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Archives SIG Event: Celebrating American Archives Month - Planning Ahead for Success

Are you looking for practical information and great ideas to help make your archives collections or program more visible during American Archives Month this October? Though fall semester seems far away, summer is a great time to start planning ahead for an exhibit, event, social media campaign, or other activities. This event will be an informal brainstorming-style discussion about ideas and successful projects for possible Archives Month activities, with an emphasis on low-cost, low-overhead ideas. Bring your suggestions, questions, and any past successes to share with your colleagues. For additional information on American Archives Month, refer to the Society of American Archivists website

In addition to the discussion, we will share a short informational presentation about a new coordinated series of Archives Month events being organized by the Chicago Area Archivists (CAA) chapter. Chicago Open Archives: Collecting and Connecting will be a three-day opportunity for Chicago area residents interested in history and cultural heritage to connect with archives in a variety of institutions in the area. This event is an opportunity for institutions, including LIBRAS members, to showcase their collections to a wider audience than is usually possible and receive assistance in publicizing their activities. For more details or to register your event, see the Chicago Area Archivists website

Light refreshments will be provided.

Location: North Central College, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 6054. Detailed parking and room information will be provided in subsequent announcements.
RSVPs: Appreciated, so that we can ensure adequate seating and snacks. Please RSVP to Julie Wroblewski, by noon on Friday, June 12
Cost: There is no charge for this event.

Hope to see you there!