Call for MAC Poster Presentations

The Midwest Archives Conference will convene for its annual meeting April 13-15, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois.

The 2023 Program Committee invites poster proposal submissions on all aspects of archival practice and research, as well as from allied and related fields. The Program Committee seeks a diverse slate of presenters representing a variety of personal and institutional backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. We seek to foster a culture of inclusion in the MAC program and encourage submissions from anyone who is interested in presenting, including students, new professionals, first-time presenters, and those from allied professions. MAC membership is not required to present. 

To submit a proposal, please fill out the Google Form (forms.gle/jkGiPrPZTUAaEU7t8). Proposals are due February 3, 2023 (deadline extended). Poster presentations will be onsite only. For complete details, visit the Call for Poster Proposals page on the MAC website.

CFP: Empire and material culture

The Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies (ww.global19c.com) is seeking a few papers on any aspect of empire and material culture (with a slight preference for papers exploring museum collections, cultures of collecting, etc.) to be included in the program of its 2023 world congress in Singapore (19-22 June). These papers will join panels that have already been formed.  The theme of the congress is “Comparative Empire: Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation, 1750-1914.” While remote participation may be possible, we would be especially interested in presenters who are able to join us in person. To learn more about the work of the Society and its congress, please visit: https://www.global19c.com/ and https://www.sgncscongress.com/

The deadline for submissions has already passed. Therefore, proposals will be considered on a first-come, first served basis.

CFP: ARMA InfoCon 2023

Be a part of the action by presenting your skills and best practices to the finest in the profession at ARMA International’s InfoCon 2023, at Huntington Place in Detroit, MI, on October 8-11, 2023. 

The call for proposals is open now through February 1, 2023. ARMA seeks sessions that have a measurable impact and lead to workplace results for the participants and that are uniquely engaging and invite the participants to experience content application.

  • Share best practices and innovations and build upon core skills
  • Ignite imaginations and showcase trends in information management and governance
  • Demonstrate clear key concepts, solutions, and takeaways for attendees
  • Supply real-world examples and practical takeaways
  • Be learner focused, creative, and engaging

Presenters will receive a free conference registration. For panel presentations with multiple presenters, two free registrations will be given.

When submitting, please indicate your session track type and session topic focus area.

SESSION FORMAT:

  1.  CORE CONTENT SESSION: 40-45 minutes

SESSION TRACKS:

  1. BEGINNER TRACK: Sessions geared towards those with 0-5 years of experience working in the RIM/IG industry.
  2. INTERMEDIATE TRACK: Sessions geared towards those with 6-20 years of experience working in the RIM/IG industry.
  3. ADVANCED TRACK: Sessions geared towards those with 21+ years of experience working in the RIM/IG industry.
  4. EMERGING TRENDS TRACK: Sessions focused on topics related to the latest trends and updates in technology, business methods, etc.
  5. MICROSOFT TRACK: Sessions focused on trends, use cases, and implementation of Microsoft technologies. 
  6. THE SEDONA CONFERENCE® LEGAL TRACK: Sessions focused on legal topics related to information such as contracts management, eDiscovery, technology-assisted review, PII, legal obligations, etc.

PROPOSED TOPIC FOCUS AREAS:

  1. ADVANCED INFORMATION CONCEPTS: Sessions focused on advanced information topics such as digital transformation, content services, process automation, continuous auditing, and analytics, etc.
  2. CREATING STRUCTURE AND IMPROVING PROCESS: Sessions focused on the topics of information structure, taxonomy, file plans, metadata, etc., as well as those on process improvement, process analysis, and process management.
  3. DEI: Sessions relevant to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the RIM/IG industry.
  4. ETHICS: Sessions focused on the relationship between the creation, organization, dissemination, and use of information, and the ethical standards and moral codes governing human conduct in society. 
  5. INFORMATION FORWARD (ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY): Sessions focused on any type of advanced technology, for example, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, automated technology-assisted review, autoclassification, etc.
  6. INFORMATION FUNDAMENTALS: Sessions focused on the fundamentals of records management, information management, document management, content management, data management, etc.
  7. PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT: Sessions focused on individual development, for example, certifications, career development, career path analysis, team building, etc.
  8. REDUCING ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION RISK: Sessions focused on information risk reduction such as eDiscovery, ROT analysis, information migration, file share reduction, etc.


Click here for more information on the process and how to submit your proposal.

