Events



Upcoming events

    • 08 Mar 2015
    • 06 May 2015
    • Chicago and Lexington

    CAA is hosting a room and ride share list to help CAA members who want to share transportation and/or lodging for the Midwest Archives Conference annual meeting in Lexington, 6-9 May 2015.

    STEP 1. When you register, you'll need to enter the email address associated with your member profile.

    STEP 2. Select the options you're interested in.

    STEP 3. In the notes field, provide details about travel dates, roommate preferences, etc. If you want to add additional contact information, put it here.

    STEP 4. Review your information and click submit. You'll receive an automated confirmation email when your registration is complete.

    STEP 5. CAA will email the list to registered participants on the weekends of 14 and 21 March (before MAC's early registration deadline) and the weekend of 4 April. The list will be emailed to the address associated with your member profile.

    Can't wait for the list? Select "Attendees List: Include name in list of event attendees." Other participants who want to make their plans early can choose to contact you before we send the list. Here's how it works:
    • Only CAA members who log in can see the Attendee List on the event page.
    • Use the member directory or the "send message" button to contact an attendee about room or ride share.
    List participants are responsible for contacting each other and making their own arrangements. CAA does not guarantee availability of a suitable match and is unable to provide funds for lodging or transportation.

    You may be wondering, why is an opt-in room share list called an event with attendees? We know this seems odd. It's just the way the website tracks registrations.
    • 28 Apr 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • American Medical Association, 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
    CAA Steering Committee regular business meeting.

    Interested in learning about what happens at these meetings? Read our meeting minutes for a brief summary of our activities, discussions, and decisions.

    You can also contact any member of the Steering Committee with questions or concerns.
    • 08 May 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • LexArts' ArtsPlace at 161 N Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507

    CAA invites you to join your fellow archivists, librarians, and records managers to shake off those winter blues and connect with other archivists at our annual MAC gathering.

    The 2015 Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) in Lexington, Kentucky is packed full with excellent social activities, so this year we’ll congregate at the MAC-organized happy hour bourbon tasting and documentary event on Friday, May 8.

    We will meet in the hotel lobby right after the Members’ meeting at 5:00 and depart together shortly thereafter - the tasting will occur a short walk away at LexArts’ ArtsPlace cultural development center at 161 North Mill Street.

    If you miss the caravan, find us there! Your trusty organizers will be wearing CAA buttons to identify themselves.

    WHAT:            CAA @ MAC Meet-up

    WHEN:            Friday, May 8, 5:00-7:00 PM

    WHERE:         Meet in the Hilton/Lexington (conference hotel) Lobby and walk to 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY, 40507

    For more information, contact Jessica Farrell at jess.aileen.farrell@gmail.com.

    Can’t make it to this event? Don’t worry – there will be others throughout the year at a variety of dates, times, and locations. Keep an eye on the CAA listserv for future events.

    • 21 May 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • John T. Richardson Library, Room 300 (Rosati Room) - 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

    Managing Digital Content Over Time

    Explore six fundamental elements of preserving digital content and find out how one Chicago Area Archivist is dealing with them in his own shop.

    Identify - what digital content do you have?

    Select - what portion of that content is your responsibility to preserve?

    Store - what issues are there for long term storage?

    Protect - what steps need to be taken to protect your digital content?

    Manage - what provisions should be made for long term management?

    Provide - what considerations are there for long-term access?

    This presentation is aimed at practitioners and managers of digital content in academic, corporate, governmental, institutional, library, and museum settings who are new to long-term digital content management. Attendees will get an overview of the curriculum developed by the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education arm of the Library of Congress and walk away with a greater awareness of the scope of digital preservation activities and some resources to learn more.

    Andy Steadham is the Archives Specialist at Evanston-based Rotary International, a service organization of 1.2 million members founded in Chicago in 1905. Working in a small team within the Heritage Communications group, Andy is responsible for the processing, preservation, and management of Rotary's historical collections, both analog and digital.

    This workshop is limited to 30 registrants.
    • 26 May 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Flirty Cupcakes Dessert Garage, 4631 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago

    CAA Archives Salon Spring 2015

    Chicago Area Archivists invites CAA members and interested others to attend this spring’s Archives Salon, an informal discussion on a topic of interest to archivists, historians, librarians, and records managers.

