New: Call for submissions to the 2021 Student Voices panel now open - see below!
Home Improvement: Building archives through change
The keepers of memory have many homes. Whether your role is as an archivist, community organizer, records manager, researcher, storykeeper, or data curator, we live in many layered places at once. There are the institutional homes where we work as stewards and preservers, where we teach and learn, and where we provide services and consult and collaborate with our communities. We have professional homes embodied by associations, academic programs, collaborative networks, and informal meetups. And this year, much of our work is taking place in our physical homes at kitchen tables, in home offices, and backyards.
Homes require maintenance if they are to last and continue to meet the needs of those who live in them. They need more than a welcome mat if they are to be truly open to new members. And the idea of home itself needs flexibility when home is not a safe or stable place for everyone. Since this year’s ACA conference will take place virtually from wherever your home may be in June 2021, we ask you to reflect on the improvements we must make to our many homes.
The ACA 2021 conference now invites submissions to the annual Student Voices session!
Are you an archives or information studies student with an idea that you want to share with the community? Have you written a paper or conducted research you would like to take to the next level? Do you want to build your skills in public speaking and improve your resume? The ACA 2021 Program Team wants to hear from you!
Three submissions from this call will be selected by the Program Team. Successful applicants will receive a monetary award from the ACA and complimentary conference registration. Additional submissions from this call may also be considered for the program.
Students do not need to be ACA members
Submissions relating to the conference theme “Home improvement: Building archives through change” are encouraged, though proposals on other archival topics will also be considered
Questions or concerns? Contact the Program Team!
Grant Hurley (Chair)
Amanda Oliver (Education Committee Liaison)
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