EXTENDED: 2018 Minnesota Archives Symposium Call for Proposals

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 Minnesota Archives Symposium has been extended to Wednesday, September 5th. Please consider submitting your ideas!

 

The Twin Cities Archives Round Table is pleased to announce the seventh 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 5th at the Carondelet Center in Saint Paul.

This year’s topic will be: Balancing Act in the Archives

Whether you’re a solo archivist or part of a large archival department, in this profession we all have many tasks to undertake over the course of our day. As job descriptions can sometimes read as in charge of “everything under the sun,” we are often faced with struggling to accomplish it all. How do we balance all of these different hats, especially when some are seen as competing priorities — bringing in new collections versus paying attention to old collections, privacy versus access, cultivating old donors versus going after new donors? As an archivist, how do you tackle the juggling act?

Ideas for presentation topics include:

  • Balancing incoming processing with backlog processing
  • Coordinating various staff members including volunteers, interns, students, staff, part-time staff, etc.
  • Taking on special grant projects while maintaining existing job workload
  • Serving internal users versus external users (corporate archives)
  • Navigating digital initiatives with existing responsibilities
  • Personal goals for professional development and institutional support (or lack thereof)
  • Fundraising or advocating for institutional support

This is not an exhaustive list, but will hopefully spur on ideas.  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.

Call for Participants:

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.

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.
Submissions should be sent to tcartmn@gmail.com.

 

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 5th.

 

Registration:

Save the Date!!! The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held at the Carondelet Center on Monday, November 5th. Registration is FREE, but we will ask that participants register their intent to attend. Look for more details on registering for this event on the TCART listserv and website.

Questions?

Questions should be sent to the TCART Communications Officer Kate Dietrick at diet0134@umn.edu or 612-625-0192.

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2018 Minnesota Archives Symposium Call for Proposals

The Twin Cities Archives Round Table is pleased to announce the seventh 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 5th at the Carondelet Center in Saint Paul.

This year’s topic will be: Balancing Act in the Archives

Whether you’re a solo archivist or part of a large archival department, in this profession we all have many tasks to undertake over the course of our day. As job descriptions can sometimes read as in charge of “everything under the sun,” we are often faced with struggling to accomplish it all. How do we balance all of these different hats, especially when some are seen as competing priorities — bringing in new collections versus paying attention to old collections, privacy versus access, cultivating old donors versus going after new donors? As an archivist, how do you tackle the juggling act?

Ideas for presentation topics include:

  • Balancing incoming processing with backlog processing
  • Coordinating various staff members including volunteers, interns, students, staff, part-time staff, etc.
  • Taking on special grant projects while maintaining existing job workload
  • Serving internal users versus external users (corporate archives)
  • Navigating digital initiatives with existing responsibilities
  • Personal goals for professional development and institutional support (or lack thereof)
  • Fundraising or advocating for institutional support

This is not an exhaustive list, but will hopefully spur on ideas.  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.

Call for Participants:

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.

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.
Submissions should be sent to tcartmn@gmail.com.

 

Deadline for submission is Monday, August 27th.

 

Registration:

Save the Date!!! The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held at the Carondelet Center on Monday, November 5th. Registration is FREE, but we will ask that participants register their intent to attend. Look for more details on registering for this event on the TCART listserv and website.

Questions?

Questions should be sent to the TCART Communications Officer Kate Dietrick at diet0134@umn.edu or 612-625-0192.

 

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2018 Spring Meeting wrap up

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 TCART Spring meeting — we were thrilled to see around 45 members who were able to make it up to Collegeville. A special thank you to Peggy Roske, Matt Heintzelman, and Tim Ternes and all of their colleagues at St. John’s University for facilitating a day of wonderful tours of the archives and special collections.

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During the meeting we also voted on new officers — please welcome the new TCART President Nat Wilson and new TCART Treasurer Audre Hilse! They will both serve 2018-2020 in their new positions. We thank outgoing President Ted Hathaway and outgoing Treasurer Lara Friedman-Shedlov for their four years of service to TCART.

Our next TCART meeting will occur during the Minnesota Archives Symposium sometime in early November. Keep your eyes peeled for a save the date announced in the next month or so.

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TCART 2018 Spring Meeting

This year’s spring meeting will be held at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. This meeting will not have formal presentations, but rather consist of a business meeting and various tours, along with the usual opportunities for networking. Please register here if you plan to attend.