    When: May 26, 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Where: Flirty Cupcakes Dessert Garage, 4631 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago

    There is no entrance fee to this event, but Flirty Cupcakes kindly requests that all attendees make a minimum purchase of $3.50.

    This Archives Salon will be an open discussion on the 2015 Midwest Archives Conference meeting. Did you learn something at the meeting that you cant wait to bring to your repository? Tell us about it!  Or if you werent able to make it to MAC this year  no problem! This Archives Salon will be a forum to share knowledge and continue conversations from MAC.

    Join your colleagues for an open-ended, unmoderated discussion. If you attended MAC, come with some thoughts on the conference to share with those who missed it. If you did not attend, come with questions for the attendees 
    and/or other archives-related topics that you want to discuss!

    This is a free event but registration is requested. If you have questions about this event, contact info@chicagoarchivists.org

    Can't make it to this event? Don’t worry — there will be more events throughout the year at a variety of dates, times, and locations. Coming soon:

    • CAA@MAC Meetup: Friday, May 8 in Lexington, KY
    • Repository tour: Thursday, June 25, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    • Grant Park Music Festival: date TBD this summer!

Past events

30 Mar 2015 Records and Information Management: Making It Work for You! (MAC Workshop)
23 Mar 2015 CAA Annual Members Meeting
26 Feb 2015 Rolled, Stoned & Inked: 25 Years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
24 Feb 2015 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
20 Jan 2015 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
16 Jan 2015 Chicago Area Archivists Presentation – Managing Digital Content Over Time
09 Dec 2014 CAA Holiday Party
20 Nov 2014 A Panel Discussion on Archive Professionals in Non-Traditional Archival Settings
11 Nov 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
30 Oct 2014 The Roger Brown Study Collection Tour
25 Oct 2014 Willard Archives@75, Oct 25
21 Oct 2014 Archives Month Happy Hour
07 Oct 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
16 Sep 2014 Chicago Film Archives Tour
26 Aug 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
14 Aug 2014 CAA @ SAA Meet-up
29 Jul 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
09 Jul 2014 Grant Park Music Festival: Ella, Louis, and All That Jazz
17 Jun 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
22 May 2014 Tour of the Union League Club of Chicago
13 May 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
29 Apr 2014 CAA Archives Salon Spring 2014
25 Apr 2014 CAA @ MAC Meet-Up
24 Apr 2014 CAA Not-at-MAC Meetup
08 Apr 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
20 Mar 2014 CAA Annual Members Meeting
02 Mar 2014 MAC 2014 Room and Ride Share
19 Feb 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
18 Jan 2014 Exhibit Tour -- “Rights or Responsibilities? The WCTU and Woman Suffrage in Illinois”
14 Jan 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
03 Dec 2013 CAA Holiday Party
12 Nov 2013 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
29 Oct 2013 CANCELLED: Rev. Addie L. Wyatt Exhibition Discussion and Tour
15 Oct 2013 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
25 Sep 2013 SAA Webinar "Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format" at Chicago State University
20 Sep 2013 SAA Webinar "Electronic Records: The Next Step" at Roosevelt University
17 Sep 2013 SAA Webinar "Electronic Records: The Next Step" at Chicago State University
12 Sep 2013 Archives Salon - Archival Privilege: Privacy and Donor Rights
12 Sep 2013 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
11 Sep 2013 SAA Webinar "Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format" at Wheaton College
05 Sep 2013 SAA Webinar "Using and Understanding PDF/A as a Preservation Format" at University of Chicago
29 Aug 2013 SAA Webinar "Electronic Records: The Next Step" at University of Chicago
15 Aug 2013 CAA at SAA Happy Hour
09 Aug 2013 Grant Park Music Festival: Schubert Mass in E Flat
05 Aug 2013 SAA Webinar "Information Architecture" at Motorola
