Monthly Archives: April 2014

Register for the 2014 SOA Annual Conference

The Society of Ohio Archivists invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Spring Conference to be held on Friday May 16 at the OCLC Lakeside Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.

This year’s theme, Building Capacity: Discovering Archival Collections in the 21st Century, will explore user interactions with rare and unique materials in our technology driven society. We are excited to announce that the plenary speaker is Chris Prom, Ph.D., Assistant University Archivist and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Prom is a recognized expert in digital archives.

Panel sessions and posters will feature topics on community outreach through mobile digitization and behind-the-scenes tours, digital repository migration, local grants programs, descriptive workflows, and more. This year’s silent auction will feature a Bowe Bell and Howell Sidekick scanner, valued at over $1,000 and tickets to Zoombezi Bay in Columbus, Ohio.

To register and pay online, please visit http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/workshops/soa-conference-2014.aspx or visit our website http://ohioarchivists.org for a printable registration form to mail with your payment. The registration fee is $40 for members, $60 for non-members, and $30 for students.  Lunch is included in the cost of the conference but advanced registration is necessary to guarantee lunch the day of conference.

For more conference information, visit the Annual Conference page.

For directions to OCLC  visit http://conference-center.oclc.org/map-and-directions.html.

We hope to see you there!

SOA 2014 Candidate Statements

This year’s SOA election will be held May 16, 2014 during the business meeting at the SOA Annual Conference.  At this time, the SOA Treasurer and 2 Council members will be elected.  The candidates are:

For Treasurer:
Emily Gainer

For Council (2 Seats):
Jennifer Haney
Andrew Harris
Kayla Harris
Suzanne Maggard

For the candidates’ statements, see the SOA Spring 2014 newsletter or click here.  For information about how to register for the SOA Annual Conference, see the Annual Conference page.