Join the Twin Cities Archives Round Table on Friday, November 9, 2012 for the first annual Minnesota Archives Symposium. This year’s theme is Reaching Your Audience: Marketing and Outreach Efforts. Attend the Symposium to meet with your peers and learn what methods archivists, librarians, curators, and other information management professionals are using to reach our diverse audiences.
Registration for this event is FREE.
Schedule of Events (for detailed session descriptions and full schedule see below)
o 10:30 – 11:30 AM Twin Cities Archives Round Table (TCART) Business Meeting
o 12:30 – 1:00 PM Symposium Doors Open
o 1:00 – 2:00 PM Session One: History Day and Serving Young Researchers in an Archival Setting
o 2:30 – 3:30 PM Session Two: Archives on Campus: Outreach in Academic Settings
o 3:45 – 4:45 PM Session Three: Connecting the Past to the Present: Using Archives & Social Media Tools to Reach the Public
o 5:00 PM – ? TCART Happy Hour Location TBD
o The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held in the Robert H. Rohlf Room (1st floor) at Ridgedale Public Library in Minnetonka, MN from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Friday, November 9.
o Registration is FREE, but we ask that participants register their intent to attend by emailing TCART at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 26th for planning purposes.
Minnesota Archives Symposium Session Description and Full Schedule of Events
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Twin Cities Archives Round Table (TCART) Business Meeting. All Symposium attendees are welcome to attend; membership forms will be available at the Meeting.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Break for lunch on your own
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Symposium Doors Open
1:00 – 2:00 PM Session One: History Day and Serving Young Researchers in an Archival Setting
Learn about the successful efforts of local archivists and librarians to reach young researchers through the Minnesota History Day program. Topics will include specific outreach & marketing efforts, tools used to facilitate meaningful research experiences, and immersion sessions.
o Laura Zeccardi, Program Associate, Minnesota Historical Society
o Jenny McElroy, Reference Associate, Minnesota Historical Society
o Ian Stade, Librarian, Minneapolis Central Library
o Kyle Parsons, Program Associate, Minnesota Historical Society
2:00 – 2:30 PM
TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break
2:30 – 3:30 PM Session Two: Archives on Campus: Outreach in Academic Settings
Three academic archivists will discuss the use of special collections to enhance campus events and methods used to increase faculty, student and alumni awareness and research use.
o Daardi Sizemore, Department Chair Library Services, Minnesota State University, Mankato, History Day Outreach in an Academic Archive: The Minnesota State University, Mankato Experience
o Heather J. Stecklein, Archivist, UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center, Joining the Campus Conversation: Connecting your Archives to Community Events
o Peggy Roske, Archivist, College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University, Archives Outreach at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University: Visibility in a Benedictine Community
3:45 – 4:45 PM Session Three: Connecting the Past to the Present: Using Archives & Social Media Tools to Reach the Public
Learn how social media tools and platforms such as History Pin and Wikipedia can be effective outreach mechanisms for increasing the use and visibility of local special collections programs.
o Ann M. Kenne, Head of Special Collections Department, University of St. Thomas, History Pin at St Thomas
o Ted Hathaway, Manager Special Collections, Hennepin County Library, Wikipedia Edit A Thon via Hennepin County Library Special Collections
5:00 PM – ? TCART Happy Hour Location TBD
Continue the conversation by joining us at our self-funded happy hour—a great opportunity to meet and network with your peers.