Society of Indiana Archivists
Preserving Indiana History

Fifty Years of SIA: Building Community & Connections

2022 Society of Indiana Archivists Spring Workshop & Annual Meeting

April 19 & 22, 2022

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 2022 SIA Annual Meeting.

2022 Spring Workshop

Collecting Current and Difficult Histories

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Virtual (Zoom)

The 2022 SIA Spring Workshop will consist of two sessions hosted by the Indiana Historical Society's Local History Services. The sessions will be held virtually on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Spring Workshop is available to attend for free with any Annual Meeting registration.

For more information, visit 2022 Spring Workshop.

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Image Credit: "Protective Wear," Indiana Historical Society

2022 Annual Meeting

Fifty Years of SIA: Building Community & Connections

Friday, April 22, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Hendricks County Conference Complex, South Hall

1900 E Main St, Danville, IN 46122

In 2022, the Society of Indiana Archivists celebrates its 50th anniversary! In commemoration of this milestone, this year’s conference—with the theme 50 Years of SIA: Building Community and Connections—will focus on how SIA and the profession have and continue to evolve to provide and build networks of support for our communities and each other.

Annual Meeting registration includes free admission to the virtual Spring Workshop on April 19 and to the 50th Anniversary Reception held after the conference. 

"Early Bird" registration due by March 25, 2022 at midnight. 

$27.00 SIA Member | $17.00 Students, Retirees, Volunteers

Standard registration due by April 13, 2022 at midnight. 

$37.00 SIA Member | $57.00 Non-Member | $27.00 Students, Retirees, Volunteers

No onsite registration available.

Annual Meeting Program

Please find the meeting schedule, continuing education, and other detailed information in the 2022 SIA Conference Program.

Annual Meeting Plenary Speaker 

Kaman Hillenburg, Collections Manager, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Friday, April 22, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EST)

Kaman Hillenburg’s passion for preservation and continuous learning culminated in her founding of a regional professional development organization of the Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association (SICCA). Founded in 2014, SICCA’s mission is to provide no-cost, collections care related professional development opportunities, and to promote networking and institution collaborations among members. SICCA currently consists of over 50 cultural organizations from Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. The organization offers professional development opportunities such as an annual meeting, workshop/lecture, lunch/dinner networking, and field trips, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, SICCA shifted its gears and offered virtual programs every month that aimed to help members navigate through the challenges imposed by the pandemic while checking-in on each other’s mental wellbeing.

In her keynote, Hillenburg will reflect on her effort in establishing SICCA and how this small but mighty regional professional development organization promoted a greater sense of unity among cultural institutions in this region while advocating for collections best practices and preservation.

About the speaker:
Kaman Hillenburg is the Collections Manager at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science in Evansville, Indiana. She maintains a general collection of over 40,000 objects including fine art, photographs, natural history specimens, historic documents, anthropological, and historic artifacts. In 2017 she spearheaded a multiphase inventory project of over 14,800 objects at the Museum’s off-site storage facility. She currently serves as a board member with the Association of Midwest Museums and is a member of the Collections Review Committee at Historic New Harmony in Indiana. From 2017-2020 Hillenburg also served as a board member with the Society of Indiana Archivists.

Kaman Hillenburg, Collections Manager

Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science

Photo courtesy of Kaman Hillenburg

50th Anniversary Reception

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Society of Indiana Archivists, the Annual Meeting will end with a celebratory reception!

Appetizers and beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the event. A champagne toast will commemorate the occasion. The event will take place at the close of the Annual Meeting. Attendees can stay as long as they wish, snacking and visiting with colleagues.

Attendance to the reception is included with Annual Meeting registration.

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Register for the annual meeting by completing the online registration form below after reviewing all information.

  • Registration opens March 1 and will close on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
  • All times listed in the program are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • Members: please log in to access member rates.
  • 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.
  • All payments are due on or before Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
  • Cancellations with refund must be made by emailing Denise Rayman at denise.rayman[at]gmail[dot]com before Thursday, April 21, 2022.
  • All registrants will receive an acknowledgement of their registration and a receipt for their payment.
  • Attendees will receive a registration link for the Spring Workshop with a registration code via email after registering.

Online payment is available or, if you prefer, you may make checks payable to the Society of Indiana Archivists, and mail to:

Society of Indiana Archivistsc/o Denise Rayman, Treasurer
IUPUI University Library
755 West Michigan St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5195


LEUs and ARCs

If you’re interested in receiving LEU/TLEU, please email Rich Bernier at bernier[at]purdue[dot]edu with a list of sessions you attended.

For information on earning ARCs for CA recertification, please see the ACA website: Academy of Certified Archivists.

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Safety Precautions

The Local Arrangements Committee and SIA Board are working with the Hendricks County Conference Complex to ensure the health and safety of each attendee. SIA will follow guidance from the CDC. Registered attendees should check their email for additional guidance before arriving at the meeting and for new information. Questions can be directed to siaarchivists[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Parking and Travel

Parking is available for free at the Hendricks County Conference Complex. For more information on the location, please visit the facility's website: Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex.

Address: 1900 East Main St, Danville, IN 46122

The facility is located east of Downtown Danville. It is at the corner of East Main Street and County Road 200 East and across the street from the Walmart Supercenter.

For travel, follow IN HWY 36. If traveling west, turn off on to County Road 200 East. If traveling east, turn off on to East Main Street.

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The Society of Indiana Archivists did not reserve a block of hotel rooms for the 2022 Annual Meeting. Two nearby accommodations are:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Avon

119 Angelina Way, Avon, Indiana 46123


7.2 miles away (14 minutes) | Map

Comfort Inn Avon - North Indianapolis

8229 E. Us Hwy 36, Avon, IN


6.1 miles away (12 minutes) | Map

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In 2022, two scholarships will be awarded for the Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting, held on April 22, 2022. Both scholarships will receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting and $75 to cover the expenses associated with attending. The two scholarships are the Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship and the John Newman Professional Development Scholarship.

Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship

Graduate students 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, and new professionals (up to five years of post-graduate work experience) are encouraged to apply.

John Newman Professional Development Scholarship

Anyone in the field of special collections and archives in the state of Indiana is eligible to apply for this scholarship. New employees and volunteers are especially encouraged to apply as well as applicants with limited professional development opportunities available through their institution.

Application Information

Deadline: April 8, 2022

Submission: 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) as well as contact information for your institution or employer. Statements should be no more than 200-400 words.

Please submit the information stated above via email to Evan Miller at enmiller[at]butler[dot]edu. The award recipients will be shared with all applicants via email and announced through the SIA listserv prior to the meeting. Upon accepting the award, recipient must submit a headshot along with a reflection of the annual meeting for SIA publication.

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Social Media 

Tweet your thoughts and celebrations with the hashtags #SIASP22 and #SIAat50 and tag us and your colleagues!

Society of Indiana Archivists social media: @INarchivist | INarchivist

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