Brianna Marshall, MLS/MIS student and President of the SLIS student chapter of the Society of American Archivists posted the following announcement for the student chapter’s conference in spring 2013. Dina Kellams (MLS'01 - and Associate Archivist with the IU Office of Archives and Records Management) is the chapter’s advisor.
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat:
Archival Growth in the Modern Age
A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections
Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is proud to announce our fifth conference for students and beginning professionals to be held Saturday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 in Bloomington, Indiana.
If you are a graduate student in a library science, archives, or rare books program or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we invite you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books, or special collections for presentation at the conference. The conference theme “We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Archival Growth in the Modern Age” can be interpreted broadly; we welcome papers on diverse topics within the field. Each presenter will have approximately 20 to 25 minutes to speak, with ample time left for questions and answers. In addition to presentations, the two-day conference will include workshops and tours of Indiana University special collections and repositories.
To be considered as a presenter, please submit your paper, or an abstract of 150-200 words and a working title, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 16, 2012. Along with your paper or abstract, include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and any audio/visual needs. The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process, and you will receive an acceptance or rejection by mid-January. If you have only submitted an abstract, your acceptance will be conditional. You will be required to submit the completed paper by mid-February to have your acceptance finalized.
If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration form. At that time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of $30 to cover the meals provided during the conference. Additional details regarding meals, accommodations available in Bloomington, and other logistics will also be provided at that time.
more information about past conferences, please visit the SAA-SC blog.
Posted October 29, 2012