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September 21, 2023
SAASC Presents: The 2023-2024 SAASC Executive Board introduces themselves as well as their goals, plans, and events that are in the works for the upcoming year.
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April 13, 2023
SAASC Presents: Writing and Presenting: Students Share Their Conference Experiences
Curious about conferences? Wondering about writing? There are opportunities for graduate students to publish and present their work. If you are interested in writing or presenting, but not sure how to get started, join SAASC members Sarah Lewis, Rosa Pena, and Taliyah Shaver as they share their experiences with presenting at a conference and writing and editing for student publications.
March 23, 2023
SAASC Presents: Revolutions or Evolutions: Perspectives on Progress in Archivy
Brenda Gunn, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Preservation at University of Virginia Library is a certified archivist who focuses on compassion and care in the archival workplace. Currently, she is a co-PI on the Mellon Foundation-funded project On These Grounds, which is creating a descriptive model to represent the enslaved lives who labored to build colleges and universities. Additionally, she is a partner on the Archival Revolutions Project which explores the transformative practices, theories, ideas of the last 40 years in archivy.
March 9, 2023
SAASC Presents: Connecting California’s Collections with Christine Kim
Highlighting the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere with Christine Kim! The California Digital Library works with cultural heritage organizations throughout the State of California to provide access to finding aids and digital collections, through the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere.
December 8, 2022
SAASC Presents: Virtual Tour of the Archives at the Center for Sacramento History.
Join Senior Archivist Kim Hayden for a fascinating behind the scenes look at the archives at the Center for Sacramento History.
November 9, 2022
SAASC Presents: Inside the Archive with Angel Diaz, the curator of the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archive at UCSB.
The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archive is a special research collection that documents the lives of African Americans, Asian/Pacific Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans in California. The purpose of the archive is to enhance research across disciplines for the University of California and to represent the cultural, artistic, ethnic, gender, and racial diversity that characterizes the state’s population.
October 12, 2022
SAASC Presents: The 2022 Ask an Archivist event from SAASC featured a question and answer session with three archivists from institutions of higher education!
Erin Baucom, Digital Archivist at the University of Montana
Lolita Rowe, Assistant University Archivist for Outreach and Engagement at UNC Chapel Hill
Nikki Thomas, Archivist for Collection Management at UNC Charlotte, Chair of SAA’s Diverse Gender and Sexuality Section, and member of SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct!
September 21, 2022
SAASC Presents: The 2022-2023 SAASC Executive Board introduces themselves as well as their goals, plans, and events that are in the works for the upcoming year.
April 20, 2022
SAASC Presents: Alexander Soto (Tohono O’odham), Director of the Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Arizona State University (ASU). Under his leadership, the Labriola Center has implemented culturally informed library research support.
March 20, 2022
SAASC Presents: Hilary Swett, Librarian and Archivist at the Writers Guild Foundation. The Writers Guild Foundation Archive preserves and promotes the art, craft and history of screenwriting, and records the vital memory of the entertainment industry’s first talent labor union, the Writers Guild of America. The rare and unique collections include Screen Writers’ Guild and Writers Guild of America historical materials, produced and unproduced scripts, letters, photographs, production notes, memorabilia, oral histories, and personal items of film, television and radio writers. Both processed and unprocessed papers are available for research. Users are encouraged to contact the Writers Guild Foundation Archive to learn more about the rich cultural content of the collections.
February 15, 2022
SAASC Presents: Celebrating African American History with Craig Simpson. The SAASC welcomed Craig Simpson, Director of Special Collections & Archives at SJSU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, for a webinar exploring the Civil Rights and Campus Protest Special Collection. It was an insightful glimpse into the Civil Rights and Campus Protest Collection, and includes an “Ask a Director of Special Collections & Archives” Q & A.
February 08, 2022
SAASC Presents: The SJSU SAASC 2021-2022 Leadership Team held a meeting for all MLIS and MARA students at San Jose State University iSchool. This was an opportunity for all students to learn about our club, our parent organization, the Society of American Archivists (SAA), upcoming events, and how to get involved and become a 2022/2023 Executive Board member!
February 06, 2022
SJSU iSchool Presents: Our Spring 2022 SJSU iSchool Student Group Meet & Greet event was an opportunity for us to meet fellow students and learn about the various student organizations at the San Jose State University School of Information. We talked about who we are, what we do, and how to get involved.
November 03, 2021
SAASC Presents: On November 3, 2021 SAASC hosted Jennifer Thompson, Records Analyst and Archivist in the J. Paul Getty Trust Institutional Records and Archives department, for a presentation on the history of the Trust and her role in the archives.
The Institutional Archives at the J. Paul Getty Trust document the Getty’s activities as an international cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Featuring institutional records created by past and current administrations and programs of the Trust—including those of the Museum, the Conservation Institute, the Education Institute, the Information Institute, the Leadership Institute, the Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation—the archive’s holdings are extensive.
