To kick off American Archives Month, Wednesday, October 4th is Ask an Archivist Day. This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, will give you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists in your community—and around the country—to ask questions, get information, or just satisfy your curiosity.
As professional experts who do the exciting work of protecting and sharing important historical materials, archivists have many stories to share about the work they do every day in preserving fascinating documents, photographs, audio and visual materials, and artifacts. Increasingly, archival work extends beyond the physical and includes digital materials.
Use #AskAnArchivist on Twitter to ask your questions about what archivists do are anything else related to archives. Your question will be seen instantly by archivists around the country who are standing by to respond directly to you.
Have a question for a specific archives or archivist? Include their Twitter handle with your question, and they will answer you.
Don’t have a question right away? Search Twitter for #AskAnArchivist and follow along as questions and answers are shared.
I'll be following along, and answering questions myself. My Twitter handle is @margotnote.
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