Online Panel – SAA-UW Decolonizing Archives, Feb 9

SAA-UW DECOLONIZING ARCHIVES ONLINE PANEL

Deadline: RSVP by Saturday, February 9, at NOON Pacific Time

Monday, February 11 / 6:00–7:20 p.m. PST

The University of Washington student chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA-UW) is pleased to host an online discussion panel with archives practitioners to talk about decolonizing archives, including aspects such as archival re-description, technology and power, balancing different values/protocols, and building relationships with communities.

Panelists: Dorothy Berry, Steven Bingo, Mariecris Gatlabayan, Michael Pahn, Annie Tang

RSVP link: http://bit.ly/decolonizearchives

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/425034688238470/?ti=ia

Dorothy Berry is the Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library, Harvard University. She graduated from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University. She currently serves as Chair of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section of the Society of American Archivists. Her work focuses on the intersections of information science and African American history, working to increase access through digital projects and descriptive equity.

Steven Bingo is the Digital Projects Archivist at Eastern Washington University and currently serves as the coordinator for the Northwest Archivists Native American Collections Roundtable. His work has focused on collections illuminating communities in the Inland Northwest, including Japanese American populations in Yakima and Spokane, immigrant communities in late-19th century Montana, and the temporary band of laborers who helped build Grand Coulee Dam. Steve has also worked on projects such as the Plateau People’s Web Portal, the Sustainable Heritage Network, and a Japanese American taxonomy project organized by Densho.

Mariecris Gatlabayan is Northwest Archivists’ secretary and was responsible for advocating and creating the Northwest Archivists’ Native American Collections Roundtable. She is also the Filipino American National Historical Society’s (FANHS) Secretary and functions as their archives consultant. FANHS is an all-volunteer run organization that has the mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of Filipino Americans. As part of her role as an archivists consultant, Mariecris created an AirTable database in which they can catalog files in their National Pinoy Archives. Through her experience with FANHS, she has come to learn the importance of community archives and how an archivist’s role can evolve into a postcustodial model. She continues to build a relationship with the FANHS executive director and trustees to provide her services in the face of trust and resource issues. Currently she works as an archivist at Vulcan Inc.

Michael Pahn is the Head Archivist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, located in the museum’s Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland. Michael began at NMAI in 2003 as Media Archivist, and been NMAI’s Head Archivist since 2014, during which time he has overseen major improvements to online access to NMAI’s archival collections. Michael is Vice Chair of the Smithsonian Music Executive Committee and is a Past Chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Indigenous Archives Section Steering Committee. He has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MLS from the University of Maryland. His prior professional experiences include Save Our Sounds Project Librarian at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Librarian at The Nature Conservancy.

Annie Tang is the head of Special Collections at Chapman University in Southern California. She was previously the Processing Archivist at Johns Hopkins University, as well as a member of its Diversity Committee, which encouraged more inclusive library recruitment methods. Prior to Hopkins, Annie was an archivist at UC Santa Cruz, processing papers regarding the 1960s and 1970s Black, Native, and Asian American Power Movements. An MLIS graduate of UCLA, she recently served as chair of the Toward Culturally Competent (Re)Description panel at SAA 2018. Annie loves a good bowl of Vietnamese pho, discussing intersectionality, and talking about the differences between East and West Coast weather.

Funding: SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship, Mar. 15

SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) Conference Attendance Scholarship

Deadline for All Application Materials: March 15, 2019

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1500 enables a master’s candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.

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Funding Opportunity & Call For Proposals: IDEAL ’19 Conference

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IDEAL ’19 Conference
Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives

Columbus, Ohio
August 6-7, 2019

IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors.

IDEAL ‘19 will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by the organization.

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Call for Applications: ARL/SAA Mosaic II, Feb 28

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ARL/SAA Mosaic II Call for Fellowship Applications

Deadline February 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program II is now accepting applications for the 2019–2021 cohort. The program promotes diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by supporting master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are concentrating on archives or special collections librarianship.

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Events: Fourth Oregon Archives Crawl

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Fourth Oregon Archives Crawl
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Start at any of the following locations: Portland Archives & Records Center, Multnomah County Central Library, or the Oregon Historical Society.

Everyone is invited to join us for the Fourth Oregon Archives Crawl this October 18th, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., in celebration of Oregon Archives Month. Travel between the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC), the Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society. At each location there are a variety of activities to choose from so you might want to start early! Continue reading

Event: iSchool Capstone TODAY!

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Reminder:  The University of Washington Information School 2013 Capstone Event is tonight, Thursday 6/6 @ 6:00pm at UW Tower.

Capstone projects from the UW Information School are concrete examples of how we design and build effective solutions to the information problems people and organizations face every day.

The Information School Capstone Event showcases projects from the University of Washington Information School’s Bachelor of Science in InformaticsMaster of Science in Information Management (MSIM), and Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programs.   The evening is full of poster presentations, networking, and hors d’oeuvres.  Guests are invited to see how iSchool students have been using information as a tool for transformation in their academic, professional and personal lives. Capstone project collaborators include organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

More information: http://ischool.uw.edu/capstone