Happy February all!  We’ve got two tours for you this month plus news on other events around town.

Digging Deeper: Seattle Public Schools Archives
Saturday, February 7, 10:30 am-12 pm
2445 3rd Ave S, Seattle WA
Part of a continuing series to educate the public on primary source materials in the region, this segment will highlight the Seattle Public Schools Archives.  Sponsored by Historic Seattle.  For more information see their website.

UW Ethnomusicology Archives Tour
Thursday, February 12, 4-4:30 pm
UW Music Building Basement, Room 38 (toward the back of the building)
Join us for a brief but happy tour of the small but awesome Ethnomusicology Archives! Please RSVP here.

Seattle Municipal Archives Tour
Wednesday, February 25, 3 pm
Seattle City Hall (specific directions to come closer to the event)
Join us for a tour of the Seattle Municipal Archives with City Archivist Scott Cline! The archives can accommodate 10-12 people per tour so this event may fill up. However, we can set up a tour in Spring Quarter so please sign up so we know you’re interested! Please RSVP here.

Exhibit – Author, Poet and Worker: the World of Carlos Bulosan
Ongoing, through March 13
Special Collections, UW Library
Exhibit by the Labor Archives of Washington in Special Collections.  From UW Library’s website: “In commemoration of the centennial of poet and author Carlos Bulosan’s birth, the exhibit draws on the papers of Bulosan, the cannery workers union, and various Filipino American labor leaders and community members within the broader context of Seattle’s Filipino American community, the progressive political culture in which he participated.”  For more information, see the UW Library’s calendar.

Save the Date

Looking forward – for those of you planning on or considering attending the ACRL Conference a hop skip and a jump away in Portland, here’s an extra incentive to mark on your calendars!

Identity Crisis in the Archives: We know who your grandpa is, but not who we are
March 27, 2015
The Northwest Archivists, Portland Area Archivists, and Portland Emerging Archivists bring you an unconference dedicated to having a conversation about professional identity.
Some of the questions we will explore:
-Who are we as archivists, curators, special collections librarians, and what do those labels mean?
– How do we fit into this new landscape of citizen archivists and where anyone can “curate” something?
*What sets us apart and how are we similar?
We are meeting in Portland the evening of Friday, March 27th and extend an invitation to archivists, curators, librarians, and students to join us.  There is an attendance cap, so we require an RSVP by March 20th.
More information about the event will come to you during the upcoming months, but please save the date and consider sending your RSVP soon.
For those outside of the Portland area, we are meeting on a evening which means you’ll have the opportunity to play in Portland for the weekend.  Several of your colleagues have offered “crash space;” let us know if you’re interested in a free place to stay.
Cost:  NWA members are free;
non-NWA members $20 (waived if you join NWA for $25!)
RSVP to Diana Banning – diana.banning AT portlandoregon.gov or 503-865-4110.
For questions and additional information you can contact the organizing committee:
Bryce Henry: bhenry AT pdx.edu
Max Johnson: johnsmax AT ohsu.edu
Diana Banning: diana.banning AT portlandoregon.gov

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