Category Archives: Meetings

Deadline Extended: 50 Years of New Frontiers: SOA at 50 – Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting – Friday, May 18, 2018

Location: Quest Business and Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240.

Deadline to submit proposals EXTENDED: Friday, January 19, 2018, 5 p.m.

The SOA 2018 Program Committee seeks a broad array of creative proposals, sessions and posters, related to archival work today and into the future. All proposal topics are welcome.

Possible ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Presentations or discussions of longstanding institutional projects or collections in accordance with the ‘50 year anniversary’ theme
  • Tools for archival discovery, maintenance, and/or marketing
  • Outreach and instruction efforts
  • Student, intern, and volunteer experiences and projects
  • Unique collection development ventures
  • Preservation, description, and access to analog, born-digital, or hybrid collections

Session Formats:

  • Panel Sessions – Two to four speakers present on a common theme.
  • Poster Presentations – Report in which information is summarized using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as photographs, charts, graphs, and/or diagrams mounted on poster board. Presenters will be assigned a specific time at which they must be with their poster to discuss it with attendees.
  • Debate – Moderator announces the topic, and two other people debate. May include more than one topic and additional debaters.
  • Fishbowl – Speakers sit in a circle of chairs on stage — the bowl—and the audience sits in concentric circles around them. The speakers are then asked to talk to each other by answering a series of directed questions. In an open fishbowl, one chair is left empty and audience members can rotate through, adding their take on the topic.
  • Lightning – Presentations may be from 3 to 10 minutes long, with the time allotted depending on the number of presenters. May or may not include slides or images.
  • Mini-Workshop – session teaching a skill or concept through hands-on activity.
  • Pecha Kucha – Each presentation consists of 20 slides or images displayed for 20 seconds each, with comment. Each presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • World Café – consists of multiple presentations/conversations going on at separate tables, with attendees given the opportunity to rotate between them every 20 minutes.
  • Other session formats that encourage interaction between presenters and attendees

All sessions will have an assigned member of the Program Committee to provide introductions, and, as needed, to moderate.

Proposal requirements:

  • Session title and intended format
  • 250-word abstract describing the session/poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
  • 150-words session description for use in the printed program
  • Main contact’s information and any other participants
  • A/V or technology requirements
  • Any additional special needs

Proposals will be evaluated on clarity, originality, diversity of content and speaker representation, and completeness of proposal and presenters. We encourage proposals from students*, new professionals*, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions, including those from outside of Ohio.

Please complete the proposal form by Friday, January 19, 2017, 5 p.m. at https://goo.gl/forms/mC1m8d2rr5XqrGcD2

*Scholarships are available to students (2 awards), and new archival professionals (2 awards). Read more about it in this link: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/scholarships-available-to-students-and-new-archival-professionals/

More meeting details will appear as they develop at: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/annual_conference/

Questions?

Please contact:
Stacey Lavender (lavendes@ohio.edu) or Collette McDonough (cmcdonough@kettering.org)
Cochairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee
http://www.ohioarchivists.org/educational-programming/

SOA Spring 2017 Annual Conference: Registration Opens March 7th

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2017 Spring Conference Early Bird Registration will open on March 7th.

A tentative schedule has been posted to the Annual Conference page and will be updated accordingly.

Online registration available here: http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/soa/2017-annual-conference.aspx

Registration:

Early bird meeting registration (ends May 1, 5 PM): $45 SOA members, $65 nonmembers, $30 students.
Regular meeting preregistration (May 2–May 13, 5 PM): $50 SOA members, $70 nonmembers, $35 students.
Onsite meeting registration (May 19): $60 SOA members, $80 nonmembers, $40 students. Due to catering restrictions, lunch cannot be guaranteed for those who register onsite.
Workshop preregistration (ends May 13, 5 PM): $20 SOA/OPC members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students. No onsite registration available for workshop. Limited to 20.

