Report: Keynote at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting (October 2022)

Late last month I offered a keynote to the Society of Georgia Archivists at their 2022 Annual Meeting. Their theme, “Sustaining Practices: Practical Solutions for the Future” included attendee interest in the rise in burnout, and not surprisingly, the connections to self-care. I wanted to gather and share some context of what’s going on inContinue reading “Report: Keynote at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting (October 2022)”

Renewals Reach: Social justice, archives, and low morale

Aaisha Haykal deftly intertwines gaps and biases of historical record-keeping and preservation and the work that should (and continues to be) done to correct such gaps and oversights. She links these ideas to a summary of sessions presented at the 2018 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting and injects established research into how archivists canContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Social justice, archives, and low morale”

Renewals Reach: DLF Working Group on Library Labor Value

The Digital Libraries Federation (DLF) has a Working Group (WG) on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums. The WG’s sub-group, Valuing Labor, met in Fall of 2017 and discussed several aspects of their charge, including  faculty status of librarians, Workplace climate tools, Student employees, Impacts of strategic planning on employees, and  Labor right-sizing TheContinue reading “Renewals Reach: DLF Working Group on Library Labor Value”

Renewals Reach: Affective Experiences in Archives

The Society of American Archivists’ Issues & Advocacy Section crafted a blogpost covering labor models for archival work.  The post covers recent literature linking affect and library work; it summarily applies such literature to the environment of archives and in particular, temporary employment in that field. Read more.