Oklahoma Archivists Association

2022 Annual Meeting

Better Together: Connecting Archival Communities across Oklahoma

October 27-28

Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Gaylord-Pickens Museum

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Please make plans to attend the 2022 OAA Annual Meeting, our first face-to-face conference since 2018! The annual meeting brings together archival practitioners from across the state to share case studies, network, and learn valuable skills. Our theme for this year is Better Together: Connecting Archival Communities across Oklahoma. While a tentative program is still being finalized, attendees can expect one afternoon of professional development workshops on the 27th and a full day of panel sessions and archives tours on the 28th.

As we plan for our first face-to-face meeting since 2018, we want to invite submissions for local case studies or student and researcher showcases. We encourage proposals that highlight the various institutions, practitioners, communities, and research being done around the state.

How can we support practitioners in various institutional contexts around the state? How can we work together to better support student, scholarly, and public research across our institutions?

To submit a proposal, please review the session formats and complete the submission form below. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30th.

Session Formats

We welcome proposals on any aspect of archives or archival research as it relates to Oklahoma in the following formats:

Local case studies – Lightning talk session consisting of lively 5-10 minute talks focusing on local projects or topics related to Oklahoma archives. Submissions can be individual or in groups but each panel will need to be compiled in one presentation to ensure timely transitions between presenters.

Student/researcher showcase – Session consisting of individuals or groups discussing research related to Oklahoma history or utilizing Oklahoma archives. These short 5-10 minute presentations can describe an existing or potential research project, or future research project(s).

If you have any questions about the submission process or annual meeting, please reach out to information@okarchivists.org.

Preliminary schedule

Thursday (Society of American Archivists Webinars)

1:30PM – Basics of Managing Digital Records

2:30PM – Metadata Overview for Archivists

Friday (OAA Annual Meeting)

9:00AM – Local Case Studies

10:15AM – Keynote: Christina Beatty, Freedom Center of Oklahoma City and Bailey Hoffner, University of Oklahoma

11:30AM – Lunch on your own

12:00PM – OAA and leadership opportunities

1:00PM – OAA Business Meeting

1:30PM – Hands-on activity – Metadata Justice

3:00PM – Optional tours of archives TBD