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Ohio Archives News & Events: Disaster Planning Workshop-September 26th

Event Name: Disaster Planning: Are You Prepared?
Competency: Emergency Preparedness
Description: You never know when disaster will strike.  It is important to be prepared and to plan for the unforeseen.
During this emergency preparedness workshop, we’ll explore various aspects of disaster planning to help you find a place to start. Learn from colleagues in public and academic libraries in Ohio as we share stories of lessons learned, familiarize yourself with different types of disaster planning resources, and identify key aspects of disaster planning development that you can implement today.Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what should be included in a disaster plan
  • Learn about disaster planning resources
  • Hear lessons learned

Presenters:

Holly Prochaska, Preservation Librarian and co-manager of the Preservation Lab, a collaborative hybrid lab of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Holly has worked at the University of Cincinnati Libraries since 1999 and has been the Preservation Librarian since 2006. Prior to heading Preservation, Holly coordinated University of Cincinnati Libraries’ renovation projects and facilities maintenance for the 10 library facilities. She has been an active member in the Ohio Preservation Council, serving as Chair from 2016 – 2017.

Ashleigh Schieszer, holds an MA in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and is the conservator of special collections and co-manager of the Preservation Lab.  Ashleigh has managed special collections treatment at the Preservation Lab since 2013 and is currently serving as Education and Programs Chair for the Ohio Preservation Council.

Event Date: 09-26-18
Event Time: 09:30 AM – 03:30 PM Eastern
Location:

 

 

 

Click HERE for more information and to register

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library
2345 Lee Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118Registration:

GEO Cost:      $160
Bronze Cost:  $120
Silver Cost:    $80
Gold Cost:     FREE

There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.

We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.

SOA/OLHA fall meeting Oct 5-6 – Preregistration closes 9/21

Fall Meeting 2018

Join the Society of Ohio Archivists and the Ohio Local History Alliance for the 2018 joint meeting and conference: The Past is Present

October 5-6, 2018 – Crown Plaza, Dublin, Ohio

It is OLHA’s annual meeting (packed with great sessions) with the addition of a SOA track on Friday (day 1), serving as SOA’s fall conference. Come for SOA’s sessions or come for the entire conference!

Registration

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza in Dublin (800.309.0989). Ask for the event code OLH or register online using this link to receive the discounted conference room rate of $101.00 + tax per night. Be sure to book your reservation by September 20; after September 20, the block of rooms will be released and the hotel may charge higher rates. Parking is free.

For more information on the full program see http://www.ohiolha.org/what-we-do/alliance-annual-meeting/ or download the program brochure.

SOA TRACK – Friday Oct 5

9-9:50am – Basics of Finding Aids
Writing finding aids for your collections can feel daunting if you don’t know where to start. This session is intended for individuals who have little or no prior experience writing finding aids, and will focus on just the basics: what information does a finding aid absolutely need to include to meet archival best practices, and how can you get there simply.
Cate Putirskis, special collection processing manager, The Ohio State University Libraries

10:10-11:00am – Project STAND
This year’s SOA Merit Award winner will highlight and discuss Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented), which unifies historical materials documenting student activism from a variety of academic institutions.
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, university archivist, assistant professor, Kent State University Libraries

11:20-12:10pm – Grant Opportunities for Preservation and Access
Representatives from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board and the Ohio Preservation Council will discuss grant opportunities relating to preserving and providing access to historical materials offered by their respective organizations.
Ashleigh Schieszer, OPC & Ron Davidson, OHRAB

2:00-2:50pm – Ask an Archivist
Archivists from different sized institutions and with a variety of job descriptions will be ready to discuss a variety of archival issues including donor relations, digital projects, archival best practices, and more. Come ready with archives questions!
Robin Heise, records manager/archivist, Greene County Records Center and Archives; Nancy Horlacher, local history specialist, Dayton Metro Library; Amy McCrory, head, Digital Imaging Unit, The Ohio State University Libraries; Collette McDonough, archivist and library manager, Kettering Foundation; Adam Wanter, digital and special collections archivist, MidPointe Library System.

3:10-4:00pm – Bertie’s Journals: The Dawes Arboretum Digitization Project
In late 2016, The Dawes Arboretum History Department began to prepare for the digitization of its entire archival collection. The starting point of this project would be to digitize Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes’s journals. This presentation, using the journals as a case study, will outline the steps small institutions can take to begin mass digitization projects that have an online presence.
Sarah Aisenbrey, archivist, The Dawes Arboretum

Janet Carleton

Vice President | Liaison to Educational Programming Committee

Society of Ohio Archivists

http://www.ohioarchivists.org/educational-programming/

http://www.ohioarchivists.org/annual_conference/

Archives News & Events: Enrollment Closes Friday, Sept. 14: Intro to Archives (Online Course)

Introduction to Archives (Online Course)

