Society of Indiana Archivists
Preserving Indiana History

2024 Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting

April 19, 2024 | Gary, IN

Request for Proposals | Additional Information

Request for Proposals

The Society of Indiana Archivists (SIA)–in partnership with the IU Northwest Archives and Special Collections (Calumet Regional Archives) and the John W. Anderson Library at Indiana University Northwest–invites proposals for its 2024 Annual Meeting to be held in Gary, Indiana, on Friday, April 19. 

Do you have an innovative or exciting project happening at your institution? What about a creative solution to a reoccurring problem in the archival profession or key takeaways from a project? Share your knowledge and experiences with SIA members and Annual Meeting attendees! Some possible topics of interest include:

    • Access
    • Advocacy
    • Collaboratively documenting historically-excluded communities
    • Collecting initiatives and donor relations
    • Management of departments, volunteer and student workers and projects, or special initiatives
    • Lone-arranger methods
    • Outreach and public engagement
    • Project- or grant-based work
    • Teaching with primary sources
    • Technology (born-digital materials, digital preservation, etc.)

    Proposals can be for individual speakers, co-presenters, or panels. Sessions that involve multiple speakers, group panels, and discussion are encouraged. Poster presentations will also be accepted. Speakers and presenters do not need to be SIA members. Students and new professionals are encouraged to submit proposals. 

    Proposals can be submitted via the Google Forms link. Questions about the Annual Meeting can be sent to SIA Vice President Evan N. Miller at

    Submission deadline: Friday, December 22, 2023.

    Additional Information

    The Indiana University Northwest Archives and Special Collections includes a rich and meaningful history worthy of historical preservation, interpretation, and access. Founded in 1973 by two IU Northwest faculty members, James B. Lane, Emeritus Professor of History and Ronald D. Cohen, Emeritus Professor of History (and led by IUN’s first archivist Stephen G. McShane, Emeritus Librarian), the Archives have established a tradition of community archiving and regional record keeping utilized by researchers from around the world. In 2023, the Archives celebrated its 50th anniversary and have grown to include over 500 accessioned collections housed on the 3rd floor of the John W. Anderson Library.

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