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The 2016 LAMA Annual Meeting will be held at Nicholls State University on October 7, 2016.
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Sessions
The Red River Campaign in Letters and Documents
This session will explore the process of identifying, collecting, and using manuscript and documents for writing a new history of an already well-covered subject in Louisiana's Civil War history. Dr. Robertson will identify the methods and techniques of primary source research at archives and libraries that were most helpful in making his history of the 1864 Red River Campaign new and relevant.
Presenter: Dr. Henry Robertson, Associate Professor of History, Louisiana College

An ArchivesSpace Odyssey
Over the last several years, open source content management tools Archon and Archivists' Toolkit were integrated in an attempt to create an improved archives information management system. The release of ArchivesSpace has prompted many archives to migrate from existing systems into new formats. In this session, archivists from four institutions will present and discuss their experiences with ArchivesSpace, including evaluation, adoption, and implementation.
Presenters:
Nolan Eller, Assistant Archivist, Northwestern State University
Christine Hernandez, Special Collections Curator, Latin American Library at Tulane University
Jenny Mitchell, Head of Manuscripts and Processing, Louisiana State University
Helen Thomas, Assistant Archivist, Nicholls State University
Mary Linn Wernet, Head Archivist, Northwestern State University

Student Poster Session
Viewing of posters on research topics and projects created by SLIS graduate students.
Presenters:
Samuel Ayers, Comparing and contrasting cataloging and organizational styles of ephemera in Baton Rouge area Archives, Museums, and Libraries Paula DuPont, Public Memory and the Fate of Objects from a Racist Past
Sara Harrington, Archivists, Donors, and the Grieving Process
Amanda Munson, Perceptions of social tagging among digital archivists and digital librarians

Lightning Talks: Assistants in the Archives
Many repositories undertake projects utilizing student workers, interns, and volunteers. This session will address the benefits and challenges of recent contributions from assistants. Speakers from four institutions will give tips about project management, as well as how to effectively achieve goals for your repository and your assistants.
Presenters:
Sean Benjamin, Public Services Librarian, Tulane University
Chris Brown, Archivist, Centenary College
Lisa Juengling, Archives Associate, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Elizabeth Kelly, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Loyola University
Michelle Riggs, Archivist, LSU-Alexandria
Travis Williams, Archivist and Public Services Librarian, LSU Law Center



The 2013 LAMA Annual Meeting was held at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport on Friday, October 18. Click here to access the Powerpoint presentations from that meeting.