[Archivesspace_Users_Group] planning group for ArchivesSpace Member Forum at SAA 2017 - seeking volunteers from Very Small and Small and/or nonacademic members

Christine Di Bella christine.dibella at lyrasis.org
Thu Mar 9 11:03:59 EST 2017

Thanks so much to everyone who has volunteered for the Member Forum planning group so far - the response has been great and I look forward to convening the first meeting of the group very soon.

If you've been considering this, but have been on the fence about participating, please get in touch by Tuesday, March 14. While everyone is welcome, to ensure we have a wide variety of viewpoints represented, I'm particularly hoping to hear from at least one or two more volunteers from institutions in our Very Small or Small membership level, as well as at least one nonacademic institution. Past Member Forum planning group members can vouch that the time commitment is not very onerous, and that it's really satisfying to connect with others in the community and know what you're doing has such a positive impact. I'd be glad to talk with you more if you're interested but unsure about whether this is something you're able to fit into your schedule.


From: Christine Di Bella
Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 9:07 AM
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Subject: call for planning group for ArchivesSpace Member Forum at SAA 2017

Hello ArchivesSpace members,

Plans are underway for this year's ArchivesSpace Members Forum, which will be held at Portland State University on July 25, 2017. This event will again be held in conjunction with the SAA conference, though we're hoping to also have an online component for those who can't attend in person. Like last year, we're looking to do a program that combines workshops, sessions, discussion groups, and program updates. It will be free and open to all staff of ArchivesSpace member institutions.

I'm looking for some ArchivesSpace members to assist me with developing the format and program, organizing face-to-face and online events, and, ideally, helping with logistics at the forum itself. If you're not planning to go to SAA this year, we could certainly still use help before and afterwards, but as you would imagine it's really useful to have as many people there to pitch in on the day of as we can. The overall time commitment will be less than 5 hours a month through July, plus any time spent at the forum itself.

Please drop me a line if you'd like to be involved and let me know whether or not you plan to attend SAA or otherwise be in Portland on July 25. I'm aiming to convene a first (phone) meeting of the planning group later this month.

If you need more information at this point, please just let me know. Thanks in advance!


Christine Di Bella
ArchivesSpace Program Manager
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x2905
cdibella13 (Skype)


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