Greetings from Austin!

Screen from the opening plenary, SAA 2009 Annual Meeting
Screen from the opening plenary, SAA 2009 Annual Meeting

Yes, I’m at yet another conference and I’m feeling almost as blurry as the photo.  This time around it’s the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.  The crowds may be a tiny bit smaller than they have been at the last few SAA conferences, but that has translated into a welcome lack of violence around the buffet steam table.  It also has made it easier to spot colleagues, including the UW Special Collections Division’s own John Bolcer and Nicolette Bromberg, as well as recent iSchool grad, Zola Mumford, who is giving one of the student poster presentations.

I may emerge from the cocoon of the air-conditioned hotel later this afternoon and try to see a bit more of Austin.  As you might imagine, the heat has made it unappealing to go outdoors for an extended period of time while the sun is out, but I did make it over to the Harry Ransom Center, which you can read more about on my other blog, as well as the mother of all Whole Foods, and, of course, the bats.

The RAO meeting is about to begin, so more after I get back.  See you guys soon in sunny Seattle!

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Helice

I joined The Shubert Archive as Processing Archivist in 2015, having worked previously at numerous archives and special collections, including the University of Washington, New York Public Library, King County Archives, and New York University. I earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hunter College, City University of New York and an M.L.I.S. from the Palmer School of Library & Information Science, Long Island University. I have been a Certified Archivist since 2005. Throughout my career, I have been active professionally and held several leadership roles. Among my favorites are: Dance Librarians Discussion Group convener and editor of the newsletter of the Performing Arts Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists. I also was involved with the American Theatre Archive Project, a national grassroots initiative dedicated to assisting active performing arts companies with the preservation of their legacy. In addition, I have significant experience as a freelance archival consultant.

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