Annual Symposium Oct 7, 2016

Archives Symposium Flyer

Click here for more details on the “What’s My Job Again?” Symposium.

As always, this symposium is free to attend. Lunch is provided free to members. Non-members can be purchase lunch for $10. To purchase lunch, you can use the “Pay Now” button below or join the organization for just $20 professionals/$10 for students.

Because space is limited, we request that everyone RSPV to the event and let us know about lunch: RSVP to

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Internship Symposium

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RebeccaRebecca Goldman is Head of the Archives and Digital Initiatives Department at Connelly Library, La Salle University (Philadelphia) and is working on a MA in Public History at La Salle. She earned her MSLIS from Drexel University and completed paid internships at Drexel University Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Rebecca is the founder and past chair of SAA’s Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable and the twisted mind behind the archives webcomic Derangement and Description. Though no longer a new professional, she believes internships are an issue for archivists at all stages of their careers.

Rebecca’s presentation slides can be viewed here. 

Maureen Callahan is an archivist and metadata specialist at Yale University, where she provides guidance on archival description and works on projects to bring better access to archives through technology. Maureen has held permanent aMaureen
nd term-limited positions in academic libraries, and has supervised interns, graduate students, professional and para-professional staff. She is a graduate of the School of Information at the University of Michigan and Bryn Mawr College, and is also the chair for the technical subcommittee for Describing Archives: A Content Standard. She blogs regularly about gender, labor, and technology.

Maureen Callahan from Arizona Archives Alliance on Vimeo.

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Next Board Meeting is Friday, September 18!

Please join us for our next meeting at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library. If you are unable to make it to the meeting in person, please dial 928-523-6629.

Location: Corner of Knowles Drive and McCreary Road

Time: 11 a.m.


  1. Approval of Minutes of Annual meeting, July 10, 2015
  1. Treasurer’s Report – Jonathan
  1. Membership – Jill
  1. AAO – Elizabeth
  1. Intern program – Renee
  1. Symposium – general discussion
  1. Session for the Arizona History Convention – Everyone
  1. Board additions. Add a student board member?
  1. Next Board meeting – ?
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Save the Date!

Our next symposium will be Friday, October 30 from 9-3 at the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson! More details forthcoming, but be sure to save the date!


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Annual meeting – Friday, July 10

Join us this Friday for our annual meeting! We’ll be discussing upcoming projects, voting on our slate of candidates, and enjoying a talk from Historian Dr. Heidi Osselaer! Heidi will be talking about her archival research and her work on the film, Power’s War.  Members are invited to attend the meeting with business beginning at 11 a.m., lunch served at noon, and presentation at 12:30. The meeting will be held in the Historic Supreme Court chambers in the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ. 2nd Floor. 


Dr. Heidi J. Osselaer

Heidi J. Osselaer received her undergraduate degree in history at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned both a master’s degree and doctorate in U.S. history at Arizona State University. Her research field is women in Arizona History.  She has taught at Arizona State University, Tempe, Scottsdale Community College, and Phoenix College and has served on the Executive Board and the Scholars’ Committee of the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail as well as the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arizona History and is a speaker for the Arizona Humanities Council.

She served as development producer and lead historian, and was interviewed as a historical expert for the 2015 documentary film, “Power’s War,” about Arizona’s deadliest shootout.  She was also a historical expert interviewed for “Blood Feuds: Johnson County War,” forthcoming from Lion TV and American History Channel.

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Next Board Meeting is Friday, March 20!

Please join us for our next meeting at the Arizona State Archives on Friday, March 20. If you are unable to make it to the meeting in person, we will have a phone number to call.

Location: 1901 W. Madison, Phoenix, AZ

Time: 11 a.m.

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