Change and Continuity: A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals

The student chapter of the Society of American Archivists at Indiana University, Bloomington is hosting a conference “Change and Continuity: A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections” on Saturday, March 6, 2010. We think a conference aimed at students and new archivists is a pretty awesome idea and encourage all to check it out. I apologize that this is a bit short notice. Below is their invitation to attend, and you can see the conference schedule at http://www.indiana.edu/~saarchiv/gradconference2010.html. Nice job, IU SAA! ~ ed.

Change and Continuity
A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

Saturday, March 6, 2010
Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists would like to invite you to attend our second conference for students and beginning professionals, to be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Lilly Library and the Herman B. Wells Library in Bloomington, Indiana.

The majority of the conference will consist of presentations of papers and projects on topics related to archives, special collections, and rare books by students and professionals from a variety of institutions. It will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lilly Library, Indiana University’s internationally renowned rare books and manuscripts library, and a workshop on digital preservation with Philip Bantin, the director of Indiana University’s Office of University Archives and Records Management and the author of Understanding Data and Information Systems for Recordkeeping. (This book won the 2009 Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award for writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory or practice. You can find more information about the book here: http://www.neal-schuman.com/bdetail.php?isbn=1555705804). These events will have limited enrollment and will be opened first to conference presenters.

If you would like to attend the conference, please fill out the registration form (which can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~saarchiv/conference_reg_form_2010.pdf) and mail the form and a $15 check made out to SAA-SC to the following address by Monday, February 22, 2010:

SAA-SC IUB Conference Committee
c/o Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist
Indiana University
Office of U. Archives and Records Mgmt.
1320 East 10th Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405

In addition, please send an email with your full name and institutional affiliation to iusaaconference@gmail.com as soon as possible if you plan to attend so that we can keep track of the number of people we should expect. This will also allow us to let you know when we have received your registration form and fee and to contact you with any updates to the schedule. Also include in your email whether you would like to attend the tour of the Lilly Library, which will be around noon, and/or the workshop by Philip Bantin on digital preservation, which will be at the end of the conference and will conclude a little after 5:00. After presenters have had the opportunity to register for these events, slots will be given to attendees based on the order in which emails are received. We cannot guarantee slots to everyone, so please submit your request for a space as soon as possible.

If you are planning on spending Friday or Saturday night in Bloomington, Indiana we recommend reserving your hotel room as soon as possible. If you would like more information about hotels in the area, please send a request to iusaaconference@gmail.com.

Please check http://www.indiana.edu/~saarchiv/gradconference2010.html for updates on the conference. We will be posting the final schedule on the website soon. Feel free to send any other questions you may have to iusaaconference@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

Sincerely,

The Conference Committee

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