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Welcome to the Society of Indiana Archivists!

Who We Are and What We Do

The Society of Indiana Archivists (SIA) is an organization of archivists, researchers, and others who are actively concerned with establishing, developing, preserving, promoting, and using archival collections. 

SIA provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to archival collections and best practices, and it serves as a liaison among individuals and institutions working with archival collections in the state.

2018 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

You are invited to contribute your archives knowledge and experiences with colleagues from around the state at the SIA Annual Meeting, to be held in Indianapolis on Friday, April 13, 2018!


Sessions last 45 minutes. Sessions of all formats are welcome – including, but not limited to, individual speakers, co-presenters, panels, and lightning rounds. If you feel that a shorter time allotment would better suit your needs, let us know in your proposal. Sessions can be on any aspect of archival work and speakers are encouraged to share both successes and failures so that attendees can benefit from past mistakes. A successful session will be informative, inspiring, and create discussion!


This year’s theme is “Thinking Outside the Box.” Share new and innovative projects happening at your institution, ways you’ve shared your collection through exhibits or outreach, or creative solutions to problems. Possible topics include: 

  • Archival instruction
  • Lone arranger issues
  • Exhibit creation
  • Digitization projects
  • Volunteer programs
  • Grant writing
  • Processing strategies
  • Public access issues
  • Copyright
  • Advocacy

Speakers do not need to be SIA members. Students and new professionals are encouraged to submit.

Submit proposals as a Google Form here, or to Claire Horton, SIA Vice President, at chorton[at]iara[dot]in[dot]gov. Please include a session title, brief description of the proposed session (250 words or less), and name and contact information for all speakers. Proposal deadline is December 8, 2017.

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