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2021 Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting

April 29-30, 2021 | Virtually via Zoom

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee is excited to invite you to join us for our 2021 virtual Annual Meeting. Please find registration information and program details below. 

Meeting | Tours | Scholarships | Social 

Thank you to Indiana University for allowing SIA the use of its institutional Zoom account for the purposes of this virtual event.

2021 Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting
A New Normal: The Profession at a Crossroads

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 8:50 a.m. - 4:50 p.m. (EST)
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m. (EST)
Virtually | One session per hour

Registration is due by April 26.

$25.00 SIA Member | $35.00 Non-Member | Free for Students, Retirees, Volunteers, & Anyone Experiencing Financial Hardship

Annual Meeting Program

Please find the meeting schedule, continuing education, and other detailed information in the 2021 SIA Conference Program.

Annual Meeting Plenary Speaker 

Tamar Chute, University Archivist and Head of Archives (Professor), Co-Founder of Project STAND
Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EST)

portrait of Tamar Chute

"We are compelled to voice the unanimous sentiments of the students"-- Challenges and Opportunities to Collecting Student Activism Collections

Collecting student voices, whether at a college or university or in a community, comes with unique challenges and opportunities. Project STAND, a consortium of archivists interested in documenting student activism collections, is providing a framework for archives interested in doing this work. Please join me in a discussion about Project STAND and how one institution, The Ohio State University, is searching its existing material while also seeking student collections to address some of our institution’s archival silences.

About the speaker:
As Head of Archives, Tamar manages the University Archives, Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program, and the Ohio Congressional Archives. For the University Archives, her responsibilities include outreach activities, collection development, and donor relations. See program for full profile. 


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

Important registration information:

  • Registration opens in March and will close on Monday, April 26, 2021.
  • 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 prior to the start of the annual meeting on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  • Cancellations with refund must be made by emailing Denise Rayman at denise.rayman[at]gmail[dot]com before Monday, April 26, 2021.
  • All registrants will receive an acknowledgement of their registration and a receipt for their payment.
  • Information on how to attend the virtual event (e.g. the Zoom link) will be sent out the week of the Annual Meeting, April 27, 2021.

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 Archivists
c/o Denise Rayman, Treasurer
IUPUI University Library
755 West Michigan St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5195

All registrants who attend sessions at least one of the days are eligible to be included in a raffle for door prizes, which will be mailed by the Program Committee following the close of the meeting. Please include your preferred mailing address when registering.


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In addition to ten conference sessions, two virtual tours of Indiana archives are included with registration as part of the regular schedule. Please see the program for the schedule. 

Day 1: Visual Tour of the Cummins Heritage CenterLori Lindberg, Archivist, Cummins

I will cover the recent story of the Cummins Archives, the 100th Anniversary incentive to formalize an archives program, the 2020 move and consolidation of two spaces – 1) the documents archives and 2) the Heritage Resource Center, home of lots of Cummins engines and cars – into one unified Cummins Heritage Center. I will do this all while showing you our current location, our areas of “becoming” archives, and our cool collection of important cars (and their diesel engines within!), including more than one Indy 500 race car.

Day 2: Purdue University Northwest Archives TourJoseph Coates, Reference Librarian Manager/University Archives, Purdue University Northwest

One archivist, two locations, and three repositories. The Purdue University Northwest Archives is a new entity and we cover the current university, along with the former Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central. These are the challenges and benefits to having a new archive at a new university with locations 40 miles apart.

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In 2021, two scholarships will be awarded for the Society of Indiana Archivists Virtual Annual Meeting, held on April 29-30, 2021. Both scholarships will cover registration cost toward the virtual annual meeting. Since current students can attend this year’s virtual meeting at no cost, the 2021 Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship will focus on recent graduates and new professionals instead.

Thomas Krasean Student Scholarship

Recent graduates of the 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 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 but new employees are especially encouraged to apply, as well as applicants with limited professional development opportunities available through their institution.

Application Information

Deadline: April 16, 2021

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 Kaman Hillenburg at kaman[at]emuseum[dot]org. 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 

Please share your thoughts with the hashtags #SIASP21 and #INarchivist and tag us and your colleagues!

Society of Indiana Archivists social media: @INarchivist | INarchivist

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