When: Friday, May 18th

Where: St. John’s University
Alcuin Library (meet in Room 178 Learning Commons addition)
2835 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321

Schedule:

9:30       Arrival/Refreshments (coffee and donuts/fruit)
9:45       Welcome, announcements, logistics
10:00     Tour 1
10:30     Business Meeting/Program/Elections
11:15     Tour 2
11:45     Tour 3 – or a guided tour of the renovated library & its Learning Commons addition, with Library Director Kathy Parker
12:10     Gather near Alcuin’s front door (#3 on map) to walk to lunch together
12:15     Lunch in the Refectory $11 buffet-style, all-you-care-to-eat
1:15       OPTIONAL additional tours of the exhibits in the library/HMML
OR… Hike the trails through the woods or by the lakes! (see Arboretum map)

Descriptions of the three morning tours: (Each will be given three times.)

Saint John’s University dates back to 1857.  The SJU Archives were established to collect, preserve, and make available the historical records that document the origin, development and achievements of the University, its faculty, staff, and alumni.  Some of its resources are digital.  As of 2017, the Archives is in a remodeled, expanded and state-of-the-art space.

Dr. Heintzelman, curator for rare books and manuscripts and for the Austria-Germany Study Center, will introduce materials from the collections at SJU, including printed books from the 15th to the 20th centuries, as well as manuscripts from various traditions (European, African, Asian), and historical documents within the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) collections, including letters signed by European monarchs, as well as medieval and early modern legal documents from Spain, Italy and elsewhere.

The Saint John’s Bible is a monumental achievement in book arts.  While completed in 2011, the folios of the Bible remain unbound at this time to allow for widespread exhibition and traveling.  Tim Ternes, director of The Saint John’s Bible, will give participants a tour of the many details and challenges that went into creating an exhibition space for presenting the loose folios of the Bible in a conservationally sound format that made them appear as bound books.

Optional afternoon tours, please RSVP for these when registering if interested:

    •  Saint John’s Bible Vault Tour by Tim Ternes 

 Location:  Saint John’s Bible vault, Peter Engel Science Building [next door to Library]
Learn more about the making of The Saint John’s Bible in a behind-the-scenes vault tour.   Guests will explore the tools, materials, sketches used in making the Bible and have the opportunity to see and handle the Bible folios without the typical barriers of glass cases and display mounts.  Limited to a maximum ten participants.  60 minutes.

      • Exhibits tour by Dr. Matthew Heintzelman

 Title: Living Prayer: Prayer brought to Life, Living Through Prayer
 Location: Alcuin Library’s HMML Reading Room/Gallery and Culhane Gallery
 Living Prayer introduces an approach to life that is not grounded on modern concepts of time, but on the rhythm of a daily routine that calls the believer to pray eight times per day—from Matins to Compline. In the Culhane Gallery one can see several Books of Hours, each opened to a different time of day. Continuing to the HMML Reading Room and Gallery, one can also learn about Saint Benedict’s views on reading the Psalms, as well as the Breviaries, Diurnals, Antiphonals, and other books that have been used for the Divine Office over the centuries.  Limited to a maximum 15 participants.  30-45 minutes.

Directions:

Take the St. John’s University exit off of I-94 and drive straight south to the campus, about one mile.

After the first stop sign:

  • If you take the first left, you can park in the Science parking lot and enter the addition, Door 1 on the map.  You will be on the Lower Level, and room 178 will be straight ahead on your left. Restrooms are on the right.
  • If you keep going and drive up to the Abbey Church, you can park in any of the lots, and enter either:
    • the Learning Commons’ southeast entrance, Door 2 on the map. Then take the elevator down to the Lower Level; Room 178 will be on y our left. Restrooms are on the right
    • Alcuin Library’s main entrance, Door 3 on the map. Then take the elevator or the stairs to the Lower Level and look for signs to Room 178.
  • We will be gathering in Room 178 in the Learning Commons addition to the Alcuin Library.  There will be signs leading the way from entrances.

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If you are interested in attending the TCART 2018 Spring meeting, please register here by May 14th.

The TCART Spring Meeting is open to all who are interested in attending. Membership information will be available at the meeting for those who wish to join. See https://tcartmn.org/membership/ for more membership information or to join today!

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