Deadline Extended: 2012 Conference Call for Papers

Back to the Future:

Reconciling the Past, Present, and Future in Archives and Special Collections

 A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

March 3-4, 2012

Bloomington, Indiana

 Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is proud to announce our fourth conference for students and beginning professionals to be held on Saturday March 3-Sunday March 4, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana.

If you are a graduate student in a library science, archives, or rare books program or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we invite you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books, or special collections for presentation at the conference.  The conference theme of “Back to the Future: Reconciling the Past, Present, and Future in Archives and Special Collections” can be interpreted broadly; we welcome papers on diverse topics within the field.  In addition to paper sessions, the two-day conference will include workshops and tours of Indiana University special collections and repositories.

Each paper session will be an hour long and will include two presenters. Each presenter will have approximately 20 to 25 minutes to speak, and the session will conclude with a ten to fifteen minute period for questions and answers.

To be considered as a presenter, please submit your paper, or an abstract of 150 to 200 words and a working title, to saa.iub<at>gmail<dot>com by Monday,  December 19, 2011. Along with your paper or abstract, include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and any audio/visual needs.

The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process, and you will receive an acceptance or rejection by the end of December. If you have only submitted an abstract, your acceptance will be conditional. You will be required to submit the completed paper by mid-February to have your acceptance finalized.

If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration form. At that time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of $30 to cover the meals provided during the conference. More details about meals, accommodations available in Bloomington, and other logistics will also be provided at that time.  Please direct any questions you may have to saa.iub<at>gmail<dot>com.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

For more information about last year’s conference, including the schedule with presentation topics, please visit the 2011 IU SAA conference blog.



The Society of American Archivists Indiana University Student Chapter seeks to: *provide a forum to address issues in the archival profession in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. *facilitate a meeting place for students with interests in Archives, Special Collections, Manuscripts, or Personal Papers. *raise awareness about archives and their importance in the university and surrounding community.
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