Call for Papers: Society of Mississippi Archivists 2021 Annual Meeting

The Society of Mississippi Archivists will hold our annual meeting online again this year, due to Covid concerns. The meeting will be held April 15 and 16 2021, via WebEx.

Registration is free and will be open shortly.

Theme: “Creative Problem Solving in Archives: Covid, Low Budgets, Natural Disasters, Oh My!”

This past year, perhaps more than any other in recent memory, has required archivists to use creative problem solving skills, whether it be how to safely space out a reading room, how to safely offer instruction and reference, or how to prove to stakeholders that archival work can be done remotely. But creative problem solving is not new to archivists- all of us have dealt with insufficient budgets, supplies, and staffing, or perhaps faced damage related to mold, building leaks, or natural disasters. How have you handled these issues creatively?

Please share your proposal in roughly 250 words.

This call is open to non SMA members and graduate students.

Proposals are not restricted to the conference theme. All proposals related to archives will be considered.

Please submit proposals to Mona Vance-Ali at by March 15.