Although the SOA Annual meeting is over, we have a couple of new bits of information to share below:
The newest council members and treasurer have been announced!
- Cate Putirskis – Special Collections Processing Manager, Ohio State University Libraries
- Sherri Goudy – Ohio History Service Corps Member, Logan County History Center/Ohio History Connection
- Mark Bloom – Archives Associate, Senior, The University of Akron
We also have the new list of Council Liaisons (check the various committee pages for updates soon)
The Ohio State University Libraries has completed digitizing and archived the Ohio Archivist in the University’s Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank (http://kb.osu.edu) is Ohio State’s institutional repository. Inclusion in the Knowledge Bank means that issues of the Ohio Archivist will be searchable (e.g. by Google) and available via the Internet. Other benefits of this arrangement include long-term preservation in a professionally managed repository, a worldwide audience, a long-term stable URL that can be used in citation, and an increased web presence.
The Ohio Archivist is the official newsletter of the Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA). Its primary mission is to serve as a conduit for information about the SOA and its membership. The Ohio Archivist also publishes articles containing general information about the archival profession, especially as it relates to archivists located within Ohio and the Midwest. The Ohio Archivist is published twice a year, in the spring and fall.
Issues from Spring 1970 through Spring 2001 are available online in the Knowledge Bank at the following link: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/81927
Issues from Fall 2001 through Fall 2017 are available online on the Society of Ohio Archivists’ website at the following link: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/ohioarchivist/
We are pleased to announce that The Ohio State University Libraries will archive digital versions of the Ohio Archivist through the University’s Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank (http://kb.osu.edu) is Ohio State’s institutional repository. Inclusion in the Knowledge Bank means that issues of the Ohio Archivist will be searchable (e.g. by Google) and available via the Internet. Other benefits of this arrangement include long-term preservation in a professionally managed repository, a worldwide audience, a long-term stable URL that can be used in citation, and an increased web presence.
We welcome questions from any author/contributor to the Ohio Archivist regarding inclusion in the Knowledge Bank. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students (2 awards), and new archival professionals (2 awards) with three years or less experience in the workplace to attend their annual spring meeting on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The scholarship consists of conference registration (including lunch), a one year membership to SOA, and a $100 travel stipend. Awardees are required to submit a photograph and 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 meeting 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 February 16, 2018.
Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail or mail to Devhra BennettJones
Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus Adrian, Michigan
The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, a Congregation of about 640 vowed women religious and more than 200 Associates, traces its roots back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. The Sisters minister in 22 states and in the Dominican Republic, Norway, and the Philippines. The Congregation’s Vision is to “seek truth, make peace, reverence life.”
Position Available: Congregation Archivist
The Congregation Archivist is responsible for organizing, preserving and protecting the records which pertain to the origin, history, spirit, life and growth of the Congregation. The Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, processing and reference, preservation, records management, planning, budget preparation and management, security, search and retrieval systems, as well as related community outreach.
- Establishes and maintains policies and procedures for professional administration of the Archives.
- Plans and implements the annual goals, objectives and budget for the Archives.
- Applies professional archival and records management practices for the use and management of the archival collections.
- Works with Communications staff to create and maintain an archives component on the Congregation website.
- Ensures that the Archives’ finding tool, technology, and software are up to date.
- Responds to requests from Congregation Leadership and others.
- Applies best-practice standards for receiving, accessioning, cataloguing, storing and displaying items of historical value pertaining to the life and mission of the Congregation.
- Oversees environmental protection of archival materials, including storage systems, temperature and humidity levels, security and conservation procedures.
- Oversees development of exhibits, including research, text, exhibit design and installation.
- Recruits, trains, and oversees volunteers and other staff as applicable.
- Digitizes audio-visual collections.
- Master Degree in Archives and Records Management or Library Science or with a concentration in archival work preferred. Bachelor Degree required.
- Certified Archivist qualification from the Academy of Certified Archivists preferred.
- Three to five years experience in archival work. Minimum of three years experience in administration or management. Knowledge and experience in records management, research, systems management, cataloging, and preservation standards relative to archival work.
- Knowledge, skills and experience in software and other computer applications appropriate for strengthening and expanding computerized data retrieval and archival services; knowledge of best practices for digital preservation and digitization.
- Ability to learn, understand and support the Adrian Dominican Mission and Values.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Ability to function independently with flexibility and personal integrity.
- High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner.
- Must be able to sit, stand and walk up to 8 hours per day
- Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and carry approximately 20 pounds
- Generally quiet office area with frequent times of interruption
- Full time hours, Monday through Friday
- Medical, dental and vision insurance available to purchase after 60 days of employment
- Congregation paid life, short term and long term disability coverage
- Defined benefit pension plan funded by the Congregation after 1 year of employment
- Paid time off and paid holidays
Interested candidates may apply by visiting
The minutes from the October Council Meeting Minutes are now available on the Council Meeting Minutes page.
Or you can check out the direct link below:
Read the Ohio Archivist Spring 2017 issue! In it you will find your usual seasonal announcement for our annual meeting and also a recap of our fall meeting. Be sure to pay close attention to your 2017 list of SOA leadership candidates and read their personal statements. As well, you will find committee announcements; grant and award information; news from SOA members and member institutions from around the state; and also some great articles on data migration by Dan Noonan in DiGITaL Section and another consisting of first-person accounts on mentorships, edited by Stephanie Bricking in Newcomers. Enjoy!
For PDFs of past issues visit the Newsletter page.