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Archives FAQ: An Interview with Dominique Luster

Name- Dominique LusterLuster, Dominique

Specialization- Archives and Information Management

What made you decide to go to Pitt? What about the program attracted you the most?

I started out with the USNews ranking for top Archival programs and narrowed my list of applications based mostly on location, then by program structure and faculty. Then my supervisor who is a PITT alum brought me into her office, sat me down and told me that I was going to PITT. After that I didn’t really bother applying to other places.

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Registered for SAA Joint Annual Meeting!

I’ve just registered for the 2014 SAA (Society of American Archivists) Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., August 10-16!

Initially, registration was slightly intimidating as there were a number of pre-conference sessions/workshops that were pricey. Beyond that, it was smooth sailing.

Much like the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, the website has a Schedule, in which you can add sessions, meetings, or workshops to your personal itinerary. However, the SAA Schedule also allows you to update a profile with your information and links to social network accounts!

Thoughts so far:

  • Registration cost is reasonable (Student Rate: $139)
  • Location (Washington, DC) is perfect
  • The Schedule tool on the SAA conference website is intuitive, aesthetically pleasing, and allows syncs with social network accounts
  • SAA conference website also has hotel, transportation, and other important information on an Opportunities Await – and Abound! page
  • SAA has secured a block of tickets to the Nationals/Pirates Baseball Game on Saturday, August 16th at 7:05 PM. Must purchase your ticket ($26) from the SAA website by July 16th to reserve your seat!
  • And, wide array of sessions! Huzzah for variety!!

Things to Check Out

Below are some interesting projects/events that were presented at ALA Annual Conference 2014. Check them out!

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