2011 Annual Meeting Agenda

STHC Roundtable 2011 Meeting

Wednesday, August 24, 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Grand C/D North; Hyatt Regency Chicago



Business Meeting, 3:15-3:45

Welcome and Introductions

Council Representative Announcements

2012 Program Committee Representative

Approval of Minutes / Old Business:


Leadership Activities during 2011

Archival Elements: Liz Phillips

STHC Website: Polina Ilieva

STHC listserv

Steering Committee Membership

STHC Co-Chair Candidate Report: Judy Wiener

SAA 2011 Annual Meeting Sessions Proposal Report: John Rees


Program Presentations, 3:45-4:45


Kenneth Thibodeau (NARA, retired) will report on his involvement with the exchange and preservation of electronic health records. There will be an opportunity for this group to volunteer its participation in the WG’s ongoing work.


“A History of Cancer Care at the University of Virginia, 1901-2011” -- A UVa Health Sciences Library Historical Collections Production

Joan Klein, University of Virginia Health Sciences Library

Joan will provide a brief overview of this Historical Collections project: its germination, implementation, execution, evolution, completion and public launch. Some of the twists and turns encountered along the way will be highlighted, as will some lessons learned, political discernment employed, successes achieved, and what it meant to a small department to have such a large, multi-year, multi-faceted project under its auspices.

Joan is the Alvin V. and Nancy Baird Curator for Historical Collections at the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. She is also an Assistant Professor for Medical Education in the University of Virginia School of Medicine in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities. Joan has been the director of Historical Collections at UVa’s Health Sciences Library since 1982, the year the position was first created. Before 1982 she worked in Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library. Joan received a B.A. in English from Gettysburg College and an M.S.L.S. from The Catholic University of America. She is active in many regional and national professional organizations. She was the recipient of Society of American Archivist’s 2003 Waldo Gifford Leland Award for excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice. She was a member of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee (1995-2000), which prompted the apology by President Clinton to survivors of the Study, 16 May 1997. She directed Historical Collections’ UVa History of Cancer Care Project, which culminated this year in the publication of a book and creation of a website.


“From Boxes to Bytes: Digitizing the Papers of Samuel A. Goudsmit”

Melanie Mueller, American Institute of Physics

Melanie will present an overview of a two-year journey to digitize the most popular manuscript collection in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives, covering the highs and lows of the grant-funded project and lessons learned along the way.

Melanie earned her M.L.S. from the University of Maryland in 2005. While at the University of Maryland, she worked at the Library of American Broadcasting and the National Public Broadcasting Archives. She is the Associate Archivist at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives, where she has worked since 2005.


Nominations and election of Co-Chair- Candidate, Danielle Castronovo

Castronovo is the Archives & Digital Collections Librarian at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. She has been with the Academy since October 2008 and previously was a Project Archivist at the Shubert Archive in New York City. Danielle received her MLS with Archive Certificate in May 2008 from Queens College in New York.


Call for New Steering Committee members


New Business From the Floor


2012 Session Ideas


Adjourn, 5:15