Minnesota Archives Symposium: Call for Proposals

The Twin Cities Archives Round Table is pleased to announce the third annual Minnesota Archives Symposium (MAS), sponsored by the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Department. MAS is a local educational opportunity for archivists, librarians, records managers, curators and other information professionals. We seek to broaden opportunities to share knowledge and insights among peers at a local level. The Symposium will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014.

This year’s topic will be: Inviting Interaction: Building Digital Access and Connections in Archives & Special Collections.

Call for Proposals:

As technology changes, so do our patrons– users want what they want when they want it how they want it. But how can archives and special collections (no matter their size) identify, build, and sustain digital projects and collections that meet both their users’ needs and their internal goals? How do we use tools to benefit and entice users while still juggling day-to-day needs?

This year’s topic covers this broad theme of digital collections and interaction with our users. Sample ideas include popular digital humanities projects and exhibits, scanning on demand, social media outreach, methods of integrating physical exhibits with new technology, and much more.

We encourage both novices and experts to submit your story in a proposal or session idea. Varied session formats are welcome. We want to hear about what tools you have explored, projects that have worked (and that didn’t), and lessons you have learned along the way.

Details for Submission:

● Full sessions should be 60 minutes in length, include time for Q&A and can include multiple presenters. In addition to traditional sessions, and individual speakers, we accept alternative session ideas such as lightning rounds, breakout sessions, Pecha Kucha, etc.
● If you have a great idea for a topic but need presenters, let us know — we may be able to pair like-minded presenters together.
● Include full contact information with submissions, including name of presenters, preferred method of contact, and institution or school if applicable.
● Please include a 500 word or less abstract and working title for your presentation.

Deadline for submission is Monday, August 25, 2014.
Submissions should be sent via email to the Twin Cities Archives Round Table or submitted online at Google Form.

Registration:

Save the Date!!! The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held at the Special Collections Department, Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall) from 1-5pm on Friday, October 24. Registration is FREE, but we will ask that participants register their intent to attend soon. Look for more details on registering for this event on the TCART email lists and website.

Questions?

Questions should be sent to the Twin Cities Archives Round Table or Erin George(georg038@umn.edu).

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Twin Cities Archives Round Table Spring Meeting

Dear Friends,

We have reached our attendee limit of 52 for the spring TCART meeting. At this time all RSVPs will be added to a waitlist. You will be notified as your name moves up the list to attend.

To those who have already RSVPd, if you can no longer attend the meeting, please contact me immediately. This will allow someone on the waitlist to attend in your place.

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you on the 22nd. – Jennifer Johnson

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
2:00-6:00PM
Walker Art Center, Art Lab, http://www.walkerart.org
Parking and driving directions: http://www.walkerart.org/visit/directions-and-parking

Please join us in Minneapolis for the spring TCART meeting. In addition to the business meeting and officer elections, we will tour the archives of the Walker Art Center, learn more about the collection below. We will also have a presentation on Scanning on Demand by Erik Moore, University of Minnesota, Head University Archives & Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy.

Thursday nights are free Thursdays at the Walker, starting at 5:00PM. We encourage you to stay after the meeting to tour the galleries. See below for a list of events on May 22nd.

If you have an idea or issue you would like to add to the agenda, please contact Jennifer Johnson at jennifer_i_johnson@cargill.com.

The TCART spring meeting is open to all who are interested in attending. However, space is limited to 52. Please RSVP by Monday, May 19, 2014. We will have a wait list.

Membership information will be available at the meeting for those who wish to join. See http://tcartmn.org/membership/ for more membership information or to join today!

Walker Art Center Archives + Library

The Walker’s Archives and Visual Resources are a rich resource for study, consisting of 4,000 linear feet of materials dating from the private collection of T.B. Walker in 1879 to the Walker’s most recent exhibitions. Included in the Archives are more than 600,000 photographs, 2,800,000 documents and 6,000 rare audio and videotapes. In addition, the Archives maintains The Ruben / Bentson Film and Video Study Collection of 800 titles ranging from Soviet silent era films to the American avant-garde.

