Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2017 Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting

2017 Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting
Documenting the Present: Archival Conscience and Proactive Archives
November 2-3, 2017
Documenting the Present reflects on the particular challenges archives face with contemporary material, and how archivists are preserving our present cultural environment for future generations.  How do we adapt and apply archival ethics and organizational concepts to new and emerging information and communication technology?  As advocates, how do we preserve our own work for future generations?
Documenting the Present is a demanding issue in archives, and one with which we all grapple.  The 2017 Conference Program Committee asks that you share your personal and institutional approaches to current archival procedures, and expound on the archival conscience in the face of changing technology, politics, and cultural values.
The SGA Program Committee is proud to announce Dr. Anne Gilliland as this year's keynote speaker. Dr. Gilliland is Professor and Director of the Archival Studies specialization in the Department of Information Studies, as well as Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Director of the Archival Education and Research Initiative.
The Committee is also delighted to announce Morna Gerrard as the plenary speaker. Ms. Gerrard is the archivist for the Women and Gender Collections at Georgia State University. She also serves as vice president of the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project, as board member of the Georgia Archives Institute, and past president of the Society of Georgia Archivists.
Pre-conference Workshop: Access to Born-Digital Archives
This workshop is a bootcamp on how to provide access to born-digital archives based on the methods developed by the Born-Digital Access Group of the Digital Library Federation: .
Registration information is not yet posted; please check back here for updates.
Date: November 1, 2017
-Member: $90
-NON member: $100

Annual meeting Registration
Early Bird Meeting Registration will run through Sept 15, 2017.
Register Here.
-Member: $115
-NON member: $140
-Student: $80

Additional guest tickets may be purchased for lunch buffet and the reception. Register Here.
-Lunch buffet and Reception package: $40
-Lunch buffet only: $25
-Reception only: $20

Interested in Vendor Exhibition and Sponsorship? Our annual meeting is a great opportunity for you to share the message about your company and products to attendees. This meeting brings together professional archivists from corporate, academic, government, and private institutions in Georgia and the southeast region for an exciting two days of scholarship and networking. Vendor registration will run through Sept 18, 2017. Register Here.

Venue Information: Nestled among the North Georgia Mountains, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the premier North Georgia mountain destination that quietly redefines the typical mountain getaway. Enjoy exceptional accommodations against the backdrop of breathtaking Blue Ridge splendor, as you engage in SGA activities and network with your colleagues.

6321 U.S. 76
Young Harris, GA 30582
Rate: $169/night
Resort Service Fee: $15/night (includes self-parking and other amenities)
Resort registration is now open:
-Follow the link above and click on the ‘check availability’ button at the bottom of the page.
-enter arrival/departure dates and click on the ‘click here for special rates’ arrow box.
-type in the GROUP code box: SOC1031 (SOC letters 1031 numbers).
-click on green ‘check availability’ button -select room type and make reservation.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 Annual Meeting!
All the best,

Andrea Richardson ( )
SGA 2017 Local Arrangements Chair

Angela Stanley ( )
SGA 2017 Program Chair

Holly Croft ( )
SGA 2017 Education Chair

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CMU Park Library PART-TIME TEMPORARY Extended Hours Study Room Staff

PART-TIME TEMPORARY Extended Hours Study Room Staff

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digitally fighting human trafficking

Crime and criminal activities, including human trafficking, are now widely advertised and integrated with the internet, usually on dark sites. Digital trails the criminals leave of their deeds are being analyzed to help victims sold and abused in trafficking networks. The Global Emancipation Network (GEN) works to identify and find victims and track and punish criminals by reviewing info from many online sources. Smugglers often begin advertising on Facebook and soon switch to dark sites.  GEN  hopes to provide their platform to law enforcement to aid them in finding and helping victims and prosecuting the criminals. It is a horrific fact that tens of MILLIONS of people are trafficked yearly. Over 21 million are victims of forced labor. Very sadly 1/3 of trafficked victims are children. In addition to GEN, a few nonprofits including Thorn and the Polaris Project also use online data to track trafficked victims, as does law enforcement.  Certain phrases and words are tracked for sex trafficking victims. Those trafficked for labor are harder to trace online. Read more about GEN and its efforts here

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ganiard Elementary School History Project (75th anniversary) collection

Today I went back in time seven to eight years ago and cataloged some material that I had on hold on my desk because I thought I might get more information. This information documents the amazing first grade teacher Valerie Wolters, who right before she retired decided to document her school, Ganiard Elementary and Mr. Ganiard for whom the school is named. The collection includes historical information she collected on CD, fliers, programs, bookmarks, pencils, an article documenting the histories she collected from senior citizens who were among the earliest Ganiard Elementary pupils in the original school, and other materials documenting and celebrating the history. My son and I worked on the anniversary event. Proceeds of the CD sales began a scholarship for high school seniors who had attended Ganiard as elementary students. She already gave us her research files on Mr. Ganiard.What an amazing lady! Sadly, once she retired I did not see a thing about the 80th anniversary of Ganiard which would have been in 2015.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Collections this week

It is an archivist's life that every time I finish a number of collections, double that amount comes in waiting to be processed
collections that are processed, cataloged, some with finding aids, waiting to upload bib records to new system
I am always making progress. I can't wait for my wonderful students to return to so I can put them to work! Meanwhile, here is what has come in to the processing room in the last week:

table of collections

cart of collections

Thursday, August 17, 2017

wrapping up

Wrapping up a number of collections this week. I am still waiting to be able to download the OCLC records to our new system Alma/ExLibris, but I am making progress.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ohio job posting

Job Posting: Archival Technical Services Assistant

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Description: Under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager, this position is involved in a variety of archival arrangement and description activities within the Processing Program of the Special Collections Description & Access Department (SCDA) at Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL); working as a member of a highly collaborative team, contributes to archival description creation, migration, and cleanup, quality control projects, accessioning, and processing (with emphasis on the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model); coordinates the regular ordering of archival supplies for all Special Collections units and for SCDA; determines appropriate shelving for archival materials stored on-site and maintains accurate documentation of shelving locations for materials; collaborates in the supervision of several student assistants; assigns and reviews their work; works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, and in daily collaboration with several other Processing Program staff members; consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.
Works occasionally in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.
Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of full-time experience in position(s) with primary or significant focus on archival arrangement and description tasks (such as processing, accessioning, or writing/revising archival description) two years of experience writing and editing finding aids following DACS. Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Desired qualifications: Diverse archival arrangement and description experience, including experience working with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; experience processing and/or describing collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP principles; thorough knowledge of DACS rules; demonstrated ability to follow complex guidelines with a high degree of accuracy; experience using an archival collection management system (especially Archivists’ Toolkit); previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.
Please apply online at from August 12 through August 20, 2017.