By Stephanie Bennett

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Stephanie at NCLA 2019

My first NCLA was a couple of very fun days! I was glad to not have the stress of presenting, so I could focus on the wide array of available sessions and making friends across discipline. Having mostly attended archives conferences, I enjoyed the opportunity to cross paths with a group of library workers from... more

Stephanie at SAA 2018

I know y’all are ready for another SAA roundup!!! SAA in DC always has a lot of energy around it and people at it, due at least in part to it being a joint meeting with the Council of State Archivists (COSA) and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA). This year... more

Stephanie at SNCA 2018

It was a whirlwind Society of NC Archivists meeting for me this year due to my responsibilities as Education Committee chair. In addition to organizing three workshops for SNCA’s traditional pre-conference workshop day and presenting one of our Education awards, I was also a member of the conference program committee. SNCA Education offered three workshops... more

SB at SAA 2017

The Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting has come and gone! This year’s meeting was different from past meetings: it was held in a mid-tier market, Portland, Oregon, as opposed to a huge one (last year was Atlanta, next year is DC); it was also the second-largest meeting in SAA history, with a bit over... more

A Whirlwind Day at SNCA 2017

This past week, I took a road trip with your pal and mine, Craig Fansler, and Karen Feeney, a special collections librarian with Forsyth County Public Libraries, up to UNC Asheville to spend a day at the Society of NC Archivists annual meeting. The meeting spanned from Wednesday to Friday, but Karen, Craig, and I... more

Conferencing under the stars: NCPH’s CampingCon

I recently spent a long weekend, October 7-9, at a National Council on Public History conference in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a conference focused on public history in the outdoors, in honor of the National Parks centennial, aimed at discussing “issues related to historic and contemporary public history as it took/takes place... more

SAA 2016, finally

I had an unusually busy Society of American Archivists meeting in Atlanta earlier this month, and I will blame the delay in writing this on all the other writing I’ve been doing after the meeting to advertise and inform fellow archivists about the meeting’s work. My whirlwind week went Monday through Saturday and included: Attending... more

Stephanie at the Midwest Archives Conference 2016

My time in Milwaukee for the Midwest Archives Conference was not quite as jam-packed as Tanya’s but I made the most of the trip! I was a member of a panel entitled “The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good: Creative Solutions and Common Sense Approaches to Archival Problems.” My fellow presenters and I gave... more

Stephanie at the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY

In mid-October, I spent three days soaking up the science of image preservation and conservation at the Image Permanence Institute, located at the Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. I am relatively science-minded (for an English major) and am fascinated by the work of IPI in general and the workshop specifically, which focused... more

Stephanie at NEDCC Digital Directions

Along with Chelcie, I just spent three days in Raleigh at the Northeast Document Conservation Center’s Digital Directions workshop, learning about “best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections” – the quote is from the conference write-up and is spot on. The conference was a good mix of high-level... more