It’s for a good cause
Recently, I heard that getting into a master’s program for archives is getting tougher.
This is probably a good thing.
I only say this because I know firsthand how hard it is to get into the archives profession. It’s excruciating. But having a community of archivists has kept me up-to-date on the latest chatter, encouraged me, given me advice on phone interviews, and done anything in their power to help me. I really can’t say enough about them.
Getting to the point…
While I know that the conferences are meant to spread information and ideas throughout the community, but I have found that they are extremely useful for creating a community.
The Spontaneous Scholarship Fund helps those archivists/aspiring archivists that cannot currently afford to go to the SAA conference. Hopefully, while attending the conference, the scholarship recipients will not only learn something, but also become a greater part of the community.
Whoa, that was pretty serious for a not so serious photo book. To lighten the mood, take a look at the preview for “Closed Stacks, Open Shutters.”