Susan Bzdell Student Travel Award
for the 2008 Southern Archivists Conference
In memory of our friend and colleague Susan Bzdell whose infectious
enthusiasm and dedication inspired so many, the Society of Alabama
Archivists is pleased to announce the Susan Bzdell Student Travel
Award. Awards of $125 each will be granted to 4 student members of SALA
who would like to attend the 2008 Southern Archivists Conference.
The Southern Archivists Conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee,
at the Nashville Public Library. The first session begins at 9:30 am on
Thursday the 27^th with presentations on archiving email. Other
sessions concern implementing EAD, digitizing collections, outreach,
film archives, and roundtable discussions of issues and projects tackled
in the past year. The conference will conclude before lunch on Friday
the 28^th .
$ The cost of registration is $30 for students.
$ Hotel rooms are $92 per night at the Best Western Downtown
Convention Center and $119 at the Holiday Inn Express, Nashville
Downton, book by 2/26/08
$ Pre-conference workshop on identifying photographs by
technologies and formats, Wednesday afternoon, March 26.
$ Registration deadline is March 14.
$ Registration material and full program details online at
To apply for the Susan Bzdell Student Travel Award, submit a 200 word
essay on how do you hope your attendance at SAC will further your
interest, or broaden your interest in archival work. Please submit the
essay as an email attachment to Kelsey Bates (kbates@...
> ) by February 22. (If receipt of essay
not acknowledged after two business days, please phone Kelsey at 205-
226-3634.) Essays will be judged by the SALA Executive Board, and
applicants will be notified by email on March 7. Checks will be
distributed by the SALA Treasurer onsite at the conference.
Kelsey Scouten Bates
Assistant Archivist/Grants Writer
Department of Archives and Manuscripts
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203