It was great to meet all the incoming SLIS students today at orientation and we’re happy to have you in the program! Thanks to those who stopped by the SAA-SC table and those who came to the Archives track interest group and spoke with Sam and Katie. We’re excited to have such a large group of students interested in the field of archives and records management.

Our first meeting of the year will be Monday September 19th from 6-7pm at the SLIS Library Cat Lab (the classroom where people met for Archives interest group). We’ll get to know each other and discuss our goals for the year. All are welcome, even those with a minimal interest in the archives track. Our first meeting will be on a Monday, but we will send out a poll soon after to find out if there’s a more convenient night to meet. If you miss the first meeting, don’t worry, we’ll send out meeting minutes and post anything important to this space and keep the calendar up to date. 

As classes start next week, I encourage first years to take note of ideas, projects, institutions, theories, etc. that interest you because October is national Archives Month and the SAA-SC hosts a blog every October with quite a following. Check out last year’s posts for examples here. All SAA-SC members are welcome to write a post about anything in the profession that interests them, experiences they’ve had, ideas they want to explore, projects they find interesting, interviews, their personal interests and how they intersect with archives, etc. We’ll do a quick edit and share a new student’s post each day of the month. We ask that the blog post be 1000 words or less and include at least one image. So as you start learning and sharing ideas, as you’re writing responses for Intro to Archives, think about how those could turn into a blog post for the SAA-SC blog.


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