Setting the Stage: Practical Approaches to Archival Exhibits

It is an exciting time of year for the KCA. We are heading towards our upcoming fall meeting on Friday, December 15, 2017. We will be traveling to the Loretto Community in Marion County, Kentucky, to talk about exhibit creation on a budget. It will be a wonderful time to connect and discuss ways to develop exhibits.

The program includes presentations by Matt Strandmark, entitled “Mission, Engagement, Design”, and Daniel Spalenka entitled “Preservation and Exhibits”. Additionally there will be a two part hands on exhibit activity led by Jaime Marie Burton. The program will end with a tour of the Loretto Heritage Center.

Please join us for what is shaping up to be a great fall meeting!

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SOA call for proposals

50 Years of New Frontiers: SOA at 50

Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

To be held at the 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

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/

 

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Job posting: Undergraduate Research Archivist, University of Kentucky

UK Libraries is seeking an Undergraduate Research Archivist to lead the successful SCRC Learning Lab Internship Program. The Learning Lab is a center of primary source research, experiential learning, and professional skills training. It is a competitive undergraduate internship program that runs during the academic year.

In addition to this primary responsibility the Undergraduate Research Archivist will be a part of the Research and Education team and will contribute to the active education program, research and reference, exhibits, and outreach.

Deadline is June 12.

Please see the full posting for more details: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/109457

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Job posting: Research Services Archivist, University of Kentucky

UK Libraries is  seeking an Archivist who will manage the Special Collections Research Center’s research services, public access and outreach, and Aeon workflows. The successful candidate will also maintain a high level of professional development and engagement.

Deadline is May 22.

Please see the full posting for more details: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/104914

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J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award

Society of American Archivists

(Please excuse cross-postings.)

The J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2016 award.

http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-jameson
Established in 1989, this award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs.  The individual’s or institution’s contributions may take the form of advocacy, publicity, legislation, financial support, or a similar action that fosters archival work or raises public consciousness of the importance of archival work.  Contributions should have broad, long-term impact at the regional level or beyond. Up to three awards may be given each year.

Recent Winners:
2015: Adrena Ifill Blagburn
2014: LGBT Center of Central PA History Project
National History Day
2013:  Dr. Warren Stewart
2012:  Eve Kahn, Bebe Miller, Phillip Stewart
2011:  “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC)
2010:  The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
2009:  Ross King (Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board)
2008:  Data-Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE)
 
Eligibility: Nominees must be from outside the archives profession.  Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award.

Mailed materials must be postmarked by February 28, 2016 and should be sent to:

Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Committee
Society of American Archivists
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602-4061

Nominations may be submitted electronically; please see the nomination form for details.  For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to: http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp

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Position announcement: Library Manager, University of Kentucky

A Library Manager position has been posted on the UK Integrated Employment System.  Below is a quick link to the job posting:

http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/67131

The job will be posted until 6/4/2015.

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Call for Proposals: Society of Georgia Archivists

Society of Georgia ArchivistsThe Annual Meeting Program Committee of the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) is pleased to announce the theme of the 2015 meeting: Archives as Community: Building Bridges and Sustaining Relationships. This year’s theme reflects the significance of our constituents and stakeholders in facilitating and expanding the functions and use of archives and archival materials. The meeting will take place in Columbus, Georgia, October 22-23, 2015.

Presentation proposals are now being accepted. We invite all archivists, students, and other interested parties to propose a session. The SGA Annual Meeting is a wonderful opportunity to present on initiatives, projects, or research being undertaken at your repository; share valuable information; and get feedback from your colleagues. You do not need to be a member of SGA to offer a submission!

For more information on the annual meeting, potential session topics, or to download the proposal form please visit the SGA site.

