Reading Erin R. White's post about their experience staying in one place is super meaningful for me today. There's so much narrative of leaving and moving on to bigger and better things but I am so damn tired of starting over. https://erinrwhite.com/what-it-means-to-stay/
Thoroughly enjoying/horrified by this few years old report from the simply terrific Elizabeth Denham documenting RM and Freedom to Information issues in BC provincial government. I'm basically working on an argument that this kind of thing is actually very common place but almost no one writes this level of investigative report so we have no idea how prevalent it truly is https://www.oipc.bc.ca/investigation-reports/1874
It's kind of shit but I made a map of SAA annual meeting locations. Yellow = more meeting locations that have taken place in that location https://arcg.is/W0yKa
SAA met 4 times in Canada between 1949 and 1992, I think it would be rad todo this again as a joint meeting with ACA but idk if Canadian archivists would find this irritating? All I know is I am thrilled to be going to the American Society for Environmental History conference in Ottawa this year and I think more cross-border conferences would be great when possible https://www2.archivists.org/conference/annual-meeting-locations-and-attendance
@jbfink are you aware of this institution?
The Oil Museum of Canada is only 6 hours from my house which is practically next door by midwestern tolerance for driving standards https://www.lambtonmuseums.ca/oil/
I'm seriously considering joining NAGARA in addition to SAA just because I feel like my records challenges are more similar to what gov't archivists face with my RM responsibilities, and it's way cheaper than ARMA to add on as a secondary membership. @Herodotusjr any thoughts?
yyessssss please more archives astrology content https://twitter.com/USNatArchives/status/1189621664948117504
Periodic reminder that Reading Archivists' current book club pick is Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas https://readingarchivists.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/winners-take-all/
Team Midwest forever and ever amen. Archivist and records manager. Climate comrade. My peaceable kingdom features snails, owls, and possums.
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