The members of SAA’s Committee on Public Awareness (COPA) get excited when #AskAnArchivist Day comes around. This year’s #AskAnArchivist Day will be Wednesday, October 2nd. On that day, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist, letting us engage directly with the public about what we do, why it’s important, and of course, to share our “most interesting/bizarre/touching etc., records” stories.
Between now and October 2nd, we encourage you to promote #AskAnArchivist Day among your users and constituents via your institution’s website, Twitter account, blog, newsletter, and any other mediums available to you. View SAA’s public #AskAnArchivist Day announcement and feel free to pick up language from it for your own promotions.
COPA’s members have found memes to be a great way to drum up excitement. They’re fun and are easily created through an online meme generator. Here’s an example, a new one created for this year’s Ask An Archivist Day.
Starting September 30, follow the official hashtag #AskAnArchivist, on Twitter–we’ll keep sharing our memes up until the big day. We hope to see yours as well, and look forward to seeing you on Twitter on October 2nd for this great public outreach opportunity!