SNAP Steering Committee Meeting Minutes - 2019/04/16

SNAP Steering Committee 2018-2019
Meeting 6: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 6 PM PT / 8 PM CT/ 9 PM ET
Where: Discord
Attending: Elena Colon-Marrero, Brenna Edwards, Maggie Hoffman, Stephanie Crawford, Eve Bourbeau-Allard, Tiffany Cole, Molly Brown, Virginia Seymour, Gayle Schechter, Joe Schill

Absent: Kara Flynn, Laura Bell, Isaac Fellman

  1. Chair - Elena
    1. BlogERS Update
      1. 10 submission came in and the first post is up!
      2. Every Tuesday for the next few weeks
      3. Instead of completely reposting, going to compile the links into one post and then post at end
    2. Human Rights Archives Section Partnership: Nothing new - still waiting to hear back about component funding
    3. Austin Meeting
      1. It’s happening. Nothing new
      2. Still looking for second speaker on advocating for internship funding
      3. Lunch Buddy and Ride-share spreadsheet: Will be done, soon
    4. SNAP elections for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, and 3 At-Large positions
      1. It’ll be coming up in May!
      2. Brainstorm on individuals you’d like to reach out to for nominations or even if you want to nominate yourself for something!
      3. Encourage people to self-nominate when the call goes out
  2. Vice Chair/Chair-Elect - Gayle
    1. Unpaid Internship Survey: 184 responses!
      1. Next steps: going to start working on more in upcoming month
      2. Updates will be sent to blog team to figure out schedule for blog posts and once people are contacted about doing guest blog post/contributing more
  3. Blog Team – Joe
    1. MLIS programs post up today!
    2. Roundtable with Isaac and Brenna about grad programs and archives tracks should be up in next few days
  4. Social Media - Tiffany and Stephanie
    1. Last snaprt about barriers to entry - fairly successful; lots of participation once the chat was over (days after!)
    2. Laura reached out to write blog of recap of chat
    3. Live tweet from session at MARAC last week relating to project archivists
    4. Next snaprt is on Tuesday, April 23rd; theme is self care relating to end of the semester/finals and end of contract/short-term positions
  5. Student Chapter Coordinator - Virginia
    1. We haven't gotten any response for the blog or from our emails from student chapters; does anyone have any suggestions?
      1. Twitter? Anyone know of any active chapters on twitter?
      2. Will try reaching out again closer to SAA/try to meet up with some leaders there
      3. Send to listserv if you know of anyone/hear from anyone so Virginia can see it
  6. Web Liaison - Eve: Nothing new
  7. Additional updates?
    1. Idea for snapchat: harassment in archives/whisper networks/harassment in school programs/conferences
      1. Anonymous survey, blog about experiences
      2. Still in very much planning stages, but wanted to float idea
    2. Reach out to other sections for collaborations?
      1. Archives and Archivists of Color, Women Archivists, Issues and Advocacy sections
      2. Survey, series of blog posts?
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