OLHA/SOA Fall Meeting, October 7-8, 2016

OLHA/SOA Fall Meeting, October 7-8, 2016

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The Society of Ohio Archivists is partnering with the Ohio Local History Alliance for Connecting Communities. This conference will be held on October 7-8, 2016, at the Crown Plaza hotel in Dublin, Ohio.

The SOA track will take place on Friday October 7th and will feature the following sessions:

9:00-9:50: Bringing History Home: Using Local Government Records in the Classroom with Elise Kelly, Greene County Records Center & Archives
10:10-11:00: A Private Matter: Dealing with Privacy-Sensitive Materials in the Archives with Judith Wiener, Health Sciences Library, The Ohio State University and Emily Gainer, Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
11:20-12:10: Preserving & Digitizing the Kent Tribune Newspaper with Jenni Salamon, Ohio History Connection and Sandy Halem, Kent Historical Society
2:10-3:00: Thinking Outside the Hollinger Box: Creative Ways to Promote Your Archives with Natalie Fritz, Clark County Historical Society; Kevlin Haire, The Ohio State University; Elise Kelly, Greene County Records Center and Archives; and Karen Robertson, Ohio History Connection
3:20 -4:10: Perspectives on Archival Processing with Connie Conner, Ohio History Connection; Cara Gilgenbach, Kent State University Libraries; Abigail E. Miller, Kenyon College; and Rhonda Rinehart, Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

Attendees are welcome to attend any of the Local History Alliance sessions, luncheons, and other special events on both Friday and Saturday.

To view the conference program and to register, see conference web page at: http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/events/olha_annual_meeting_2016.aspx or download the registration form: http://www.ohiolha.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2016-OLHA-Brochure-ONLINE.pdf.

Interested in attending an upcoming workshop or to learn more about upcoming SOA educational opportunities? Contact the Education Committee Chair.

Fall 2016 Ohio Archivist now online

The Fall 2016 Ohio Archivist is now available. Although it wasn’t the initial plan, this issue in many ways focuses on student archivists and new professionals. Feature articles by Madeleine Fix and Kelly Francis-Love discuss a student capstone project and an internship respectively. In Newcomers, Christine Schmid Engels “rethinks” the role of interns and volunteers. Also in this issue, Dan Noonan’s DiGITaL article sheds light on the ten year history of the SAA Research Forum. In addition, you’ll read about the goings-on of SOA members and member institutions, Ohio grant information, and as usual, a recap of our annual meeting and the announcement for the coming fall meeting. Check it out here or here!

 

The Miami Valley Archivists Roundtable (MVAR) Archives Crawl

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The Miami Valley Archives Roundtable (MVAR) Archives Crawl is an event held during the month of October to celebrate National Archives Month. Crawlers tour host archives in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas gathering stamps in their passports. Participants will have the opportunity to view a variety of treasures preserved in area archival repositories, visit with archivists, and go on special behind-the scenes tours, depending on the specific repositories that you visit.

Please visit the Archives Month Events page for more information about the Archives Crawl as well as other events to be held in the local area.

Celebrate Archives Month by Honoring the Accomplishments of an Ohio Archival Institution

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award recognizes significant
accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records, in any format, by
an Ohio archival institution.

All Ohio institutions responsible for archival records that provide public access to at least a
portion of their collections are eligible. Eligible accomplishments include recent special
projects or on-going programs that:

  • build significant collections
  • implement successful preservation strategies
  • enhance access to archives
  • develop effective digitization programs

Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be adapted for use by other
institutions.

Because the award recognizes institutional achievements, individuals are not eligible.
Departments employing members of OHRAB are not eligible, but other departments in their
institutions are eligible.

Nominating letters should be no longer than two pages, 12-pt, single spaced, describing the
institution’s program/project along with its goals, accomplishments, and significance. Each
must include the nominee’s institutional name along with a contact person’s name, mailing
and email addresses, and phone number.

Send nominations via email or U.S. mail to:

Pari Swift
Senior Records Manager
Ohio Attorney General’s Office
30 East Broad Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Pari.Swift@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

Nominations must be received by October 7, 2016.
Self-nominations are encouraged.

Questions? Contact Pari Swift at Pari.Swift@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 614-466-1356

“I Found It in the Archives” 2016 Voting Begins Today, August 15th

The 2016 state-wide “I Found it in the Archives” contest features winning essays from three institutions: Oberlin College Archives/Oberlin Heritage Center, Greene County Archives, and the Clark County Historical Society.

