“Advocacy and Engagement: Demonstrating the Value of Archives” Joint Conference of SNCA & SCAA, March 31 & April 1
Mark your calendars for 2016 SNCA/SCAA spring conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 31-April 1!
This year’s theme is Advocacy and Engagement: Demonstrating the Value of Archives. The one and a half day SNCA/SCAA joint conference will take place at the Mint Museum Uptown. There will be a full day of programming on Thursday, March 31st followed by desserts and drinks in the evening. Friday, April 1st will include a half day of conference programming.
Three half-day pre-conference workshops will be held on March 30th at the Mercy Heritage Center in Belmont, NC. Workshop descriptions are available here.
USC Libraries offer free advice on recovering treasures from flood damage, today from 2:00pm to 7:00pm!
The University of South Carolina Libraries are offering free advice to those affected by the flood to help stop further deterioration and start the recovery process for damaged books, papers, films, photographs and memorabilia. Librarians and archivists from UofSC are partnering with other state library and archive officials to provide basic information necessary to potentially save damaged family treasures. No registration required.
Interested community members are invited to stop by for advice on Thursday, October 15 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the Russell House Patio, 1400 Greene Street in Columbia. Parking is available in the Bull Street garage behind the Russell House. For more information, contact Tucker Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lydia Pappas at email@example.com or call (803) 777-3145.
The SCAA has decided to CANCEL tomorrow’s un-conference due to inclement weather. We have had feedback from attendees who are understandably concerned to travel. We hope to reschedule and will keep you updated.
Contact Virginia Ellison with any questions.
Through its annual awards program, the South Carolina Archival Association recognizes outstanding individuals in the archival field. This year's awards will be presented at the 2015 SCAA Annual Meeting in Columbia, SC on October 2nd. All SCAA members are invited to nominate honorees according to the criteria listed below, including current full-time archivists, distinguished retirees, volunteers and others who have done outstanding archival work in South Carolina. Recipients do not have to be SCAA members. Deadline for receiving nominations is Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
For award details and nomination instructions, see flyer (PDF).
Friday, October 2, 2015
South Carolina Department of Archives & History (SCDAH)
8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This year’s annual meeting is taking on a different format! We’re focusing on sharing ideas and building partnerships. A series of lightning rounds will give participants the opportunity to share experiences and highlight ways in which they have connected their archives with diverse user communities. Three concurrent “Bridge Building” roundtables will follow the lightning rounds. These open forums will offer participants the opportunity to engage with one another on specific archival concentrations and trends.
This year’s keynote speaker is Nic Butler, Ph.D. who will be discussing his role as the Public Historian at the Charleston County Public Library and surrounding community.
$35 members; $50 nonmembers (includes membership); $15 students
Online registration is now closed. You may contact Virginia Ellison for last-minute registration
UPDATE as of 10/1/2015. The un-conference is canceled due to inclement weather. We hope to reschedule soon.