Seattle Archivists Quarterly Meeting

Interested in archives, and live in the Seattle area? Join Seattle Area Archivists for their quarterly meeting to be held at the UW campus on March 14, from 3-5.  There will be a tour of the Media Arcade and Ethnomusiology Lab, with a happy hour to follow.  Please RSVP: SAA is looking into setting up mentorship speed dating, and … Continue reading Seattle Archivists Quarterly Meeting


Movie Night!

iSchool Huskies! Come by March 2nd @ 5pm to watch The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.  We'll be relaxing in Savery Hall, Room 157. Popcorn and snacks will be provided!

Movie Night—Cast Your Vote

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, March 2nd at 5pm. Location TBA. We'll be watching The Librarian's first adventure!       SAA-UW is hosting an on-campus movie night! Please take our quick survey to vote on a title and time. Voting ends at the end of the day, Tuesday, February 1, 2018.

Archival Re-mixing

My favorite information behavior is re-mixing. Of the many roles archives serve, my interest gravitates towards archives as cultural memory institutions. So, as interested as I am in the archival materials themselves, I love to see how individuals take those stories and make them their own. The more people interact with a collection the easier … Continue reading Archival Re-mixing

Enter to Win! Archival Film Night

  Seattle-based film and media lovers have the chance to win TWO tickets to the 4th installment of Moving History - Sound & Color.  This is a selection of digitized media from many (and I mean, MANY) of the Seattle-area heritage organizations. Featured moving image material includes glimpses of rare feature films, historic Seattle, oral history … Continue reading Enter to Win! Archival Film Night

radical empathy in archival practice

Twitter chat hosted by 92nd chat, Monday October 23 2017: radical empathy in archival practice 11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern moderated by @dinahhandel & @kellywooten Suggested resources: Caswell, Michelle and Cifor, Marika. From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives. Archivaria, May 2016. Radical Empathy in Archival Practice Tumblr Radical Empathy … Continue reading radical empathy in archival practice

Autumn Quarter Online Chat

It's that time of year! SAA-UW will be holding our first online informal chat with archivists in the field. We have two amazing archivists lined up to speak with you all and answer your questions about the profession, etc.  The two volunteers are Ann Lally and Blynne Olivieri. Ann is the current UW Digital Collections Curator. … Continue reading Autumn Quarter Online Chat

Directed Fieldwork Journal: Archiving Born-Digital Material

Ben Riesenberg, SAA-UW's Vice Chair, had the opportunity to complete directed fieldwork over the summer supervised by Ann Lally, Digital Collections Curator at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. He has posted a record of the fieldwork so that others can gain a glimpse into what he learned about archiving born-digital material! Check it … Continue reading Directed Fieldwork Journal: Archiving Born-Digital Material

Happy Hour Meet & Greet

  Tuesday September 19th, meet new and current students, faculty, librarians & archivists. We will provide a round of happy apps! We'll meet in Red Square, and walk over at 5:10 to Mamma Melina, or we'll see you there starting at 5:30. We will walk people back to campus! Sponsored by UW student chapters of Special … Continue reading Happy Hour Meet & Greet

Georgia O’Keefe Library & Archives

Liz Ehrnst, Archives and Digital Collections Librarian, was gracious enough to spend most of her morning talking with me about the Georgia O'Keefe Library and Archives in Santa Fe.   The Georgia O'Keefe Museum collections are extensive. The museum has enough work to fill three traveling shows (Brooklyn Museum, TATE, and the Heide Museum in Australia) plus their … Continue reading Georgia O’Keefe Library & Archives