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 ARCHIVES 360° and beyond….

New Member / First-Timer Orientation

Begin your conference experience on Wednesday evening by joining SAA President Helen Tibbo, SAA Council members, and representatives of the Membership Committee for a casual conversation about how to make the most of your time at the conference. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. (Wednesday, 7:45 – 9:00 pm)

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, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm) If you’re a job seeker, archival educator, or potential employer, please email SAA at servicecenter@ or call 866-722-7858 for additional information about recruiting or posting your résumé 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 to learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. (Thursday, 9:30 – 10:00 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 ARCHIVES 360° 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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