October 10, 2021
SAASC Presents: On October 19, 2021, SAASC hosted Loni Shibuyama, ONE Archives Archivist and Librarian, for a closer look at the history, collections, and projects that are underway at ONE. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries (ONE) is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Housing over two million archival items including photographs, artworks, films, and periodicals to name a few, the ONE Archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting authentic queer histories.
September 14, 2021
SAASC Presents: the Annual Members Meeting Fall 2021. On September 14, 2021, the SAASC 2021-2022 Leadership Team held a meeting to provide information about the club, upcoming events, and how to get involved. This annual get together was for all SJSU iSchool students, SAASC members and non-members, who wanted to learn more about the group.
September 1, 2021
SJSU iSchool Presents: Our Fall 2021 iSchool Student Group Meet & Greet event was an opportunity to meet fellow students and learn about the various student organizations at the San José State University School of Information. We talked about who we are, what we do, and how to get involved.
May 3 , 2021
SAASC Presents: Join ACA regent Joshua Kitchens and learn the basics about the certification exam taking place this summer. Get advice on how to ace this test and connect with other SJSU students planning to take the exam. New to the test? Stop by for some useful information about what goes into the process of becoming a certified archivist.
April 7 , 2021
SAASC Presents: Since 1892, the Sierra Club Library–later named the William E. Colby Memorial Library in 1965–has collected publications and resources for the benefit of members and staff, as well as the public and research community. Archivist Joanna Black provides a closer look at Colby Library’s collections!
March 24, 2021
SAASC Presents: A Reel Look: The Collections of the UCLA Film and Television Archives. As the second-largest public repository of moving images in the U.S., UCLA Film & Television Archive is renowned for collecting, restoring, and exhibiting historic films and television programs. Archivists Mark Quigley and Todd Wiener takes us on a behind-the-scenes discussion of key collections conserved at UCLA.
February 22, 2021
SAASC Presents: A4BLiP: Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia. Listen to archivists Beaudry Allen and Faith Charlton discuss the group’s anti-racist efforts in the archival filed and and take a deep dive into the mission of A4BLiP.
February 17, 2021
SAASC Annual Member Meeting: The team provides updates on chapter activities and discusses ways SJSU students can get involved.
December 17, 2020
SAASC Presents: Intersectionality in the Archives: Making Black, Queer Voices Accessible. Reference Librarian for the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center in New York, Bridgett Pride, discusses the development of a research guide for the LGBTQ collections and the challenges that archivists and librarians face when making these collections accessible.
November 19, 2020
REFORMA iSchool Student & Alumni Group and SAASC Present: Virtual Cafecito (aka coffee) with Barbara Miller, Chicano and Chicana Resource Center Librarian at California Sate University Fullerton. Ms. Miller discusses her work as a liaison librarian at Cal State Fullerton, her involvement with the Latinx Community Resource Center’s (LCRC) Special Collection, and connections between the Chicano Movement, REFORMA, and LIS.
November 9, 2020
SAASC and REFORMA iSchool Student & Alumni Group Present: An insightful conversation with Janet Weaver, University of Iowa Libraries Women’s Archives, where she discusses the Mujeres Latina Project and the ensuing digital humanities project Migration is Beautiful.
October 7, 2020
SAASC Presents: Oregon State University Hops and Brewing Archivist, Tiah Edmunson-Morton, in Hoppily Ever After – Creating an Archive from Scratch.
September 22, 2020
SAASC Presents: Tracy Panek from Levi Strauss & Company. Levis: Original People. Original Jeans. Original Archive.
September 15, 2020
SAASC Fall 2020 Annual Meeting & Get-Together: Thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting. We reviewed some updates to the chapter, introduced the team, shared upcoming events and opportunities to participate, like writing for Archeota or nominating yourself for an open position. If you missed it, you can watch the recording now. Please use the Contact Us form for any questions you have.
September 3, 2020
iSchool Student Organization Meet & Greet: Our Fall 2020 iSchool Student Group Meet & Greet event was an opportunity to meet fellow students and learn about the various student organizations at the San Jose State University iSchool. We talked about who we are, what we do, and how to get involved. Click here for the presentation deck (SAASC slides from 34-41). Fast forward to minute 28 in the video for the SAASC section.
May 28, 2020
SAASC Presents: “Becoming a Certified Archivist and Preparing for the ACA Exam,” with Kimberly Johnson, CA, Senior Archivist/Records Analyst, Office of Archives and Records, Archdiocese of New Orleans.
May 15, 2020
SAASC Presents: Panel Discussion with the Vault Team at Blizzard Entertainment.
October 23, 2019
SAASC Presents: “Understanding SJSU Through the Documentation of Processes,” with Carli Lowe, University Archivist, SJSU.