Jazz & Heritage Archive Fellowship

Please spread the news to all scholars that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive has opened their 2017 Archive Fellowship program.

The Fellowship program’s mission is to encourage the scholarly use of the collections in the Jazz & Heritage Archive and other Archives regionally as well as to support new documentation projects that produce primary resource material of lasting value for future research.

For details on how to apply, please see the attached document.

Fellowship Outline 2017

Strategic Planning Reports Available

“Strategic Planning for Collaborative Preservation Services” is a project funded through the IMLS National Leadership Grant program to investigate opportunities for collaborating to build preservation capabilities across libraries, archives, and museums in New Orleans. The project involved a needs assessment of local institutions to identify shared preservation challenges across collections.

A planning team was established for the second phase of the project, which included site visits from multiple specialized consultants. The planning team and consultants worked together to create an overall strategic plan to move forward and collaboratively work to better preserve collections across New Orleans.

Download the Needs Assessment HERE

and the Strategic Plan Final Report HERE

Looking for Panel Members

Lee Miller is looking for panel members for a possible session at the Louisiana Historical Association annual meeting on March 5-7, 2015 held in Lafayette. The subject would be new or innovative types of archival reference.

“Innovative types of archival reference” can be interpreted very broadly to include new ways to discover archival collections, new reference projects, new digital projects, new digital access systems (such as ArchiveSpace).  Additionally Sean Benjamin will talk about something involving LaRC (possibly the new online guide to the LHA Collection).

The deadline for proposals is coming up fast, Monday, September 1. If you are interested, please contact Lee Miller,lmiller@tulane.edu

 

LAMA Registration

Get excited and mark your calendars because LAMA’s annual meeting is scheduled for Friday November 7, 2014 at the Old US Mint, located at 400 Esplanade Ave in New Orleans.

Below is the registration form for LAMA. Registration is from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. We have a great line up of speakers and topics. Tara Laver and Jessica Mlotkowski, both of LSU Libraries Special Collections, will present on the Free People of Color Project in a session titled “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past through a Collaborative Digital Project.”  In our second session “Records Management an Update from the State Archives”, Carrie Fager, Records Management Officer Statewide, Louisiana Secretary of State, will discuss important changes at the State Archives and laws impacting Archivists in Louisiana. And our final presentation of the day will be given by Mary Linn Wernet, Dr. Charles Pellegrin, and Cammie Henry, all from Northwestern State University, on the Kent Courtney Collection.  Following the presentations, we will hold our annual business meeting. The day will conclude with tours of the Old Mint and wine and cheese at the Old Ursuline Convent. Finally, if there is interest, a dinner will be planned on Thursday night for early arrivers, so please consider joining us.

If you have any questions about the conference please send an e-mail to Mike Courtney: mcourtney@arch-no.org

LAMA Registration Form

2014 LAMA Dining Guide

Louisiana Archives & Manuscripts Association’s annual meeting will be held in New Orleans at the Old Mint on Friday, November 7th, 2014. For those attending, a restaurant guide for the area near the Old Mint is available as a pdf.

2014 LAMA Dining Guide

Please Note:

Some restaurants and many bars are cash only. Bank of America ATMs can be hard to find, but virtually every Walgreens has a Chase ATM.

Please note this is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list of dining recommendations – just a very small selection of places that the local arrangements committee personally endorses. For a more complete list of restaurants and bars, visit yelp.com, urbanspoon.com, or nola.eater.com

Many New Orleans restaurants will not do separate checks or split bills. BE SURE TO ASK HOW IT’S HANDLED AS YOU ARE SEATED. If everyone is ordering the same price amount, it is often easiest to ask the server to split the bill across whatever # of credit cards. Some servers will let you write down the amount to be charged on each card. Some restaurants will not issue more than 4 or 6 tickets per table. Being prepared with cash sometimes makes this process easier.

Restaurant menus often change frequently in NOLA, since so many places use fresh ingredients. For those with strict food allergies or restrictions, we strongly recommend that you call ahead to find out whether the restaurant can accommodate your needs. Meat often finds its way into some dishes as a flavoring that may seem otherwise  vegetarian (for example, cooked greens or red beans and rice), so be sure to speak with a server about selecting the best dish if this is a concern.

LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana

The LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana is now a formal entity.

Thanks to all the GNOA members who turned out for the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana meeting on June 26, 2014. Five GNOA members participated and the turnout from the local LGBT community was very strong. Samantha Bruner of the Louisiana Research Collection, was elected vice-president. Other officers were elected and the group approved bylaws.

Check the project’s Website and Facebook page for upcoming meetings.

 

2014 SSA Dining Guide

Updated!

SSA 2014 local dining guide

This guide contains over 100 listings for coffee, bars, and restaurants, originally created for the 2013 SSA  conference. 

Please Note:

Some restaurants and many bars are cash only. Bank of America ATMs can be hard to find, but virtually every Walgreens has a Chase ATM. There are a couple of Capital One ATMs in the CBD/French Quarter.

Please note this is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list of dining recommendations – just a very small selection of places that the local arrangements committee personally endorses. For a more complete list of restaurants and bars, visit yelp.com, urbanspoon.com, or nola.eater.com

Many New Orleans restaurants will not do separate checks or split bills. BE SURE TO ASK HOW IT’S HANDLED AS YOU ARE SEATED. If everyone is ordering the same price amount, it is often easiest to ask the server to split the bill across whatever # of credit cards. Some servers will let you write down the amount to be charged on each card. Some restaurants will not issue more than 4 or 6 tickets per table. Being prepared with cash sometimes makes this process easier.

Vegetarian notations were current as of July 2013, based on the menus available at the time on each website. Restaurant menus often change frequently in NOLA, since so many places use fresh ingredients. For those with strict food allergies or restrictions, we strongly recommend that you call ahead to find out whether the restaurant can accomodate your needs. Meat often finds its way into some dishes as a flavoring that may seem otherwise  vegetarian (for example, cooked greens or red beans and rice), so be sure to speak with a server about selecting the best dish if this is a concern.

 

SSA Volunteering

Sean Benjamin has put together an online Google Docs schedule to make coordinating the SSA registration desk easier. Ideally we’ll have two volunteers present for each hour-long shift at the registration desk, so if you’re able to sign up for a shift or two (or three) it would be much appreciated!

Please pass this link along to anyone else who might be interested in volunteering, particularly SLIS students. Contact Sean Benjamin at sbenjam@tulane.edu with any questions.

http://tinyurl.com/SSA2014Registration