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Thanks for Volunteering!

The January 14, 2013, deadline to volunteer for serving on an SAA board, committee, or subcommittee has passed and the Appointments Committee has begun its deliberations. Final selections are tentatively scheduled for June 2013.  Thank you to all who applied!  

January 2013 Council Meeting Materials Now Available

The SAA Council meets Wednesday, January 23, through Saturday, January 26, in Chicago. View the agenda and discussion materials here.

SAA Membership Reaches New High!

As of November 30, SAA membership totaled 6,100 – the highest in our history! Thank *you* for being a member! And remember: There’s strength in numbers….

Plan Now to Exhibit at ARCHIVES | New Orleans 2013

In 2013, “Preservation Hall” shifts to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, where you’ll have access to the year’s largest audience of archives, records, and IT professionals who are eager to learn about your products and services, ask questions, and provide their perspectives. “Preservation Hall” 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! Purchase your booth today!

2013 Research Forum: Call For Participants / Call for Presentations

Join us for the 7th Annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations”!  Participants’ enthusiastic response to the past four 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 2013 Research Forum will build on previous success by continuing with a full day of presentations. Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 1, 2013.

National Guard Militia Museum Awarded Recovery Grant

December 4, 2012—The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey has received a $2,000 grant from the SAA Foundation’s National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives to assist in recovery from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  The Museum’s holdings include Civil War research files documenting the state’s role during the war and photos of the New Jersey National Guard from World War I to the present.  Read about the NDRFA – and donate to it – by clicking on the Donate Now! button on the SAA home page.

Slate Set for 2013 Election

Vice President/President-Elect candidates Kathleen Roe of the New York State Archives and Elizabeth Yakel of the University of Michigan School of Information will square off in the SAA election next spring. Six candidates are vying for the Council and six for the Nominating Committee. Click here for more info on the slate for the 2013 election.

ARCHIVES New Orleans 2013: Proposal Notification Schedule Posted

Did you submit a proposal for the Joint CoSA/SAA meeting? Curious about when you'll know whether you will be presenting in New Orleans in August? Check out the Program Committee’s notification schedule, plus an annotated bibliography of advice on giving an effective presentation.

Eyebeam Receives SAA Foundation Recovery Grant

November 26, 2012—Eyebeam, an organization whose mission is “to provide artists with a collaborative environment for research and experimentation at the intersection of art, technology, and culture and to share this work with a diverse audience,” is the latest recipient of a $2,000 grant from the SAA Foundation's National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives to assist in recovery from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Read more about the NDRFA -- and learn how to contribute to the fund -- by clicking on the Donate Now! button on the SAA home page.

MORUS Receives Recovery Grant from SAA Foundation

November 16, 2012—The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space in New York City has received a $2,000 grant from the SAA Foundation's National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives to assist in recovery from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. MORUS collections document the social activism of the 1980s through the 21st century in the East Village. Read more about the NDRFA - and learn how to contribute to the fund - by clicking on the Donate Now! button on the SAA home page.

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