Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CFP: Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting

CFP: Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting

Shreveport, Louisiana
May 20-23, 2009
The deadline for session proposals is: Monday, December 1, 2008.

Plans are well underway for the Society of Southwest Archivist’s 2009 Annual Meeting in Shreveport, Louisiana. Laura McLemore and her enthusiastic Local Arrangements Committee are planning an exciting meeting revolving around the theme, Into the Future Full Steam Ahead! Attendees at the Shreveport meeting will experience lots of Southern hospitality peppered with local culture – art, music, film, and architecture.

The 2009 SSA Program Committee invites your proposals for program sessions. Full proposals are encouraged. Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and typically include three papers though panel discussions or other formats are also welcome. For proposals, include title and brief description of the session; titles and brief descriptions of each paper; names of session organizer and each presenter including affiliation; address, email address and phone numbers for all. Also include audio-visual equipment needs for the session, and whether or not session presenters will provide their own equipment. Individual papers may also be submitted with complete information included in the proposal. The committee may form sessions based on individual papers submitted.

The deadline for session proposals is: Monday, December 1, 2008.

Early proposals are encouraged.

Please submit all proposals online through the SSA website:

Call for Papers (electronic version):
Session Proposal Form:

Need ideas?
-Moving image archives
-Music/sound collections
-Architectural collections management (including CAD)
-Cartographic collections
-Collaborative projects
-Collections security/high profile
-Difficult/controversial collections
-Digital collections/management/
-Fundraising successes (other than grants)
-Minimal processing implementation
-Planning new facilities

Brenda S. McClurkin, CA
Chair, 2009 SSA Program Committee
The University of Texas at Arlington
phone: (817) 272-7512 fax: (817) 272-3360