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"Reflection of Mt. McKinley on Wonder Lake in Denali National Park, Alaska, circa 1988." Randy Brandon Collection, Anchorage Museum, B2016.019.06458.036.04.04.
"Bridge across Hess Creek Canyon, leading the the Hartley house, circa 1885." George Fox University Photographs. GFU.01.09. George Fox University Archives. Murdock Library. George Fox University.
Unknown, "Students in Airplane, 1946." Linfield College Archives Photograph Collection. Image. Submission 113.
"Dr. Henry Fielding Reed leading a Mazama party down the soon-to-be-named Reed Glacier on Mount Hood, 1901." Mazama Library and Historical Collections, VM1993.020 Mt Hood, 1901.
Oregon Metro Archives.
"Deputy Seth Davidson rides his motorcycle up Beacon Rock on March 18, 1930. From the records of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office." Multnomah County Archives.
"Mount Hood from Lost Lake, circa 1910." Kiser Photo Co. photographs, Org. Lot 140, bb000223, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
“University of Oregon Medical School football team, 1894,” OHSU Digital Commons, accessed August 16, 2018.
"Old Fort Road Campus, circa 1950s," University Archives, Oregon Institute of Technology.
"Belle Bloom Gevurtz, Sarah Goodman, Ophelia Goodman, Helen Goodman, Lillian Heldfond, and Ann Zaik at Cannon Beach, circa 1914," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM2996.
"Men repairing the dome of Congregation Beth Israel building on NW Flanders St., designed in 1925 by Herman Brookman, 1981," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM9966.
"View of OAC from Lower Campus, 1909." Oregon State University Archives and Special Collections.
"Woman with Child, n.d.," C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana. Joseph Henry Sharp Photograph Collection.
"Green Lake Park, 1985." Seattle Arts Commission. [Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
"Aerial view of Century 21 World's Fair, 1962." City Light Negatives, Seattle Municipal Archives.
"PH037_b089_S00208," Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s, University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives.
"Students studying in the library, University of Washington, circa 1908-1909," Arthur Dean University of Washington Photograph Album, PH Coll 903, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
Asahel Curtis, "Forest ranger cabin in the Olympic National Forest in the Elwha Valley, 1924." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Stacking alfalfa hay near Grandview, circa 1925." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
"Inauguration of Governor Ferry, November 11, 1889." Rogers (photographer), Inauguration of Governor Ferry Photographs, 1889, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Yakima Pears." Washington State Library collection of photographs by Asahel Curtis, circa 1920-1940 (MS 0544-29).
"Student in Professor Frank Chalfant's Phonetics Laboratory," 1912. The lab was an early precursor to today's Foreign Language Lab. Washington State University Lantern Slides collection.
Bill Phillips, "Wheel Shop employees in Livingston during the last days of Livingston BN Shops," Park County." Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

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  • 16 Oct 2019 11:41 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Editing as Activism: Edit-A-Thon to Correct Systemic Bias in Wikipedia

    Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Time: 9 AM-1 PM

    Location: University of Washington Libraries Research Commons, Allen Library South

    RSVP form: bit.ly/2nZQL9f 

    Facebook event: bit.ly/30FdS6h 

    • Help address the systematic biases relating to gender, race, and social class that lead to underrepresentation of topics, people, and organizations on Wikipedia! 
    • Editors of all levels of experience welcome! 
    • Edit and create pages that improve Wikipedia's coverage of historically marginalized communities with an emphasis on labor history found in the Labor Archives of Washington. 
    • Novice editors encouraged to attend an advance online tutorial that will be available to registrants. Support for beginners will be available onsite! 
    • For experts, we will also have specialized help for working with Wikidata.
    • Bring your laptops and power cords. A limited number of laptops will be available for loan. 
    • We will share a list of books, articles, and archival finding aids to edit with or editors can bring their own. A list of suggested entries and archival collections to add will be provided. We will help teach new editors how to edit at this workshop! 
    • All are welcome; this event is geared towards University of Washington student, faculty, and community members. 
    • Light refreshments will be served.


  • 09 Oct 2019 4:34 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Special Collections Friends and Family Open House

    When: Wednesday October 23rd, 5:30-7:30

    Where: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Reading Room (Allen Library South Basement)

    What: Join us for a unique opportunity to visit Special Collections at the University of Washington Libraries at an Open House in honor of October's National Archives Month! Learn about some of the major collecting areas in Special Collections, see a selection of unique and rare materials up close, meet librarians and archival staff, take a tour of the current exhibit, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how archives work. Light snacks will be provided and kids are welcome to attend!  

