Lone Arrangers Roundtable
A dental hygiene clinic class at Indiana University South Bend campus in the 1980s. Photograph courtesy of the Indiana University South Bend Franklin D. Schurz Library.
SAA members may officially join up to two roundtables by indicating their selections on the membership application or renewal form, or by contacting the SAA staff at
In order to ensure that the Lone Arrangers Roundtable continues to meet SAA's minimum membership requirements, the co-chairs urge you, if you’ve not already done so, to officially sign up for the Lone Arrangers Roundtable as one of your two roundtable memberships.
While the majority of the members of the Lone Arrangers Roundtable are SAA members, anyone is able to join our roundtable.
This is an especially good way to experience all that SAA has to offer before making any commitments.
Nonmembers can attend SAA conferences (at a slightly higher fee), join any SAA listserv (including the Lone Arrangers listserv!), and benefit from the network of professionals that SAA Roundtables provide.
We highly encourage any lone arranger/small shop archivist to join our Roundtable and make some great connections with colleagues who work in similar situations. If you're interested, contact one of our co-chairs: Russell Gasero (
) or Alison Stankrauff (
Online Membership Connections
Through the efforts of some members of the Lone Arrangers community, we have two online outlets for creating and participating in a virtual community for all lone arrangers:
Regional Membership Connections
Do you work in an area where you don't feel like there are any other lone arrangers within a hundred mile radius? Frankly, I'm sure that's true for at least one or two of us!
For the rest of us, we probably just don't know that other nearby lone arrangers even exist.
If you're interested in trying to locate other lone arranger/small shop colleagues in your region, whether that be your city, county, or state, let us know.
We've heard your feedback that there could be interest in forming some regional networking and/or support groups, and we'd like to help!
You will find below a list of lone or small shop archivists that are looking to meet other archivists in their region/state. Give them a ring or drop them a line!
Boston - Out of the Stacks - This is designed to be a socializing/networking meet-up group for archivists in the greater metro Boston area: lunches in the Common, visits to the MFA, drinks after work - that sort of thing.
We encourage members to initiate their own social activities as they are inspired.
If you are interested in participating, join online, or contact Christina Zamon, Emerson College, at 617.824.8679 or
Houston - Contact Nancy Ruck, Houston Maritime Museum, at 713.666.1910 or
North Central Texas - Contact Gary Spurr, Tarleton State University, at 254.968.1808 or
Southwestern Virginia - Contact Beth Harris, Hollins University, at 540.362.6237 or
Central Virginia - Contact Courtney Yevich, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at 804.340.1497 or
Coastal Virginia - Contact Sonia Yaco, Old Dominion University, at 757.683.4483 or
AAAS Small Archives Working Group - This working group of archivists, historians, librarians, and records management professionals from small scientific societies and professional associations in the Washington, D.C. area began meeting in Fall 2004.
The group holds brown bag lunch meetings three to four times a year to discuss challenges they face and exchange ideas on preserving records, digitally managing information, and making their records more accessible to their organization's staff and membership or the public.
Past meetings have also featured invited speakers on topics such as metadata, EAD, and the 9/11 Digital Archives.
Meetings are hosted voluntarily by various members at their organization's headquarters which provides a unique opportunity to see other archives, libraries, and on-site database management practices.
If you are interested in participating, contact Amy Crumpton, AAAS Archives, at 202.326.6791 or
Looking for a lone arranger contact within a larger regional archives organization?
You will find a list below of other lone or small shop archivists who are already involved with various regional archives organizations and would like to meet other lone arrangers who are already a part of the organization or are looking to join the organization.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
Contact Courtney Yevich, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at 804.340.1497 or
Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
Contact Alison Stankrauff, Indiana University South Bend, at 574.520.4392 or
New England Archivists (NEA)
Contact Christina Zamon, Emerson College, at 617.824.8679 or
SAA now provides an online member directory. Click here to view the roundtable's roster.
If you are not an SAA member, please consider joining as a non-member participant so that you can start to enjoy the benefits of the Lone Arrangers roundtable network! Just click on the appropriate link from the roster.
LAR pages maintained by Courtney Yevich,
Last updated: 22 June 2010
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