Please Participate in the A*Census II Survey

For those of you based in the USA: As a member of the A*CENSUS II Working Group, I am excited to share that the #AllArchivistsSurvey is now live! This is a major nationwide survey of the archives profession. It aims to gather information from every archivist and community memory worker in the US on their demographics, educational backgrounds, job placements, and salaries, as well as perspectives on key issues in the field. A*CENSUS II findings will be shared widely with the profession, and the more people who participate, the stronger the data and resulting action will be. Your story. Our future. Continue reading “Please Participate in the A*Census II Survey”

Out Today (Oct 6, 2021): Public Service Loan Forgiveness Overhaul News

Many US-based folks employed in GLAM professions may qualify to participate (or are already participating) in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) if they took out Federal student loans. This program has, unfortunately, been riddled with problems since its inception over a decade ago. In an effort to remedy this, the US Department of Education has announced a program overhaul for PSLF today. Please take a look at the press release and see if this overhaul may impact you or those in your network, or to learn more about PSLF in general.

Link to Press Release

Summer Continuing Education for Archivists and Others!

Interrupting the usual flow of job posts for a small ad for my program!

My regular job is to manage programming for the Continuing Education Services office at the University of Wisconsin – Madison iSchool. We offer a variety of CE opportunities such as online courses, conferences, and (hopefully again sometime soon!) international library tours. We have a few upcoming online classes that may be of interest to the Archives Gig audience. All classes have an early bird discount of 10% off the total cost if you register at least two weeks before the start date. (Discount is automatically applied at checkout.) Class sizes are capped and they do fill, so registering sooner rather than later is encouraged! If you have questions about anything, my work email is mclowe@wisc.edu.

Some examples of upcoming classes include:

Classes are asynchronous, and there are no live meetings. You should expect to log in at least once or twice per week to complete weekly tasks, about 2-3 hours per week. Anyone is welcome to sign up for a CE class; they are open to all! They are not eligible for academic credit, but those who successfully complete all course requirements are granted a certificate of completion.

Archives Gig is on break Sept 4 – 14 (Submit your postings by Sept 4!)

Hello Friends,

I’m taking a socially-distant wilderness camping vacation starting September 4, returning on September 14. I will post anything submitted to me by noon (CST) on Friday, September 4. Anything received after that time will be posted when I return.

If you’re looking for more resources, here are job boards I look at regularly:

Continue reading “Archives Gig is on break Sept 4 – 14 (Submit your postings by Sept 4!)”