2018 SAA Election - Ask the Candidates

Ask the Candidates
for Vice President/President-Elect


2018 Nominating Committee Chair Stacie Williams met with the Vice President/President-Elect candidates for the 2018 SAA Election to "Ask the Candidates" key questions submitted by members. See the videos below to hear from candidates Pam Hackbart-Dean and Michelle Light! 



Visit the 2018 SAA Election homepage to learn more about all sixteen candidates in this year's election and to cast your vote. 

Ballots are open now through April 6, 2018. 

Vote Now! 


Member Questions Posed to the Candidates: 

1. In your past service in SAA, how have you fostered collaboration? This might be between appointed groups and/or sections, within those groups, or in other leadership positions.

2. How will you support the value of the professional archivist and ensure the survival of the historical record in this era of community archives and engaged non-professionals/memory-makers?

3. I believe it is our responsibility to educate history-minded young people on the professional opportunities available in archives. How will you work to improve the visibility of the archives profession in secondary schools and university undergraduate programs?

4. SAA has faced many challenges with the location of its annual meeting due to circumstances beyond its control after contracts have been signed. There have been labor disputes and political actions that have caused SAA members to discuss the viability of certain locations. Knowing that cancelling a contract will have long-ranging repercussions on SAA’s financial situation and its ability to continue all of its programs, how would you lead a Council discussion when there is pressure from members to stand in solidarity on an issue related to the values and ethics of SAA?

Slate of Candidates

The Nominating Committee has slated the following SAA members as candidates for office in the 2018 election:

Vice President/President-Elect



Nominating Committee