2022 Minnesota Archives Symposium Call for Proposals

The Twin Cities Archives Round Table is pleased to announce the tenth annual Minnesota Archives Symposium (MAS). Barring any drastic changes in the current health climate or apocalyptic events the Minnesota Archives Symposium will be in-person at Andersen Library on the University of Minnesota West Bank on November 7, 2022, with a hybrid option highly likely.

This year’s topic is Resilience and Growth. We are looking for presentations on practices that you will be keeping after the experiences of the last two years, proactive programs or projects, and celebrating our successes together.

Suggestions for presentation topics:

  • Digital Records
  • Networking
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Outreach, public engagement, programming
  • Collaborations
  • Arrangement, description, and cataloging

Call for Participants: Presenters, Panels, and Student Posters

We would especially like to hear from new institutions or those who have never spoken at a symposium before. We encourage presentations from archivists and information professionals at all levels of their career. We also welcome submissions to presentations submitted to or given at other conferences and symposiums, or perhaps you would like to update the group on a project mentioned in a previous presentation. 

We are also continuing with the section for student poster presentations. Each student will be allocated 5 minutes for speaking on their topic and 2 minutes for question

If you are interested in presenting at the symposium, please provide us with a brief abstract and working title for your presentation, along with how long you wish to present (30 minutes/60 minutes). Include full contact information with submissions, including your name(s) and institution or school if applicable.

If you have a great idea but don’t think you can speak for an entire hour, please still submit your idea! We will attempt to pair you with other presenters with similar topics for a panel presentation.

Submissions should be sent to tcartmn@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission is Friday, September 30, 2022.

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2022 Virtual TCART Spring Meeting — Wrap-up Report

Thank you everyone who joined us for the 2022 Virtual Spring Meeting on May 9, 2022. We had 35 attendees join us on Zoom, hosted by Nat Wilson at Carlton College.

Congratulations to our new President, Kate Hujda; and new Treasurer, Heidi Heller! Thank you to Nat Wilson and Audra Hilse for your years of service.

Archivist of Color Award was increased from $250 to $500 by unanimous vote.

Our new Minnesota Representative for MAC Membership Committee is Ann Kenne. Thank you, Ann!

And an extra special thank you to our presenter, Cathy Richter from Minnesota Historical Society, who presented on National History Day in Minnesota.

Thank you to the Planning Committee for your time and flexibility during the planning process and during the event. These meetings would not have been possible without their time and efforts. If you would like to join the committee for next year’s Symposium please contact the Communications Officer at tcartmn@gmail.com

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2021 Virtual Minnesota Archives Symposium — Wrap-up Report

Thank you to everyone who attended the Virtual Minnesota Archives Symposium on November 1, 2021. We had 55 members join us on Zoom hosted by Nat Wilson at Carleton College. Thank you to our speakers Sarah Barsness and Erin McBrian, for sharing their experiences withus. Thank you to our poster presenter and video submitors Rachel Johnson, Nat Wilson, and Joseph Larsen. Thank you also to our sponsors of this year’s Symposium. Presentation slides and posters are available, please contact TCART Communications Officer for copies.

A special thank you to the Planning Committee for your time and flexibility during the planning process and during the event. These meetings would not have been possible without their time and efforts. If you would like to join the committee for next year’s Symposium please contact the Communications Officer at tcartmn@gmail.com

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2021 Virtual Minnesota Archives Symposium — Call for Registration

9th Annual Minnesota Archives Symposium

The Twin Cities Archives Round Table is pleased to announce the ninth annual Minnesota Archives Symposium (MAS). MAS is a local educational and networking 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 Monday, November 1st on Zoom.

This year’s topics will not be limited to a theme.

Due to the truncated nature of this year’s MAS we have decided to forgo a theme.

Registration is REQUIRED by October 27, 2021, but the event is FREE.  

Please enter the email you used for your membership. Non-member email addresses will not be sent a link for the event. Please Register using this link: https://carleton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pduihqzwoHN2E9MTjvK63w3PccVkywA1Z 

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:30-9:45 Welcome
  • 9:45-10:30 Business Meeting 
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-11:30 Session 1: Down to Earth Documentation by Sarah Barsness
    • Documenting your work in policies, procedures, manuals, guidelines, how-tos, frameworks, templates, and rubrics is a time-consuming, difficult process. We all know the benefits, but getting documentation done is often nearly impossible.  But if I can do it, so can you!  This session will discuss practical, real-life strategies I’m using to create and expand my own documentation
  • 11:30-11:45 Poster session – Preserving Scrapbooks by Rachel Johnson
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch Break with project showcase video breakout rooms
  • 12:30-12:45 Word from Sponsors
  • 12:45-1:20 Session 2: Halfway There: Inheriting a Large Collection as a Lone Arranger by Erin McBrien
    • The Federal Cartridge business archive is comprised of not only documents, but also developed photographs, moving image film, still image film, 3D artifacts, packaging, printing plates, and framed art. After weeding, it measures at slightly over 85 linear feet of archival material, not including framed objects and printing plates. It is a relatively recent acquisition of the Anoka County Historical Society, which has a small staff including only one full-time archivist. Inheriting this collection as a work in progress was especially challenging, and involved near-constant assessment and reassessment. The current ACHS archivist will be going through the hurdles of taking on a collection halfway through processing, including everything from weeding to cataloging to hiring interns.
  • 1:20-1:30 Closing

The symposium will take place on Monday, November 1st on Zoom. Directions and information will be sent to qualifying emails the day of the event.

Registration Information:

Registration is FREE, but we ask that participants complete the registration form by Wednesday, October 27th using this link: https://carleton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pduihqzwoHN2E9MTjvK63w3PccVkywA1Z 

Showcase Videos:

Showcase videos highlighting member accomplishments will be available for viewing at the following links. Breakout rooms discussing the videos and other topics will be available during the lunch break, if you would like to discuss the videos during the lunch break please watch them during the first break.

Archiving Film at the Minnesota Historical Society / Joseph Larsen, Minnesota Historical Society

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2zxg3tfr1bco98/Archiving%20Film%20at%20the%20Minnesota%20Historical%20Society.mp4?dl=0

Lenticular Kodacolor Digitization / Nat Wilson, Carleton College Archives

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m3a0lulqxe4f0eb/Carleton%20College%20Lenticular%20film.mp4?dl=0

Questions?

Please contact TCART at tcartmn@gmail.com.

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