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Do You Have Business Cards?

by Sarah Roark Schott, former Head Editor, INALJ Arizona previously published 6/18/13 Do You Have Business Cards? Like many of the new archivists I know, I am a contract project archivist. This means I am only guaranteed two years of work at the institution I work with right now, not an employee who is expected…

Why Archives are Awesome: A Top 5 List

by Courtney Butler, former Head Editor, INALJ Idaho previously published 7/12/13 Why Archives are Awesome: A Top 5 List This past week I began an internship with the Missouri State Archives – the very last stepping stone before receiving my MLS with a specialization in Archives and Records Management. Though graduate archives programs have undoubtedly…

Leaving Archives for Corporate Work, and Loving It

by Sarah Roark Schott, Head Editor, INALJ Arizona Leaving Archives for Corporate Work, and Loving It There have been a few posts here at INALJ about leaving the Library profession. Veda Darby Soberman, Head Editor of the Hawaii page wrote about it in July last year, and Naomi House, Head of INALJ, wrote a short piece…

Kate Theimer …of ArchivesNext

Naomi House’s interview with Kate of ArchivesNext formerly entitled Kate Theimer …In Six and published on 2/13/12 Naomi: What blogs should we be reading? Kate: Well, mine of course (http://archivesnext.com )! I’m sure your readers already follow library bloggers, so for archives I like The Bigger Picture from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and The Signal…

Thoughts on Libraries and Archives

by Gabrielle Spiers, Head Editor, INALJ Montana Thoughts on Libraries and Archives On Tuesday January 21st there was a post on the Archives and Archivists listserv which is the discussion list for the Society of American Archivists entitled “Do We Eat Our Young?” about the non-sustainable business models of archives and the effect that that…

My Experience as an Archivist: Part 1

by Jennifer Crutchfield, Head Editor, INALJ Connecticut My Experience as an Archivist: Part 1 In my previous place of employment, I noticed a small room in the front of the library labeled “Archives Room”. Having a specialization in archives management, this sparked my interest and I asked if I could spend an hour or two…

When Archiving and Comics Collide

by Sandra Hoyer, Head Editor, INALJ Washington When Archiving and Comics Collide: Tess McCarthy on Incorporating Creativity in Librarianship Tess McCarthy is the archivist at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California. She also draws comics. All artwork featured in this article is by Tess McCarthy . (Images used with permission.) Tell us…