Created in 2011, this award celebrates and encourages early-career archivists who have completed archival work of broad merit, demonstrated significant promise of leadership, and/or performed commendable service to the archives profession.
Nominees will have more than two years and less than ten years of professional archives experience. Nominees must be SAA members and must meet as many of the following criteria as possible:
An individual archivist who has completed between two and ten years of experience. The award is given based on the total experience of the awardee, including knowledge, leadership, participation, and/or achievements in the profession.
In addition to a completed nomination form, each nomination must include the nominee's résumé and three letters of support from colleagues who are familiar with the nominee’s work and professional activities.
The Society of American Archivists Foundation.
The Emerging Leader Award Subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee consists of three members of the Society of American Archivists and one of the co-chairs of the SAA Awards Committee (ex officio). One member of the subcommittee shall be appointed each year by the SAA President-elect to serve a three-year term. The senior member of the subcommittee in years of service shall serve as its chair and shall present the award during the Awards Ceremony at the SAA Annual Meeting.
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the nomination form.
2012: Mark Matienzo
2013: Tanya Marshall
2014: Beth Shields, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
2015: Cheryl Oestreicher, Boise State University
2016: Matt Gorzalski, Southern Illinois University Carbondale