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Take the 2015 Archivists Employment Survey!

SAA is gathering employment data relating to archivists and the archives profession. Your participation will help us better understand the current employment landscape and inform our advocacy efforts. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and spread the word so that the survey reaches as many archives professionals as possible. Thank you!
Deadline has been extended to end of the day on Friday, February 13.

Click here to take the survey.

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. 

SAA Response to Member Request re University of Texas Acquisition of García 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.

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!

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.

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,

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

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.

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!

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