Society of Indiana Archivists
Preserving Indiana History

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Clabber Girl logo and museum building photograph courtesy of the Clabber Girl Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Indiana State Library

2019 Society of Indiana Archivists 

Annual Meeting + Pre-Conference Workshop

April 25 – 26, 2019

Clabber Girl Museum

900 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Join colleagues from around the state for "On the Banks of Archival Success and Failure" at the Clabber Girl Museum in Terre Haute.

Please note that you must register separately for the pre-conference workshop and the annual meeting (see registration links below).

Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, April 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Clabber Girl Museum
Rex Room

Registration due by April 12

$40 for SIA members | 

 $30 for student members | 

$60 for non-members

Digital Preservation for Smaller Institutions: POWRR<500

with Jamie Schumacher*
on behalf of Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

The NEDCC has partnered with the Digital POWRR Project to develop a workshop with a focus on practical tips and activities for small organizations that have fewer than $500 annually to devote to digital preservation efforts. 

Participants will gain confidence to move from digital preservation theory to practice by understanding the different policies and tools needed to approach building a digital preservation program. The workshop will have several activities, including how to assess digital preservation using the NDSA Levels of Preservation and will have hands-on experience with basic digital preservation tools that can be used even at institutions with limited budgets.

About the facilitator

Jaime Schumacher is the Senior Director of Digital Collections & Scholarship at Northern Illinois University Libraries and the co-leader of Digital POWRR (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources). POWRR delivers professional development opportunities to practitioners seeking pragmatic solutions to the digital preservation challenges facing their institutions. She earned her MLIS at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology from Purdue University. Previously, Jaime worked as an Information Systems Consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Chicago, IL.


  • Digital Preservation From Theory to Practice: approaches, policies, + tools
  • Levels of Preservation: assessment and discussion
  • Walk the Workflow: hands-on experience with digital preservation tools

*2019-04-15 change: the original presenter, Danielle Spalenka, is leaving NEDCC for another job opportunity. 

    Register for the pre-conference workshop by completing the online registration form . Members: please log in to access member rates.

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    Post-Workshop Tour: Indiana State University Archives + Special Collections 

    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. following pre-conference workshop
    Indiana State University
    Cunningham Memorial Library  |  510 North 6 1⁄2 Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809

    Join us after the workshop for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Indiana State University Archives and Special Collections. The Cunningham Memorial Library is a 14 minute walk from the Clabber Girl Museum. Alternatively, parking is available on campus. Please view guest parking information and the maps (campus, Google) provided by our host. 

    Photograph courtesy of the Indiana State University Archives and Special Collections.

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    SIA Annual Meeting
    Friday, April 26, 2019 
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Clabber Girl Museum

    Rex Room + Large Conference Room

    "Early bird" members' registration due by March 29

    $27 for SIA members 

    | $17 for SIA student members

    Standard registration due by April 12

    $37 for SIA members | 

    $57 for non-members | $27 for SIA student members

    Annual Meeting Program
    Please find the meeting schedule, continuing education, and logistical information in the 2019 SIA Conference Program.   

    Annual Meeting Plenary Speaker

    In August 2018, Governor Eric Holcomb appointed S. Chandler Lighty as the executive director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA). Although not an archivist by training, Lighty has worked for and used archives throughout his twenty-year career in public history. In his keynote, Lighty will reflect on his career and share some of the critical challenges that he and his team face. He will also offer some thoughts on how he seeks to apply the History Relevance Campaign’s Value of History Statement to the work of Indiana’s state archives.

    Register for the annual meeting by completing the online registration form. 

    Important Registration Notes:

    • Members: please log in to access member rates.
    • Registration will close on Friday, April 12, 2019.
    • All payment due prior to the April 25 workshop.
    • Cancellations with refund must be made by emailing Jared Brown
      at before April 12.  
    • On-site registration will not be available.
    • If you are not currently a member, or your membership has lapsed, you must sign up for membership first in order to register with the member rate. 
    • Online payment is available, or if you prefer, you may make checks payable to the Society of Indiana Archivists, and mail to:

    Jared Brown, SIA Treasurer
    Payroll and Accounts Payable
    Muncie Public Library--Maring-Hunt
    2005 S. High St.
    Muncie, IN 47302

    • All registrants will receive an acknowledgement of their registration and a receipt for their payment.
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      Parking is available at the Clabber Girl Museum visitor parking lot on the southwest corner of Cherry and 9th Streets. Additional parking, if needed, is available in the parking garage on the northwest corner of Cherry and 8th Street. The SkyGarden Parking Facility at 662 Ohio Street is available for $8.00 per day; $1.50 per hour.

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      Hotel Information

      No official room block has been reserved for the annual meeting and pre-conference workshop. Accommodations may be available at local area hotels. The local arrangements committee suggests the following nearby options, both within walking distance of the Clabber Girl Museum:

      Hilton Garden Inn Terre Haute
      3 minute walk / 1 minute drive

      Candlewood Suites Terre Haute
      3 minute walk / 1 minute drive

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      Post-Meeting Dinner

      An informal gathering will take place at M. Mogger’s Restaurant & Pub after the meeting. This historic venue was once occupied by Matthias Mogger, a German immigrant and pioneer of early brewing. It later became the Terre Haute Brewing Company where Champagne Velvet was created.

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      2019 Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship

      The Society of Indiana Archivists will award the Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship to attend the 2019 Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting, held on April 26, 2019. The scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting and $150.00 to cover the expenses associated with attending. 

      Application Deadline: April 12, 2019

      Eligibility Requirements: An applicant must be either a graduate student enrolled in a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, Master of Arts (MA) in History or Museum Studies program, or a related graduate program -OR- a recent graduate from one of the previously listed programs with five or fewer years of post-graduate work experience.

      Recipient must be able to attend the Annual Meeting on April 26, 2019, where they will receive the check.

      To Apply: Submit a statement of interest stating why you want to attend the annual meeting and how it will benefit you. Include in your statement a brief outline of your archival education and any work history, along with a description of your long-term professional goals. Please include your contact information (name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail) and contact information for your institution or employer. Statements should be limited to 200-400 words.

      Additionally, the recipient is expected to write a brief (150-300 word) reflection about their experience attending the Annual Meeting and submit it along with a photograph (head shot) to be published in SIA’s News and Notes newsletter.

      Please submit the information stated above via email to Claire Horton,

      The award recipient will be announced through the SIA listserv prior to the meeting.

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      Social Media

      Please share your thoughts with the hashtags #SIASP19 and #INarchivist and tag us, our hosts, and speaker!

      Society of Indiana Archivists: @INarchivist

      Clabber Girl Corporate: @clabbergirl | Bakeshop + Museum: @cgbakeshop

      Vigo County Public Library (sponsor): @vigolibrary

      Digital POWRR: @digitalPOWRR | NEDCC: @NEDCCInfo (workshop)

      Indiana State University (tour): @indianastate 

      Indiana State Archives (plenary): @IndianaArchives

      M. Mogger’s Restaurant & Pub (dinner): @MoggersPub

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