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Just In: January/February Archival Outlook

We’ve got your reading material covered: the January/February issue of Archival Outlook is now available online. In this issue, the Archivists of Central Texas share how they made the Austin Archives Bazaar a success, Jen Wolfe details the making of the University of Iowa Libraries’ DIY History site, archivist Joshua Hager shares his experience as a Jeopardy! contestant, and more. The print issue will be mailed to members in February. 

Meet the 2015 Candidates

Sixteen candidates are vying for four different offices in the forthcoming SAA elections. Eligible voters can access their ballots between March 13 and April 13. In the meantime, click on the candidates’ names on the slate to read their bios and responses to the Nominating Committee’s questions.

Why Are You An Archivist?

The “Year of Living Dangerously for Archives” Challenge #4 invites us to talk about the value WE see in what we do. 

Please add your comment to our post on Facebook. You can also post it to Twitter (#WhyIAmAnArchivist), or email saahq@archivists.org.

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.

SAA Response to Member Request re University of Texas Acquisition of Márquez Archive

Four SAA members contacted President Kathleen Roe to urge that SAA issue a statement on the University of Texas’s decision not to reveal the purchase price following its acquisition of the Gabriel García Márquez archive. View the Council’s response and background material here.

Awards & Fellow Nominations + Scholarship Applications Due Feb 28!

SAA is in search of excellence and offers a variety of opportunities for professional recognition and financial assistance through the naming of Fellows, an awards competition, and scholarships. Nominate a deserving colleague – or yourself – by Feb. 28! For details, http://www2.archivists.org/recognition.

ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Call for Applications—Deadline February 28

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and SAA are now accepting applications for the 2015-2017 cohort of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. This program promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing financial support, robust internship experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. An important objective of the program is to attract and retain individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. Read more here.

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!

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.

36 Earn Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificates

Congratulations to the thirty-six 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 November. Click here to see who they are!

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