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NEORLS logoNote that the collaborative project Discover – Explore – Connect showcased in this event was a NHPRC-grant funded digitization/outreach project that you may have seen reported on at SOA in 2017.

Northeast Ohio Regional Library System https://neo-rls.org/ &  ALAO’s Programming, Outreach, and Marketing Interest Group present: Collaboration Connection: Planting the seeds to building successful community partnerships.

Description: Are you waiting for a collaborator in order to get your great idea off the ground or to apply for a grant?  Do you have services, collections, skills, etc. that you or your organization could offer to potential collaborators?  How do unrelated organizations seeking a collaborative partnership make a case for funding, establish an MOU/MOA, what are the logistics of such partnerships, and how does each entity benefit?  Join us for this opportunity to learn more about successful collaborations and find the collaboration partner you are looking for.  This program is jointly sponsored by NEO-RLS and ALAO’s newly formed Programming, Outreach, and Marketing Interest Group.

Event Date: 5/2/2019

Event Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Location: Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, 43 West Third Street, Mansfield, OH 44902

Contact Person: Melissa Lattanzi (phone: 3306550531)

Details: Who should attend:  Anyone interested in finding collaborators for their next project or idea or in sharing resources

Competency:  Collaboration
Cost:  FREE. There is a $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.

We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.

Event Registration:  https://mms.neo-rls.org/Calendar/moreinfo_responsive.php?eventid=51155&org_id=NEOL

Facilitators Kieth Peppers and Wendy Wasman have successfully collaborated on a grant-funded project between the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Baldwin Wallace University, The University of Akron and the Cleveland Metroparks.  The morning will be devoted to hearing about their collaboration and a collaboration between the Madison Public Library, Madison Local Schools and Lakeland Community College around College Credit Plus.   Presenters will discuss the creation of their projects, partnerships in practice and provide ideas for you to apply to your own situation and project.  The morning will continue with Cindy Boyden and Evan Struble from the State Library of Ohio talking about how to write an effective MOU/MOA and will end with a presentation by Annie Heidersbach and Dr. Paul Putman from the Cleveland Foundation on writing proposals and why partnerships are attractive to funders.  In the afternoon the facilitators will lead attendees through “Collaboration Connection,” an interactive process designed to help you find the collaborator or resources that you need, right in this very workshop.  Projects initiated during the afternoon will be judged based on specified criteria and eligible for one-time project support in the amount of $500.00.

Learning objectives:

  • Find out how to develop a successful multi-type organizational collaboration
  • Learn how to write a MOU/MOA
  • Learn more about how foundations look at funding applications for partnerships
  • Link to potential collaborators around project ideas

Kieth A. Peppers, University Archivist, Instructor, Baldwin Wallace University
Kieth A. Peppers received his education at Cleveland State University where he achieved a Master of History and Museum Studies summa cum laude. He is the co-founder and CEO of Pursue Posterity, an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of all history. He is concurrently employed with Baldwin Wallace University as the archivist, historian, and faculty, where he teaches classes in Public History, curates exhibits, writes grants, and collaborates with external institutions. During the development of his vocation, Kieth worked with a variety of museums, archives, special collections, and libraries across northeast Ohio on numerous projects from publishing corporate histories to cataloguing and photographing museum collections.

Shawn D. Walsh, Emerging Services and Technologies Librarian, Madison Public Library in Madison, OH
Shawn has been in the library field since 1997, and is a contributor to Public Libraries Online, Children and Libraries, and chapters in several different library related anthologies. He is the co-author of the book Library Service to Tweens published in 2017. Shawn is also responsible for maintaining Madison Public Library’s technology infrastructure and oversees computer and technology instruction to patrons and staff. Within the community, Shawn is best known for his school presentations and preaching the awesomeness of online library services

Thomas Hyland is a Professor, the Library Program Chair, and the Library Instruction Coordinator at Lakeland Community College.  He is currently in his fifteenth year there. In addition to an MLIS from Kent State, he holds an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Serving as Library Instruction Coordinator, Thomas has concentrated on creating and sustaining a scaffolded information literacy instruction program designed to prepare students to think critically about information.

