Archive for May, 2012

You are invited to attend the ACLU of Ohio’s statewide conference “Your Voice, Your Power!” on July 28, 2012.

The conference will feature over a dozen workshops on a wide variety of civil liberties topics.

These sessions will be of special interest to archivists, librarians and historians:

  • Four Dead in Ohio, featuring Kent State University archivist Stephen Paschen and civil rights and criminal defense attorney Niki Schwartz.
  • Digital Library, with panelists Ohio Library Council past president Molly Carver and investigative journalist Brian Bardwell.
  • Don’t Talk About It, Be About It: How Do We Fight for Equality? led by Mary Beth Tinker, who was suspended in 1965 as a 13-year-old for wearing a black armband to protest the Vietnam War. Her battle for students’ free speech rights led to a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • All Up in Your Business: Employment Matters, which will explore whether employers can impose personal behavior restrictions in the workplace.
  • Executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, Lisa Graves, will speak during lunch.

I hope you will plan to join us for the conference and attend these workshops. You can find information and register at http://www.acluohio.org/conference2012.

If you have questions or need additional details, please feel free to call or email me at 216/472-2218 or arowlett@acluohio.org.


Ann Rowlett, MLIS
Deputy Director


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The Society of Ohio Archivists’ invites you to attend its spring 2012 Annual Meeting to be held on May 18, 2012 at the OCLC Lakeside Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.  Registration is now open.  The registration fee is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

 We begin at 8:15-9:00 Registration, Silent Auction, Posters and the last session concludes at 4:00 pm.

Presentations will relate to records, archives, and special collections: viability, durability, renewability, continuing, saving and reusing resources and funding sources, collaboration, sustaining enthusiasm and interest in archives, surviving and planning for downsizing and relocation projects.  If you need more information please contact Jacky Johnson at johnsoj@muohio.edu    We hope to see you there!

This is the direct link to the Annual Meeting page: http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/soa/index.php?title=Annual_Conference or it can be accessed through thehttp://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/soa page.

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