List of SAA Roundtables

Architectural Records Roundtable
Provides a forum for members to discuss issues related to access and management of architectural records and related fields.

Archival Educators Roundtable
Facilitates exchange of information about archival education programs throughout the United States and Canada and provides a forum for discussion of issues relevant to those who teach courses and workshops in archival administration and related topics, in both academic institutions and other settings.

Archival History Roundtable
Stimulates interest among archivists in the profession's own past and suggests ways of studying its history.

Archives Management Roundtable
Addresses the identification and consideration of management and leadership issues that are important to archivists and archival institutions and brings together archivists from dissimilar institutions who share these interests.

Archivists & Archives of Color Roundtable
Provides a forum to identify and discuss concerns faced by racial minorities; encourages exchange of ideas by archivists with diverse racial backgrounds; promotes wider participation of minorities within the archival profession; ensures the preservation of archival materials pertaining to minorities; supports development of archival services and programs to minorities; and seeks funding for scholarships for minority students in library/information science master’s degree programs.

Collection Managment Tools Roundtable
Provides a forum for archivists from all types of repositories to identify and discuss key issues relevant to the implementation, support, comparison, analyses, and integration of collection management tools and systems.

Congressional Papers Roundtable
Provides a means for discussion of archival issues involved in the acquisition, processing, and administration of the papers of members of the United States Congress.

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Roundtable
Promotes the implementation and use of encoding standards for dissemination of archival information. To this end, the Roundtable aims to provide tools and information for use in encoding archival descriptions; promotes discussion and facilitates the use of software for markup, parsing, indexing, and delivery; and monitors and contributes to encoding standard development for archival description.

Human Rights Archives Roundtable
Aims to create a space for SAA members and other stakeholders (human rights advocates, scholars, government officials, and non-governmental organization workers) to increase dialogue and collaboration on issues related to the collection, preservation, disclosure, legal implications, and ethics of human rights documentation.

International Archival Affairs Roundtable
Identifies and addresses issues and concerns of archives and archivists throughout the world, and provides a forum for discussion, dissemination, and promotion of issues related to international archival affairs.

Issues & Advocacy Roundtable
Dedicated to finding news of, and formulating for the SAA Council's consideration, possible responses to archives- and records-related issues and events.

Labor Archives Roundtable
Promotes communication among archivists and institutions concerned with records in the field of labor and develops cooperative strategies and guidelines to ensure comprehensive documentation of the labor movement. Maintains a Directory of Labor Archives in the United States and Canada.

Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Roundtable (LACCHA)
Serves as a forum for discussion and advice on issues relating to the management and preservation of archival and cultural heritage materials housed in U.S. repositories and originating from the Latin American and Caribbean area or created in the United States by Latin American and Caribbean diaspora or special-interest groups.

Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable (LAGAR)
Provides a forum for archivists who are concerned with ensuring that the archival record includes documentation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and culture; ensures that LGBT archival issues are identified and visible within SAA; and serves as a liaison between independent LGBT archives and SAA.

Local Government Records Roundtable
Provides a forum for dialogue among archivists who are concerned with the administration, organization, and care of records of local government.

Lone Arrangers Roundtable
Provides education, stimulates communication, and encourages support among archivists working in "lone arranger" settings. The term "lone arranger" includes those working alone or in very small staff situations.

Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable
Promotes discussion, education, and collaboration among archivists who are interested in digitization, digital archival objects, and the metadata that enables access, management, and preservation of digital objects.

Military Archives Roundtable
Provides a forum to facilitate collaboration and information sharing among archival institutions, universities, governments, legal bodies, and nongovernment agencies that are documenting and preserving records of issues related to the military and military service.

Native American Archives Roundtable
Serves as a forum to educate archivists on the complexities and beauty of Native American archives of the western hemisphere and as a source of communication and inspiration for archivists working with Native American collections.

Performing Arts Roundtable
Encourages the exchange of information on historical and contemporary documentation of music, dance, theater, and other performance media.

Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable
Provides a forum for discussion of privacy and confidentiality issues and their legal and ethical implications for archival practice.

Public Library Archives / Special Collections Roundtable
Encourages advocacy for and education about archival, manuscript, local history, genealogy, and other historic and special collections within public libraries of all sizes; provides an arena for discussion and dissemination of best practices of the archives, library, museum, and history fields; and works to support the informational, historical, and cultural interests that converge in public library archives and special collections.

Recorded Sound Roundtable
Serves as a forum for discussing the role, needs, and care of sound recordings in archival collections.

Records Management Roundtable
Encourages discussion of current issues in records and information management and promotes better understanding of the importance of collaborative efforts between archivists and records managers.

Research Libraries Roundtable
Promotes discussion and collaboration on initiatives and research projects that affect archivists working in a research library context.

Science, Technology, and Health Care Roundtable
Provides a forum for archivists with interests or holdings in science, technology, and health care, presenting opportunities to exchange information, solve problems, and share successes.

Security Roundtable
Focuses on issues relating to the prevention of theft in archival and manuscript repositories.

Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable (SNAP)
Focuses attention on and gives voice to the needs and concerns of its members--in particular, students, interns, new professionals, early-career archivists, and individuals seeking professional employment--within SAA and the field in general.

Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable
Provides a forum for archivists with visual collections to discuss cataloging and access issues.

Web Archiving Roundtable
Works to heighten advocacy and awareness of the issues that archivists encounter related to the selection, appraisal, harvesting, management, and preservation of web resources.

Women Archivists Roundtable
Monitors the status of women in the archival profession, and promotes the participation of women in all phases of SAA's activities and the profession as a whole.

Women’s Collections Roundtable
Promotes the preservation and research use of records documenting women and networks archivists with holdings concerning or created by women.