Writing an Effective MOU/MOA presented by Cindy Boyden and Evan Struble.

CIndy Boyden, LSTA Coordinator / Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio
Cindy has worked for the State Library of Ohio since December of 2014. In December of 2015, she was promoted to LSTA Coordinator / Library Consultant within the Library Programs and Development Department. Prior to joining the State Library, Cindy worked for eight years at Worthington Public Libraries as a Circulation Assistant.

Cindy received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University School of Library and Information Science in 2013 and completed her Cumulative Experience (practicum) within the Government Documents Collection of the State Library of Ohio.  She graduated cum laude from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 2008.

Evan Struble, Associate State Librarian for Library Development.
Evan is responsible for the administrative functions and programming activities for library development, including Ohio’s LSTA program, consultant services, public library statistics, and special projects. He has extensive experience in program planning and project management. He has dedicated his career to supporting the work of libraries and has a keen awareness of current and emerging trends in libraries and the library profession.

Grant Proposal Writing and Review: Putting the Pieces and the Process Together

Puzzled by the process of crafting a great grant proposal? Flummoxed by how funders make decisions about which projects to fund? Explore the nuances of crafting a stellar proposal from the perspectives of a seasoned proposal writer and community foundation proposal reviewer. We will help you put the pieces together during this interactive session.

Annie Heidersbach, Director Academic Grants /Adjunct Faculty, Baldwin Wallace University
In working with the Provost, she provides leadership in securing corporate, foundation and government funding. Before her work in development, Annie served as Director of Career Services at Baldwin Wallace for ten years. She is an adjunct faculty member who teaches a Grant Proposal Writing course and First Year Success class.
Annie holds a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, a Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University, where she studied Speech Communication, and an Associate’s degree from Lorain County Community College

Dr. Paul Putman, Donor Relations & Technology Officer, Cleveland Foundation.

Prior to joining the foundation, Paul spent a decade at Cleveland State University, managing the Center for Leadership and Service where he coordinated leadership development and service-learning experiences and taught several courses. Paul has continued teaching since earning his doctorate in urban education from CSU with a focus on leadership and lifelong learning – five years teaching in the Diversity Management master’s program at CSU and more recently, several years teaching undergraduate classes at Baldwin Wallace University in leadership in philanthropy and grant proposal writing.

In addition to his doctorate, Paul earned his master’s in psychology, with a specialization in diversity management from CSU and his master’s in education, guidance, and counseling from Eastern Illinois University. Paul earned his bachelor’s in English from Kent State University. Paul has published in multiple scholarly journals and authored several book chapters. His most recent work explores the development of strategic leadership competencies.


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As part of the Midwest Archives Conference 2019 Annual Meeting Innovations, Transformation, Resurgence in Detroit, Michigan, the MAC Education Committee offers these 3 useful and affordable preconference workshops on Thursday morning, April 4, in the conference hotel.

More information and registration at https://www.midwestarchives.org/2019-mac-annual-meeting

(Conference attendance not required, though we’d love you to stay for it!)

Records and Information Management: The Archivist’s Loyal Friend

8:00 am– 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of the field of records and information management (RIM) and its important relationship to the archival profession. The instructor will cover how the functions of RIM professionals are changing in today’s digital environment and discuss the challenges presented by the shift from paper-based to digital-only recordkeeping practices. The instructor will lay out the fundamental elements of a records and information management program including

  • Identifying and conducting an assessment of business functions
  • Developing retention schedules
  • Creating training resources
  • Offering records storage options
  • Building strong ties with the archives
  • Maintaining institutional support

You will have the opportunity to work on drafting a plan to create or enhance an existing RIM program for your own institution.

Who Should Attend?: This workshop should be of interest to anyone who wants to provide guidance on identifying records that should/should not come to the archives or to those interested in building support for a RIM program.

What Should You Know Already?: You should have at least a basic understanding and appreciation for the business value of records.

