#WOWSAA with Jared Lyle, ICPSR

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Our first #WOWSAA of the year will be with Jared Lyle! Join us Tuesday, Oct. 11, from4-5pm at the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research for what promises to be a very interesting discussion.

Lyle is an Associate Archivist and the Director of Curation Services at ICPSR. As an Associate Archivist, he participates in ICPSR policy decisions about data management and preservation. The department he directs, Curation Services, handles metadata, bibliographic information collection, and digital preservation. Lyle is also the Director of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance and is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information. In Lyle’s discussion, he will provide an overview of ICPSR as well as share current opportunities and challenges. He is interested in fielding your questions!



Town Hall Meeting and Preserve Your Sanity

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Welcome back all! We’re having two events on Friday, September 16th, and made a poster so you won’t forget. From 4 to 5 p.m. we’re holding a Town Hall Meeting at Espresso Royale (324 S. State St.), and from 5 p.m. to whenever people want to leave, we’ll be holding our PYS Happy Hour at Mash (211 E Washington St.).

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Joanne Mihelcic: The Person-Centered Record & Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

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We are cosponsoring Joanne Mihelcic’s May 10th talk with the UMSI Diversity Committee.
Joanne Mihelcic is visiting from Monash University and will be speaking about her recent research.



Event details: https://www.si.umich.edu/events/201605/joanne-mihelcic-experiential-model-person-centered-record

The Experiential Model of the Person-Centred Record: A Social Constructionist Grounded Theory

The research used qualitative methods, including second generation grounded theory, in-depth cases and open interviews, to explore and study the creation of person-centred records. The findings explored what it means to create and use records which represent stories of self to support memory, identity and personhood with the person with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. This research was supported by the Alzheimer’s Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dementia.

Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by the UMSI Diverstiy Committee and the UMSI SAA Student Chapter.

About the speaker

Joanne Mihelcic

Joanne Mihelcic is in the Centre for Social and Organisational Informatics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her PhD research applies interdisciplinary perspectives to her research and practice. Her qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education, a graduate diploma in media studies, and a masters in information management and systems. These studies have supported a career that has spanned health, education, media and arts, and knowledge management.

#WOWSAA with Professor David A. Wallace

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On Wednesday, March 23 we hosted University of Michigan, School of Information professor, David A. Wallace for a #WOWSAA chat. Wallace has spent the last year in South Africa organizing the Global Information Engagement Program (GIEP).  During his brief visit to the School of Information, Wallace made time to chat with our student chapter. Here is the link to the  Storify of our event.

William L. Clements Tour

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On Friday, March 25th our members were treated to a tour of the newly renovated William L. Clements Library. The library has been under renovations for over a year and will be open to the public on April 11th, 2016. For more information about their Grand Reopening event go here: http://clements.umich.edu/exhibits-upcoming.php


#WOWSAA with Dennis Meissner

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We were lucky enough to host Society of American Archivists President Dennis Meissner on Wednesday, February 10th. We would like to thank the Project Archivists of the Bentley Historical Library for letting us speak with Meissner as a part of our #WOWSAA series. SAA gathered our tweets into a Storify that can be found here.

#WOWSAA with Louis E. Jones

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We hosted Louis E. Jones, Vice-President of The Academy of Certified Archivists, to chat with us about certification and the academy. Our Storify for the chat can be found here.