October is Archives Month! Help build awareness of archives and take this opportunity to learn about the archival profession with SAASC!
How can you get involved? Participate in some of the many archives events taking place in October. Find an event near you or join us for the following events:
October 5 - Archeota Call for Content
Volume 2, Issue 2 of Archeota, SAASC's digital publication, will come out this December. Have something to say about archives? We want to hear it! Submit your ideas starting October 5th!
October 5 - #AskAnArchivist Day
Have a burning question that only an archivist can answer? Tweet your question using the hashtag #AskAnArchivist and direct it towards your favorite archives (ex. @ALA_Archives). Questions can range from the mundane to the philosophical. Be creative! And keep an eye on SAASC's Twitter account on October 5th! Learn more here.
October 8 - Sacramento Archives Crawl
From 10am-4pm, four prestigious archives in Sacramento will be open to the public. This free, annual event promises to be rewarding. Though SAASC does not have an official presence, please contact us if you would like to meet up! More information here.
October 18 - Diversity and Cultural Competency in the Archives: SAASC online event
Join us at 6:30pm PT for a discussion on diversity and cultural competency in the archives. Login here!
October 19 - Tour the SJSU Archives
Don't miss this amazing in-person tour of the SJSU Archives! This event is a collaboration of SAASC with Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. Get a different perspective from these history students and a behind-the-scenes peek at the SJSU Archives. More information coming soon.
October 22 - Santa Clara Valley Archives Crawl
Eleven different archives, museums, and special collections are participating in this first annual Santa Clara Valley crawl! Though SAASC does not have an official presence, please contact us if you would like to meet up! More information here.
Also, if you're attending event in a different region or hosting an event at your institution, we want to hear about it! E-mail a short description and any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on this blog! Check back to see what other chapter members are up to this month!