The meeting registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Coming soon: Register online/pdf version of the registration form will be available for those who do not wish to register online.

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

SOA Fall Meeting, October 2-3, 2015

The Society of Ohio Archivists is partnering with the Ohio Local History Alliance for Engage, Educate, Empower: Taking Your Organization to the Next Level. This conference will be held on October 2-3, 2015, at the Holiday Inn in Worthington, Ohio.

The SOA track will take place on Friday October 2nd and will feature the following sessions:

  • 9:00-9:50: Ask the Archivist
  • 10:05-10:55: Tips and Tricks to Get you Quickly from “The Disaster” to “The Recovery” with Holly Prochaska, University of Cincinnati Libraries
  • 11:20-12:10: Digital Curation Considerations with Sasha Griffin, Denison University
  • 1:40-2:30: “I Found It In The Archives” Contest Winner
  • 2:50-3:40: Grants for Archives and Local History Projects with Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection and Fred Previts, State Archivist

  • Also Jennie Thomas of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be presenting in a Local History Alliance sponsored session entitled, ‘A Day in the Life’ of Jane Scott on Friday from 10:05-10:55. 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.ohiolha.org/2015-alliance-annual-meeting/

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

    Register for the 2015 SOA Annual Conference

    The Society of Ohio Archivists invites you to attend the 2015 Annual Spring Conference to be held on Friday May 15 at the General Session Room at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.

    This year’s theme, Archives Amplified, will explore ways in which archivists are increasing outreach, challenging issues of space, and making digitized records more accessible to researchers. We are pleased to announce that Jenny Robb of The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum will serve as our plenary speaker. Robb will discuss the Cartoon Library and Museum’s new $14 million facility and their ambitious exhibition program. As always, the conference will also feature a silent auction benefiting student and new professional scholarships. New this year will be a Speed Networking session to encourage conversation and collaboration among attendees.

    To register, please visit http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/soa/2015-annual-conference.aspx. The registration fee is $45 for members, $65 for non-members, and $30 for students. Continental breakfast, lunch, and beverages are included in the cost of the conference, but advanced registration is necessary to guarantee lunch. Advanced registration ends Friday, May 8. To see the complete program and session descriptions, visit the meeting website at Annual Conference page

    If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Suzanne Maggard Reller at suzanne.maggard@uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at Kristin.Rodgers@osumc.edu.

    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 maggarsm@ucmail.uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at kristin.rodgers@osumc.edu

    Deadline Extended–Call for Session Proposals & Posters

    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 16, 2015 at 5:00pm.

     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 maggarsm@ucmail.uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at kristin.rodgers@osumc.edu

    Call for Session Proposals & Posters—SOA Annual Conference 2015

    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.

     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 maggarsm@ucmail.uc.edu or Kristin Rodgers at kristin.rodgers@osumc.edu

    Save the Date–SOA Spring Conference!

    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!

    SOA Fall Meeting, October 3-4, 2014

    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.

     

    Annual Conference Scholarships Available

    The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students (2 awards total in this category) and new archival professionals (2 awards total in this category) with three years or less experience in the workplace to attend their annual spring conference on May 16, 2014 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.

    The scholarship consists of conference registration (including lunch), a one year membership to SOA, and a $100 travel stipend.  Awardees are required to write about their experience for publication in the Ohio Archivist newsletter.

    Applications should include the following information:

    • Applicant’s name, mailing address, and e-mail address.
    • Students should list their school’s name and academic program;
    • New professionals should list their employer and number of years working within the field;
    • Description about how the conference will benefit the applicant professionally;
    • Brief description of the applicant’s scholarship and contribution to archives. This will be taken into consideration along with the applicant’s number of years in the field or academic study;
    • Statement of the applicant’s need for financial support to attend the conference;

    Applications are due by March 28, 2014.

    Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail or mail to Devhra BennettJones.  Email: Devhra@Lloydlibrary.org  Address: Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.