Society of Indiana Archivists
Preserving Indiana History

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2020 Society of Indiana Archivists 

Virtual Events

The SIA Board is excited to offer virtual opportunities for members, beginning with a two day virtual conference this fall. If you would like to suggest or offer a pop-up session, please contact

Inaugural Virtual Conference

October 8-9, 2020 | Zoom 

SIA leadership is excited to provide an educational alternative to its membership in lieu of the in-person 2020 annual meeting and Fall workshop, cancelled due to COVID-19.

Hear from your colleagues this October via Zoom. View session details in the conference program.

Registration for the October 8-9 Fall Virtual Conference is available to SIA members only at no cost. In place of registration fees, registrants are encouraged to support the SAA Archival Workers Emergency Fund directly.

  • Registration will open August 21 and ends on October 1, 2020.
  • To become a member, please visit our Membership page.


Virtual Pop-ups

Please join us this winter for our new virtual pop-up series! What’s a virtual pop-up? We’re setting aside an hour during lunch to discuss archival issues. A leader will be designated for each pop-up and will facilitate the online discussion. 

Pop-ups are free to SIA members and will be hosted using Zoom, a video and audio-conferencing platform. Attendees can participate by computer, tablet, or phone. Sign-in instructions will be sent via email the day before each pop-up. For additional help, visit Zoom’s Help Center. To register or become an SIA member, visit our Membership page.

Past Pop-ups

Friday, November 6th | 11:30-12:30pm
Providing Virtual Reference and Outreach Services
Claire Horton, Indiana Archives and Records Administration

The COVID-19 pandemic has required archivists to make changes in the way we work and provide access to our collections. Many institutions have adopted new restrictions for on-site research, and have turned traditional outreach events into webinars. Come discuss strategies for connecting with patrons virtually, providing a safe reading room environment for patrons, and cultivating outreach opportunities on the web. 

Friday, December 4th | 11:30-12:30pm
Communicating and Connecting with Stakeholders
Ashley Chu, Taylor University

While a key component of archival work includes collecting and preserving materials, communicating about a collection and promoting its use are also extremely important. This conversation will focus on sharing strategies, successes, challenges, and ideas for promoting the purpose and use of the collection, building relationships with stakeholders, and leveraging an archives as a value-add to an organization.

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Social Media

Please share your thoughts with the hashtags #SIAvirtual and #INarchivist and tag us and speakers!

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