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Job Posting: Archives & Records Regional Administrator (KDLA)

KDLAPosition Title: Archives & Records Regional Administrator

Institution: Ky Dept for Libraries & Archives

Type of Position: Full-time

Possible Desk Coverage: Weekdays

Salary: $35,246.40 – $46,690.80 yearly at 37.5 hr/week

Benefits: State benefits

Job Duties:

  • Serves as records management and archival consultant to local public agencies in a 26 county area in North Central Kentucky Region (see county listing below) by providing advice and assistance on recordkeeping issues.
  • Provides guidance in the use of technology for recordkeeping.
  • Must travel frequently.
  • Administers and monitors records management grants awarded to local public agencies in the area.
  • Provides local public agencies in the area with records management training and guidance through workshops and presentations.
  • Works with local public agencies to create and revise records retention schedules.
  • North Central Kentucky Region includes: Boone, Bracken, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Campbell, Edmonson, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henry, Jefferson, Kenton, Larue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble.

Qualifications/Experience: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Must have four years of administrative or management experience, at least two years of which must have been in professional records management, and/or professional archival experience in one or more of the following areas: appraisal, accessioning, description and/or the arrangement of documents. Graduate study in business, public administration, archival studies, history, or a related field will substitute for the administrative or management experience on a year-for-year basis. Professional records management and/or professional archival experience in one of the above areas will substitute for the education on

a year-for-year basis.

Additional Comments: Applicants and employees may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

Application Procedure: Apply at https://careers.ky.gov

Application Deadline: April 24, 2015

Contact Person: Jerry Carlton, KDLA, 300 Coffee Tree Rd, Frankfort Ky 40601; Jerry.Carlton@ky.gov

Institution Website: KDLA.ky.gov

 

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Job posting: Public Records Branch Manager (KDLA)

KDLAPosition Title: Public Records Branch Manager

Institution: Ky Dept for Libraries & Archives

Type of Position: Full-time

Possible Desk Coverage: Weekdays

Salary: $42,646.56 – $56,495.52 yearly at 37.5 hr/week

Benefits: State benefits

Job Duties: Serves as branch manager for the Electronic Records Management Branch in the Archives and Records Management Division. Provides oversight and cooordination for information policy and records issues, electronic records management, and digital preservation. Provides advice, assistance, and training related to management of electronic records and digital preservation for state and local government agencies. Oversees administration of the Electronic Records Archives. Chairs and coordinates the work of the multi-agency Electronic Records Working Group, to develop recordkeeping guidelines for electronic records and digital preservation. Studies and monitors technology development and its effect on recordkeeping in public agencies. Supervises professional and technical staff. Communicates regularly with customers, government agencies, and archives and records management professionals. Serves as a member of the department and division management teams, and other duties as required.

Qualifications/Experience: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Must have four years of professional experience in records management, micrographics, document preservation and/or archival experience in one or more of the following areas: appraisal, accessioning, description and/or the arrangement of documents. Graduate study in archival studies, records management, history, library science, public administration, business administration or related field will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis not to exceed two years. Additional professional experience in one or more of the above areas will substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Comments: Applicants and employees may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

Application Procedure: Apply at https://careers.ky.gov

Application Deadline: April 24, 2015

Contact Person: Barbara Teague, KDLA, 300 Coffee Tree Rd, Frankfort Ky 40601; BarbaraTeague@ky.gov

Institution Website: KDLA.ky.gov

 

 

 

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MAC Pals

If you are new to MAC or if this is your first time attending a MAC event, we have designed a special program for you. MAC Pals is a unique navigator program that matches experienced members with new members or first-time attendees. Your MAC Pal will help guide you through your first MAC meeting.

Experienced members, please consider serving as a MAC Pal to assist your fellow members with navigating the conference, meeting other members, and learning about the organization.

Two ways to register:
1. On the 2015 conference registration form, check the appropriate box to join the MAC Pals program.
2. Contact Natalie Morath at natalie.morath@gmail.com indicating if you are a new or experienced member who would like to join MAC Pals for the 2015 conference.

You will be notified April 22, 2015, of your MAC Pal’s name and contact information.

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