The Walker’s Library is one of a small number of museum libraries in the United States devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It contains a comprehensive collection of books and periodicals, including more than 13,000 artists monographs and 35,000 catalogues from exhibitions held worldwide from the 1940s to the present. The Rosemary Furtak Collection of artists’ books presents more than 1,800 examples of contemporary book arts from an international perspective such as Yoko Ono and the Fluxus movement to the local scene such as Harriet Bart and members of the Minnesota Center for Books Arts.

Also at the Walker Art Center on May 22nd will be:

  • Exhibitions: “Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process,” “Midnight Party” (Permanent Collection installation)
  • Film screenings: Motionpoems and The Man with a Movie Camera
  • Open Field: the ever popular artist designed mini golf will be open weather permitting (9 holes for $12.00, 18 holes for $18.00)
  • Gather, the restaurant, is open Thursday nights as well as the garden café
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Parking at the Minnesota Archives Symposium

Here are some parking options downtown near the library. If public transportation is available to you, it will be a cost-savings compared to parking rates.

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TCART Fall Meeting, October 25, 2013

Here are some last minute details about the meeting tomorrow from the Red Wing Corporate Archives. See you in Red Wing!

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Minnesota Archives Symposium, November 15, 2013

Join the Hennepin County Library Special Collections and the Twin Cities Archives Round Table on Friday, November 15, 2013 for the second annual Minnesota Archives Symposium. This year’s theme is Making Connections: Advocacy, Awareness and Archives. Attend the Symposium to meet with your peers and learn what methods archivists, librarians, curators, and other information management professionals are doing to advocate and make connections with others, both within their institution and with the public.

Registration for this event is FREE.

Schedule of Events:

  • 12:15-12:45 pm Optional HCL Archives Tour w/Ted Hathaway (must pre-register limit 20)
  • 12:45-1:00 pm TCART Sponsored Pre-Symposium Coffee & Mingle Break
  • 1:00-1:15 pm Speaker: Introduction to the Symposium
  • 1:15-2:15 pm Session One: Advocating Within: Demonstrating the Value of Archives and Archivists with Jamie Martin, Freelance Archivist
    • Learn from real-world examples of recent archival and career advocacy, including working with management, creation of new partnerships, and career changes & advancements. The presenter will discuss both successes and efforts that failed, highlighting practical tips, lessons learned, and how to succeed in spite of challenging circumstances.
  • 2:15-2:45 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break & Optional HCL Archives Tour w/Ted Hathaway (must pre-register limit 20)
  • 2:45-3:45 pm Session Two: Using Interns and Volunteers to Improve Your Community Relations and Promote Future Librarian and Archivists (While Still Supporting Your Operations) with Ted Hathaway, Manager Special Collections, Hennepin County Library
    • Learn how to recruit, manage, motivate and recognize volunteers or interns. This presentation will help you match them to appropriate tasks and give you an idea of their commitment level. It will also guide you in making their volunteer or intern experience personally useful and rewarding. The presenter will draw on years of experience working with volunteers and interns for a special collections and archives department at a large public library.
  • 3:45pm-4:00 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Session Three Making Deeper Connections: How Community Outreach Can Strengthen Support for Special Collections and Create More Meaningful Programming with Elissah Becknell, Librarian & Instructor, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, and Rebecca March, Librarian & Instructor, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
    • Learn how to promote a special collection through community outreach, events and programming. Attendees will learn strategies on how to identify and engage different user populations that may be interested in their collections. The presenters also discuss the importance of collaboration with community members with common interests or shared goals.

Registration Information: The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held in the Mary and David Doty Board Room (2nd floor) at Central Public Library in Minneapolis, MN from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Friday, November 15.

Registration is FREE, but we ask that participants register their intent to attend by filling out a registration form by Friday, November 8th for planning purposes. You can find the form online here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15nc1v4w8E6kSQFALr3PAZft2WB8HHvEZ1qiOsIVwqRk/viewform

Questions? Please contact TCART or Elissah Becknell for questions and information.

