SNAP Steering Committee Meeting Minutes - 2019/03/26

SNAP Steering Committee 2018-2019
Meeting 5: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 6 PM PT / 8 PM CT/ 9 PM ET
Where: Discord Server
Attending: Elena Colon-Marrero, Brenna Edwards, Maggie Hoffman, Kara Flynn, Laura Bell, Stephanie Crawford,  Isaac Fellman, Eve Bourbeau-Allard, Tiffany Cole, Joe Schill
Absent: Molly Brown, Virginia Seymour, Gayle Schechter


  1. Chair
    1. BlogERS Update: Nothing new. Elena will reach out to Kelly to see if there is anything we need to do
    2. Human Rights Archives Section Partnership (webinar): Nothing new - application for funding has been submitted, may be June/July until we hear
    3. Austin Meeting
      1. We are holding a joint meeting w/ Issues and Advocacy
      2. Our meeting will be on Saturday, August 3 from 1-3pm.
      3. We will be hosting two panels + intro
        1. First 30 minutes of meeting setups for section updates for both sections
        2. Jessica Tai reached out to have a panel on UCLA Community Archives Internship Panel, as well as Jessica’s research on unpaid internships and their correlation with the barrier of entry to people of color in LIS - about 45 minutes
        3. Advocating for paid internships at your institution. - remaining time (around 45 minutes)
  2. Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
    1. Unpaid Internship Survey
    2. Great responses so far. Will keep collecting responses thru April 7th, and then Gayle will use the responses as a basis for a blog post and start contacting folx who were interested in sharing their stories with us.
    3. Gayle will get in touch with the blog team on specifics in early April.
  3. Blog Team
    1. Great month for the blog - started roundtables and profiles/Q&A with Steering Committee; natural, low impact, and less stress for everyone involved
    2. Joe is leading one next month
    3. Isaac has started tweeting out posts to gather more attention
    4. Laura is leading a roundtable in May
    5. If you have topic ideas, blog post ideas, let the blog team know!
  4. Social Media
    1. Next #snaprt chat is tomorrow, March 27th on representations of archivists and archives in popular culture (Captain Marvel, Star Wars, etc)
      1. What have we seen and liked? What would we like to see?
    2. Another chat in early April, probably around the 9th - barriers to entry into the profession, based on questions in last SNAP chat (ACA), providing balanced perspective
    3. Invisible labor in the archives - future topic, in early planning stages
  5. Web Liaison
    1. Resource Guide for New Members with Membership Committee
      1. Felicia said feedback would come in early May, more updates coming soon
    2. Rideshare/Roomshare and Lunch Buddies spreadsheets for SAA in Austin
      1. We can start hosting these on the chair Google Drive and sharing on the blog/social media/microsite
  6. Additional updates?
    1. Session Summary signup sheet will be shared to chair Google Drive account for this year’s blog team and future blog teams
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