SAA-IUB 2014 Conference Tentative Schedule

The conference is almost upon us. We have already sent out a series of posts for conference attendees, including a post on hotel options and one on transportation.

Below is the tentative schedule for our 2014 conference. If you’re looking for a downloadable format, here is a pdf version of the schedule. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at saa.iub[at]gmail[dot]com.

Tentative Conference Schedule – March 8, 2014

9:00-9:30   Registration and Breakfast

Room E174

9:30-10:30   Session 1

Room TBA

Tech-knowledge-y in Special Collections: A Study of Technological Requirements in Special Collections ALA Joblist Advertisements from 2006-2013                               Madeline Grdina and Colleen Barrett, Indiana University-Bloomington

New Archivists Seeking Employment: Exploring Entry-Level Jobs in Archives            Allison Haack, Michelle Gordon, Allison Siekman, and Hannah Keeney, Indiana University-Bloomington

 10:45-11:45   Session 2  (parallel sessions)

Room TBA

Yea or Nay?: Calling Congressional Archives and MPLP Up For a Vote                              Hope Grebner, Indiana University-Bloomington

Is the Narrative of a “Public Archives Tradition” and a “Historical Manuscripts Tradition” Accurate?: Examining the History of the American Archival Tradition                   Alessandro Meregaglia, Indiana University-Bloomington

Room TBA

Affecting the Art Historical Narrative: Discoveries at the Ray Johnson Estate Archive Diana Bowers, Pratt Institute

From Private Journals to an Alligator Head: Working with the Belton Mss. At the Lilly Library                                                                                                                                              Erika Jenns, Indiana University-Bloomington

 11:45-12:00   Break/Meet Designated Tour Leader

12:00-12:45   Tour


  • Lilly Library
  • Indiana University Archives
  • The Kinsey Institute
  • Archives of Traditional Music
  • IU Art Museum

1:00-2:00   Lunch

Room TBA

2:00-3:00   Session 3 (parallel sessions)

Room TBA

Democratizing Archives: Digital Libraries and the Expansion of the Archival User Base       Leah Edelman, Elizabeth McGorty, and Timothy Walsh, Tufts University

Digitizing Special Collections: Concerns and Considerations for Future Programs Siobhain Rivera, Indiana University-Bloomington

Room TBA

Treasures Hiding in Plain Sight: Rare Materials in Aging Circulating Collections         Karen Stafford, Indiana University-Bloomington

 Challenges in Special-Collections Public Services                                                              Charles Roush, Indiana University-Bloomington

3:00-3:15   Break/Meet Designated Tour Leader

3:15-5:00   Workshop


  • Workshop: The Preservation of Film
  • Workshop: Working with Photographs in Archives
  • Tour: Auxiliary Library Facility

8:00-10:00   Social Gathering at TBA



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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