Council Resolution: Accessibility and Disability Section


 Society of American Archivists

Council Resolution


Accessibility and Disability Section Steering Committee


WHEREAS the SAA Accessibility and Disability Section was established in 2019, with a steering committee composed of Lydia Tang and Michelle Ganz (co-chairs), Jessica Chapel, Veronica Denison, Jade Finlinson, Bridget Malley, Cheryl Oestreicher, Lindy Smith, Chris Tanguay, Zachary Tumlin, Lauren White, and Sara White; and

WHEREAS this group drafted an advocacy tool for developing a more flexible concept of archival labor for archivists working from home due to COVID-19 or archivists with disabilities, including readings, project ideas, and related resources; and

WHEREAS this document, “Archivists at Home,” has been widely shared, used, and re-used by archivists across the United States and the world, including the Association of Canadian Archivists, the International Council on Archives, Archivist Memes, Archivists’ Think Tank, and SAA; and

WHEREAS their work is an exemplar of cooperative information sharing in support of “archival resilience” for closures, remote work, students and contingent archival workers, archivists with disabilities, and others affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the SAA Accessibility and Disability Section Steering Committee be honored with a 2020 SAA Council Resolution for their groundbreaking grassroots effort in developing and distributing the “Archivists at Home” resource.