Workshop announcement: Project Management for Archivists

November 6, 2014

The Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan will host the SAA workshop “Project Management for Archivists” on Friday, December 5, 2014.

“This is an introductory workshop that can also be taken as a refresher course on project management. Project team members who want to become more active in – and achieve a better understanding of the workings of – their own projects are also welcome.

For details about the workshop, read the description at .

Fall Workshop on Friday, November 7, 2014

November 3, 2014

It’s not too late to register for the Fall Workshop!

Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Michigan and Michigan Archival Association, the Oral History Workshop will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, November 7 at the Historical Society of Michigan, located at 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing, MI. The session will cover the process of identifying interviewees, developing questionnaires, and conducting interviews. A follow-up HSM workshop will examine best practices in preserving these oral histories and making them accessible to the public.

Registration for the event is $39 for HSM/MAA members and $79 for non-members; non-member registration includes a one-year HSM membership. Registration includes refreshments and workshop materials. In order to claim the MAA discount, MAA members should register online as a member of an affiliate organization.

To register, call (800) 692-1828 or visit

Nancy Deromedi, November 9, 1961 – October 13, 2014

October 31, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we share with our MAA colleagues news of the death of Nancy Deromedi, who passed away at home on October 13 after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Posting: Congressional Records Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

October 20, 2014

The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to lead a team of processors to arrange and describe the Congressional records of two long-standing, influential Congressmen (housed in approximately 2,150 cartons plus digital records). This is a full-time term-limited appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of government, organizational and/or personal papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (DACS, EAD, MARC), experience in team leadership and/or supervision, and strong communication skills.

A complete job description and application directions can be found here:

Newsletter Announcement: Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

October 2, 2014

Library and Archives Canada announces a new online newsletter available free of charge to interested parties. A letter from Steve Gerley,  Project Officer for LAC, explains the aim of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World and how to subscribe. Read the rest of this entry »

Workshop Announcement: Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop, October 17, 2014

October 2, 2014

The Society of Indiana Archivists announces its Fall Workshop, taking place on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Prindle Institute of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Read the rest of this entry »

Live Tweet Announcement: Women Archivists Roundtable, September 26, 2014

September 23, 2014

SAA’s Women’s Archivists Roundtable announces a live tweet on diversity and “Lean In”:

Attention, WARriors! It’s time for our next live tweet! Save the date for the Lean In Too Live Tweet on Friday, September 26, 12-3pm EDT.

There has been plenty of discussion concerning the positive messages from Lean In, but one major criticism has been the lack of diversity of perspective. Now’s your chance to break Lean In wide open. Can it apply to all? Does it simply reinforce existing structures of privilege?  Can it be adapted to more effectively speak to the needs of minority groups in the archives profession and beyond? What can we do to contribute towards more equitable workplaces? Join our host, Carrie Hintz of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University, for a great online discussion.

We’ll use the hashtag #SAAWAR. Follow along and join the conversation!

Details are at .


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