In 2016 FIU Special Collections Librarian Annia Gonzalez wanted to create a community event to celebrate American Archives Month. For 3 years, FIU Libraries Special Collections and University Archives hosted Archives Day at the Green Library, MMC Campus. The first 3 Archives Days were in-person meet-and-greet events for the community to be introduced to the unique historical resources in South Florida.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 4th Annual Archives Day transitioned to an online platform with expanded programming including sessions, lightning talks, “Ask an Archivist” meet and greet, tours, and a panel discussion. During October 2023 the 7th annual Archives Day will continue online with weekly programming connecting you with South Florida Archives.