    More information here.

  • 09 Oct 2019 4:26 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Thomas Internship in Archival Processing

    University of Oregon Libraries

    Special Collections and University Archives

    12-20 hrs/wk at $16/hr.

    Link to application portal: https://library.uoregon.edu/admnpers/thomasintern

    The University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives is offering a paid internship to graduate students currently enrolled in a Library and Information Science or Public History program.

    The Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon is the largest historical repository in the State of Oregon. The collections include over 200,000 monographs, 21,000 linear feet of personal papers and organizational records, 19,000 linear feet of University Archives, 400,000 photographs, 5,000 architectural drawings, 5,000 original drawings and illustrations, and over 20,000 broadsides, pamphlets, autographs, and pieces of ephemera. Among the most notable holdings are the Ken Kesey papers, Abigail Scott Duniway papers, Senator Wayne Morse papers, Paul Wiener papers, James Ivory papers, Ursula Le Guin papers, Doris Ulmann photographs, works by authors and illustrators of children's literature, and the Major Lee Moorhouse photographs of Native Americans. The rare book collection contains the earliest titles printed in Oregon, modern fine press publications, Asian art books collected by Gertrude Bass Warner, pulp fiction and magazines, miniature books, Victorian-era English literature and historical novels, and a children’s literature collection.

    The Thomas Intern will serve an instrumental role in increasing the accessibility of Special Collections and University Archives holdings related to the history of journalism and publishing in the Pacific Northwest. Under the supervision of the Lead Processing Archivist, the intern will be assigned a minimum of three collections of increasing size and complexity over the course of the internship period. The project will culminate in the intern independently managing a midsize processing project. They will be responsible for processing archival collections in a variety of formats using professional standards and best practices, including “More Product, Less Process” processing techniques. The Thomas Intern will become familiar with standard workflows related to all operations of Special Collections and University Archives technical services work, particularly processing and circulation.

    This individual will learn to utilize ArchivesSpace and Oxygen XML Editor to create online DACS compliant, EAD finding aids. The intern will also become familiar SCUA workflows for ExLibris Alma/Primo, and learn to edit records to prepare processed collections for circulation to patrons.

    Technical services duties will include:

    • Surveying, inventorying, and researching collections before processing

    • Physical rehousing and basic preservation of collection materials

    • Physical and intellectual arrangement of collection material

    • Metadata remediation and creation in ArchivesSpace, including the creation of accession records, resource records, and descriptive finding aids

    • Editing EAD finding aids using Oxygen XML Editor and uploading them to Archives West

    • Barcoding collections, and editing records in ExLibris Alma/Primo to prepare materials for circulation

    • Other duties as assigned

    The Thomas Intern will also be required to provide reference services in the Special Collections and University Archives reading room two hours a week, and may serve additional public services hours on the registration desk as needed.

    Hours and Salary Range: This position is part-time, temporary (for the duration of enrollment, plus a quarter past graduation) averaging 12-20 hours per week. Graduate Student Interns may work full-time if not enrolled in course work during an interim summer session or quarter past grad. $16.00 hourly, with sick time. This position is not benefits eligible.

    Qualifications:

    • Current enrollment in an ALA accredited graduate program for Library and Information Science or Public History masters or PhD program

    • Specific degree emphasis on archives management or strong interest in the archival profession

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    • Ability to progress toward goals in an environment with many competing priorities and projects

    • Strong computer skills and a willingness to learn new applications and programs

    • Strong attention to detail

    • Ability to work independently or in groups

    How to Apply:

    To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a graduate program for the upcoming term of appointment for a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours toward the degree throughout the term.

    Please submit by mail or email a cover letter and resume to:

    Alexandra Bisio

    Special Collections & University Archives

    University of Oregon Libraries

    1501 Kincaid Street

    Eugene, OR 97403-1299

    bisio@uoregon.edu


  • 04 Oct 2019 2:06 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Free | registration: http://bit.ly/2mL6cAS

    RIGHTS & RECORDS

    WEBINAR SERIES


    October 14, 2019

    2:00pm CDT


    This year as part of Indigenous Peoples' Day, join the National Native American Boarding School (NABS) Healing Coalition at 2pm Central Time for the webinar "Digital Access to Dispersed Records: A Look at Native American Boarding School Records," sponsored by the SAA Native American Archivists and Human Rights Archives Sections! This live webcast will discuss NABS’s initiative to identify and collect nationally dispersed Native American boarding school records discovered in various institutions including libraries, state/federal archives, universities, and colleges, and how to implement digital access to these vital records.

