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Action Alert: Urge Congress to Support NHPRC Funding (By May 15)!

Take a moment now to urge your Congressperson and the members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government to provide $10 million in funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for federal FY 2016. Here’s how you can help.

MayDay!

On May 1, do something – even if it’s something small – that will make a difference when and if an emergency occurs in your repository. That’s the purpose of MayDay, a grassroots effort whose goal is to save our archives.

2015 Research Forum: Call For Participants / Call for Presentations

Join us for the 8th Annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations”!  Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past seven Research Forums confirms that the full spectrum of research activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—is of interest and value to the archives community. The 2015 Research Forum will build on previous success by continuing with a full day of presentations. Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1, 2015.

Plan Now to Attend ARCHIVES 2015!

Click here to view the online program, download a PDF of the Preliminary Program, make your hotel reservations, access the Host Committee blog, and register for the 2015 Annual Meeting, August 16-22, in Cleveland!

Speak Up for History and Archives

When we want to advocate for archives in Congress, it will certainly help if our Representatives are aware of archives and why they are important. The latest call to action in SAA President Kathleen Roe’s Year of Living Dangerously for Archives challenges archivists to reach out to their member of Congress to ask him or her to join the Congressional History Caucus. Here’s how you can participate.

2015 SAA Election Results

SAA’s 2015 ballot featured sixteen candidates vying for four offices: Vice President/President-Elect, Treasurer, Council, and Nominating Committee. Elected to serve are . . .

32 Earn Digital Archives Specialist Certificates from Society of American Archivists

Congratulations to the thirty-two new Digital Archives Specialists (DAS).  These archivists, who represent a variety of repositories from around the country, earned a DAS Certificate from SAA after completing required coursework within twenty-four months and passing comprehensive examinations in February. Click here to see who they are!

Emporia State University Forms New Student Chapter

The SAA Council on April 13 approved Emporia State University’s petition to form a new SAA student chapter, bringing to 38 the total number of SAA student chapters.

Roe Submits Testimony on District of Columbia Archives

Since 2003 SAA leaders have expressed through letters and testimony our serious concern that the District have a strong records management and archives program. Read Roe’s testimony here.

SAA Issues Statement on Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act as Amended

SAA urges all states to respect and protect the rights of all their citizens. Read SAA’s Statement here.

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