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.


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

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