Dear Graduating Peers,
First and foremost -- congratulations -- what an accomplishment! We wish you all the best with your future endeavors!
To celebrate you at this year’s convocation ceremony, we will be creating a YouTube video to be played at the convocation. We hope that you will participate and join your graduating peers in this fun virtual celebration! Last year’s graduation celebration video showed photographs of graduates in their homes, work, and/or favorite places. We hope you will send in a photograph (and also a soundbite) and be part of this year’s convocation celebration!
If you would like to be included in the video, please send us:
Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight PST on April 30th.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions at:email@example.com
2016 Student Convocation Committee
This Thursday, February 18th, at 6:30 pm, join SAASC online with Brenda Gunn and Sammie L. Morris as they discuss the benefits of SAA membership and preparation for the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) Exam.
Brenda Gunn is the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Archivist and Director for Research and Collections at the Briscoe Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sammie L. Morris is the Director at the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center at Purdue University.
When: February 18th, at 6:30 pm
Link to session: http://bit.ly/1fHibGq
Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
This event will be recorded and may be found here.
Last night a dozen intrepid SJSU iSchool archivist souls ventured away from our familiar computer screens and dared to rendezvous in person for a tour of the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives. Our host was Christina V. Fidler, an iSchool alumna and the Museum Archivist.
One of the highlights of the tour was a peek at Joseph Grinnell's field notes, which were remarkably similar in size, paper, and buckram binding. Had they been altered over the past hundred years to enforce this consistency? In fact, no! As Christina explained, Grinnell was quite fastidious in his notes and particular about the appearance of the books as well. Hearing about Grinnell's organizational tendencies lead me to ponder about how scientists and librarians could be good friends. Indeed, the "science" part of "library science" bobs its head yet again. Learn more about the Grinnell Method here. (Interesting note: Grinnell was an excellent artist and often sketched detailed pictures of lizards and birds in his field notes.)
Christina shared her insight on being an archivist: It is not necessary to a be an expert natural scientist to work at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. You just have to know your business as an archivist. However, don't be surprised if you encounter some unusual and not easily cataloged items that are unique to your repository! For example, how do you archive a 6' map covered in pins denoting the locations of salamander discovery?
Thanks to all who attended and an archivist salute to our host, Christina V. Fidler for a wonderful tour!
Don't forget to view the photos here!
How does a student benefit from an SAA membership? Why would you take the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) Exam?
Join SAASC on February 18th to learn more about these important questions. And bring your own questions to the table!
When: Thursday, 2/18 at 6:30pm Pacific Time
Archeota CALL FOR CONTENT
Official publication of SJSU SAASC
One of the missions of Archeota is to be a platform for students to create original content. We invite you to put your ideas forward!
Here are some examples of content to get you inspired: Summary or opinion pieces on recent archives stories in the news; reflections or advice pieces based on first-hand experience; interviews with practicing archivists; archives-related artwork (comics/poetry); archives themed puzzles; links to online projects; etc.
Not sure if your idea is suitable for this publication? Submit it anyways! We will seriously consider all proposals. Proposals will be approved on a running basis.
You do not need to be an SJSU SAASC member to contribute to Archeota.
DEADLINE to submit final content: April 25, 2016 @ 11:59 pm PST
All content proposals and final submissions should be sent to email@example.com.