If you are a current archives student or a new professional (5 or fewer years of professional work experience), we would like to request your participation in an online survey concerning archival education. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (re-246422-ols-20), this research project is being conducted by Dr. Alex H. Poole, Assistant Professor at Drexel University’s Department of Information Science (IRB# 2010008122).
The questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. It can be accessed at this link: drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ilXLsTUsPjVgrz
Proposals are now being accepted for the SCAA 2021 Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on Friday, October 29, 2021. This year’s conference theme is “Crossroads.” The year of the pandemic presented unprecedented challenges, but it also ushered in opportunities for growth and rebirth. The same holds true for archival institutions, including the physical spaces, collections, projects, workflows, staffing, and services offered.
The SCAA Board of Directors, which serves as the Annual Meeting Planning Committee, invites you to submit proposals for presentations and student posters relating to the theme of “Crossroads” as it intersects with topics of interest to archival professionals, including but not limited to the following:
Advocacy, diversity, and inclusion in archival education and training
Advocacy, diversity, and inclusion in collections
Case studies highlighting collections or resources within collections
Description, cataloguing and metadata
Challenges in funding, physical resources, and staffing
Collection development during COVID-19
Creating finding aids and similar resources for patrons
Innovative strategies for outreach and community partnerships
Making our collections accessible to a wider range of patrons and constituencies
Methodology(ies) for creating and sustaining records management policies that work
Opportunities and obstacles in digitizing traditional resources
Opportunities and obstacles in managing born-digital resources
Raising awareness of and promoting collections through events, exhibits, and publications
Presentations may also take several formats, including:
Individual presentation (45 minute session)
Lightning round (7-10 minute presentations that will be grouped into 45-60 minute sessions)
Group presentation (45 minute session; one presentation with multiple speakers)
Discussion (45 or 60 minute session; one or more panelists lead a discussion)
Student poster presentation
The Board of Directors will review proposals and select those best suited to a virtual meeting that will be of interest and value to our wide range of members.
NOTE: Please limit your proposal to 250 words maximum.
The number and format of sessions will be determined in part by the proposals but also by the platform(s) and technological requirements available to the SCAA for hosting a virtual meeting.
Presentation proposals will be accepted from SCAA members and non-members through Monday, August 30, 2021. Student poster session proposals will be accepted through Thursday, September 30, 2021. Submit your proposal using the SCAA Fall 2021 Conference Proposal Submission Form.
he Secretary shall record and disseminate the minutes of the Executive Board and business meetings as directed by the Board. The Secretary shall also maintain updated copies of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Association and provide copies upon request. The Secretary shall conduct the correspondence necessary to transacting the Association’s business. The Secretary shall also serve as the archivist for the Association.
Join the South Carolina Archival Association for its virtual Summer Social on food and beverage history in the Carolinas, Thursday, July 15th, from 3-5pm on Zoom.
Our three guest speakers are:
- The Well Crafted NC team from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro on the craft brewing industry in North Carolina
- T.J. Wallace from South Carolina Humanities on the travelling exhibit, “South Carolina: The Food We Celebrate”
- David Shields, UofSC Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation, on the archival dimension of lost foods and recipes
We will have plenty of time for questions and socializing after the presentations. We have also created a living resource guide for archival materials, books, articles, living history farms, and other resources on South and North Carolina food and beverage history. Please add in your own collections and resources!
Registration is free, but required for the Zoom link. Register here: SCAA 2021 Summer Social Registration
Please join the South Carolina Archival Association for their annual Spring Workshop, hosted virtually via Zoom, on Friday April 30th, from 9:00am-12:00pm. Our presenters are Theresa J. (T. J.) Wallace (South Carolina Humanities), Brad Sauls (South Carolina Department of Archives and History), Amber Westbrook (South Carolina Arts Commission), and Dawn Mullin (South Carolina State Library). In this session, they will discuss processes and best practices on grant writing, and share their experiences in relation to grant writing, grant reviewing, and/or grant operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. More information is included below. This event will be recorded and shared after the event for those unable to join us.
SCAA Spring Workshop
When: Apr 30, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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