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Twin Cities Archives Round Table Fall Meeting

Friday, October 25, 2013
9:00AM-12:00PM
Red Wing Shoe Company
314 Main Street, Red Wing, MN (Parking is available in the ramp behind the corporate office)

Please RSVP for this meeting by Friday October 18. All attendees will register at the corporate office when they arrive before proceeding to the original 1905 office and manufacturing facility where the TCART meeting will be held.

Please join us in Red Wing, MN, for the fall TCART meeting. In addition to the business meeting and tour of the facilities, Beth McLaughlin, Textile Conservator, will do a presentation on textile preservation.

If there is a particular topic you would like Beth to address, or if you have an idea or issue you would like to add to the agenda, please contact Jennifer Johnson at jennifer_i_johnson@cargill.com.

The TCART fall meeting is open to all who are interested in attending. Membership information will be available at the meeting for those who wish to join. Members, please remember that membership renewal is due at the Fall meeting. See http://tcartmn.org/membership/ for more membership information or to join today!

And now a message from Clare Pavelka, Corporate Archivist at the Red Wing Shoe Company:

The Red Wing Shoe Company campus is located just an hour south of the MSP Airport on Hwy 61. TCART attendees will have an opportunity to visit and explore the four downtown campus buildings, including the Flagship Red Wing Shoe Store and Museum home of the World’s Largest Boot.

On display in the 1905 building, where we will be meeting, are materials and equipment that helped build the footwear that made Red Wing Shoes a household name, including sewing machines original to when the company first started in 1905.

Following the meeting, tours will be available of the corporate office and the archives. The corporate office has everything from the Model A in the front lobby and tables made of scrap leather to footwear hand tools embedded in the bathroom counter. These visuals weave together and tell a rich history of the company and the brands that prosper within it. The corporate archives tour will lead attendees to the St. James Hotel, the location of the corporate archives. The archives is a popular resource for employees in the area of product development, brand marketing, graphic design and social media.

Leave time in your schedule to visit the Flagship Red Wing Shoe Store and Museum across the street from the corporate office. Be sure to see the original Norman Rockwell art, WW II paratrooper Skytrooper boots, the first pair of Red Wing Shoes and world’s largest Red Wing Shoe at size 638 ½. Lunch options for the downtown area will be provided.

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Minnesota Archives Symposium: Call for Proposals

The Twin Cities Archives Round Table is pleased to announce the second annual Minnesota Archives Symposium (MAS), sponsored by the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Department. MAS is a local educational opportunity for archivists, librarians, records managers, curators and other information management professionals. We seek to broaden the opportunities for Minnesota information professions to share knowledge and insights among peers at a local level. The Symposium will be held on Friday, November 15th 2013.

This year’s topic will be: Making Connections: Advocacy, Awareness and Archives.

Call for Presentations:

We invite the submission of presentations on any topic related to advocacy and/or making connections with others, both within your institution and with the public. First time presenters and students are encouraged to apply.

Presentation topics could include, but are not limited to: increasing awareness, creating consortia, gaining upper management support, developing partnerships with loca communities, working with IT, collection growth, archives as a part of social advocacy. and creating change within your organization.

Details for Submission:

  • Sessions should be 60 minutes in length, include time for Q&A and can include multiple presenters.
  • Include full contact information with submissions, including name of presenters, a short biographical statement, preferred method of contact, and institution or school if applicable.
  • Please include a 500 word or less abstract and working title for your presentation.
  • If you have a great idea for a topic but need presenters, let us know — we may be able to pair like minded presenters together.

Deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 1st

Submissions should be sent to the Twin Cities Archives Round Table or Elissah Becknell.

Registration:

Save the Date!!! The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held at the Special Collections Department of Minneapolis Public Library from 1-5pm on Friday, November 15th. Registration is FREE, but we will ask that participants register their intent to attend soon. Look for more details on registering for this event on the TCART listserv and website.

Questions?

Questions should be sent to the Twin Cities Archives Round Table or Elissah Becknell.

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