ARMA strives for a diverse and well-balanced conference. Each submission is given a thorough review, and all submitters will be notified of their status on or before March 31, 2023.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL NOW! 


Questions?  Email us at conference@armaintl.org.

Call for Contributions: Email Archiving Symposium

The Email Archives: Building Capacity and Community program is pleased to announce a Call for Contributions for the Email Archiving Symposium. The symposium will take place over the course of three days and online, from June 13 to June 15, 2023

Email archives are a valuable source of information and evidence. As more institutions grapple with challenges, and as others realize the full potential of email archives as a resource, age-old questions are being looked at anew.  The goal of the EA Symposium is to highlight the ways that now, more than ever, we can and must fully integrate email preservation and access into archival practice. Whether it’s libraries, archives, museums, government, or corporations, every institution that uses email needs a solution for managing and archiving it.

The symposium will explore the current state of email archiving and reflect on future opportunities for progress. We welcome contributions on all aspects of email archiving including:

  • Discovery and uses of email archives
  • Social and cultural value of email records and collections 
  • Email management and retention policies and practices
  • Technologies for managing email archives
  • Outstanding community needs and future developments
  • Email as a resource for research and scholarship

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 3, 2023. 

For more information about the submission process, please visit https://emailarchivesgrant.library.illinois.edu/email-archiving-symposium/.  

CHRISTOPHER J PROM, PHD (HE/HIS)

Interim Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian (Designate)

CFP: Corporeal Conversations | Conversations Corporelles

CALL FOR PAPERS

CORPOREAL CONVERSATIONS | CONVERSATIONS CORPORELLES

March 10-11, 2023
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

Keynote Address:
DR. NORA MARTIN PETERSON
Associate Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Je suis moi-même la matière de mon livre” announces Michel de Montaigne to the readers of his autobiographical Essais. While initially speaking to the reader, Montaigne would later become a reader himself, critically conversing with his own text in the margins of previous editions. This archive of edits underscores the materiality of a “body” of work as a site and subject of conversation between readers, authors, and critics alike. As a literary experiment in both style and voice, the Essais continue to shape and be shaped by conversations. In this tradition, Equinoxes 2023 seeks to provoke new dialogues around existing corpuses, to think about our relationship to creative works and the archive of criticism that comes with them.

Works of art call out to each other, engaging in conversations that span borders and epochs. From the circulation of written works within salon culture to the power of images to capture a movement, how might we understand our interactions with media and each other as conversations centered around and facilitated by bodies? Bodies continue to be a site of political struggle, from the policing of race, gender, and reproduction to the increasing awareness of our own environmental entanglements. What might we learn from listening to and/or reading bodies, in their various material representations? Papers may address the following topics: the construction of a corpus, the relationship between text and criticism, issues of voice, how bodies speak for themselves, the legibility of a body as racialized, gendered, and/or disabled, the afterlife of a work of art, the legacy of creative traditions, the construction of archives, and texts as living documents. Finally, how might our own interventions be understood as corporeal conversations in their own right?

As an interdisciplinary conference, Equinoxes encourages submission from a variety of fields, including but not limited to literature, philosophy, history, ethnography, anthropology, media studies, disability studies, sociology, art history, religious studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and political science, provided that the presentation relate to French or Francophone studies.

We welcome papers related (but not limited) to the following topics:

● Bodies of work

● Theories of the corpus and canonicity

● Posthumous publishing

● Editorial processes

● Archive(s)

● Palimpsests

● Criticism of theory and praxis

● The works of Michel de Montaigne

● Autobiography / Autofiction / Autotheory

● Networks of communication and writing

● Written or recorded conversations

● Voices and the voiceless

● Survival, testimony and inheritance

● Death, mourning and remains

● Embodiment

● The sensing body

● Body and voice

● Body language

● Disability

● Gendered bodies / (Wo)man and the body

● Corporeal Feminism

● Women’s writing / écriture féminine

● Rhetoric and Speech Acts

● Worldbuilding / Worlds from words

Graduate students who wish to participate in the conference should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with a short bio. Abstracts must be sent, as attachments, to equinoxes-conference@brown.edu before January 15, 2023. Emails should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Presentations, whether in English or in French, should not exceed 20 minutes.

