2006 Annual Report

2005-2006 Student Membership

Kelly D. Ross – President, kross4@kent.edu Nicole D. LaFlamme – Secretary, nlaflamme@yahoo.com Charles Hansen – Treasurer, chansen1@kent.edu Byron Brubaker Nicholas G. Fagan Jonathan Jones Deborah Ledbetter Emily Lockhart Kay L. Martin Margaret B. Ruble Anne Salsich Jamie M. Seeholzer

Faculty Advisor: Roland M. Baumann

Contact: saa@kent.edu

Chapter Meetings and Events

October 3, 2005

Recruitment meeting for the 2005-2006 academic year lead by Shannon Bohle, SAA KSU president from 2004-2005. Guest speaker was faculty advisor Roland M. Baumann. Baumann discussed the importance, value, and benefits of student involvement in the SAA student chapter as well as the rewards a career in archives offers. Students interested in leadership positions signed up.

January 26, 2006

This was our first official meeting of members and potential members of the academic year. During this meeting, the membership introduced themselves and their interests in archives and together discussed future chapter activities for the year.

February 25, 2006 Joint tour with the Society of Ohio Archivists student chapter of Strong Bindery, located in Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd. Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120, and hosted by owner Ellie Strong. Strong gave a fascinating demonstration to the group of the different techniques, tools and materials she uses to rebind or mend the bindings of the books she works with.

February 14, 2006

Leadership meeting to discuss budget proposal.

February 28, 2006

During this group meeting members approved of budget set by leadership and confirmed plans for future group activities.

March 6, 2006

Tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ingall’s Library, hosted by Frederick Friedman-Romell, Systems Librarian and interim Image Librarian. Friedman-Romell discussed the museum’s current Digitization Project of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s library visual resources and metadata sharing with other institutions.

March 14, 2006

Library Careers Night at Kent State University. Members Kelly Ross, representing SAA KSU Student Chapter, and Anne Salsich, representing Ursuline College Archives, presented exhibits and answered questions regarding the SAA KSU Student Chapter and the archival profession.

March 16, 2006

Guest Speaker Miriam Khan, of MBK Consulting and adjunct KSU instructor, presented on Rare Books and Digitization Projects.

April 7, 2006

Akron Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society.

April 11, 2006

The group viewed a recording of “Government Secrecy in the Information Age” presented by Dr. Alasdair Roberts, part of the University of Pittsburg and Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership Lecture Series. This was followed by a group discussion.

April 20-21, 2006

Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Spring Conference attended by members Kelly Ross (SAA President), Katy Watts (SOA President) and Emily Lockhart in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio Historical Center. This year’s theme was “Moving Archival Basics into the Future.”

May 2, 2006

Joint meeting with SOA KSU Student Chapter. This was the final Chapter meeting of the semester. Members recapped the semester and their individual accomplishments. During this joint meeting, it was proposed that the two student chapters, SAA and SOA, merge to become one group representing both organizations and therefore are no longer dividing interests and resources.

Individual Member Accomplishments

Byron Brubaker, took it upon himself to find new homes for some of the 3,000 + 16mm educational films withdrawn from the Kent State Main Library Audio Visual Collection before they were to be discarded. 47 films went to the New York Public Library, 200+ films went to the University of Akron’s Archives of the History of American Psychology, and 200+ went to a Kent State University faculty member's private collection.

Nicholas Fagan is doing his practicum this summer at the Cleveland Public Library Archives working on the local architect Robert A. Little Collection.

Charles Hansen, will be doing his practicum this summer at the University of Kentucky’s Archives and Special Programs. Charles will specifically be working with the Walter S. Harkins Collection.

Nicole LeFlamme began her practicum at the Akron Art Museum, arranging and describing the museum’s archives. Nicole will also offer staff education on how to use the archives and create an electronic finding guide.

Emily Lockhart recently completed an internship with the Summit County Historical Society in Akron.

Margaret Ruble has been volunteering at Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) since October of 2005, independently processing a manuscript collection from start to finish.

Anne C. Salsich, coauthored "Teaching about Records, Ethics, and Accountability: Three Cases," with Richard J. Cox, Barbara Meister, and David J. Reynolds, published in Records & Information Management Report, Vol. 21, No. 9 (November 2005). In May 2006 she was selected to serve on the editorial board of a new online international journal, the Library Student Journal (http://informatics.buffalo.edu/org/lsj/), based at the University of Buffalo. She recently submitted an application for a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities as the Ursuline College Archivist (http://www.ursuline.edu/library/archives/.

Jamie Seeholzer, volunteered at The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library in Columbus, Ohio. Jamie’s work there included updating the database of editorial cartoons.