Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CFP - Preserving our Cultural Heritage

Preserving our Cultural Heritage

A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

March 5-6, 2011

Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is proud to announce our third conference for students and beginning professionals, to be held on Saturday March 5-Sunday March 6, 2011 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

If you are a graduate student in a library science, archives, or rare books program or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we invite you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books, or special collections for presentation at the conference. The conference theme of “Preserving our Cultural Heritage” can be interpreted broadly; we welcome papers on diverse topics within the field. In addition to paper sessions, the two-day conference will include a workshop and tours of Indiana University special collections and repositories.

Each paper session will be an hour long and will include two presenters. Each presenter will have approximately 20 to 25 minutes to speak, and the session will conclude with a ten to fifteen minute period for questions and answers.

To be considered as a presenter, please submit your paper (or, if your paper is not yet complete, an abstract of 150 to 200 words and a working title) to iusaaconference@gmail.com by Friday, December 3, 2010. Along with your paper or abstract, please include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and any audio/visual needs you may have.

The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process and you will receive an acceptance or rejection by the end of December. If you have only submitted an abstract, your acceptance will be conditional. You will be required to submit the completed paper by mid-February to have your acceptance finalized.

If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration form. At that time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of $30 to cover the meals provided during the conference. More details about meals, accommodations available in Bloomington, and other logistics will also be provided at this time. For more information on our previous conference, please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~saarchiv/gradconference2010.html, and feel free to send any questions you may have to iusaaconference@gmail.com.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


The Conference Committee