First-Timers and New Members

We understand that being a new member of an organization or of the profession, or attending a large conference for the first time, can be a daunting experience. That’s why we provide a variety of services and programs that can help you survive—and thrive!—at DC 2010 and beyond….

New Member / First-Timer Orientation

Begin your day on Thursday by joining CoSA President Pat Michaelis, NAGARA President Tracey Berezansky, and SAA President Peter Gottlieb, as well as members of their boards of directors and membership committees, for a casual conversation about how to make the most of your time at the conference. A light continental breakfast will be served. (Thursday, 7:00 – 8:00 am)

Career Center

Wondering about your career options? Visit the Networking Café to learn about current employment vacancies and opportunities for postgraduate study, or to consult with a career advisor. (Wednesday, noon – 5:00 pm; Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm) If you’re a job seeker, archival educator, or potential employer, please email SAA at or call 866- 722-7858 for additional information about recruiting or posting your resumé in the Networking Café.

Mentoring Program Meet-and-Greet

Interested in discussing paths for professional development? Want to share your knowledge and experience with a fresh young talent? Stop by the Networking Café and learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. (Thursday, 8:00 – 8:30 am)

Navigator Program

SAA’s Women Archivists Roundtable and Membership Committee are pleased to sponsor the Navigator Program, which matches experienced members with new members or first-time attendees. Your navigator can help guide you through the maze of this large meeting! All DC 2010 attendees are welcome to request a navigator or volunteer to serve in this important role. For more information, contact You’ll be contacted in mid-July and matched with a partner. The deadline to request a navigator is July 1.

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