We have more information to share on this year's Best Practices Exchange annual conference! And a reminder that session proposals are due by January 18.

Best Practices Exchange 2019: New Digital Directions

Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library
Columbus, Ohio

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Call for Proposals
The BPE Program Committee invites submissions of session proposals for the 2019 Conference. Deadline for proposals is Friday January 18, 2019 (midnight). Call For Proposals form: . See also the session brainstorming spreadsheet.

Plenary Speakers
Sharon Leon, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, where she is developing projects on digital public history and digital networking projects related to enslaved communities in Maryland.
Katherine Skinner, Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, home of BitCurator Consortium, Library Publishing Coalition, and MetaArchive Cooperative.

$125. Includes 2 continental breakfasts, 1 lunch, breaks, and reception. Limit of 125 attendees with waiting list. Registration form coming soon!

Tentative Schedule
– Monday: half day (afternoon), plus evening reception
– Tuesday: all day
– Wednesday: half day (morning), tentative afternoon tours

Several hotels in area.

Parking onsite at Library during the day | Directions

Look for more information in the near future.
If you would like to volunteer for the Local Arrangements Committee or have other questions, contact Janet Carleton ([log in to unmask]) or post/send a message on the BPE Facebook page.  See you in the Midwest in the spring!

Program Committee
Linda Avetta (cochair), Pennsylvania State Archives; Janet Carleton (cochair), Ohio University; Derek Clark, Kentucky State Archives; Veronica Martzahl (past chair), Massachusetts Archives; Michael McNeil, California State Archives; Dan Noonan, The Ohio State University; Nick Pavlik, Bowling Green State University; Bonnie Weddle, New York State Archives.

Local Arrangements Committee
Janet Carleton (chair), Ohio University; Marsha Miles, Cleveland State University; Miriam Nelson, Ohio University; Angela O’Neal, Columbus Metro Library; Anne Ryckbost, Xavier University; Nick Ver Steegh, Ohio University.


Janet Carleton

Planning Cochair BPE2019

Best Practices Exchange, since 2006

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