Category Archives: SOA Spring Conference

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: Monday, January 8, 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 Monday, January 8, 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/

SOA Spring 2016: Online Registration Now Closed, On-Site Still Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference

Online Registration has closed – on-site registration will be available the day of the conference, Friday May 20th

On-site registration*: $60 / SOA members, $80 / non-members, $40 / students.
*Please note: Lunch is not guaranteed for on-site registrants.

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

Full SOA Spring Program 2016

Where: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Theme: Knocking down walls and reaching out: Archives in your community.
Plenary speaker: Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist for the Massillon Museum.

Other highlights: Exciting presentations, poster session and networking opportunities, silent auction, SOA business meeting, and much more!

Registration Rates Until Friday, May 13

Registration rates until Friday, May 13, at 5 p.m. $50/ SOA members, $70 / non-members, $35 / students.

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On-site registration*: $60 / SOA members, $80 / non-members, $40 / students.
*Please note: Lunch is not guaranteed for on-site registrants.
For online registration, please visit Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference Registration

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference
Where: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Theme: Knocking down walls and reaching out: Archives in your community.
Plenary speaker: Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist for the Massillon Museum.
Other highlights: Exciting presentations, poster session and networking opportunities, silent auction, SOA business meeting, and much more!

2nd Reminder: Early Bird Registration Ends May 2nd

Reminder: Early bird registration rates for the conference will end on Monday, May 2,
Registration rates Tuesday, May 3, to Friday, May 13, at 5 p.m. $50/ SOA members, $70 / non-members, $35 / students.

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference

Reminder: Early Bird REGISTRATION ENDS May 2nd: $45 / SOA members, $65 / non-members, $30 / students.
Where: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Theme: Knocking down walls and reaching out: Archives in your community.
Plenary Speaker: Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist for the Massillon Museum.
Other highlights: Exciting presentations, poster session and networking opportunities, silent auction, SOA business meeting, and much more!

Registration rates:
Early bird (by May 2): $45 / SOA members, $65 / non-members, $30 / students.
Between May 3 & May 13: $50 / SOA members, $70 / non-members, $35 / students.
On-site registration*: $60 / SOA members, $80 / non-members, $40 / students.
*Please note: Lunch is not guaranteed for on-site registrants.

For online registration, please visit Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference Registration

Support for the SOA Spring 2016 Silent Auction

Dear Society of Ohio Archivists:

We hope you’re doing well!

As you know, the Society of Ohio Archivists will once again be holding out annual meeting this spring, on May 20, 2016, at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. We appreciate the community’s generous in the past, and we’re looking for support again for the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the SOA student scholarship program, giving aspiring archivists the opportunity to attend the annual meeting and begin networking with those in their field, thereby encouraging greater involvement in SOA and the archives and preservation field as a whole.

We are also accepting support in the form of sponsorships. These levels are Gold, Silver, and Bronze, as well as sponsorship of the Silent Auction. Sponsorship will come along with benefits according to the level, and the breakdown has been included at the end of this letter.

Donors will be recognized in the meeting program as well as with the item(s) on the Silent Auction table.

We sincerely appreciate your consideration of our request and hope you will choose to continue to support of the Society of Ohio Archivists. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Shelley Blundell, our Educational Programming Committee chair, at the email address listed in the signature line, or any of the Silent Auction coordinators listed in this letter. Thank you in advance for considering this request.

Please send donations by May 1, 2016 to:

Ohio History Connection
c/o Jenni Salamon
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 297-2300

Thank you,
Shelley Blundell and the SOA Silent Auction Committee
blundell.shelley@gmail.com

SOA Silent Auction Committee coordinators:
Camila Tessler: tessler.11@osu.edu
William Modrow: modrowwm@miamioh.edu

Gold Sponsorship costs $500:
Sponsor will receive: be named the sponsor of lunch (sign on or by buffet table), recognition with name/logo in the conference program, company/organization advertisement in attendee packet (company/organization must supply), space on the registration table for brochures, and Recognition in SOA Fall 2016 newsletter.

Silver Sponsorship costs $250-$499:
Sponsor will receive: be named the sponsor of breakfast (sign on or by the buffet table), recognition in the conference program and Fall 2016 SOA newsletter, and space on the registration table for brochures.

Bronze Sponsorship costs $100-$249:
Sponsor will receive: recognition in the conference program and Fall 2016 SOA newsletter, and sign on the Silent Auction table next to donated item(s).

Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Annual Meeting Schedule at a Glance

Knocking Down Walls and Reaching Out: Archives in Your Community

Location: Quest Conference Center, Columbus Ohio
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
#ohioarchivists

Full SOA Spring Program 2016

Schedule at a Glance

Schedule Times Session Title Location
8:15-9:00 Open Silent Auction Atrium
9:00–9:50 Welcome and Plenary (Mandy Altimus Pond) Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
10:00–11:00 Session 1: ArchivesSpace Implementation Models in Ohio 2013-2016 (Boyd, Blackman, and Johnson)
Moderator: William Modrow
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
10:00–11:00 Session 2: Bringing History Home: Using Local Government Records in the Classroom (Kelly)
Moderator: Shelley Blundell
Dublin
11:00–11:15 Morning Break, Posters and Silent Auction Atrium/ Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
11:15–12:15 Session 3: Describing Multimedia Artworks for Academic Repository Collections (Fix)
Moderator: Camila Tessler
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
11:15–12:15 Session 4: This is Your History: Building Ethnic Archives through Community Participation (Dorazio Dean, Martin)
Moderator: Suzanne Reller
Dublin
12:15–1:30 Lunch and Awards Atrium/ Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
1:30–2:30 Session 5: Preserve Digital Ohio (Carney, Kupfer, and Tallman)
Moderator: Jodi Kearns
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
1:30–2:30 Session 6: Little Stories of the Great War: World War I in Ohio’s Communities (Birkhimer, Trivison)
Moderator: Cate Putirskis
Dublin
2:40-3:40 Session 7:

  1. Who are the People in Your Neighborhood? Engaging the Community with Digital Archives (Reuter, Southard)
  2. Rediscovered Radio: The Accidental Archives at WYSO-FM (Robinson)
    Moderator: Karen Glenn
Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye
2:40-3:40 Session 8: Veni, Vidi, Vici: Perspectives on Digitizing Medieval Manuscript Leaves (Love, Griffin)
Moderator: Jodi Kearns
Dublin
3:40-3:50 Afternoon Break, Posters, and Silent Auction Winners Announced Atrium
3:50-4:30 Business Meeting Scarlet/Gray/Buckeye

Early Bird Registration for SOA 2016 Spring Conference Reminder

The Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference

Reminder:

    Early Bird REGISTRATION ENDS May 2nd: $45 / SOA members, $65 / non-members, $30 / students.

Where:

    Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240

When:

    Friday, May 20, 2016

Theme:

    Knocking down walls and reaching out: Archives in your community.

Plenary speaker:

    Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist for the Massillon Museum.

Other highlights:

    Exciting presentations, poster session and networking opportunities, silent auction, SOA business meeting, and much more!

Registration rates:

Early bird (by May 2): $45 / SOA members, $65 / non-members, $30 / students.
Between May 3 & May 13: $50 / SOA members, $70 / non-members,
$35 / students.
On-site registration*: $60 / SOA members, $80 / non-members, $40 / students.
*Please note: Lunch is not guaranteed for on-site registrants.
For online registration, please visit Society of Ohio Archivists 2016 Spring Conference Registration