*A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare
Books, and Special Collections*
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists
would like to invite you to attend our second conference for students and
beginning professionals, to be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Lilly
Library and the Herman B. Wells Library in Bloomington, Indiana.
The majority of the conference will consist of presentations of papers and
projects on topics related to archives, special collections, and rare books
by students and professionals from a variety of institutions. It will also
include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lilly Library, Indiana University's
internationally renowned rare books and manuscripts library, and a workshop
on digital preservation with Philip Bantin, the director of Indiana
University's Office of University Archives and Records Management and the
author of *Understanding Data and Information Systems for Recordkeeping*.
(This book won the 2009 Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland
Award for writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of
archival history, theory or practice. You can find more information about
the book here: http://www.neal-schuman.com/bdetail.php?isbn=1555705804).
These events will have limited enrollment and will be opened first to
If you would like to attend the conference, please fill out the
registration form (which can be found here:
and mail the form and a $15 check made out to SAA-SC to the following
address by *Monday, February 22, 2010*:
SAA-SC IUB Conference Committee
c/o Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist
Office of U. Archives and Records Mgmt.
1320 East 10th Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405
In addition, please send an email with your full name and institutional
affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you plan to
attend so that we can keep track of the number of people we should expect.
This will also allow us to let you know when we have received your
registration form and fee and to contact you with any updates to the
schedule. Also include in your email whether you would like to attend the
tour of the Lilly Library, which will be around noon, and/or the workshop by
Philip Bantin on digital preservation, which will be at the end of the
conference and will conclude a little after 5:00. After presenters have had
the opportunity to register for these events, slots will be given to
attendees based on the order in which emails are received. We cannot
guarantee slots to everyone, so please submit your request for a space as
soon as possible.
If you are planning on spending Friday or Saturday night in Bloomington,
Indiana we recommend reserving your hotel room as soon as possible. If you
would like more information about hotels in the area, please send a request
Please check http://www.indiana.edu/~saarchiv/gradconference2010.html
updates on the conference. We will be posting the final schedule on
website soon. Feel free to send any other questions you may have to