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


Lenticular Kodacolor Digitization / Nat Wilson, Carleton College Archives



Please contact TCART at tcartmn@gmail.com.

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