Instructor: Joanne Kaczmarek, Director of Records and Information Management Services and Archivist for Electronic Records, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cost: $50

Enrollment: 30–35


Text and Data Mining Basics for Beginners Using Open Source, Off-the-Shelf Tools 

8:00 am–12:00 pm

Digital humanists and historians are expanding the use of digitized materials in new and exciting directions. As the availability of large collections of OCR-ed documents and associated metadata become available, researchers interested in using computational algorithms to find patterns across hundreds or even thousands of documents look to archives not only to understand these methods, but also to provide documents and corpuses for analysis. In this workshop, you will get your feet wet in the theory and methods of text and data mining, preview an off-the-shelf tool that performs text mining on a set of documents, and discover how to translate knowledge of these new research methods into strategies and programs that extend digital collections to new audiences. You are encouraged to bring your own laptops to participate in hands-on exercises.

Who Should Attend?: Anyone curious or interested in text and data mining research methods. No coding skills required!

What Should You Know Already?: No text mining experience necessary

Instructor: Alexandra Sarkozy, Science/Medical Librarian, Wayne State University

Cost: $50

Enrollment: 30


Digital Preservation Peer Assessment Workshop

8:00 am–12:00 pm

Archivists recognize the need to preserve digital materials, but the decisions surrounding how to plan and implement a digital preservation program can be daunting, especially at smaller and underrepresented institutions. An assessment can be a powerful tool to document the decision-making processes and create an action plan for achieving goals. A peer assessment goes one step further to create a community of support for building and sustaining a digital preservation program. In this workshop, you will learn how peer assessment can encourage institutions to assess each other and reflect on practices and goals with the guidance of an outside perspective. You will leave this workshop understanding the challenges of digital preservation, the ways that assessment can make those challenges more manageable, the steps in digital preservation assessment, and the tools to perform a basic peer assessment.

Who Should Attend?: Open to anyone interested in evaluating current digital preservation practices at their institutions.

What Should You Know Already?: A basic understanding of digital preservation activities and best practices is expected; intermediate and advanced learners welcome.

Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

Cost: $50

Enrollment: Limited to 20 participants


Janet Carleton & Amy Bishop

Cochairs, Education Committee

Midwest Archives Conference


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Preserving Digital Archives

April 23, 2019 | University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Instructor: Lori Lindberg
Early-Bird Deadline: March 23, 2019
To register: https://saa.archivists.org/events/preserving-digital-archives-1949/913/

This course is designed to help practitioners move from understanding the core vocabulary, standards, and best practices of digital preservation toward program planning, policy development, and systems evaluation. Through presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises, the course will build on core concepts, explore organizational aspects of digital preservation, introduce tools and standards for technical and preservation metadata, and examine factors to consider in evaluating and selecting digital preservation systems.

Who Should Attend? Archivists, records managers, and other information professionals who are or will be responsible for the preservation of born-digital materials

What Should You Know? Participants should understand archival fundamentals and be familiar with the basics of metadata and computer systems. We strongly recommend that participants complete the Thinking Digital webinar prior to taking this course.

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If, like most of us, you will be juggling projects and deadlines in 2016, consider attending one or both of the SAA workshops coming to Cleveland this March 10 & 11 at the Kelvin Smith Library.

Fundamentals of Project Management
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – March 10 – REGISTER HERE

You’re involved in a variety of projects every day, from such small projects as developing a new procedures manual to such large projects as digitizing a collection. But because project management methodologies aren’t automatically included in formal education or many archival education programs, you’ll want to take advantage of this workshop to acquire the basic knowledge and tools necessary for managing successful projects.

Advanced Project Management – NEW!
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – March 11 – REGISTER HERE

Building upon the basic project management skills you learned in Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists, this workshop delves more deeply into skills you will need to manage more complex project or multiple projects at the same time. Some of the topics discussed include working with partners, risk management, change management, and quality management. You will also learn how to develop business case documentation that helps you get buy in from sponsors and stakeholders, kick off your project, and keep it on track. Finally, you will learn how to evaluate the project management process and the project outcomes to develop a project management methodology that works for you and your institution.

