A couple of things before I leave you this Tuesday:
Thing the First: Due to a conversation on Twitter today, I have decided to start tagging tenure track archivist positions posted on here, starting now. I have not historically tagged these positions, but now you will begin to see the tag “tenure track” show up! Huzzah! (You can always shout suggestions my way on Twitter or by Email. Facebook’s a little more iffy, I don’t always see it.)
Thing the Second: Stephanie Bennett has done a lot of work on a Salary Survey of archivists, also known as How Much Did You Earn in 2013? Very interesting data in here for archivists at all levels of their careers, go check it out!
(thing the third, because counting is hard): I am going a-conferencing at the Wisconsin Library Association annual conference, so my postings may be light for the next couple of days.
What is #AskAnArchivist Day, you ask? Read more about it here! I am specifically qualified to answer questions about:
1) The archives job market, natch!
2) The archives MA specialization at SLIS, the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (my employer).
I always see tweets addressed to @archivesgig, and will reply to pertinent #AskAnArchivist Day tweets under that handle.
I did an interview with Annalisa Moretti from REPS earlier this month, which is now online. I have to thank Annalisa for her patience – she sent me these questions in August, and it took me several weeks to get them back to her!
Here’s the interview. If you have any thoughts about anything I said, I would love to hear from you. I’m particularly interested in the point of view of archivists who hire! Since I don’t do much hiring day-to-day (and what hiring I do is outside of the archives world), your input and insights are always welcome. People who are job hunting, I am interested to hear your thoughts as well!
This isn’t the sort of thing I normally post, but if you are in the NYC area and are interested in theatre archives, this may appeal to you.
Continue reading “New York, NY: Members, American Theatre Archive Project”
I will be attending the SAA Annual meeting in Washington, DC next week. I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people! If you’re interested, there are some drop-in times available at the Career Center. (Protip: there are lots of drop-ins available on Friday from 8-12:30!) Stop by in Maryland A and B to see if you can claim a time!
The week after that, I will be camping with a canoe and no phone signal, so expect radio silence from me until later in the week of August 25.
If you send me a job to post in the interim, I will not be able to post it until I return. Thanks for your understanding!
First of all, huge congratulations to all of the graduates out there! YOU DID IT!!
Secondly, I want to make sure that you all know that I am on vacation until June 2nd. Therefore, AG will be inactive until my return. If you send me a job, I will happily post it when I’m back. If you’re looking for a job, please check out my job announcement sources posted in my “about” page.
See you soon!
Matt Francis, a researcher at Penn State, is doing an interesting project. Matt is studying archives job placement for 2013 graduates from graduate level academic programs with archival studies concentrations. If you are or know someone to whom this applies, please consider taking or sharing this survey!
More information, plus the survey, is here!