Your faithful archivists have been working hard behind the scenes to improve access and our users' experience. It's the kind of work that is not flashy, but the product of our labor will help our patrons and make our jobs a bit easier. For example, we are reviewing our finding aids with an eye towards adopting more natural language, regrouping information into intuitive sections, and selectively adopting formatting used by the best and brightest archival institutions.
How to be more user friendly, having a stronger online presence, acting more as tour guides to our collections, rather than jealous gatekeepers, all of these are part of a trend that's on lots of archivists minds lately. With that in mind, check out the Citizen Archivist site at the National Archives.
There is a wealth of information there and many opportunities to participate: help transcribe documents on several projects, offer suggestions, edit articles, and so on. You can help keep history alive.