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Council Adopts Best Practices for Volunteers in Archives, New A&A List Terms of Participation

Click here for a summary of actions taken by the SAA Council at its August 11-12 meeting in Washington, DC.

SAA Office Closed; See You in Washington, DC!

The SAA Office will be closed while staff is onsite for the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting. Orders placed after 12:00 pm on Friday, August 8, will be fulfilled starting Tuesday, August 19. We regret any inconvenience and thank you for being a member!

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SAA Membership Reaches New High!

As of July 31, SAA membership totaled 6,224 – the highest in our history! Thank *you* for being a member! And remember: There’s strength in numbers….

August Council Meeting Materials Now Available

The SAA Council will meet on Monday, August 11, Tuesday, August 12, and Saturday, August 16, in Washington, DC. View the agendas and discussion materials here.

Catholic University Forms SAA Student Chapter

The SAA Council on July 29 approved Catholic University of America's petition to form a new SAA student chapter, bringing to 37 the total number of SAA student chapters.

SAA Council Adopts Code of Conduct

The SAA Council has adopted a "Code of Conduct" that reflects SAA’s commitment to providing a harassment-free environment for its members and others who participate in its conferences, events, meetings, formal mentoring relationships, and online spaces.  Read the Code here.

ARCHIVES 2015: Call for Session Proposals (Due October 8!)

With a mandate from the Council and the membership at large to experiment with new ideas, SAA is shaking things up for its 79th Annual Meeting in Cleveland!  The most obvious change is the venue itself: For the first time, SAA will meet in a convention center rather than a conference hotel.  But changes in the program development process also are in the works. Read the full call here. The deadline for proposals is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 8. Proposals received after that time cannot be considered.

ARCHIVES 2015: Call for Continuing Education Proposals

The Committee on Education invites proposals for half-day, one-day, or two-day DAS courses or other continuing education workshops and seminars. Proposals that are accepted may be offered at various locations around the country, including preconference offerings at the SAA Annual Meeting. Read the full call here. Submission deadline: October 8. 

Summer Reads: July/August Archival Outlook

The latest issue of Archival Outlook is now available online! Read about an SAA Student Chapter’s first annual Canadian-American Archival Conference, get the scoop on the Regional Archival Associations Consortium, and learn how the University of Texas Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative has applied the postcustodial theory of archives to their work. Also in this issue: the SAA Foundation thanks its FY2014 contributors, Bentley Historical Library’s Nancy Bartlett remembers Terry Cook, and more. The print edition of Archival Outlook will be mailed to members shortly.

May Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the May 22-24 Council meeting here.

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