Read the 2016 “I Found it in the Archives” state finalist essays on the “I Found it in the Archives” Contest Entries page and vote for your favorite in the side navigation of any page on the SOA website.

If viewing the contest on a mobile device, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to place your vote.

Voting begins August 15, 2016 and ends August 31, 2016.

The “I Found it in the Archives” state winner will be featured during the SOA fall meeting, held in partnership with the Ohio Local History Alliance October 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ohio. Keep a lookout for more information about SOA’s fall meeting on the SOA website.

Updates from SOA President about Committees

In an effort to keep everyone up-to-date Council wanted to share a listing of our current committees, committee chairs and Council liaisons. You may note that we have five new committee chairs: Janet Carleton (Educational Programming); Andrew Harris (Public Information); Elise Kelly (Advocacy and Outreach); Collette McDonough (Educational Programming); and Cate Putirskis (Membership). Please join me in welcoming them to their new positions. I would also like to take this time to thank our outgoing chairs for their service: Shelley Blundell (Educational Programming); Ron Davidson (Membership); and Jennie Thomas (Advocacy and Outreach). We appreciate your service and enjoyed working with you over the past year!

If you are interested in volunteering to work with a committee, please contact the committee chair using the email address provided. To learn more about each of the committees, please visit: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/committees/. If you have previously served/are currently serving on a committee you should be hearing from your Committee Chair regarding current and upcoming projects.

We are looking forward to working with all of you over the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me using my contact information listed below.

Committee Chairs and Liaisons

• Advocacy and Outreach
o Council liaisons – Ron Davidson and Robin Heise
o Committee co-chairs – George Bain (bain@ohio.edu) and Elise Kelly (ekelly@co.greene.oh.us)

• Awards
o Council Liaison – Lonna McKinley
o Committee chair – Devhra BennettJones (Devhra@lloydlibrary.org)

• Educational Programming Committee
o Council Liaison – Sasha Griffin
o Committee co-chairs – Janet Carleton (carleton@ohio.edu) and Collette McDonough (cmcdonough@kettering.org)

• Membership
o Council Liaison – Mark Bloom
o Committee chair – Cate Putirskis (putirskis.1@osu.edu)

• Nominating
o Council liaison – Judith Wiener (judith.wiener@osumc.edu)

• Public Information Committee
o Council Liaison – Jennifer Brancato
o Committee chair – Andrew Harris (andrew.harris@wright.edu)

Thank you,

Jillian Carney
SOA President 2015-2017

Job posting: Archivist, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Posted on behalf of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Please excuse cross postings.

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC), a division of the Ohio History Connection, is currently accepting applications for a full-time archivist. The archivist will fulfill the requirements of the recently awarded African American History and Culture museum grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Under the direction of the NAAMCC Collection Manager, the archivist will process backlogged material and improve documentation of and public access to NAAMCC archival collections. This is a three-year grant funded position. To view the full job description, please visit: https://www.ohiohistory.org/OHC/media/OHC-Media/Documents/Human%20Resources/Archivist.pdf

All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

“I Found It in the Archives” 2016 Voting Begins August 15th

The 2016 state-wide “I Found it in the Archives” contest features winning essays from three institutions: Oberlin College Archives/Oberlin Heritage Center, Greene County Archives, and the Clark County Historical Society.

Read the 2016 “I Found it in the Archives” state finalist essays on the “I Found it in the Archives” Contest Entries page and vote for your favorite in the side navigation of any page on the SOA website. If viewing the contest on a mobile device, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to place your vote. Voting begins August 15, 2016 and ends August 31, 2016.

The “I Found it in the Archives” state winner will be featured during the SOA fall meeting, held in partnership with the Ohio Local History Alliance October 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ohio. Keep a lookout for more information about SOA’s fall meeting on the SOA website.

SOA Spring 2016: Online Registration Now Closed, On-Site Still Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference

Online Registration has closed – on-site registration will be available the day of the conference, Friday May 20th

On-site registration*: $60 / SOA members, $80 / non-members, $40 / students.
*Please note: Lunch is not guaranteed for on-site registrants.

More information about the conference is available at the SOA Annual Conference page

Full SOA Spring Program 2016

Where: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Theme: Knocking down walls and reaching out: Archives in your community.
Plenary speaker: Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist for the Massillon Museum.

Other highlights: Exciting presentations, poster session and networking opportunities, silent auction, SOA business meeting, and much more!