SAA’s Communication Channels

SAA offers lots of opportunities to stay updated on news and current trends, connect with SAA members and leaders, and share what you’re doing within the profession as an individual or group representative. Whether you join a listserv or read every issue of Archival Outlook, keep abreast of what’s happening in the profession and participate in the community discussion!


Browse these print and online publications—and write for them, too!

Archival Outlook: SAA’s bimonthly magazine features articles on best practice and how-to pieces on timely and relevant topics.

The American Archivist: A biannual journal featuring research articles, case studies, and perspective pieces on current and international archives trends.  

The American Archivist Reviews Portal: An online space for reviews of software, tools, digital projects, services, websites, and resources. Your contributions welcome!

In The Loop: SAA’s biweekly e-newsletter for updates on activities, events, and news from SAA and around the profession.


Join one of SAA’s listservs to connect with other archivists:

Archives and Archivists Listserv: An open forum for discussion of archival theory and practice. Questions and examples are welcome!

SAA Email Discussion Lists: Each of SAA’s special-interest sections—from Business Archives to Lesbian and Gay Archives to Visual Materials—hosts a listserv to encourage exchange of information. Join one now!   

SAA Student Discussion List: Connect with other graduate students.

Social Media

Find SAA on social media! 

Facebook: Find us at Share updates, events, photos, and news stories on the SAA page.

Twitter: Find us at @archivists_org. Share links and follow hashtags such as #AskAnArchivist or #try5saa.

LinkedIn: Follow us as a company and as a shared interest group.

Instagram: Find us at @saarchivists. Share photos and stories, and link them by using hashtags.

Fun fact: Did you know that SAA has 11,000+ followers on Twitter and there are more than 6,000+ SAA members? Not all SAA members are on social media. Are you? Check it out …

Click on the icons at the bottom of SAA’s home page to see SAA’s social media sites.


Follow current events and news with SAA’s blogs:

Off the Record: An informal conversation about SAA activities and interests with SAA leaders. The principal blogger is the SAA president, with guest posts from other leaders (e.g., Council members and component group chairs). Suggest a blog post or topic for the SAA leadership list—send suggestions to

ArchivesAWARE!: A space to share experiences of and ideas for raising public awareness of archives and the value that archives and archivists add to business, government, education, and society. Contribute your experience!

Do you have other ideas for sharing information? Contact Editorial and Production Coordinator Abigail Christian at to share your idea.