CARA Member News: Audra V. Adomenas Nominated as Central United States Ambassador for IASA

Audra V. Adomenas, President, Lithuanian Archives Project, with Daniel Afrane of the
Balme Library standing next to audiovisual materials relating to Ghanaian history.

Audra V. Adomenas, President, Lithuanian Archives Project, Chicago, IL, has been nominated as Central United States Ambassador for the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). IASA was established in 1969 in Amsterdam to function as a medium for international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents. IASA is a growing and dynamic organization, which aims to create an international network of cooperation among like-minded professionals. For questions regarding IASA membership, or how you can get involved, please contact Audra by phone at: 312-940-3940 or by email at: There are many exciting opportunities for us in the Midwest to participate in this important work internationally. Audra has just returned from the IASA Conference, which was held in Accra, Ghana this October. 

Audra V. Adomenas, in bright green sweater, with IASA colleagues at University of Ghana,
Department of African Studies. To the right of Audra is Lindsay Mattock, University of Iowa.

IASA has members from 70 countries representing a broad palette of audiovisual archives and personal interests which are distinguished by their focus on particular subjects and areas, e.g. archives for all sorts of musical recordings, historic, literary, folkloric and ethnological sound documents, theater productions and oral history interviews, bio-acoustics, environmental and medical sounds, linguistic and dialect recordings, as well as recordings for forensic purposes.