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January Council Conference Call Materials Now Available

The SAA Council will hold a conference call on Friday, January 16. View the agenda and discussion materials here.

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!

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. 

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.

20 Percent Off Select SAA Print Titles Ends Today!

Happy Holidays from SAA! Through today, take 20 percent off select print titles from the SAA Bookstore. 

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  

ACTION ALERT: Support the Freedom of Information Improvement Act!

By December 1, 2014, urge your U.S. Senators to support the Leahy-Cornyn FOIA Improvement Act (S. 2520) and to bring it to a vote during this session of Congress.  Here’s how you can help.

SAA Council Refines Strategic Plan, Focuses on Diversity and Cultural Competency

Read about the Council’s November 9-11 discussions and decisions here. Minutes of the meeting will be available within 60 days.

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