APPEL A CONTRIBUTIONS

CORPOREAL CONVERSATIONS | CONVERSATIONS CORPORELLES

1011 mars 2023
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

Conférencière principale :
DR. NORA MARTIN PETERSON
Maître de conférences en Études Culturelles Françaises à l’Université du Nebraska-Lincoln

“Je suis moi-même la matière de mon livre” annonce Michel de Montaigne dans son ouvrage autobiographique, les Essais. S’il s’adresse tout d’abord à son lecteur, Montaigne en deviendra un lui-même par la suite, conversant de manière critique avec son propre texte dans les marges de ses éditions antérieures. Ces archives d’apports et d’ajouts soulignent la matérialité d’un “corps” relatif à l’œuvre en tant que site et sujet de conversation pour lecteurs, auteurs et critiques. En tant qu’expérience littéraire, tant au niveau du style que de la voix, les Essais continuent de façonner et d’être façonnés par les conversations qui s’y rapportent. C’est dans l’esprit de cette tradition qu’Équinoxes 2023 cherche à initier de nouveaux dialogues autour de ces corp(u)s existants et inviter à la réflexion vis-à-vis de notre rapport aux œuvres créatives de même qu’aux archives de la critique qui les accompagnent.

Les œuvres d’art s’interpellent entre elles, invitant des conversations qui dépassent les frontières et transcendent les époques. De la circulation d’œuvres écrites dans le contexte de salons littéraires au pouvoir qu’ont les images de capturer un mouvement, comment comprendre nos interactions avec nous-même, les autres et les médias sous formes de conversations qui soient à la fois centrées sur le(s) corp(s) et facilitées par ce(s) dernier(s) ? Les corps continuent d’être le théâtre de luttes politiques, qu’il s’agisse de régulations autoritaires encadrant les questions de race, de genre et de reproduction, ou bien la prise de conscience accrue de nos enchevêtrements environnementaux. Que pouvons-nous apprendre en écoutant et/ou en lisant des corps, dans le cadre de leurs diverses représentations matérielles ?

Nous encourageons les communications à traiter des sujets suivants : la construction d’un corpus, la relation entre texte et critique, les questions de voix, les corps qui parlent pour et par eux-mêmes, la lisibilité d’un corps racisé, sexué et/ou handicapé, la postérité d’œuvres d’art, l’héritage de traditions créatives, la construction d’archives, et les textes en tant que documents vivants. Enfin, comment comprendre nos propres interventions en tant que conversations corporelles à part entière ?

S’inscrivant dans des contextes français ou francophones, les propositions de communication peuvent, sans forcément s’y limiter, appartenir aux domaines d’études suivants : la littérature, la philosophie, l’histoire, l’ethnographie, l’anthropologie, les études de médias, les études sur les questions liées au handicap, la sociologie, l’histoire de l’art, les études religieuses, les études de genre et de théories queer et féministes, et les sciences politiques.

Nous accueillons les propositions de communication liées, sans y être strictement limitées, aux thèmes suivants :

● Le(s) Corps de texte(s)

● Les théories de corpus et de canons

● Publications posthumes

● Processus éditoriaux

● Archive(s)

● Palimpsestes

● Critique de la théorie et de la praxis

● Les oeuvres de Michel de Montaigne

● Autobiographie / Autofiction / Autothéorie

● Les réseaux de communications et d’écritures

● Conversations écrites ou enregistrées

● La voix et les sans-voix

● Survie(s), témoignage(s) et héritage(s)

● La mort, le deuil et les dépouilles

● Incarnations

● Le corps sensible

● Le corps et la voix

● Le langage corporel

● Le handicap

● Les corps genrés

● Féminisme corporel et qui prend corps

● Écriture des femmes et écriture féminine

● Rhétorique et actes de paroles

● Les mondes fait de mots

Tout.e doctorant.e souhaitant participer à la conférence est invité.e à envoyer un résumé de 250 mots maximum accompagnés d’une brève notice bio-bibliographique en pièce jointe à equinoxes-conference@brown.edu avant le 15 janvier 2023. Chaque proposition de candidature doit inclure : le nom de l’auteur.e, l’affiliation institutionnelle, et une adresse email. Les communications, en français ou en anglais, seront limitées à 20 minutes par personne.

Contact Info:

Brown University

French and Francophone Studies Department

equinoxes-conference@brown.edu

Deadline extended – CFP – Conference “Transatlantic Women’s Networks: Cultural Engagements from the 19th Century to the Present”

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Transatlantic Women’s Networks:
Cultural Engagements from the 19th Century to the Present

11th – 12th May, 2023
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

 CFP

The conference Transatlantic Women’s Networks: Cultural Engagement from the 19th Century to the Present aims to provide a space to unearth, discuss, map, and (re)situate networks and circuits of intellectual and cultural exchange among women across the Atlantic from the 19th century to the present. The conference will take place at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Lisbon, Portugal, on the 11th and 12th of May, 2023.


