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Happy Holidays from SAA!

The SAA office will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; Wednesday, December 31; and Thursday, January 1. Happy Holidays – and best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!

Special Promo on New SAA Book

Rights in the Digital Era (formerly titled Rights and Digital Archives), the newest publication in SAA’s Trends in Archives Practice series, is due in early 2015. It provides a useful introduction to the law of copyright, privacy, publicity, and trademarks from an archival perspective. Prepublication special for SAA members only: $24.95 (includes print and e-copy). Click for more info or order form.

Share your favorite #ArchivesQuotes!

The “Year of Living Dangerously for Archives” Challenge #3 is simple: SAA President Kathleen Roe is asking you to share quotable statements about archives or the archives profession. Share your quotes via Twitter or Facebook using #ArchivesQuotes or submit them via email to  

November Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the November 9-12 Council meeting here.

New Issue of "The American Archivist" Available Now!

Stay warm and curl up with the latest The American Archivist (Fall/Winter 2014). In this issue, Ricardo L. Punzalan explores the challenges posed by dispersed photographic collections; John A. Fleckner discusses the professional contributions of his mentor, F. Gerald Ham; and Scott Cline continues his ongoing discussion of what it means to be an archivist. There are a dozen fascinating articles, including a special section featuring three articles exploring Twitter and archives, and reviews of six books dealing with a broad range of topics. The new issue is available online and will be mailed to members this month. 

Plan Now to Exhibit at ARCHIVES 2015

In August 2015, Cleveland will become the ARCHIVES capital of the world! 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 2015 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! Take advantage of their great ideas—and share a few of your own! Purchase your booth today!

Call for 2015 Student Paper and Poster Presentations

The 2015 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions—a paper session and a poster session—dedicated to student scholarship during the Annual Meeting in Cleveland, August 16–22, 2015. Work from both master’s and doctoral students will be considered. Proposals are due February 2, 2015. Read more and submit your proposal here.

Get Involved! A Call to Service in SAA

SAA Vice President/President-Elect Dennis Meissner is now soliciting volunteers to serve on SAA appointed groups beginning in August 2015. If you’re interested in contributing to SAA’s growth—and developing professionally yourself!—review the list of open appointments and the volunteer formDeadline: January 20, 2015.

Ballot Set for 2015 Election

Sixteen candidates vying for four different offices are slated for SAA’s 2015 ballot. See the slate of candidates and read more about the 2015 election on SAA's 2015 election page.

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