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Society of Indiana Archivists’ ANNUAL MEETING May 29th to 30th, 2009
The Society of Indiana Archivists’ annual meeting will be Saturday, May 30th at the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington, with a half-day pre-meeting workshop on May 29th. For complete details and updates leading up to the meeting, see the SIA website at http://www.inarchivists.org.
IU Libraries paper conservator Doug Sanders will present the Friday afternoon workshop at the IU Libraries Preservation Lab. In the workshop, you will explore every aspect of paper conservation and repair, including hands-on demonstrations.
The annual meeting themes will be disasters and diversity. One strand of sessions will take us through the nuts and bolts of planning in anticipation of disasters and how to make realistic decisions for recovering from them when they do occur. A second strand will feature panels on the wide range of roles in which archivists find themselves and how they learn what they need to know to handle the unfamiliar, quirky situations with which they’re confronted. Our plenary session will look at the development of a national award-winning museum-archive-historical site with speaker Amanda Wesselmann, the associate director of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville, recent recipient of a National Medal for Museum and Library Service (the “Gold Medal”) awarded by the Institute for Museum and Library Service. Visit their website at http://www.ben-hur.com/about.html.
So plan to join us in Bloomington at the end of the merry month of May for a weekend of great sessions, perfect weather (usually), and the pleasure of the company of archival colleagues. See you then!
Archivist and Assistant Librarian
Franklin D. Schurz Library
Indiana University South Bend
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, Indiana 46634
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