*A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare
Books, and Special Collections*
March 5-6, 2011
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
and feel free to send any questions you may have to
email@example.com. For updates on the conference, please visit
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
The Conference Committee