Archives 360˚: Call for Student Paper and Poster Presentations

The 2011 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during SAA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 22-27, 2011.

Work from both master’s and doctoral students will be considered. Proposals that address the program theme are especially encouraged.

Program Theme

SAA celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2011, an occasion that offers a wonderful opportunity to take a good look around – at SAA and its role as a professional organization, at the archives profession and its intersections with other professions and domains, and at ourselves as professionals in an evolving global information environment. The theme for the 2011 Annual Meeting is “ARCHIVES 360.

Graduate Student Paper Session

The work of three current archives students will be selected for presentation during a traditional open session format. Each speaker will be allotted 15 minutes to present a paper. Thirty minutes will be reserved for audience questions and discussion. Proposals may relate to the student’s research interests as well as research pertinent to the profession. Incorporating the Annual Meeting theme into proposals is highly encouraged. Participant selection will be based on the quality of proposals submitted. Presenters and topics will be listed in the Preliminary Program.

Graduate Student Poster Session

The 11th annual Graduate Student Poster Session will showcase the work of both individual students and SAA Student Chapters.

Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which students have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Incorporating the Annual Meeting theme into proposals is highly encouraged. Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous academic year (Fall 2010-Summer 2011).

Student Chapter posters may describe chapter activities, events, and/or other involvement with the archives and records professions. Incorporating the Annual Meeting theme into the poster proposals is highly encouraged. A single representative should coordinate the submission of each Student Chapter proposal.

Submission Instructions and Deadlines

To prepare and submit a proposal, please complete the proposal form and email it as an attachment to no later than January 21, 2011.

SAA encourages broad participation in its annual meeting. Presenters are limited to participating in one session. Presenters include speakers, session chairs, and commentators. Please alert the 2011 Student Program Subcommittee if you have agreed to participate in another accepted proposal.

Proposals must be received no later than January 21, 2011, and must be sent electronically to:

2011 Student Program Subcommittee

If you have any questions, please contact Subcommittee Chair Brenda Gunn at

Annual Meeting referenced: 
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