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Nov=call to volunteer

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  Consider this your official call to action: Your Society of American Archivists needs volunteers! If you're interested in  volunteering  or have questions about SAA leadership, mark your calendar. Join SAA Vice President Courtney Chartier on Wednesday, December 9, along with the 2021 Appointments Committee and recent SAA leaders as they discuss their experiences and answer all of your questions. Wednesday, December 9 2:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm CST / 11:00 am PST / 9:00 am HST  RSVP Here RSVP required for Zoom security.   Speakers: Courtney Chartier, SAA Vice President/President-Elect Audra Eagle Yun, SAA Appointments Committee Chair 2021 Appointments Committee Recent SAA Appointed Group Leaders This session will be recorded and made available soon after the live event. SAA Vice President Courtney Chartier encourages all SAA members to consider applying for SAA leadership opportunities.  Learn more and apply here .  Deadline: January 15  

Nov=Call for Proposals for the 6th annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium online

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  The Global Digital Humanities Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to open the Call for Proposals for the 6th annual Symposium, scheduled for April 12-15, 2021 . This virtual event will take place synchronously over four days, with approximately three hours each day of programming.   The Call for Proposals is now available in English, French, and Spanish (links below), and proposals and presentations are welcome in any of these three languages. During the Symposium, we will support live interpretation of presentations in these languages. Live captions will also be provided for presentations given in English. Further details about this foray in supporting multilingualism at the Symposium are available in the CFP.   Deadline to apply: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, midnight in your timezone   Full CFP - English - https://msuglobaldh.org/call-for-proposals-english/   Full CFP - Espagnol - https://msuglobaldh.org/call-for-proposals-espagnol/   Full CFP - Fran├žais - https://msug

Nov=MSHRAB seeks two new board members

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The State Historical Records Advisory Board seeks to appoint two people to serve on their board. Applicants need to fill out the application at  https://somgovweb.state.mi.us/GovernorsBoard/Instructions.aspx .  Once you apply, contact Christiane Evaskis-Garrett  cevaskis@GMAIL.COM  or Heidi Butler ( butlerh@cadl.org  ) and they will pass your name along to the director of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network to let them know about your interest. I've really enjoyed serving on SHRAB. If you want to know more about SHRAB here's a link https://mshrab.org/

Nov= apply to present at MAC

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  Based on the photo above, I think I should apply to present at MAC.  The Program Committee for the MAC Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually May 13-14, 2021, is excited to announce a call for  sessions  and  posters  that explore the theme, Archivists Respond. 2020 brought both challenges and opportunities to archivists. How have archivists responded to the pandemic, budget cuts, remote work, shutdowns, and civic unrest? What opportunities were represented to archivists, such as community engagement, working on backlogs, and focus on digital projects? What other clouds and silver linings have archivists encountered in their work? What work and projects have archivists undertaken that adapt to cultural, societal, and environmental changes? Have an idea but need collaborators? Connect with colleagues to  brainstorm session proposals  or  poster ideas . Presenters may submit more than one proposal, but may present only one session or poster.  As a new feature this year, we are al

Nov=Native American month= Charles "Chuck" Cleland Native American research collection

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Yes, this is one collection and the boxes are densely full of material. Cleland's  Native American research collection  is our largest single collection of Native American research materials. A professor of anthropology, Cleland taught at Michigan State University from 1965 until he retired in 2000. His research focus was on Native Americans, particularly the Ojibwa. He wrote a number of important books contributing to scholarship on Michigan Native Americans and archaeology.  Professor Cleland and his associates in Aurora Research Associates researched a lot of Native American history for tribal lawsuits against the U.S. and state governments to attain tribal recognition. He was often called as an expert witness to testify. This collection of 117 cubic feet is the result of his research activities. The collection includes: Cleland reports and reports of others (un/published), Cleland’s testimony as an expert witness, reference documents and/or un/published sources including newspa

Nov=sometimes you have to surplus it

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  I was very excited months ago when Athletics Cross Country, Track and Field gave me this 1970s era projector. It was covered with dust and was sitting in their equipment cage. We knew it started and the light bulb worked, but didn't want to try to put film through it until we had some film we didn't mind losing in case it ate the film. Well, we tried it yesterday and it ate the film stock footage. I meant chomped it and wrapped it around and chomped it some more. Ouch. So good by Bell and Howell 1580 film projector. Off to surplus with you. Dig that green plastic color. It just screams 1970s.

Nov Job posting at Geo. Mason U

The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the faculty position of Project Archivist, James M. Buchanan Papers, in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) for the two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant: Preserving the Legacy of James M. Buchanan. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.   The Project Archivist, James M. Buchanan Papers, supports Special Collections Research Center goals in the areas of processing and providing access to the James M. Buchanan papers, a 282 linear foot collection of manuscript material created during the career of Nobel Prize and National Medal for the Humanities-winning economist James McGill Buchanan.   jobs.gmu.edu/postings/48930   The Special Collections Research Center is the unit within Geo