Traditionally, representations of sociopolitical, cultural, and artistic engagements have been dominated by male figures and national frameworks. However, from politics and gender to literary and cultural criticism, the role of women’s networks in shaping societies, literatures, and convivial relations across national borders has started to be resituated within these more traditional narratives both in and out of Academia. Particularly in the context of transcultural formations across the Atlantic, the role of movements and exchanges has become a central concern. Societies and cultural expressions have not only been deeply shaped by slavery and the slave trade, but also by less violent forms of migration, and productive dialogue. Women have played an important role here as well and made significant contributions to the cultural and social spheres. Arts, literature, translation, and criticism, in particular, have proved significant historical vehicles for women to foster convivial and transnational circuits of conversation and exchange, as well as intellectual, cultural and political rapprochement between countries and traditions.


The conference invites discussion on the potential of transatlantic women’s networks both historically and in the present moment. We want to honor subaltern, off-circuit, overlooked , and often-unrecognized contributions to cultural and social analysis that have the potential to reimagine, understand, and (re)situate the strategic position women have played in matters of gender, politics, and transnational affairs. How have women used conviviality and networking for sociopolitical, cultural, and artistic engagements across the Atlantic? What is the role of transatlantic networks for grassroots activism and alternative forms of resistance and circulation? How have historically transcontinental connections and exchanges between feminist thinkers impinged on current perspectives on gender, ethnicity, race, and class? What has brought women together as builders of communities and creators of knowledge? How do these transatlantic networks illuminate different geographic, temporal, cultural, and spiritual experiences? And what is the political impact of the host of vibrant, emerging peripherical actresses (indigenous, homosexual women, transgender etc.) in contemporary transatlantic networks, on and offline?


We welcome contributions from the fields of Cultural, Literary, Translation, Gender, Feminist, Archival and Memory Studies that focus on the works women have authored, published, directed, or have taken part in (novels, films, arts, correspondence), including non-alternative vehicles of transatlantic dialogue (newspapers and literary supplements, manuscripts, marginalia, journals, and postcards). These undiscovered, forgotten and often-times neglected vehicles have arguably functioned as incubators of experimentation in translation and artistic practice, cultural and literary criticism, and other forms of networking through which networks of conviviality with and among women across the Atlantic came into being.


Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:


● Transatlantic conviviality and correspondence among women
● Memory, women, and imaginative transatlantic networks of exchange
● Archives, migration, and gender across the Atlantic
● Feminisms, women and the black Atlantic
● Race and gender from a transatlantic perspective
● Transatlantic activism, women’s agency, and survival
● Feminist-feminine writing across in the Atlantic
● Diasporic and immigrant women writing across the Atlantic
● Women translators, women in translation, translated women across the Atlantic
● Luso-Brazilian women revisited
● Indigenous, native, and spiritual feminisms across the Atlantic
● Women and transatlantic grassroots and institutional activism
● Sisterhood, female circles, and collaboration across the Atlantic
● Online activist female spaces across the Atlantic

Keynote Speakers
Paulina Chiziane, Writer and Essayist
Anna Faedrich, Universidade Federal Fluminense
Harris Feinsod, Northwestern University
Adriana Martins, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Scientific Committee
Ana Paula Ferreira, University of Minnesota
Sheila Khan, Universidade do Minho
Verena Lindemann Lino, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Alexandra Lopes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Inocência Mata, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Aretha Phiri, Rhodes University
Sofia Pinto, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Nelson Ribeiro, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Luísa Santos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Catarina Valdigem, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Practicalities
We invite abstracts for individual and joint presentations using women’s networks as a lens for the analysis and discussion of cultural exchange or conceptualizing/problematizing their role across the Atlantic.


We also welcome abstracts for presentations and interventions that disrupt the traditional presentation format and academic ways of thinking and doing, including, but not limited to, artistic interventions and co-creative, performative presentations. Abstracts should be sent to twnconference2023@gmail.com no later than 31th January 2023 and include paper title, abstract in English or Portuguese (max. 250 words), name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, and a brief bio (max. 100 words) mentioning ongoing research. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the 28th February 2022 at the latest.


