End of Year Social & New Leadership!

Hey SAA!

On Friday, May 19th, from 6-8pm, we will be meeting at the Memorial Union Terrace to hang out and celebrate the end of the school year.

This meeting will also mark the official transfer of leadership over to your new leadership team for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Ellen Faletti, President

Zoë Nissen, Vice President

Sara Klemann, Secretary

Good luck to everyone in the final few weeks of the semester!



SAA MEETING: Wednesday, February 22nd!

We’re having our February SAA-SC meeting on WEDNESDAY February 22nd in the SLIS Cat Lab at 6pm.

We’ll announce the nominees for SAA-SC 2017-2018 Leadership

We’ll also discuss MAC registration (which is due Wednesday March 1st)

See you there!

Punch, Pies and Professionalism!

Please join us on Monday, February 6th, from 6 PM to 8 PM, for 3P: Punch, Pie (Donuts), and Professionalism!
Our own Erin Rose will take professional head shots (helpful for LinkedIn profiles), and  Kelly Leahy will teach us how to use PowerPoint to make research posters for conferences!
We will also go over interview questions submitted by info professionals from around the WHS, SLIS, and the WCFTR that they ask prospective job applicants


Nominations now open for 2017-2018 SAA-SC Leadership!

We are taking nominations for President, Vice President and Secretary for the 2017-2018 school year.

Email uwarchivists@gmail.com with your nominations. Nominate yourself or others.

List their full name and the position for which you are nominating them.

Nominations will close on the day of our February meeting (most likely Feb. 16th).

Email us with any questions!

Crypto Party: Learn how to protect yourself online!

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The Society of American Archivists-Student Chapter at UW-Madison is hosting a


 January 23rd, from 6-8pm in the Helen C. White 4th Floor Bunge Room (4207)

“CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, especially those without prior knowledge. CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space.” CryptoParty site

This workshop will be facilitated by Dorothea Salo, instructor at UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS). Dorothea, along with SLIS volunteers, will your answer questions and introduce you to resources that you can use to better protect yourself online.

You can learn about:

  • Encrypting emails with PGP
  • Encrypting your IMs with XMPP and OTR
  • Anonymous surfing Tor
  • Privacy enhancing browser plug-ins
  • Mobile security (Android, iOS)
  • File and hard-drive encryption with VeraCrypt
  • Hard-drive encryption with LUKS
  • Password security and managers
  • Linux installation
  • Tails (safe and anonymous operating system)

This CryptoParty is attendee driven, so come with questions, as well as your laptop, tablet, phone and a flash or external drive.

Welcome to 2017!

Hello SAA!

Hope you are having a relaxing/productive/whatever you need it to be-winter break!
The beginning of the Spring semester is right around the corner (January 17th, if you haven’t looked at your calendars yet:)
We’d like to get together on Friday January 20th for our first meeting of the semester!
The meeting will start at 7pm, the location is TBD, but will be on campus (either at SLIS or in Memorial Library).
We will talk about:
  • MAC
  • The Punch, Pies and Professionalism event
  • 2017-2018 Leadership elections
  • Other upcoming events
The meeting will be over by 8pm. We’re open to ideas if folks would like to get together after the meeting for some hang out time. Email us if you have ideas at uwarchivists@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing everyone. Until then, enjoy the rest of your break!
Katie, Cat and Logan

End of Semester SAA get together!


As you’re all well aware, the end of the semester is fast approaching!

We will not have a November meeting and we have no events planned between now and next semester,  but we do want to see all your smiling faces before our month long break.

So we’ll be gathering for drinks and/or food at the City Bar (at 636 State St) on December 8th at 6pm! We will be discussing the process of electing new leadership for the 2017-2018 school year so if you’re interested in a leadership position and want to talk about what we do and how SAA-SC works, please come chat with us.

If you’re unable to make it, no worries! We’re always available via email or in person if you want to talk or have interest in leading SAA-SC next year. As always, we will send out an email with any important information discussed.

You’re welcome to bring a guest. Also, there’s no pressure to buy a drink or food, so if you just want to stop by for some free high-fives and to talk, please come!

Safe travels and enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!





Join TLAM for Native November Movie Night!

TLAM will be watching Smoke Signals this Friday at 7:30pm in the Cataloging Lab!


From Wikipedia:

Smoke Signals is an independent film released in 1998, directed and co-produced by Chris Eyre and with a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on the short story “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” from his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993). The film won several awards and accolades, and was well received at numerous film festivals.

The film is unique as an all-Native American production: producers, director, screenwriter (Alexie), actors and technicians. Alexie wanted to give them all a chance to shine.

Bring something to snack and come hang out at SLIS this Friday!



Four events coming up!

Reminder about four events coming up this weekend and Monday.

We’re all busy, we’ve all got a lot on our minds. No pressure to attend all the things!

Friday, November 11th at 9:00am: Meet at Memorial UNION info desk.  Join TLAM for a tour of Native American historical sites on UW-Madison’s campus with Rebecca Comfort! These promise to be very fun and informational. Both tours leave from the Memorial Union information desk.

Friday, November 11th at 4:00pm: SLIS Bunge Room. ALA-SC hosting Coffee with a Proffee: an opportunity to talk in a relaxed, laid-back setting with people working in the field. Coffee with a Proffee on November 11 will be with Tammy Pineda, Youth Services Manager at Madison Public Library. Tammy is coming to talk community-based programming, including her enormously popular Spanish Language Childrens’ Programming with MPL. Come join us for a little coffee and chit-chat!

Saturday, November 12th at 12pm: Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll Street (at the end of State St. near the Capitol). Assistant Curator, Angela Glasker, will give a tour of the Native American history floor at the WHM. Angie and Katie will talk about how the WHS and WHM work together and the unique challenge of working with the Native American history collections. Katie will talk about the practicum/internship opportunity at the WHM for SLIS students.

Monday, November 14th at 6pm: SLIS Bunge Room Recent SLIS graduate job panel. Come talk to recent SLIS grads and ask them about their experience applying for jobs while in grad school, interviews, tips and advice! Snacks provided by SLIS.

Take care of yourselves and each other!