    Digital Access to Dispersed Records:

    A Look at Native American Boarding School Records


    Guest Presenters

    Christine Diindiisi McCleave, enrolled citizen of Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Nation & Executive Director of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition


    Dr. Rose Miron, Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago a collaboration between Human Rights Archives & Native American Archives Sections of the Society of American Archivist and the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition


  • 01 Oct 2019 12:59 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Hello All! 

    Happy Archives Month!

    We wanted to let you know we are trying something new to celebrate Archives Month this year. We are hosting an art contest called PDX ReMIX. It started on 9/16 and will close on 10/15. We would love help getting the word out to everyone, including your creative friends, co-workers, neighbors, family, students, etc. 

    What it is: 

    We’ve got the photos; you have the imagination. We want you to create something new out of something old, and we encourage you to have some fun with it.  There are 12 historical photos to work with and you can use as many of the images as you want into your art.

    How it works:

    Anyone can participate, including students. To start your artwork, you choose from 12 preselected photos from our historical collections (available in Efiles)  The work can be almost* anything - redaction poetry, GIFs, collages, coloring pages, creative writing, memes, or other creative interventions. Its art, so get creative! Each person can submit up to 3 works based on those pre-selected images.

    A panel of local judges will select winners based on creativity and originality of the entry. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both adult and youth categories. There is also a People’s Choice award.

    Go to the submission page for more details and a link to the pre-selected images.

    Timing

    Contest Opens – Monday, September 16th (8 AM)

    Contest Closes – Tuesday, October 15th (5PM)

    Judging – Wednesday, October 16th to October, Wednesday October 30th

    Results Announced – Thursday, October 31st

    Mary Hansen
    Reference Archivist

    She/Her/Hers
    City of Portland Archives & Records Center
    503.865.4103
    http://www.portlandoregon.gov/archives
    efiles.portlandoregon.gov

    twitter: @PDXArchives


  • 01 Oct 2019 12:55 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)
    Please join us at Lewis & Clark College on Friday, October 4 at 3 PM for the 20th annual Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service in Gregg Pavilion. 


    Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will present "Special Collections as Humanities and Science Lab:  Getting Students Excited about Primary Sources"

    Heather Wolfe is Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She received an MLIS from UCLA and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She is currently principal investigator of Early Modern Manuscripts Online (emmo.folger.edu), co-principal investigator of Shakespeare’s World (shakespearesworld.org), curator of Shakespeare Documented (shakespearedocumented.org) and is co-director of the multi-year, $1.5 million research project Before 'Farm to Table': Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, a Mellon initiative in collaborative research at the Folger Institute of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Her first book, Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland: Life and Letters (2000) received the Josephine Roberts Scholarly Edition Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She has written widely on the intersections between manuscript and print culture in early modern England, and also edited The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 (2007), The Literary Career and Legacy of Elizabeth Cary (2007), and, with Alan Stewart, Letterwriting in Renaissance England (2004). Her most recent research explores the social circulation of writing paper and blank books. Her essay “The Material Culture of Record-Keeping in Early Modern England,” co-written with Peter Stallybrass, received the 2019 Archival History Article Award from the Society of American Archivists.  

    A reception will follow the lecture.  For parking and transportation information, please see https://www.lclark.edu/visit/directions/

    Sincerely,

    Elaine Hirsch

    Associate Director

    Watzek Library

    Lewis & Clark 



  • 12 Sep 2019 9:33 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    View full job post here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/2562740/business-systems-analyst-ii?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

    This position is with the Portland City Attorney’s office and supports the Legal Records Management Team.  The Legal Records Management Team provides legal advice to City officials on public records requests, legal holds, e-discovery and other legal records management issues. The team handles legal issues related to public records and subpoenas; oversees the Citywide public records request software system (Currently GovQA); initiates and manages legal holds; provides legal records training to City employees; performs electronic records searches for elected officials; and supports e-discovery efforts office-wide.

    Salary range:  $65,811.00 - $109,491.00 Annually


  • 09 Sep 2019 4:24 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    ANNOUNCEMENT: ARCHIVIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM APPROVED 

    Dear Northwest Archivist Members,

    It is with profound excitement that we announce the NWA Archivist in Residence program is officially approved for a 1-year pilot program! Now that the NWA Paid Internship Committee has received program approval we turn our attention to fundraising. 

