Extended deadline for SFA/SGA 2016 joint conference call for proposals/posters

The 2016 Society of Georgia Archivists/Society of Florida Archivists
Programming Committee proudly announces the theme for the 2016 Joint

Defining Archives: Ingenuity, Innovation, and New Perspectives

The Committee invites you to submit your workshop, session, and poster
ideas to help make this year’s conference a great success!  *Defining
Archives* calls for archives professionals to explore the inventive and
enterprising use of archival concepts, functions, and methods through time
and across disciplines. Conference program proposals are sought that
highlight innovative research, applied projects, and collective insights
that improve our understanding of the following key topics:

  • The archival environment, including issues, successes, and key operational differences experienced while working in corporate archives, special collections, academic repositories, and public libraries;
  • The roles of archivists as educators, reference sources, spokespeople, liaisons, and gatekeepers; changing jobs and titles and how these varied responsibilities are handled in daily work;
  • The vision of archives and next steps for the profession, including novel approaches to archival education, recruiting new generations of archivists, and creatively engaging with researchers and the community;
  • The creative practice of archives and the ways in which archivists create innovative responses to challenges such as rapidly changing formats, digital preservation, web archiving, unconventional projects, building exhibits and the management of exponentially larger volumes of data.

The theme announcement and proposal submission guidelines can be found
online at http://bit.ly/1WOOZjWThe deadline
for session/poster proposals is July 15, 2016. 

We are looking forward to our Joint Conference in Savannah,
Georgia, October 13-14, 2016!  For more information about the joint
meeting, please see http://www.soga.org/annualmeeting.

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