Regional Archives News & Events: MARAC Conference Proposal Deadline Extended

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is hosting its spring 2019 meeting in Morgantown, WV, April 11-13, 2019, and we cordially invite our Ohio colleagues to join us!

We are looking for proposals that align with the theme of “Working Archives: A Labor of Love.” The proposal submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2018. We will also be accepting individual proposals that the Program Committee may choose to assemble into panels of complementary presentations; however, we prefer submissions of a cohesive panel. If you submit an individual proposal, please indicate “Individual” in the type of submission.

You may use the following Google spreadsheet to identify speakers. We do not monitor this sheet; it is solely a tool to connect to other speakers: https://bit.ly/2xgfirf

See the CFP for full details and submission guidelines. All proposals must be submitted through the official form in the CFP: https://marac2019morgantown.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/call-for-proposals/

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.

#AskAnArchivist Day Oct 3

Get ready for #AskAnArchivist Day on Wednesday, October 3, when archivists around the country will answer questions about archives. Find ideas for promoting the day among your users and developing a plan with your colleagues to respond to tweets. Follow other #AskAnArchivist Day participants, and email Abigail Christian with your institution’s handle to join the list.

Source: Society of American Archivists, In the Loop for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

What Is #AskAnArchivist Day? (Source: https://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/askanarchivist-day )

It’s an opportunity to:

  • Break down the barriers that make archivists seem inaccessible.
  • Talk directly to the public—via Twitter—about what you do, why it’s important and, of course, the interesting records with which you work.
  • Join with archivists around the country and the world to make an impact on the public’s understanding of archives while celebrating American Archives Month!
  • Interact with users, supporters, and prospective supporters about the value of archives.
  • Hear directly from the public about what they’re most interested in learning about from archives and archivists.

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

Ohio Archives News & Events: Project Coordinator: Ohio History Connection

The Digitization Unit at the Ohio History Connection is currently considering applicants for the position of Project Coordinator, National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. This position will manage newspaper digitization projects, including overseeing selection, technical and administrative activities; assisting with design and development of project website; and managing relationships with external partners and vendors. It will also involve public presentations and other outreach activities. A full job description can be found at our website: https://www.ohiohistory.org/about-us/jobs.

Please submit applications and resumes through our online application process by September 23, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Human Resources Department at applicant@ohiohistory.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)

 

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!