    Please consider donating to the Archivist in Residence program via NWA’s new donation page. And don’t forget to check if your institution or partner’s company provides matching donations! As NWA is a nonprofit, all donations are tax deductible.

    The Archivist in Residence program will be administered by the NWA Paid Internship Committee under the auspices of the Northwest Archivists, Inc. nonprofit corporation. As with the other NWA scholarship and continuing education award committees, this program follows their precedent and will similarly solicit applications for project proposals submitted jointly by the intern and a host institution. As part of the program criteria, the awardee will be responsible for submitting a description of the project with lessons-learned for publication on NWA’s blog.

    Value to NWA and Membership: This program is intended to support a paid internship in an effort to establish more ethical labor practices and advocate for the value of archives professionals. As NWA’s core mission is to support archives and archives professionals in the region, this program demonstrably helps NWA fulfill this role by stating the unequivocal value of archival work.

    Additionally:

    • The award will be allotted to a person to carry out work at an institution within the NWA region; potentially improving the health of that institution and, therefore, the health of NWA membership.


    • The program will attract competitive professional candidates to the region. 

    • The program will assist in setting a standard that professional internships should be paid, and through the course of the program resources and models will be made available for membership to emulate -- leading to the establishment of their own paid internships.

    • Housing the program within NWA will add to the benefits this group provides its membership, and will raise NWA’s visibility; potentially increasing membership.

    • Through this program, NWA will contribute to the national conversation with a specific example of how regional groups can advocate for the value of archives and archives professionals.

    • NWA’s support of this program will set an example and encourage other member institutions, regional groups, and national groups to also engage in this work; leading to increased financial health in the profession, benefiting all NWA members.

    Look for additional program details in the coming weeks as we finalize the application process. But, right now we need your support! Please consider making a donation to NWA’s Archivist in Residence program via the new NWA Donation pageMembership and corporate donations will determine to what level we can fund a professional internship for summer 2020.

    In addition to the Archivist in Residence program, you may also donate to At-Large Student Scholarship, the Native American Collections Roundtable Scholarship, the Professional Development Scholarship, or the General Fund via the new NWA Donations page.

    Thank you for your help to support NWA’s Archivist in Residence program and your commitment to the fair and ethical practice of paid internships.

    Thank you,

    The NWA Paid Internship Exploratory Committee

    Rachael Cristine Woody, Rachael Cristine Consulting LLC (Chair, Oregon)

    Laura Cray, Oregon Historical Society (Oregon)

    Sara Piasecki, Anchorage Museum (Alaska)

    Rachel Thomas, George Fox University (Oregon)

    Kathryn Kramer, C.M. Russell Museum (Montana)

    Erin Stoddart, University of Oregon (Oregon)

    Veronica Denison, University of Alaska (Alaska)

  • 26 Aug 2019 5:12 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Check out The American Archivist Reviews Portal

    The American Archivist Reviews Portal complements the journal’s reviews as a space for evaluations of software, tools, digital projects, services, websites, and resources that archivists create and use. Visit the Reviews Portal to learn how these resources are used for the preservation and stewardship of digital archival material, as well as generating greater engagement with users.

    Recent reviews on the Reviews Portal:

    1. Trello
    2. Homosaurus and the Digital Transgender Archive
    3. Still so Much to Learn: Star Trek and the Archives
    4. They're Digging in the Wrong Place: the Influence of Indiana Jones on the Archives

    Visit the portal at https://reviews.americanarchivist.org/.

    Reviewers Wanted

    Are you interested in writing a review for The American Archivist Reviews Portal? We need reviewers to assess digital collections and exhibits, as well as digital tools, platforms, and other resources that archivists use. We strongly encourage reviews from new professionals and students. Our editors are available to help writers throughout the entire review process.

    Reviews of software, websites, or other digital tools and resources should be 500 to 750 words. Microreviews of monographs, journal articles, blogs or apps should be 100 to 200 words. Guidelines for writing reviews are available on the Reviews Portal. Reviewers can select a resource or work with the reviews coordinator to choose a resource.

    If you are interested in authoring a review  or have any questions, please contact the Reviews Portal Coordinator, Gloria Gonzalez (gloria@zepheira.com).


  • 08 Aug 2019 5:46 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Program Manager, Unique and Local Content

    Original post: https://www.orbiscascade.org/program-manager-unique-and-local-content/

    This recruitment is being re-opened with clarifications to position profile and salary.