05 Aug 2013 SAA Webinar "Archival Content Management Systems" at Motorola
25 Jul 2013 SAA Webinar "Archival Content Management Systems" at NARA
25 Jul 2013 SAA Webinar "Information Architecture" at NARA
10 Jul 2013 SAA Webinar "Information Architecture" - Chicago State University
09 Jul 2013 SAA Webinar "Archival Content Management Systems" - Roosevelt University
25 Jun 2013 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
20 Jun 2013 SAA Webinar "Information Architecture" - American College of Surgeons
19 Jun 2013 SAA Webinar "Archival Content Management Systems" - Wheaton College
18 Jun 2013 SAA Webinar "Information Architecture" - Columbia College Chicago
21 May 2013 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
17 May 2013 CAA Tour of Chicago History Museum
16 May 2013 Read/Write Library's Self Preservation Series: Moving Images
03 May 2013 CARA Spring Fling at Chicago History Museum
27 Apr 2013 Read/Write Library's Self Preservation Series: Paper Edition
19 Apr 2013 CAA @ MAC Meet-Up
17 Apr 2013 MAC 2013 Room and Ride Share
02 Apr 2013 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
22 Mar 2013 SAA Webinar "Standards for Digital Archives" - Northwestern University
21 Mar 2013 SAA Webinar "Standards for Digital Archives" - Chicago State University
20 Mar 2013 SAA Webinar "Standards for Digital Archives" - Medical Library Association
20 Mar 2013 SAA Webinar "Standards for Digital Archives" - Wheaton College
19 Mar 2013 CAA Annual Members Meeting
13 Feb 2013 CAA Steering Committee and Subcommittees Joint Meeting
12 Feb 2013 CAA @ The Chicago History Museum (Repository Tour)
02 Feb 2013 Read/Write Library's Self Preservation Series: Death and Trash
22 Jan 2013 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
11 Dec 2012 CAA Annual Holiday Party
06 Dec 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
19 Nov 2012 SAA Webinar "A Beginner’s Guide to Metadata"
18 Nov 2012 Film screening: Ken Burns' "Unforgivable Blackness"
16 Nov 2012 SAA Webinar "A Beginner’s Guide to Metadata"
14 Nov 2012 SAA Webinar "A Beginner’s Guide to Metadata"
13 Nov 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
08 Nov 2012 SAA Webinar "A Beginner’s Guide to Metadata"
26 Oct 2012 Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) Tenth Medical History Symposium
15 Oct 2012 CAA @ Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
02 Oct 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
27 Sep 2012 SAA Webinar "A Beginner’s Guide to Metadata"
18 Sep 2012 Archives Salon: Politically Charged Records
16 Aug 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
11 Aug 2012 CAA *not @ SAA Meet-Up
10 Aug 2012 CAA @ SAA Meet-Up
01 Aug 2012 CAA @ Grant Park Music Festival Concert
19 Jul 2012 Archives Month Idea Session
19 Jul 2012 2012 George and Marie Quinlan Endowed Lecture for Preservation and Conservation: Rethinking Film Preservation: Implications and Inspirations for the 21st Century
10 Jul 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
28 Jun 2012 SAA Webinar "Basics of Managing Electronic Records, Getting You Started"
24 Jun 2012 Park Forest Historical Society Open House
09 Jun 2012 CAA @ Read/Write Library
05 Jun 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
30 May 2012 Workshop: Presentation Skills for Archivists
19 May 2012 CAA @ The Illinois Holocaust Museum
15 May 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
21 Apr 2012 CAA History Fair Judges Meet-Up
20 Apr 2012 CAA @ MAC Meet-Up
29 Mar 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
06 Mar 2012 CAA Members Meeting
02 Mar 2012 Celebrate 175 Years of Rush
26 Feb 2012 A Journey Into One African American Family History, From 1783-2011
09 Feb 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
10 Jan 2012 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
17 Dec 2011 Step back into a 1950s Christmas
06 Dec 2011 CAA Holiday Party
28 Oct 2011 Chicago Area Medical Archivists Medical History Symposium
18 Oct 2011 CAA Celebrates Archives Month
01 Oct 2011 Civil War Symposium
24 Sep 2011 CAA/Dominican University SAA Chapter Meet-Up
25 Aug 2011 CAA @ SAA Meet-Up
27 Jul 2011 CAA @ Grant Park Music Festival
30 Jun 2011 Hands-on Disaster Response Exercise
28 Jun 2011 CAA Gallery Meet-Up
13 Jun 2011 SAA Webinar: "Privacy and Health Information"
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