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!
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.
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.
Join us for our WOWSAA (Words of Wisdom SAA) event on Thursday, November 5 at 5:30pm in 1255 NQ.
The Vice-Chair for the Student and New Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable for the Society of American Archivists, Kelly Kietur will be coming to chat about the pros/cons of national SAA membership, transition from being a student to a new professionals, and how to get the most out of your time being a student.
In addition Kelly has served as an editor for Librarian Wardrobe and works at a private archive in the Detroit metro area. To learn more about SNAP check out their mission statement.
Food and refreshments will be provided.