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Announcing a New Blog: ArchivesAWARE!

ArchivesAWARE! is an online space where professionals and students engaged in all aspects of archival work can share their experiences of and ideas for raising public awareness of archives and the value that archives and archivists add to business, government, education, and society as a whole. Read more about the blog and how you can contribute to and share it here.

Call for Interns to Support SAA Appointed Groups

SAA is now seeking interns to serve on several SAA appointed groups for the 2016-2017 term. If you are a graduate student or new professional looking to become more involved in the profession, we want you! Please see the official call and submission form here. Application Deadline: Thursday, March 17, 2016. 

Nominate a Colleague or Yourself for One of SAA’s Awards!

Do you know of an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the archives profession? Have you published a groundbreaking book, written an outstanding article, or developed an innovative finding aid? Do you need financial assistance to attend graduate school or a professional conference? SAA offers a variety of opportunities for professional recognition and financial assistance through the naming of Fellows, an awards competition, and scholarships. Learn more about these recognitions here and submit your nomination by February 28.

Meet the 2016 Candidates

Sixteen candidates are running for the offices of Vice President/President-Elect, Council (Three-year term), Council (One-year term), and Nominating Committee in the forthcoming SAA elections. Click on the candidates’ names on the slate to read their bios and responses to questions posed by this year’s Nominating Committee. Eligible voters can access their ballots between March 14 and April 3.

2016 SAA Research Forum: Call for Participants/Proposals

If you’re engaged in research… seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution… willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials… or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation… then join us for the 10th Annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations”! Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1, 2016.

The January/February 2016 issue of Archival Outlook is Here!

Browse the digital version to find out how one librarian introduced primary sources to new student audiences, the Baruch College Archives spread the word about their Institute of Public Administration Collection, and the State Archives of North Carolina and the North Carolina Museum of History successfully collaborated to tell the story of the state’s history. You can also read the winning entry to SAA’s first short fiction contest about archives, and look ahead with the Program Committee Co-chairs to the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Start reading here

Plan Now to Exhibit at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016

In August 2016, Atlanta will become the ARCHIVES*RECORDS capital of the world as the Council of State Archivists and Society of American Archivists join forces again! You’ll have access to the year’s largest audience of archives, records, and information professionals who are eager to learn about your products and services, ask questions, and provide their perspectives. The ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016 Expo brings together—in one place and at one time—the purchasing decision makers at the national, state, and local levels. Take advantage of their great ideas—and share a few of your own! Purchase your booth today!

36 Earn Digital Archives Specialist Certificates from SAA

Thirty-six archivists earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from SAA after completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination in November. Read more here, and congrats to the new Digital Archives Specialists!

New Issue Brief: Archivists and the Term of Copyright

Read SAA's new issue brief on Archivists and the Term of Copyright, which urges adoption of specific measures to mitigate the harms caused by overly long copyright terms.

January Council Conference Call Materials Now Available

The SAA Council will hold a conference call on Wednesday, January 20. View the agenda and discussion materials here.

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