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The Miami University Libraries will be hosting ArchivesSpace Training November 16-17, 2015

 This two-day workshop that covers the basics of ArchivesSpace from application management through material description and authorities management to exporting, importing, and data cleanup. It will also include a overview of digital objects. The workshop will be led by Nancy Enneking (Getty Research Institute) and Mark Custer (Yale University). All ArchivesSpace members are welcome to register.

Location: The Miami University Archives, 201 Withrow Court, Oxford, OH 45056

Time: Monday November 16th and Tuesday November 17th, 9:00-4:30 each day

Registration Fee: A registration fee of $200 will go towards helping the Miami University Libraries cover the cost of hosting the training and the instructor’s honorarium.

Technology Requirements: A laptop with access to wireless internet will be necessary for each attendee. We ask that you provide your own laptop, but if necessary we can make arrangements to provide one on loan from the library. Please let us know in your registration request if you will need a laptop provided.

Accommodation: 10 rooms have been made available at the Marcum Center Hotel on the Miami University campus for a rate of $99/night. No sales or bed tax is levied if it is a non-profit institution, however 12.5% sales and bed taxes will be levied if paid with a personal credit card.

To register for a room at the Marcum Center Hotel, contact them at 513-529-3770 or at confandeventserv@MiamiOH.edu and include that it is for the ArchivesSpace Training/King Library Block.

Alternatively, there are hotels and motels elsewhere in Oxford. More information can be found on the Visiting Miami University Accommodations page.

Dining: A variety of restaurants and other dining options are available both on- and off-campus. More information can be found on the Visiting Miami University – Restaurants page.

To register:

1) Fill out the form at http://goo.gl/forms/6Evjnbpt6N

2) Mail a check for the registration fee ($200) made out to “Miami University Libraries” to:

Marcus Ladd

King Library, Special Collections

151 S. Campus Ave.

Oxford, OH 45056

A confirmation of your registration will be e-mailed to you once the check is received.

To request further information, please contact Jacky Johnson (johnsoj@MiamiOH.edu513-529-6720) or Marcus Ladd (laddmm@MiamiOH.edu513-529-0462). Please note that we can accept a maximum of 20 attendees and registration ends November 9th.

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Cleveland Archival Roundtable Workshop

“Thinking Digital”

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Cleveland Clinic Archives

Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus

3050 Science Park Drive, Building 3

Beachwood,  OH  44122

Please join the Cleveland Archival Roundtable for our fall educational session, “Thinking Digital”, a webinar from the Society of American Archivists. This program provides archival recertification, ICRM certification, and DAS foundation credits. This webinar is being sponsored by CAR, there is no cost to participants. Complete information can be found at:


Workshop Description

Adapt your current archival knowledge and skills to today’s digital landscape by exploring basic concepts, models, and workflows for creating and curating digital objects and collections. Use the knowledge gained to inform local choices and practices.

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the components of sustainable digital collection stewardship,
  • Conceptualize digital objects,
  • Recognize quality choices,
  • Understand basic metadata choices,
  • Identify management choices,
  • Consider storage choices, and;
  • Explore discovery, access, and use choices.

Who Should Attend? Archivists and others who are responsible for planning and implementing digitization projects at the beginning and intermediate level.

This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program! If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you’ll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow “Procedures for DAS webinars” to access the exam information.


Gregory C. Colati 
Jessica Branco Colati, MLIS 

Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 1
DAS Foundational Tier: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 1.5

*****Please RSVP to Leslie Cade at lcade@clevelandart.org or 216-707-2492*****

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Museum Marauders: Integrated Preventative Pest Management
Presented by the Intermuseum Conservation Association
Instructor, Dr. Thomas A. Parker, Entomologist and President of Pest Control Services, Inc.
Co-sponsored by Cleveland State University Library Special Collections and by the Ohio Preservation Council
Fenn Tower Room 102, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
May 6, 2009, 9:00AM-4:30PM

Cockroaches, carpet beetles, and clothes moths–oh my! Join nationally-known insect expert Tom Parker as he explains how to identify, understand the habits of, and non-chemically prevent or control various insect populations. The afternoon will include practical suggestions for developing an effective, low-cost, in-house pest management program. ICA and OPC members receive discounted admission!
Click here for registration fees and form.

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