Enroll Here: https://preservethis.org/p/intro-to-archives

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of sound archival practices and the long-term care of permanent records. Participants will learn how to determine what records should be archived and how to connect preservation efforts to the processing and storage of collections. Basic physical processing of archival collections — proper ways to identify, prepare, and store materials — as well as evaluating the records for preservation concerns will be covered The importance of maintaining intellectual control of materials, including the creation of finding aids, will be emphasized. Quizzes and homework will allow participants to put their new-found knowledge to use immediately.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role of the archivist
  • Learn how to make appraisal decisions
  • Discover how to organize records
  • Identify necessary actions that will prevent and slow down deterioration of records
  • Create tools to help your users locate what they need from the collection
  • Construct a finding aid
  • Compose a reference policy for access

Course Fee: $225.00

When does the course start and finish?

This course starts on Sep 17, 2018It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 6 weeks. Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing discussion, reading, and homework assignments. It is recommended that you complete each week’s work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.

When is the last day for enrollment?

Sep 14, 2018

For more info or to enroll: https://preservethis.org/p/intro-to-archives

To pay by invoice please email: info@preservethis.org

For a list of all courses: https://preservethis.org/courses

Ohio Archives News & Events: Registration Now Open for 2018 Digital Scholarship Colloquium – The Digital and Democracy at Case Western Reserve University

On November 1-2, 2018, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting “The Digital and Democracy” Digital Scholarship Colloquium bringing together the vanguard of professionals using digital tools to advance democracy. The colloquium will delve into how research can be used for the advocacy of communities experiencing disruption and inequality and in all the points that touch a person’s life, including, healthcare, housing, environment, social justice. The program will feature the country’s top scholarly work and digital tools used to scale the heights of democratic power and influence.

More Information: http://library.case.edu/dsc2018/

Student, academic, and nonprofit rates available! Purchase your tickets today: https://community.case.edu/KSL/rsvp_boot?id=388357

See you in Cleveland!

Regional Archives News & Events: Special Preservation Training Program – Registration Deadline Approaching (September 20)

Preservation Management and Collections Care – A two-day, In-person Workshop    

When: Sept. 24 & 25, 2018, 9am – 4pm CDT

Where: John James Audubon Museum and Nature Center, Henderson, Kentucky

About the Program: This two day workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The curriculum covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collection materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructor will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together.

Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, NEDCC  Preservation Specialist

Fee: $80 registration fee for 2 day workshop This special low-cost program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

To Register: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nedcc.org_preservation-2Dtraining_training-2Dcurrentlist&d=DwIGaQ&c=3buyMx9JlH1z22L_G5pM28wz_Ru6WjhVHwo-vpeS0Gk&r=9I05oyw0RwVBI_pEJfHVBAWd6vtf3lclRVa_chs7tCg&m=TVKCKhP3ciO_jNPD1e08qANcQtykGQ8CyTdVHvesMdg&s=WzkdcsUBRHnIENP7z5p5baHD0HU6-bFDHSIxEvWqsvs&e=

Registration deadline: September 20

Questions?  Contact: Preservation Specialist Danielle Spalenka, dspalenka at nedcc dot org

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NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center Preserving Collections Nationwide  –  www.nedcc.org

Newest Council Members and Council Liaisons

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!

Council Members:

  • Cate Putirskis – Special Collections Processing Manager, Ohio State University Libraries
  • Sherri Goudy – Ohio History Service Corps Member, Logan County History Center/Ohio History Connection

Treasurer:

  • 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)

 

Issues of the Ohio Archivist 1970-2001, Now Online

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/ 

 

Notification of Intent: OSU Knowledge Bank to Archive Digital Versions of the Ohio Archivist

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 rheise@co.greene.oh.us.

Scholarships Available to Students and New Archival Professionals

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

Devhra@Lloydlibrary.org

Congregation Archivist for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus

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

SUMMARY:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Establishes and maintains policies and procedures for professional administration of the Archives.
  2. Plans and implements the annual goals, objectives and budget for the Archives.
  3. Applies professional archival and records management practices for the use and management of the archival collections.
  4. Works with Communications staff to create and maintain an archives component on the Congregation website.
  5. Ensures that the Archives’ finding tool, technology, and software are up to date.
  6. Responds to requests from Congregation Leadership and others.
  7. Applies best-practice standards for receiving, accessioning, cataloguing, storing and displaying items of historical value pertaining to the life and mission of the Congregation.
  8. Oversees environmental protection of archival materials, including storage systems, temperature and humidity levels, security and conservation procedures.
  9. Oversees development of exhibits, including research, text, exhibit design and installation.
  10. Recruits, trains, and oversees volunteers and other staff as applicable.
  11. Digitizes audio-visual collections.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Generally quiet office area with frequent times of interruption
  • Full time hours, Monday through Friday

BENEFITS:

  • 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

www.adriandominicans.org/employment.aspx