This past semester the SJSU Society of American Archivists Student Chapter partnered with Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society, to host a panel of current archivists and take a tour of the San Jose Department of Special Collections and Archives.
The panel conisisted of Rebecca Kohn, who is an art librarian and the Interim Director of Special Collections at SJSU, Erin Herzog, the California Room archivist/librarian for San Jose Public Library, and Leilani Marshall, a certified archivist and Archivist at the Sourisseau Academy.
During the discussion each participant discussed how they ended up working in the archives and what they liked about their positions. Many of the graduate history students don't know about the archival profession which made this a perfect opportunity for outreach and education about our field. Following the panel discussion, the group of 31 students broke up into 3 groups to tour the vaults where archival collections were kept.
Join us Wednesday, October 19th for a presentation and tour of San Jose State University's Department of Special Collections and Archives!
We teamed up with the graduate students in SJSU's History club to put on an event that benefits both history and archival students. Hear how three archivists found their way into the profession, get tutorial on how to use their resources, and get a tour of their vaults!
Rebecca Kohn, Interim Director of SJSU Department of Special Collections
Leilani Marshall, Certified Archivist and Historian
Erin Herzog, California Room Librarian/Archivist
San Jose Department of Special Collections
Dr. Martin Luther King Library, 5th floor
150 E San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Wednesday October 19th from 12-1pm PST
Can't join us in person? We have an online event scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30PST where a guest speaker will be discussing diversity and cultural competency in the archives.
When: Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30pm PST