SAA ‘13: Day 3
This morning I took the dreaded ACA exam. If I passed, it would allow me to call myself a Certified Archivist. Felicia passed the exam a year ago so she knew how stressed I was feeling. The exam was a doozy but I feel that it went well.
After the exam, we jetted off in the rain to visit the historic Cabildo ( the seat of rule for the spanish government in Louisiana). We had a fun time learning about the building and the history of Louisiana and it was worth getting a little wet.
Afterward, we took the trolley back to the hotel. I really like the New Orleans trolley system but wish it would go to other places in town. In the evening, Felicia attend the Archon/Archivist Toolkit roundtable to scare herself about the new ArchivesSpace system that will replace Archon in the future. Felicia spent a year getting Archon implemented at Sam Houston, so she is not overly excited about ArchivesSpace.
I used the opportunity to meet with Colleen Theisen who runs the uispeccoll.tumblr.com and http://libralthinking.tumblr.com/. I had such a good time talking about tumblr that I forgot to get a picture for tumblr. She is really busting a move on tumblr with her miniature book gifs. I have mentioned it several times, but you should be following her.
We thought we would do something special for Wednesday night, so we chose swing dancing lessons. We travelled down to the Spotted Cat Jazz Club on Frenchman Street. Man that was a work out. We learned to do some west coast style swing dancing and the Charleston. I didn’t pick it up very quick like Felicia. I think I have two left feet but Felicia disagrees. We eventually ended up with something that looked like the Charleston. My advice is stretch and don’t wear vans.
On Day 4 the SAA ‘13 conference officially starts. I can’t wait!