Call for Session Proposals and Posters
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.
Proposals must include the following information:
- Session Title
- Session Type (Traditional Panel, Student Poster, Professional Poster, Fishbowl, Lightening Round, Debate, Mini-workshop, World Café, etc.)
- Session proposal abstract of 250 words or less describing the session or poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
- Session 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristin Rodgers at email@example.com
Save the Date
Society of Ohio Archivists 2015 Spring Conference
This year’s theme is Archives Amplified
When: Friday May 15, 2015
Where: OCLC Conference Center General Session Room, Dublin, Ohio
Call for Proposals Coming Soon!
I Found It In the Archives 2014 Ohio State-wide Competition Results
Deborah Clark Dushane is the winner of the I Found it in the Archives contest with her essay “If He Hadn’t Shot the Town Sheriff….” that received 46% of the total 1257 votes. Deborah will be given a VIP tour of the Ohio State House and will be a guest at the Fall Society of Ohio Archivists meeting on October 3, 2014.
Thanks to the three contestants who shared personal stories about the discoveries they made using historical records found in archival collections at the Ohio History Connection, University of Akron Center for the History of Psychology, and Greene County Archives. Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite entry and shared this opportunity with family and friends.
Read the entries for the 2014 “I Found it in the Archives” Contest.
Vote for your favorite “I Found it in the Archives” experience! Read the 2014 “I Found it in the Archives” state finalist essays on the “I Found it in the Archives” Contest Entries page. Voting begins August 18, 2014 and ends August 31, 2014.
See the “I Found it in the Archives” contest page for more information about the contest.
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, on October 3, 2014. For more information about SOA’s fall meeting, see the SOA Fall Meeting page.
The SOA website is undergoing some maintenance. If you find a dead link or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will address the issue. Thank you for your patience!
The Society of Ohio Archivists has partnered with the Ohio Local History Alliance for “Engage, Educate, Empower: Taking Your Organization to the Next Level” on October 3-4, 2014 at the Holiday Inn, Worthington, Ohio.
SOA has planned the following sessions on October 3:
- 9:00-9:50: Showing Off: Creating Online Exhibits with Suzanne Maggard, University of Cincinnati
- 10:05-10:55 and 11:20-12:10: Simple Custom Enclosures for Cultural Heritage Collections Workshop with Miriam Nelson, Ohio University
- 1:40-2:30: Sharing Treasures From the Archives
- 2:50-3:40: Ask An Archivist
SOA members may attend both SOA and OLHA sessions. For more information, see the Alliance page, meeting brochure, hardcopy registration form, or online registration. Preregistration ends on Sept 22.
Congratulations to the Sandusky Library and to the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, winners of the 2014 SOA Merit Awards!
SOA President Judith Wiener presents the Merit Award to the Sandusky Library, May 21, 2014, with Ron Davidson accepting on the library’s behalf. On right is Jillian Carney Council Liaison to the Awards Committee.
SOA President Judith Wiener presenting Merit Award to OHRAB member Janet Carleton, accepting on behalf of the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, May 21, 2014. Others in photo are past or present OHRAB members (Laurie Gemmill Arp, Carleton, Dawne Dewey, Ron Davidson, George Bain). At right is Jillian Carney, OHS staff member who facilitates the board’s work and Council liaison to the Awards Committee.
Congratulations to incoming SOA Council members Andrew Harris and Suzanne Maggard and to re-elected SOA Treasurer Emily Gainer! Thank you to all of the candidates for their willingness to serve on the SOA Council.
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 Council (2 Seats):
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.
The Society of Ohio Archivists’ Spring Conference will be held on Friday May 16, 2014 at the Lakeside Conference Center at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio.
Registration is now open! The registration fee is $40 for members, $30 for students, and $60 for non-members. Register online at: http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/workshops/soa-conference-2014.aspx.
A pdf version of the registration form is available for those who do not wish to register online. Download the form here. Pre-conference registration will close on Friday May 9. Onsite registration is available, but lunch is not guaranteed for onsite registrants.
See the Annual Conference page for information about the conference program and scholarships.
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