[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-11-08

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Thu Nov 8 08:47:46 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. Heritage Excellence Awards Nominees Sought
2. Exchange Features First Oregon Heritage All-Star Community 
3. NWA Seeks 2013 Conference Papers
Oregon Heritage Excellence Award applications are now available to
nominate individuals, organizations and projects that have made
outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon’s heritage. The Heritage
Excellence Awards draw public attention to important heritage efforts in
Oregon and raise the quality of heritage-oriented activities.
Nominations are encouraged for exceptional and commendable work with
special consideration given to the development of new ideas, approaches
and innovations in heritage-related activities. The deadline for
nominations is January 11. Learn more by visiting
www.oregonheritage.orgor by contacting Cara Kaser by email at
cara.kaser at state.or.us or by phone, (503) 986-0670. 
Recipients will receive their Awards during the 2013 Oregon Heritage
Conference in Portland more information about the awards, and to view a
list of past award recipients, visit
Albany is the first city designated by the Commission as an “Oregon
Heritage All-Star Community.” The Oregon Heritage Commission created the
All-Star program to recognize the strong efforts by communities to
broadly preserve and develop heritage resources. An All-Star designation
requires that communities meet at least 15 of 20 criteria related to
local heritage. These include heritage tourism efforts, historic
preservation programs, photo and document archives, museums, historic
cemeteries and more. 
Visit Oregon Heritage Exchange (http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ )) to read about Albany’s
success story. 
The Northwest Archivists (NWA) and the Archives Association of British
Columbia (AABC) will come together in 2013. The conference will take
place May 2 – 4 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Center, University of
British Columbia, Vancouver BC. The conference theme will be “Turning
Points and Connecting Archival Spaces” and will address the question,
“How can archivists connect, innovate, and learn in an era marked by
shifting technology and uncertain funding?”
NWA and AABC are seeking paper proposals from archival staff and
volunteers, and those who share an interest in archives such as
community organizers, researchers, creators, professionals or academics,
and information workers. The proposal deadline is Dec. 14. 
Possible paper topics include fundraising / fundraising databases;
marketing / sponsorships; advocacy; partnership building; strategic
planning; electronic records management; volunteer management; grant
writing; innovation; community building; outreach services; access;
education and mentoring. 
The 2013 Conference Program Committee invites contributions in
traditional and non-traditional formats. Visit
http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/annualmeeting for
further information. For questions, or to submit a proposal contact
Patrick Ansah at ansahpatdon at gmail.com or Trevor James Bond at
tjbond at wsu.edu. 


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