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SAA in Atlanta, 2016

I recently returned from the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia—it was a bit warm, but a nice shower every afternoon cooled things off. I am “in-between” on some of my governance duties and so I had the opportunity to attend some programming. In addition, all of the sessions are now available... more

Tanya and the Archives Leadership Institute (Berea College), 2016

I recently attended our second funded round of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI), now based at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the goal for the Institute is to “bring to tomorrow’s leaders the insights and understanding necessary for increasing public use and appreciation of archives.”... more

Tanya @ MAC (Midwest Archives Conference), Milwaukee, WI

I recently attended the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MAC is one of the largest regional archival organizations, and I have been an involved member since 1995. It was, however, a nasty shock to arrive in Milwaukee with the high only being 40—apparently, I am now completely acclimated to the NC... more

Tanya @SAA2015

I recently returned from the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio and per usual, it was a very busy week! I finished my third year and term as an SAA Council member. As before, much of my time was spent with governance issues during the week. However, not to worry—there is a... more

Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) 2015 (Decorah, Iowa) by Tanya

I recently attended our third and final iteration of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI), located in Decorah, Iowa. Funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the goal for the Institute is to “bring to tomorrow’s leaders the insights and understanding necessary for increasing public use and appreciation of archives.” However, while we... more

Midwest Archives Conference Annual meeting–Lexington, KY–Tanya

I had a wonderful time at the most recent MAC meeting—there was learning, sharing information, and hearing horror stories. I was able to attend the Society of American Archivists workshop: Accessioning and Ingest of Electronic Records. The workshop was excellent, and included discussion of how to combine the practice of archival appraisal with accepting and... more

ALABI–Nashville, Tennessee by Tanya

I recently attended the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions (ALABI) in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a great experience, and I had the opportunity to meet new people, learn about projects at other repositories, and even see a bit of Nashville. For me, the professional highlights were sharing the plans for our Baptist... more

CurateGear 2015 by Tanya

Rebecca and I again had the opportunity to attend UNC’s CurateGear last week, and the presentations were excellent. CurateGear provides an overview and technical demos of selected digital curation tools, but this year seems to be focused on broader issues and I found it much more useful. Erika Farr reported on Emory’s use of Redbooth... more

Tanya at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting, 2014

I recently returned from the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Washington, D.C.—it set a record for attendance, so was a bit crowded (I could barely find Craig’s poster display). It was a very busy week! I am in the middle of my second year of service as an SAA Council member, and was... more

2014 Archives Leadership Institute (Decorah, Iowa) by Tanya

I recently attended the second iteration of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI), hosted by Luther College and located in Decorah, Iowa (I participated in the 2008 ALI held in Madison, WI). Funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the goal for the Institute is to “bring to tomorrow’s leaders the insights and... more


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