Labor Archives of WA Spring Chat

Missed our chat with the folks from LAW? Check out a recording of the event to learn more about how you can gain archives experience, what it's like to work directly with materials, and more! Click here to watch now.    

New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: How the things came to be here—Marika Cifor at UW

For those MLIS-ers and archivists-in-training who have found the program lacking in courses about archival theory and practice, this post is for you! This is long overdue, but it’s never too late to re-introduce our new faculty members. Here is an abridged version of a September 26th, 2019 conversation between Sarah Nguyen, second year MLIS … Continue reading New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: How the things came to be here—Marika Cifor at UW

SAA-UW Storytelling Contest Winner!

Congratulations to MLIS student Ben Kass, our SAA-UW Storytelling Contest winner! His story about Special Collections below: 1936 picture of Aalesunds Football Club (AFK). Korsnes is in the middle of the second row. AFK was founded in 1914 and continues to play, all these years later. Early into my job working in Special Collections, there … Continue reading SAA-UW Storytelling Contest Winner!

New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: Sandy Littletree

Earlier this year, we chatted with Dr. Sandy Littletree, who recently started her new role as a Lecturer at the iSchool. Sandy, whose research focuses on Indigenous knowledge, completed her PhD here at the iSchool in 2018.  Sandy, who holds a Masters’ in curriculum and instruction, has always been in the education field. She originally … Continue reading New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: Sandy Littletree

Moving History: Streaming Live Monday, 03/02/20

SAA-UW is cohosting this event with MiPops on Monday, March 2nd, at 6PM. You can find the livestream on Facebook, at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/536114193929126/ From the event description: "Please join us for a live streaming edition of Moving History, co-hosted by MIPoPS and the Society of American Archivists - UW chapter! Featured moving image material … Continue reading Moving History: Streaming Live Monday, 03/02/20

New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: Chirag Shah

Earlier this year, I spoke to Dr Chirag Shah, who recently began his career at the iSchool as an associate professor. He spoke about his past work in computer science, his research, and his hopes for the future.    Chirag originally earned a computer science degree in India. His initial interest was in artificial intelligence … Continue reading New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: Chirag Shah

Nancy Godoy Talk

We recently hosted a chat with Nancy Godoy, Associate Archivist at Arizona State University. Nancy is the Archivist for the Chicano/a Research Collection and has spent the last eight years running workshops and training events for community archivists. The main goal of her project is to humanize archives.   Nancy grew up in a migrant … Continue reading Nancy Godoy Talk

Archives Storytelling Contest!

  ARCHIVES STORYTELLING CONTEST!   SAA-UW is hosting a storytelling contest. Email us (saa.u.washington@gmail.com) your personal story about an archives or archives scholarship that has impacted you. We’d love to hear stories that cover all types of experiences: using and visiting archives, working for institutions, or new scholarship that has changed your perspective. We’ve kept this … Continue reading Archives Storytelling Contest!

New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: Chance Hunt

With many new faculty at the iSchool, we wanted to take an opportunity to sit down and speak with some of the incoming instructors and introduce them to the iSchool community. At the beginning of the quarter, I had the opportunity to speak with Chance Hunt, who is starting a new role at the iSchool … Continue reading New iSchool Staff Highlight Series: Chance Hunt

Preserve This Podcast

Greetings SAA-UW friends! Curious about how people can preserve podcasts (e.g. born digital, web-based content)? Or are you interested in how practicing archivists have used their expertise to promote community archives? RSVP and join the FREE Preserve This Podcast 2-part webinar on January 23rd & 24th.  This webinar workshop will not only teach DIY podcasters … Continue reading Preserve This Podcast