Archive for November, 2009

Brownbag discussion about community archiving

SAA is sponsoring a brownbag discussion hosted by graduate students in Anke Voss’s Administration and Use of Archival Materials. Learn more about community organizations and how they handle their archives, as well as gain a glimpse into next term’s new course: “Community Archives: Documenting Heritage and Identity.”


Thursday, Dec 3 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


GSLIS Room 131

For more information, visit this link:

posted by: Shannon Lausch


November 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm Leave a comment

New Archives Course Added for Spring 2010

A new course, “Community Archives,” will be offered next term. Those who wish to enroll in this four-credit course must have taken LIS 581 or have the instructor’s consent (Voss).

Here is the official course description:

“Community Archives are a collection of material that documents one or many aspects of a community’s heritage, collected and preserved by that community and its members. These materials tell the story of groups of people who have often been excluded from mainstream archives, which have tended to focus on official documents and the lives of elites. This course will investigate the role community archives play in supporting a sense of heritage and identity amongst members of a community and how they serve to raise awareness of these neglected stories in the wider public. We will be working with local organizations that have agreed to take part, and students will contribute to the work of their archives by assisting in identifying records of long term value, documenting the experience of its members, providing the organization with practical and affordable solutions within a framework of best practice of archives and records management, and working collaboratively with the organizations to secure the long-term viability of their documentary heritage.”

posted by: Shannon Lausch

November 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm Leave a comment

Recorded ‘Archivists Virtual Alumni Panel’ Now Available

If you weren’t able to attend the “Archivists Virtual Alumni Panel” yesterday, or if you’d like to listen to it again, you can access the recorded session with either of these two links:

Real Audio File:
Mp3 File:

Best of all, you don’t have to be a registered Moodle user to access this session.

Learn about what a typical day is like for those working in archives, what courses at GSLIS you should consider, what opportunities you should take advantage of while a student here, how to look for a job within archives, and more.

posted by: Shannon Lausch

November 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Event Reminder: Tuesday, November 3

Don’t forget about the alumni panel happening tomorrow! Even if you can’t be there in-person, you can attend via Moodle.


Tue, Nov 3 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


GSLIS Room 109 or virtually here

See more details about the event in the post below.

posted by: Shannon Lausch

November 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm Leave a comment


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