Chicago Area Archivists


Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2014
    • 24 Apr 2014
    • Chicago and Kansas City

    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 Kansas City, 24-26 April 2014.

    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 8 and 15 March* (before MAC's early registration deadline) and the weekend of 22 March. 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.

    *Sent 10 AM, 15 March 2014

    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.
    • 25 Apr 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Westin Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

    Shake off those winter blues and connect with other archivists at the annual CAA @ MAC meet-up. The Chicago Area Archivists (CAA) Events Subcommittee invites all Chicago area archivists, friends, and fellow travelers to a meet-up at the 2014 Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) in Kansas City on Friday, April 25th, 5-7pm (beginning right after the member meeting). We'll be gathering in The Brasserie bar/lounge area, in the Westin Crown Center (the conference hotel).

    Have a drink (each person is responsible for his or her own) and meet colleagues old and new. While you're there, get a nifty CAA button with our new logo. Then go on to MAC's restaurant tours or stay around and chat with your co-Chicagoans until dawn (or until the bar closes).

    Contact Julie Wroblewski at jwroblewski@ben.edu if you have questions. No registration or RSVP is required

    Can't make it to MAC this year? You can also connect with other archivists at the following upcoming events:

    Thursday April 24, 2014 6:30-8:30
    CAA Not-at-MAC at The Kerryman, 661 N. Clark St., Chicago

    Tuesday, April 29 6:30-8:00
    CAA Archives Salon [Topic: Social justice in archival practice] at Efebina's Café, 1640 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago
    • 29 Apr 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Efebina’s Café, 1640 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago

    CAA Archives Salon Spring 2014

    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: Tuesday, April 29, 6:30-8:00

    Where: Efebina's Café 1640 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago

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

    This Archives Salon will center on the recent article "A Critique of Social Justice as an Archival Imperative: What Is It We're Doing That's All That Important?" (The American Archivist, Vol. 76, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2013: 302-334) by Mark A. Greene and the response "Archivists and Social Responsibility: A Response to Mark Greene" by Randall C. Jimerson (The American Archivist, Vol. 76, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2013: 335-345).

    Abstract

    In recent years, a new and provocative thesis has been presented to the archival profession, to wit: to be an ethical archivist, one must pursue "social justice" in all phases of archival practice. While a professional agenda of social justice encompasses the more familiar ideology of "activist archivist," it stretches much further and has much more profound consequences for our profession. This article challenges both the philosophy and utility of social justice as the end of archival effort, and proposes an alternative goal for the profession.

    Join your colleagues for an open-ended, unmoderated discussion. Come having read the article and be prepared to share your thoughts, listen to those of your colleagues, and respond.

    Registration is requested. If you have questions about this event, contact CAA member Sutton Skowron at sutton821@yahoo.com.

    Can't make it to this event? Keep your eye on the CAA website for more opportunities to meet and learn from your colleagues.
    • 22 May 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 65 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Tour of the Union League Club of Chicago

    The CAA Events Subcommittee invites you to join your fellow members for a tour of the ULCC Archives.

    WHAT: Union League Club of Chicago Repository Tour

    WHEN: Thursday May 22nd at 2p

    WHERE: 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

    http://www.ulcc.org/

    https://goo.gl/maps/ac4d8

    The maximum capacity for this tour is 12 people. You must register for this event to guarantee your spot.

    Be aware that the Club's dress code is business casual (no denim). We will meet in the Lobby on the 1st floor, and the tour will start promptly at 2pm.

    For more information, contact Events Subcommittee member Lisa Calahan.

    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.

Past events

24 Apr 2014 CAA Not-at-MAC Meetup
08 Apr 2014 CAA Steering Committee Meeting
20 Mar 2014 CAA Annual Members Meeting
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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