Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Propose a Session for the NW Archivists Conference in Spokane

The Northwest Archivists are "a regional association of professional archivists, users of archives, and others interested in the preservation and use of archival materials in the Pacific Northwest United States, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington." Their annual conference moves around the Northwest and next spring is is going to be in Spokane. Here is the Call for Session Proposals, with a nifty online submission process. The theme this year will be "Moving Forward: Reaching New Audiences with the Past."

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2014 

Notification of Acceptance: Mid-February, 2014 

 Northwest Archivists is holding its annual meeting in beautiful Spokane, Washington, May 29-May 31, 2014 at the Davenport Hotel. We are excited to discuss new and innovative ways of reaching new audiences with the past using our archival collections! We're keeping our theme broad in an effort to invite a wide range of presentation topics. 

Here are some topic suggestions: 

  • Providing archival education and instruction to students, older adults, local communities, etc. 
  • Curating exhibits to engage a changing audience 
  • Implementing outreach activities and events for local communities 
  • Developing and using new tools (or old tools in innovative ways) to provide access to collections 
  • Connecting and collaborating with Native American and Alaska Native groups through archives 
  • Using social media to connect users to collections 
  • Refining or expanding collection development policies and strategies to provide archival audiences with new sources of information 
  • Developing and implementing marketing and branding strategies 

And, of course, feel free to brainstorm your own ideas and submit your proposal(s)! Questions? Contact Natalia Fernández, Program Committee Chair, natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

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