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Category Archive: Graduate Symposium 2012
On April 21, 2012 SCoSAA, along with SLA, hosted Simmons College first Graduate Symposium. This one-day event featured presentations from GSLIS students on their recent research. The variety of papers and topics demonstrated how GSLIS students plan to contribute to their respective fields once they graduate. All of these lively presentations sparked a fruitful conversation on the future of archives and archival practices. Please read the following panel reports (link below) to learn more about the papers presented. We hope that you will all consider attending or presenting next year. — SCoSAA
When: April 21, 2012 from 9:00-5:00pm
Where: School of Management M223
The Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SCoSAA) and the student chapter of the Special Library Association invite you to attend the First Annual Simmons College Graduate Student Symposium to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in the School of Management Building at Simmons College. The conference will consist of presentations of papers on topics related to archives, special collections, and the many ways in which the study of history and archives converge. We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference is Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, the current President of SAA (The Society of American Archivists).
Schedule for Symposium
9:00-9:20 am Event Starts/Breakfast
9:20 am Introduction to Keynote Speaker
9:30-10:15 am Keynote Speaker
10:15-10:30 am Questions for Keynote Speaker
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-12:00 pm Panel One: Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Archives and Archival Theory
12:00-1:20 pm Lunch
1:20-2:15 pm Panel Two: Weighing Practice Against Theory: An Examination of Archival Policies
2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30-3:15 pm Panel Three: Sustainability Considerations in Cultural Heritage Sites
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:45 pm Panel Four: History Detectives: Using Archival Materials to Connect People to Communities
4:45-5:00 pm Closing & Thank you
5:30 pm SCoSAA Meet-up at a local restaurant (Location: TBD)
Dear Simmons community,
SCoSAA is excited to announce that we are hosting the first Graduate Symposium for all graduate students at Simmons College on Saturday, April 21, 2012. This conference is a unique opportunity for students to present on their research interests, prepare for future professional conferences, network with their peers, and learn about how archives, libraries, history, and other disciplines converge.
If you are a graduate student at Simmons College, we invite you to submit your proposal (or a joint proposal) on topics related to archives, rare books, or special collections for presentation at the conference. Historical research is welcome if it covers the convergence of the study of history, archives, and primary source research. Each student can submit only one proposal.
Each paper session will be an hour and fifteen minutes long and will include two to three presenters. Each presenter will have approximately fifteen to twenty minutes to speak, and the session will conclude with a fifteen-minute period for questions and answers.
To be considered as a presenter, please submit a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Your proposal should be outlined in the form found here, and needs to include the following information: your name, your email address, your graduate program, an abstract of no more than 250 words, a working title, and any audiovisual needs that you may have for your presentation.
The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process, and you will receive an acceptance or decline email by January 21, 2012. You will be required to submit the completed paper by April 12, 2012 to have your acceptance finalized.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be sent more detailed information on April 12, 2012. Please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com or Amanda at amanda.strauss.@simmons.edu if you have any questions!
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Best wishes, Camille and Amanda
Download the 2012 Graduate Symposium Paper Proposal Form.
See the proposals here.