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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.

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.

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!

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 saahq@archivists.org.  

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