Over 2,000 professionals attended this year’s annual Society of American Archivists (SAA) Conference in Washington, D.C. and Archivist Mona K. Vance was one of them!
The conference, August 10-15, was an opportunity for the exchange of scholarship, learning new and innovative techniques in the field, and to promote one’s institution to colleagues from across the country.
Vance said, “I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to attend and I took away many valuable ideas that I plan to implement here at the Local History Room.”
There was an opening reception at the National Archives hosted by Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero along with a stunning evening at the National Museum of American History a few days later. The conference also included a research forum, 64 education sessions, special-interest group meetings, poster sessions, lively plenary presentations, and a sold-out exhibit hall.
Vance’s attendance at the 2010 SAA Conference was made possible by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
To find out more about the Society of Mississippi Archivists go to http://www2.archivists.org/.