Category Archives: SOA Spring Conference

2019 Scholarships for Students & 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 17, 2019 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel.

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 25, 2019.

       

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

The awards will be presented at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual meeting on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel.

Annual Meeting (Save the Date!) May 17, 2019

Mark your calendars!

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel in Akron, Ohio, with a preconference workshop and mixer on Thursday, May 16.

Join us for two days full of Invention and Innovation.

Follow the Annual Meeting website and hashtag (#soaam19) for more information. And be on the lookout for the call for proposals, which will be sent out mid-December.

We hope to see you all in May!

Stephanie Bricking & Stacey Lavender
Co-chairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee

Early Bird Registration for SOA’s 2018 Annual Meeting Ends Monday, April 30th

Just a reminder that early bird registration for SOA’s 2018 Annual Meeting ends on Monday, April 30th! That will also be the last day to register for the 50th Anniversary Mixer, which will be held Thursday, May 17 from 6-8pm at Polaris Grill. Join us to celebrate 50 years of SOA!

50 Years of New Frontiers: SOA at 50

Please join us for the Society of Ohio Archivists’ Annual Meeting Thursday May 17-Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240.

See conference page at http://www.ohioarchivists.org/annual_conference/ for more.

Plenary speaker Tanya Zanish-Belcher, president, the Society of American Archivists, and director of Special Collections & University Archivist at Wake Forest University, will discuss several key components of an archival career, including the role of mentoring and networking, keeping up with trends in archives, and why belonging to professional associations is important.

Conference hashtag: #soaam18

Registration

  • Online registration: http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/Product.aspx?ProductId=9174
  • Printable form: download this PDF, and mail to Mark Bloom, Treasurer, 8477 Summer Road, Macedonia, OH 44056.
  • The meeting registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks (including cake!) on Friday. Due to catering restrictions, lunch cannot be guaranteed for those who register onsite.
  • Categories
    • Early bird meeting registration (ends April 30, 5 PM): $45 SOA members, $65 nonmembers, $30 students.
    • Regular meeting preregistration (May 1–May 11, 5 PM): $50 SOA members, $70 nonmembers, $35 students.
    • Onsite meeting registration (May 18): $60 SOA members, $80 nonmembers, $40 students.
    • Workshop preregistration (ends May 11, 5 PM): $20 for members of SOA/ALAO, $25 for nonmembers, and $10 for students. No onsite registration available for workshop. Limited to 40.
    • Mixer registration (ends April 30, 5pm): $20.

Hotel
SOA has reserved a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, which is right next to both the Polaris Grill and Quest Conference Center. The rooms will be available at a discounted rate of $119 a night. Book by April 18, 2018. To reserve a room in the block, use this link, or call 614-568-0770 and mention that you are with the Society of Ohio Archivists.

50th Anniversary Mixer

6PM-8PM. Polaris Grill, 1835 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, 43240

Our 50th Anniversary Mixer will be an excellent opportunity to talk with old buddies and colleagues, and to make new friends among your SOA peers over heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Also available will be a cash bar. The mixer will be limited to 50 attendees, and registration will close when early bird registration ends on April 30, or when the event is full. Remember the early bird gets the worm!

Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2018 Spring Newsletter

The front cover of the 2018 Spring Issue of the Ohio Archivist.
The Spring 2018 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available! In this issue you will find all the information about the spring annual meeting, including details on the Thursday evening mixer and the preconference workshop. The issue also contains grant and award information; news from SOA members and institutions across the state; a recap of the joint OLHA/SOA fall meeting; and statements from the the SOA slate of candidates that will be voted on during the annual meeting. Special 50th anniversary content includes more statements from SOA past presidents by Feature Editor George Bain.

Extended: Nominations for SOA Merit Award during the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

The Application due date has been extended to April 16, 2018

During the 50th Anniversary year of the Society of Ohio Archivists the Merit Award will be given to individuals or organizations that have by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year. The awards will be announced at the 50th Anniversary celebratory annual spring meeting on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Applications should include the following information:
* Name of nominee;
* Nominee’s employer or institution;
* Nominee’s mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address;
* Brief reason for nomination;
* The nominator’s contact information so that the awards committee may contact you for additional information;
* Applications are due by April 16, 2018.

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

The award will be presented at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual meeting on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

SOA Spring 2018 Annual Conference: Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2018 SOA Annual Conference, 50 Years of New Frontiers.

Online registration is available at the following link: http://www.ohiohistorystore.com/2018-Society-of-Ohio-Archivists-Annual-ConferencebrFriday-May-18-2018brQuest-Conference-Center-Columbus-P9174C163.aspx

Early Bird Registration: Pricing for early bird registration ends April 30, 2018. Beginning May 1, $5 will be added to the cost of each registration level. Registration for the Thursday Evening Mixer CLOSES April 30, 2018.

Preconference Workshop – Finding Aids for the Future, with Morag Boyd and Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University Libraries, co-sponsored by the Academic Library Association of Ohio
Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 2-5 pm (registration begins at 1:30)
Location: Ohio History Center, 3rd floor Cardinal Classroom, 800 E. 17th St, Columbus

For more information about the conference, please visit the Annual Conference page on the Society of Ohio Archivists website (www.ohioarchivists.org).

The Society of Ohio Archivists is Celebrating its 50th Anniversary!

Beginning February 27, the Society of Ohio Archivists will celebrate a half-century of service to Ohio archival repositories and archivists. To mark the occasion, we will be highlighting the accomplishments of our organization throughout the course of the year. Stay tuned to the SOA website, social media and upcoming issues of the Ohio Archivist for more information on forthcoming activities and ways to engage with SOA.

If you want to share your favorite SOA or Ohio archival memory over the coming year, be sure to tag the SOA twitter handle @ohioarchivists and use the hashtag #SOAat50.

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

Call for Proposals: Keeping History Alive

Call for Proposals

Keeping History Alive

Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting

Friday, May 19, 2017

To be held at the Quest Business and Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240.

Deadline to submit proposals: Monday, January 9, 2017, 5pm.

The SOA 2017 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:

  • 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 analog, born-digital, or hybrid collections

The Program Committee encourages proposals of panel sessions, student and professional posters, as well as alternative formats such as debate, fish bowl, lightning, mini-workshop, pecha kucha, world café, and other session formats that encourage interaction between presenters and attendees.

The Program Committee also encourages proposals from students*, new professionals*, first time presenters and attendees, as well as individuals from related professions, including those from outside of Ohio.

Proposals must include:

  • Session/Poster title and type
  • Abstract of 250 words describing the session/poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
  • Description of 150 words for the printed program
  • Main contact’s information and any other participants
  • A/V or technology requirements
  • Any additional special needs

Please complete the proposal form by Monday, January 9, 2017, 5pm at https://goo.gl/forms/XDyBD72rhRlraMg73

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

Questions? Please contact:

Janet Carleton (carleton@ohio.edu) or Collette McDonough (cmcdonough@kettering.org) Cochairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee

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