After having been accepted, you will be asked to register for the conference and provide some personal details to that purpose.
The conference will take place in person, at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Costs
Registration fees                      Early Bird     Regular

Graduate/Student/Post-Doc       65 €              75 €
Senior Scholar/Researcher        70 €             100 €


*Fees include coffee breaks and conference materials.

The Organizing Committee may consider reducing or waiving a limited number of registration fees in case of documented financial difficulties. CECC researchers are exempted from the registration fee, but will still have to register.

Organizing Committee

Patrícia Anzini
Verena Lindemann Lino

Contact Info: 

Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

Contact Email: 

twnconference2023@gmail.com

URL: 

https://fch.lisboa.ucp.pt/events/transatlantic-womens-networks-cultural-engagements-19th-century-present-69171

CFP: AERI

The School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) at Louisiana State University (LSU) is proud to host the fifteenth annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), the first to be held in-person and in-hybrid formats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. AERI will be held from June 19 through 23, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the LSU campus.

We invite proposals for contributions that fit within AERI’s goals. These could include short papers (15 minutes), panels (1.5 hours, with 3 or more speakers), pedagogical, curricular, methodological, and technological workshops (half day or full day), posters, works in progress, or lighting talks (students only). Proposals should include an abstract of between 300 and 500 words, plus a short biographical note about the presenter(s). For panels or group activities, each participant should submit a proposal with the same title and abstract. Since this is a working institute, all participants, with the exception of students who are about to commence their studies, are expected to contribute in some way to the working meeting. This might be in a variety of roles including, but not limited to presenters, instructors, mentors, chairs, and AERI initiative leaders.

AERI 2023 will accept a limited number of virtual presentations in order to create participation options for those who cannot attend the Institute in person. Due to the significant labor and costs involved in offering a fully hybrid conference, virtual options will be limited to those who can present synchronously. AERI 2023 will provide live and recorded access to all plenaries and one track of presentations per day.

Complete your application here.

Timeline for Applications

December 16, 2022 – CFP opens for applications
February 3, 2023 – Deadline for submissions
March 3, 2023 – Applicants notified of admission/registration open
May 1, 2023 – Registration deadline
June 19-23, 2023 – AERI

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will AERI 2023 cost?

The registration rates will be finalized and provided within the acceptance notice in March. The current draft rate ranges are $550-$650 (USD) for non-students and $350-$450 (USD) for students. The rates will include housing and several meals. The final rates may be lower due to sponsorships and other outside funding.

Do all co-presenters need to submit an application/proposal?

Yes, we are collecting contact information, a personal statement, and a data release for each presenter in this process.

I cannot travel to LSU for AERI 2023, can I still participate?

AERI 2023 will accept a limited number of virtual presentations in order to create participation options for those who cannot attend the Institute in person. Due to the significant labor and costs involved in offering a fully hybrid conference, virtual options will be limited to those who can present synchronously. AERI 2023 will provide live and recorded access to all plenaries and one track of presentations on per day.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Edward Benoit, III
Associate Director & Associate Professor
ebenoit@lsu.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Papers: 28th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference at Temple University March 17-18, 2023

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University’s graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Marisa J. Fuentes, author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), and Associate Professor of History and Women’s & Gender Studies and Presidential Term Chair in African American History at Rutgers University.

The Barnes Conference will be held Friday evening March 17th and Saturday March 18th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Temple University’s Center City Campus in downtown Philadelphia. The Barnes Club Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, drawing participants from across the nation and around the world.

Proposals from graduate students for individual papers or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach to history. We welcome proposals that foreground public history and digital humanities, and are eager to work with applicants in these fields to facilitate their participation. Panels will include three or four paper presentations, running between fifteen and twenty minutes each, with comments and questions to follow.

At the conclusion of the conference, cash prizes will be awarded to the best papers in multiple scholarly categories. Of particular note is the Russell F. Weigley – U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation Award, a substantial award offered through the U.S. Army Heritage Center to the best paper in military history presented at the conference.

Please submit a 250-word abstract that outlines your original research or project and a current C.V. via this link no later than Monday, January 30, 2023. Final conference papers will be due on Friday, February 10, 2023. Papers should be 15 double-spaced pages (excluding end notes).

The registration fee is $50 for presenters. A continental breakfast, lunch, and pre- and post-conference receptions are included. Registration is free for all Barnes Club Members.

