SAA Council Resolution Honoring Kelly Sweeney

Society of American Archivists
Council Resolution



WHEREAS Kelly Sweeney is a dedicated freelance graphic designer who has worked unstintingly with SAA on a variety of projects for the past 12 years; and

WHEREAS she has designed every issue of SAA’s bimonthly magazine Archival Outlook since July/August 2007—more than 70 issues to date; and 

WHEREAS she has produced excellent interior and cover design for multiple SAA books, including the award-winning Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists (2017), Archives in Libraries: What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know to Work Together (2015), 20 modules and counting in the Trends in Archives Practice series, and the forthcoming Archival Fundamental Series III; and

WHEREAS for many years she laid out issues of SAA’s semi-annual journal American Archivist and continues to design each issue’s cover; and

WHEREAS she has provided creative services to other SAA programs such as digital marketing materials for Day of Giving fundraising, archives brochures, flyers for distribution at regional meetings, signage at SAA Annual Meetings, awards certificates, ads for education and publication products, and more; and

WHEREAS she has been a steady and reliable partner, helping SAA to contain production costs and often going above and beyond to deliver lightning-swift turnarounds;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Society of American Archivists recognizes and thanks Kelly Sweeney for her fetching design work and outstanding service to SAA and the archives profession.


Presented August 2019.