The Advocacy and Outreach Committee is responsible for promoting advocacy in response to legislative issues that may impact archives, diversity, and the role of archives and archivists within society. The Advocacy and Outreach Committee will facilitate access to resources that will aid archivists in advocating for the profession and collections to administrators and institutional stakeholders. The committee also communicates news from the National Coalition for History. Additionally, the Advocacy and Outreach committee is responsible for advocating the importance of archives throughout the state of Ohio through programmatic planning such as Statehood Day, Archives Month, and the “I Found it in the Archives” contest.
Contact the committee Co-chair, George Bain, Ohio University (retired), at email@example.com
Co-Chair Natalie Fritz, Library and Archives at Clark County Historical Society
Co-Chair Elise Kelly, Greene County Archives
Council liaison – Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library System
Natalie Fritz (Co-chair)
Elise Kelly (Co-chair)
Adam Wanter (Council Liaison)
The Awards Committee solicits and reviews award applications for the Merit Award and Meeting Scholarships. The committee is responsible for publicizing the availability of the awards and the identification and selection of awardees according to the criteria set by SOA Council.
Contact the committee chair, Devhra Bennett Jones, Lloyd Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair – Devhra Bennett Jones, Lloyd Library
Council liaison – Lily Birkhimer, Ohio History Connection
William C. Barrow
Lily Birkhimer, Ohio History Connection (Council Liaison)
Kevin Grace, University of Cincinnati
Devhra Bennett Jones, Lloyd Library (Chair)
Glenn V. Longacre, National Archives at Chicago
Lonna McKinley, Museum of the United States Air Force
James S. Zimmerlin
Kevin Grace, University of Cincinnati
The Education and Programming Committee plans the annual SOA spring conference and professional development workshops. Activities include choosing a conference theme, solicitation and selection of session presenters, selection of plenary speaker, publication and distribution of conference announcements, collecting conference evaluations, and planning professional development workshops of interest to members.
Cochair – Stacey Lavender, Ohio University
Cochair – Stephanie Bricking, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Council Liaison – Janet Carleton, Ohio University
Sarah Aisenbrey, The Dawes Arboretum
Karmen Beecroft, Ohio University
Shelley Blundell, Youngstown State University
Janet Carleton, Ohio University (Council Liaison)
Sherri Goudy, Logan County History Center, Ohio History Service Corps
Kayla Harris, University of Dayton
Betsy Hedler (SOA/OHC Liaison), Ohio History Connection
Stacey Lavender, Ohio University (Cochair)
Collette McDonough, Kettering Foundation (Cochair)
Jim McKinnon, National Archives & Records Administration
William Modrow, Miami University
Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University
The Membership Committee recruits and supports new and renewing members. Committee members identify events and/or organization throughout the state in order to distribute membership literature. The committee is responsible for writing and updating membership literature, including the annual membership drive letter, and the membership brochure.
Chair – Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University
Council liaison – Mark Bloom, Archival Services, University of Akron
Contact the Committee Chair, Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University, at email@example.com.
Bill Barrow, Cleveland State University
Mark Bloom, Archival Services, University of Akron (Council Liaison)
Kevin A. Caslow
Andrew Harris, Wright State University Libraries
Susan (Miller) Hernandez, Cleveland Museum of Art
Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University (Chair)
Toni Vanden Bos, Wright State University Libraries
The Nominating Committee annually prepares and submits a slate of candidates for vacant officer positions and Council seats. The committee is made up of one Council member and two additional SOA members appointed by the president. Committee members must serve at least one year.
Contact the Committee Chair, Judy Wiener, The Ohio State University, at Judith.Wiener@osumc.edu.
Chair and Council Liaison – Judy Wiener, Wright State University
Gillian Hill, retired
Judy Wiener, The Ohio State University, (Chair)
Jane Wildermuth, Wright State University
The Public Information Committee is responsible for public relations and outreach for SOA through the process of generating content and maintaining the tools to communicate SOA information. Duties and responsibilities include updating the SOA website, maintaining social media accounts (Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Pinterest), assisting in moderation of SOA Listserv, responding to SOA email inquiries, and documenting SOA events through photographs.
Contact the Committee Chair, Andrew Harris, Wright State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair – Andrew Harris, Wright State University
Council liaison – Sherri Goudy, Ohio History Service Corps Member, Logan County
George Bain, Ohio University (retired)
Lily Birkhimer, Ohio History Connection
Janet Carleton, Ohio University
Ron Davidson, Sandusky Public Library (Council Liaison)
Sasha Griffin, Denison University
Andrew Harris, Wright State University (Chair)
Bill Modrow, Miami University (Council Liaison)
Jennifer Long Morehart, ELCA Region 6 Archives
Greg McCoy, P&G Heritage & Archives Center
Gino Pasi, University of Cincinnati
Lisa Rickey, Wright State University