C-SPAN. Read more about it on the newsletter! Kathryn also spoke about sessions at the upcoming annual meeting and the RAO Section meeting.

One highlight includes the award of grants given to Indiana University South Bend Archives, as well as to other groups, to help create the South Bend African American Civil Rights Landmark Tour that will “make the stories of local African American history and activism known and accessible.”

And in New York, the Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York (ART) held a K-12 Educational Institute, focusing on immigration and migration. In October, ART partnered with NARA-NYC and the Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers to host the event to highlight the use of archival materials in the classroom.

If you’re hoping to attend an event to find ideas for your institution, register for the Northwest Digital Archives for “Supporting and Building Emergent Archival Programs in the Northwest.” Funded by the NHPRC, there is no cost to attend!

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