What Is and How to Participate in #ArchivesMonth?

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From The National Archives:


Join us on Twitter Wednesday, October 2, for #AskAnArchivist Day as staff from across the nation, including our Presidential Libraries, talk about what it’s like to be an archivist at the National Archives.

 


And on October 10, electronic records get their own day—use the hashtag #ERecsDay on Twitter to join the conversation.


Pieces of History has a collection of blog posts highlighting the work of our staff, along with some special videos. On Instagram, Archives staff will take over and share photos of their day and the fascinating records they come across.


The National Archives will also be hosting our annual virtual Genealogy Fair on October 23. Tune into YouTube as our experts discuss family history research in Federal records—and answer your questions in real-time.


IMG 2066 300x200 - What Is and How to Participate in #ArchivesMonth?Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists [SAA] is North America’s oldest and largest national professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of archives and archivists. SAA represents more than 6,200 professional archivists employed by governments, universities, businesses, libraries, and historical organizations nationally.



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Abstract from the SAA website:


No matter what your budget is, you can enhance public awareness of your collections. Check out the following materials for ideas and practical tips about what you can do!

What Is An Archives?
Make this document available to young people who visit your repository. Or take it with you to distribute to students on your next career day visit.

Say What? Talking Points on the Value of Archives
Imagine yourself in an elevator with a friendly stranger who innocently inquires what you do for a living. You say with enthusiasm, “I’m an archivist!” The stranger gives you “that” blank look and you know she’s thinking, “Say what?”

Event Planning Guide
Read tips on how to organize your American Archives Month event, and see a sample media relations timeline.

How to Know If Something Is Newsworthy
If you’d like to pitch a news story or interview with a particular editor or reporter, it helps if you know why your story is newsworthy.

Creating and Maintaining Good Media Relations
You and your institution may already have developed relationships with one or more reporters as part of your repository’s outreach efforts. If so, American Archives Month is another opportunity to take advantage of your contacts.

5 Easy Steps for Ensuring Media Coverage
Take a crash course in media relations in five steps.

Tips for Media Interviews
So you’re going to be interviewed? See these tips for preparing for your interview and getting your point across.

Changing Channels: New Media
Use your institution’s online presence to engage your audience and encourage participation in your archives.

Archives and Young People
Tailor the “good word” about archives to a younger generation. They’re current and future users of archives, influencers of our culture, and they may even be future archivists.

A Dozen Ideas for Reaching Out to Your Community
Here are twelve specific ideas to kickstart your community outreach effort.

Tried and True: Outreach Ideas from Your Colleagues
Take a look at some examples of how other archives have celebrated the American record.

Lasting Impressions: Care and Management of Photographs
Whether you work in a repository that handles photos on a collection level or you’re sorting through some old family photos, here are some tips from the experts on the care and management of photographs.

How to Use Prized Items in Your Collection to Tell Your Story
People love a good story, so use that memorable document, photo, or artifact in your repository to present a compelling explanation of archives and archivists.

Measuring the Impact of Archives
How can we measure the impact of archives? The Georgia State Archives used the results of a simple survey to develop a profitable partnership with the state tourism agency.


 

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From the Ancestry press release: Each week “A New Leaf” will follow people on the cusp of key life inflection points, who using family history, genealogy, and sometimes AncestryDNA® analysis will go on a journey of self-discovery and learn from the past while looking to the future. In partnership with Ancestry, Fuentes will join families as they learn the importance of appreciating and understanding their family history and ancestors in order to make important life decisions.



 “A New Leaf” will be included in the Saturday NBC morning programming block, The More You Know, beginning October 5, 2019.  Please check your local listings.


You can read more in the Ancestry.com Blog at https://tinyurl.com/eogn190924b.


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