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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

Heather at SAA 2018

One of the joys of attending the Society of American Archivists conference is the chance to experience a wide range of interesting and well-planned sessions on anything from data wrangling to transparency in managing the records of refugees. I particularly appreciated the chance to wander through the many posters, which provide a slower pace for perusing... more

Rebecca at SAA 2018

Another SAA Annual meeting is in the books, and I am here to give you a brief roundup of the highlights of my conference. First of all, I saw the hit musical Hamilton at the Kennedy Center. This was not part of the conference, but I get a good reaction when I tell people about... more

Tim at SAA 2018

The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Washington, D.C., was a special meeting for me this year. It was my first annual meeting since serving on SAA Council (the society’s governance board) which meant I was free of committee meetings and could actually chose what I wanted to attend! It was also... more

Rebecca at the Archives Leadership Institute in Berea, Kentucky

You may know a thing or two about the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) from Tanya’s blog post, but I want to summarize my experience for you as best I can. First of all, the road to ALI for me was long a windy in more ways than one! I applied to ALI multiple times and... more

Jeff at ALA Annual 2018

This post is on the late side, but there are good-ish reasons for that. I vacationed! Then I was sick! Yet I am embarrassed about my tardiness. Having a family and a body are insufficient excuses for professional negligence. I lived in New Orleans for seven years prior to joining the team at ZSR, so... more

Mary Beth, Tanya, Lauren, and Amanda at MIMA

Maximizing Inclusivity and Minimizing Apathy (MIMA) @ WFU On Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th attended Wake Forest’s 2nd Biennial institute on Maximizing Inclusivity and Minimizing Apathy (MIMA). This is a two-day long workshop put on by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. While the previous MIMA institute was geared towards faculty and developing... more

Chris at NASIG 2018 Conference

This past June, NASIG held its 33rd Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  I was a “road dog” with Steve for the weekend conference, which as always offered unique programming as it pertained to continuing resources.  The takeaways from the conference were numerous, and I grouped them into the following categories. Vision Sessions.  The Vision Sessions... more

Carolyn @ ALA Annual 2018 in NOLA

Despite the sweltering summer heat of New Orleans, I had a great time at ALA Annual 2018. In addition to attending conference programs, I enjoyed the wonderful cuisine for which the city is known, reconnected with former colleagues who have moved on to other universities, and attended events that celebrated and honored my former (Wanda... more

Tanya at the Final Archives Leadership Institute, Berea (KY)

For the final year, I attended the Archives Leadership Institute as a Steering Committee member. The Steering Committee consists of archivists (Rachel Vagts, ALI Director) from Berea College as well as representatives from New York (Geof Huth), Massachusetts (Beth Myers), Ohio (Dan Noonan), Oregon (Terry Baxter), Virginia (Brenda Gunn), and North Carolina (Tanya). Funded by... more