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Special Collections & Archives Interest Group


The purpose of the Special Collections and Archives Interest Group is to provide a vehicle with which to discuss and disseminate issues and developments pertinent to special collections and archives in Ohio academic libraries.

Goals & Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for networking with colleagues with similar interests.
  • To provide an opportunity for professional service and development within the state for special collections librarians.
  • To encourage discussion of topics relevant to academic special collections and archives.
  • To increase visibility of special collections and archival materials across the Ohio academic community.
  • To hold an annual meeting to discuss business for the upcoming year.
  • To hold an annual workshop to exchange ideas or techniques on issues or developments relevant to the special collections and archives field.
  • To encourage and sponsor more conference sessions, presentations, and panel discussions about topics related to special collections and archives.


Any member of ALAO who is interested in archives and special collections topics.


Upcoming Events

The Special Collections and Archives interest group (SCAig) will hold a round table session from 1-2 PM at the ALAO annual meeting on October 27, 2017. The session will include an overview of SCAig and its activities, as well as open discussion concerning digitization and metadata practices and workflows for special collections and archival materials. All conference attendees are welcome to join the session, and are also encouraged to share their ideas for potential future events and programming that SCAig could pursue! See the conference program for more details.

Past Events

SCAig 2017 workshop: Preserving Scrapbooks in the Archives with Jennifer Hain Teper

Friday, June 9, 2017, 9:15am-4:30pm at the University of Dayton.

The day included tours of UD’s archives and special collections, lunch, and networking.

This workshop was generously supported by the Midwest Archives Conference Speaker’s Bureau program—we thank MAC for its support of archival education in the Midwest!

The workshop Storify, handouts, and slides are available here!

SCAIG Co-Chairs

Janet Carleton
Digital Initiatives Coordinator
1 Ohio University
Alden Library Room 322
Athens, OH 45701-2978
Nick Pavlik
Curator of Manuscripts
Coordinator of Strategic Digital Partnerships
Center for Archival Collections
William T. Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001

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