Chicago Area Archivists Interest Groups

31 Aug 2017 9:41 AM | Laura Alagna (Administrator)
We are excited to announce a new pilot program sponsored by the Chicago Area Archivists: Interest Groups! The mission of the interests groups is to give CAA members an opportunity to gather informally around common archival subjects in the Chicago area. During the pilot program, we are hosting three Interest Groups: Archives and Archivists of Color Group, AV Materials Group, and Membership and Association Group. We welcome interested members to learn more: 

Archives and Archivists of Color Group Led by: Jennifer Ho

A forum for discussion related to issues and current events facing archivists of color, as well as archival collections concerning people of color.

Topics at discussion group may include but are not limited to:
  • Ethnic diversity in the archives field
  • Publications relating to archives and people of color
  • Collections acquisitions, management and outreach of archives of color

Audio-Visual Materials Group Led by: Amy Belotti and Kristin MacDonough
In effort to promote communication amongst archivists that handle audio-visual materials, Audio-Visual Materials group facilitates discussions around the care, management, and use of a/v collections.

Topics at discussion group may include but are not limited to:
  • Material standards
  • Metadata
  • Digitization
  • Materials care

Membership and Association Group (working name)  Led by: Amber Dushman
A gathering for association archivists to meet and discuss their collections, and challenges presented by their unique organizations

Topics at discussion group may include but are not limited to:
  • Records Management
  • Oral Histories
  • Public Digital Libraries
  • Collection Policies
  • Intern programs

Look for event registration in the coming days. Events will include discussion groups, happy hours, online discussions, and much more!

The pilot program is running between September 2017 through February 2018 for members only with the hopes of broadening the scope of groups beginning at the 2018 CAA Members Meeting. We welcome ideas for the interest groups above, as well as ideas for an interest group that you’d be interested in leading! Please send us your suggestions!

Please send questions or comments to info@chicagoarchivists.org
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