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14 Earn Digital Archives Specialist Certificates

Congratulations to the fourteen newly minted Digital Archives Specialists (DAS). These archivists were the first to earn a DAS Certificate from SAA after completing required coursework within twenty-four months and passing comprehensive examinations in August 2013. Read more.

Thank You for Your ARCHIVES 2013 Feedback!

Over 360 people responded to the evaluation survey for ARCHIVES 2013. Read the report summarizing the results here.

Fall Into the Latest Issue of Archival Outlook

Read a wrap-up of the 2013 CoSA/SAA Joint Annual Meeting, meet SAA’s new Fellows and the 2013 award winners, learn about the Archives Leadership Institute reboot, and more in the September/October issue of Archival Outlook. The PDF is available here; the print copies will be mailed shortly.

Thanks for Your 2014 Session Proposals!

The 2014 Program Committee received a whopping 163 education session proposals and 33 professional poster proposals for ARCHIVES * RECORDS: Ensuring Access, the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA in Washington, DC, August 10-16, 2014. Program Committee members will begin their review of proposals during the week of October 22 and will meet in Chicago November 15-17 to determine the final selections. Thank you for the record-breaking response to the 2014 Call for Proposals!

October 10 (1010) Is Electronic Records Day!

Take the opportunity on 1010 to raise awareness among the general public, allied professionals, state government agencies, and others about the importance of electronic records (as well as preservation and access to them!). The Council of State Archivists, which sponsors Electronic Records Day every October 10, has prepared “10 Reasons Why Electronic Records Need Special Attention” for your use in spreading the word….

August Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the August 12-13 and August 17 Council meetings here.

Join Us in Congratulating Teresa Brinati!

Please join us in celebrating Teresa’s 25th anniversary on the SAA staff! SAA’s publishing director is talented, passionate about SAA, enthusiastic, funny, a triathlete—truly a force of nature. To read members’ memories of Teresa—or to share your own—click here. Cheers to 25 years, Teresa!

Call for Volunteers: SAA Foundation Board of Directors

SAA President Danna C. Bell and SAA Foundation President Fynnette Eaton invite volunteers to serve on the SAA Foundation Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the SAA Council based on a slate developed by the Foundation Board. Read more here. Deadline: October 22, 2013.

American Archives Month: Collaborating to "Spread the Word"

If you’re interested in spreading the good word about archives and archivists—in October or throughout the year—click here to check out our practical tips on "Talking Points on the Value of Archives," "Event Planning Guide," "Tips for Media Interviews," "Archives and Young People," "Outreach Ideas from Your Colleagues," and more!

Council Creates Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy

The SAA Council has approved creation of a new Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy to “provide strategic information and advice to the SAA Council to enhance SAA’s capacity to address public policy issues and concerns affecting archivists, archives, the archival profession, and its stakeholders.” CAPP replaces the Government Affairs Working Group. Read the full committee description here.

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