Monthly Archives: January 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED! SOA Call for Posters and Session Proposals

We’ve extended the deadline to submit both poster proposals and session proposals for the SOA Spring 2015 meeting!  Poster and session proposals from both students and professionals are welcome.  Please submit your proposals by Friday January 23 at 5:00 pm.

Call for Session Proposals and Posters

Archives Amplified

Society of Ohio Archivists Spring Meeting

Friday May 15, 2015

The SOA 2015 Program Committee is seeking a broad array of creative proposals related to archival work today and into the future.  This year we are accepting both session proposals and poster proposals at the same time.  All proposal topics are welcome.  Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Tools for Archival Discovery, Maintenance, and/or Marketing
  • Outreach and Instruction efforts
  • Student, Intern, and Volunteer Experiences and Projects
  • Funding for Archival Projects or Archival Facilities
  • Unique Collection Development Ventures
  • Preservation, Description, and Access to Traditional, Born-digital, or Hybrid Collections

Proposals of traditional panel sessions, student and professional posters, and alternative formats such as lightening rounds, pecha kucha, fish bowl sessions, and other session formats that allow for interaction between presenters and attendees are encouraged.

The Program Committee encourages proposals from students, new professionals, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday December 12, 2014.  DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday January 23 at 5:00pm.

 Proposals must include the following information:

  • Session or Poster Title
  • Session Type (Traditional Panel, Student Poster, Professional Poster, Fishbowl, Lightening Round, Debate, Mini-workshop, World Café, etc.)
  • Abstract of 250 words or less describing the session or poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
  • Session or Poster Description for the SOA program (50 words or less)
  • Session Contact Person (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone Number, Email Address)
  • Other Participants and Contact Information (Name, Institution, Title or Degree Program, Telephone number, email address)
  • A/V or Technology Requirements
  • Additional Special Needs

 Please submit the above proposal information via email to Suzanne Reller at or Kristin Rodgers at

Membership Renewal 2015

The Membership Committee invites you to join us in renewing your membership in the Society of Ohio Archivists for 2015. With your support, SOA is able to exchange information, coordinate activities, and improve professional competence in Ohio’s archives and manuscript repositories.

For your convenience, you are able to renew your membership online. Secure, online renewal with a credit card is available through the Ohio History Store at the Ohio History Connection.

If you would like to renew by check, the 2015 Membership Invoice can be printed from the SOA website and mailed to Treasurer, Emily Gainer.

With your support in 2014, SOA provided:

  • education and networking at the Spring Annual Meeting and the joint SOA/OLHA Fall meeting
  • design and distribution of the Archives Month poster, “Ohio in the Depression”
  • scholarships for two high school students at Ohio History Day
  • access to The Ohio Archivist, the society’s online newsletter
  • recognition to two outstanding organizations through the Merit Award
  • support to the National Coalition for History through an organizational membership

SOA will continue to offer similar activities and opportunities during 2015!

Individual and Student members receive discounted rates at events and voting rights at the annual meeting. Patron and Sponsor levels include Individual membership benefits, plus your extra contribution provides support for special projects. Institutional members receive discounted rates at events for up to two employees.

Dues are annual January 1 through December 31. If you have joined or renewed since July 2014, your membership is current through 2015.

Thank you for your continued support,
SOA Membership Committee
Ron Davidson, chair