On October 1, archivists across the United States will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives. This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, gives you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists here at the University of Minnesota Libraries to ask questions, get information, or simply to 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.
How to ask a University of Minnesota archivist
Tweet your questions on October 1 by tagging one or more of our participating Twitter accounts – @umnlib, @IHRCA_UMN, @UmbraSearch, @yarchives, and @KateHujda – and using the #AskAnArchivist hashtag. We will have archivists in the morning and afternoon ready to answer your questions about the work they do and the ways you can learn about our archives and special collections.
Learn more about #AskAnArchivist Day and help spread the word!