If you have any questions, please email: jabconf@temple.edu

CFP: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ALA/ACRL – RBMS 2023: A New Kind of Professional

Invitation to Submit Proposals for RBMS 2023: A New Kind of Professional
Location: Bloomington, IN (University of Indiana)
Dates: June 27-30
Deadline for submission: January 20
Submission Form

We invite proposals for in-person or virtual individual papers, panels, discussion sessions, lightning talks (including the Power of New Voices session), posters, seminars and workshops. For over two decades, calls for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion across the profession and our broader cultural heritage networks have sparked passionate discussions about how we educate, whose talent we are (or are not) retaining, labor practices and how they shape our work, chronic lack of funds and unfilled vacancies, and the continued dominance of wealthy, white, cisgendered people in the few positions of power that offer adequate resources for living. We commit to continuous improvement in accessibility and transparency in the proposal process, and to providing clarity and openness in finalizing the program.

How do we become the workers, colleagues, and thinkers we want to be? How do we encourage, teach, and provide opportunities for others to do the same? What does the future of cultural heritage work look like, and how do we prepare ourselves, as well as guide new practitioners?

Eight session formats are available and potential topics might include but are not limited to:

Educational Preparation

  • Expectations for special collections librarians
  • Degree programs, continuing education, and levels of qualification
  • Gaps, such as curatorial education, administrative skills, management, foreign languages, and subject expertise
  • Bibliography, archival theory, and other academic ventures
  • Allied disciplines and adjacent professions
  • Skill sets and emerging digital environments

Economics and Funding

  • Internships, hiring, pay, career paths, career development
  • Tenure and non-tenure library roles
  • Diversity and equitable opportunities
  • Recruitment, retention, promotion, empowerment–and how these processes can be changed
  • The increasingly complex demands of GLAMS (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Special Collections) professions

Employment and Workplaces

  • Affective education, building emotionally supportive professional environments
  • New approaches to collections and collecting
  • New scholarly directions focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Career changes
  • Peer education, and how we engage with and support one other
  • Advocating with administration
  • Organizing around labor issues and social justice
  • Critiques of professionalism

Seeing inspiration/collaboration? Check out this spreadsheet and jamboard.

Statement of Values
The Conference Program Planning Committee for RBMS 2023 is committed to building a challenging, safe, and fun conference for all. We value a variety of perspectives on special collections work, and seek to challenge the limiting binaries through which it is often framed, such as scholarly vs. logistical; rare books vs. archives; paraprofessional vs. professional; technical vs. user/public services; bookseller vs. information professional. We see social justice as integral to all aspects of our shared cultural heritage work and preparing people for that work. Through this social justice lens, we strive to enable collaboration and communication in ways that are relevant and accessible to all, regardless of career stage or trajectory.

Requirements
RBMS 2023 presenters will be required to 1) register and pay to attend the conference (or attend by scholarship), either in-person or virtually, depending on session modality; 2) grant permission for recording and broadcast of presentation as part of the conference; 3) participate in online speaker orientation.

Selection Criteria
The RBMS 2023 Conference committees will evaluate proposal content on the following criteria:

  • Point of view/Perspective
  • Impact/Creativity
  • Applicability/Timeliness
  • Relevance to Conference Theme
  • Clarity of Proposal
  • Educational component (for Seminars)

CFP: MAA 2023

The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is seeking session proposals for the 2023 Virtual Conference on Monday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 20, 2023.  You do not need to be an MAA member to present and we are also happy to contact people to fill in our program. So if you know someone working on an interesting project, please let us know!  

Possible session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • All things digital (access, preservation, new technologies, etc.)
  • Archivists in non-traditional settings (e.g., private archives, consultants, corporate)
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Career planning/advice
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collections management
  • Conservation
  • Donor relations/cultivation
  • Exhibits on a budget
  • Fostering a diverse and inclusive profession
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Invisible labor
  • Processing
  • Promoting collections
  • Records Management
  • Reference
  • Repository round-up (short updates on projects presented at past conferences)
  • Web archiving, preserving social media

Please consider using the MAA 2023 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic. 

To submit a proposal, please complete the MAA 2023 Annual Meeting Session Proposal form.  Proposals are due by January 20, 2023.

There will be a separate call for poster session proposals in early 2023.

Thank you and please feel free to spread the word!  Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

MAA Program Committee

Elizabeth Nicholson, Chair
elizabethanicholson at gmail dot com

Eli Landaverde
elandav at msu dot edu