    The Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium serving 38 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest, seeks a service-oriented Program Manager for Unique and Local Content. The ULC program encompasses consortial work around archives, special collections, digital assets and repositories, and OER. The incumbent will advance consortial efforts through active collaboration with members, consortium staff, and external partners.

    The Program Manager for ULC works to support our visionary consortial mission: The Orbis Cascade Alliance pushes the boundaries of what is possible in libraries through strategic collaboration in the Pacific Northwest. To advance member institutions, we create and deliver innovative, sustainable, and essential library programs and resources. Following adoption of this mission statement, the Alliance has embarked on a new strategic plan. By building upon successful core services such as Archives West and implementing strategic initiatives around digital assets, discovery, IRs and OER, the ULC Program Manager will play a vital role in the strategic plan and the consortium's mission.

    We seek creative, collaborative candidates who can advance our success with unique and local content services. The ideal candidate brings leadership capacity, exceptional communication skills, ability to work at the leading edge of the profession, and fluency with technical standards. We seek candidates who will enhance and support an inclusive, diverse work environment, and bring cultural competence to the design and delivery of consortial services. 

    Job Summary


    The Program Manager for Unique and Local Content reports to the Executive Director and works with member libraries, vendors, consortium staff, and Alliance teams to oversee, coordinate, develop, and assess the Unique and Local Content Program.

    Major duties include:

    • Leading the Archives & Manuscript Collections service, which supports access to archival and manuscript collections through Archives West, and a consortial implementation of ArchivesSpace.
    • Supporting strategic efforts around new modes of teaching, scholarship, and publication. Current initiatives address areas such as OER and institutional repositories.
    • Overseeing and coordinating projects around the development, stewardship, preservation, and dissemination of unique and local content in the Alliance.
    Work is non-routine and requires collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and diplomacy. This position exercises independence, sound judgment, and leadership in overseeing large, complex, distributed, and high-profile projects.


    Additional expectations of all Alliance program managers include:

    • Lead or otherwise participate in new initiatives.
    • Lead efforts to standardize workflows and system configuration.
    • Propose and monitor program budget.
    • Engage in professional activities that develop professional skills and enhance the profile and operations of the Alliance.
    • Maintain an awareness of all Alliance programs; communicate with other programs and help coordinate activities across the consortium.
    • Demonstrate leadership in implementing and extending the Alliance Strategic Plan 

    Required Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalency may include but is not limited to: A graduate degree combined with demonstrated success in leading complex, collaborative work in archives, special collections, or digital scholarship.
    • A progressively responsible, well-rounded record of related experience, such as five years of cumulative experience in archives, libraries, non-profits, consortia, or education.
    • Demonstrated expertise with EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC. Broad experience applying technical standards for discovery and management of unique content.
    • Technical proficiency that supports collaboration with IT vendors and systems staff.
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to interpret and synthesize ambiguous information to formulate a coherent message to diverse stakeholders.
    • Outstanding organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills; ability to detect and anticipate problems and develop solutions.
    • Support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment 
    • Demonstrated ability to: 
      • Provide responsive service to stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and varied responsibilities;
      • Represent the ULC Program to members, external partners, and the library community broadly;
      • Manage collaborative projects with a team of colleagues distributed over a wide geographic area; and
      • Adapt to the rapidly evolving information environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Recent, advanced experience with technical management of archival collections
    • Experience managing large-scale digital collections
    • Experience with ArchivesSpace and/or ExLibris products
    • Demonstrated experience managing complex, sustained, high-profile projects for a distributed team
    • Experience with externally funded projects, such as grants
    • Experience with training and/or instructional design
    • Demonstrated skill in public speaking

    Physical Conditions

    • The employee may work remotely within the Portland, Oregon or Eugene, Oregon metro areas, or work from our Eugene, Oregon office.
    • Ability to travel occasionally within the Pacific Northwest to attend meetings or support members
    • Ability to work independently, with most work done at a computer. 

    Appointment and Salary: Salary based on experience and qualifications: minimum $64,269; median: $75,610; maximum $86,952. This position is a full time, twelve-month exempt position; the Alliance does not use a rank or tenure system. Benefits include 20 days of vacation, a generous retirement plan, and paid premiums for employee and all dependents for health/dental/life/disability insurance. A summary of benefits is available at https://www.orbiscascade.org/orbis-cascade-alliance-employee-benefits/

    To apply: Please send a CV, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to jobs@orbiscascade.org. Applications received by September 3rd will receive first consideration.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin, and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

    Orbis Cascade Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace.

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