At its August 1 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, the SAA Council took the following actions:
Approved recommendations from the Council’s Working Group on Member Affinity Groups:
That the SAA staff, with oversight from the Council Working Group on Member Affinity Groups, prepare and implement a work plan to transition SAA sections and roundtables to the new structure as quickly as practicable, with presentation of an initial plan to the Council in November 2016 and updates at least every other month. Based on significant member feedback, the highlights of the changes are:
Approved an Information Brief on Archives and the Environment.
Heard an update on the work of the Working Group on Diversity and Inclusion (see page 43 in print Onsite Program) and approved a revision of the SAA Statement on Diversity and Inclusion to include “Inclusion.”
The complete meeting minutes will be posted to the website once they are adopted by the Council.