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The Archival Spirit, July 2019 Contents (see PDF attachment): Letter from the Chair --- Elizabeth B. Scott, Archivist, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT Boston College Establishes Catholic Religious Archives Repository --- Michael J. Burns, Special Assistant for Jesuit and Catholic Collections, Boston College Archives, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts  Boston College Conference Working Paper Committee Named --- Malachy McCarthy, Claretian Missionaries Archives, Chicago, Illinois...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2019 Manuscript Repositories Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair), for a two-year term; and Three (3) Steering Committee members (three-year terms).  Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot...
The Performing Arts Section is pleased to offer a special tour of the Harry Ransom Center with Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts. This tour will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Our entire visit will last approximately 2 hours, and will include a tour of the gallery spaces, followed by time to look at some highlights of the performing arts collections and have a group discussion in one of the Center's classrooms. Transportation to and from the hotel...
Jul 9, 2019   Performing Arts Section
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Justin Kovar is the Audio and Moving Image Archivist for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin and has been at the Center since 2011.  Previous to that he was a Graduate Research Assistant for the University's Historical Music Recordings Collections and intern for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.  Justin earned his MSIS Degree from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, and is an ACA certified...
Apologies for cross-posting: We are in need of a new Digital Archivist here to manage our DSpace repository, as well as support our other technology needs. Here is a piece of the job description:  Reporting to the Director of Archives & Records Management, the Digital Archivist holds primary responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of all in-house programs and databases used by the Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives, including the DSpace digital repository and the Inmagic DB...
  We are in need of a new Digital Archivist here to manage our DSpace repository, as well as support our other technology needs. Here is a piece of the job description:  Reporting to the Director of Archives & Records Management, the Digital Archivist holds primary responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of all in-house programs and databases used by the Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives, including the DSpace digital repository and the Inmagic DB/TextWorks image database. The...
On Saturday, August 3 11:30-12:45, RAO will host its Section Meeting and 7th Annual Marketplace of Ideas at the SAA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. Please join us for our Business Meeting followed by the Marketplace!   Saturday, August 3rd from 11:30-12:45 Business meeting Committee Reports PSAC (Public Services Assessment Committee) TPS (Teaching With Primary Sources) E2 (Events and Exhibits) Accessibility Chair update  “Interested in contributing to RAO?” Marketplace “pitches” 2...
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Term 2019-2022 Justin Gardner Special Collections & Cataloging Librarian, Resource Services/Migel Collection American Printing House, Louisville, KY I have been the Special Collections Librarian for the M.C. Migel Memorial Collection at the American Printing House for the Blind since November of 2011.  The Migel Collection is believed to be the world’s largest collection of non-medical materials related to visual impairment in the world.  As the collection’s lone...
Jul 1, 2019   Lone Arrangers Section
2019 Privacy and Confidentiality Section Ballot Positions to be Elected: 1.       Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. (term 8/2019-8/2020) 2.       Steering Committee (term 8/2019-8/2021) 3.       Steering Committee (term 8/2019-8/2020.) Note: This is a one year interim position that will complete the unexpired term of current Steering Committee member Rachel Gattermeyer). Candidate for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Rachel Gattermeyer Current position: Digital Archivist, University of Wyoming’s American Heritage...
We are honored to present the nominees for this year's election cycle. Thank you to the nominees for volunteering their time to serve the Oral History Section. Please review the candidate's statements to get to know them better.  Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens! Vice Chair-Chair Elect Lindsay Hiltunen University Archivist, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections Lindsay...
Jun 25, 2019   Oral History Section
The Women Archivists Section will be experiencing a great deal of turnover this year--we will be voting for four steering committee member positions and one co-chair position. I'm very pleased to introduce you to the 12 awesome archivists who have stepped up to add their experience and energy to our section. Below are their bios and statements of what they bring to our section.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Jessica Dowd Crouch (an AMAZING co-chair!) for her service this year as...
Jun 20, 2019   Women Archivists Section
The Business Archives Section is opening a position for an Early Career Member on the section steering committee. This position is intended for individuals starting out in the field to have an opportunity to be mentored by section leaders, and expand their leadership skills and resources. Immediate responsibilities will include supporting the Newsletter, the Quarterly Conference Calls, and the Education Director, but may be tailored to individual interests. This position is open to students and...
Jun 20, 2019   Business Archives Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2019 Local Government Records Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair), for a two-year term; and 2 Steering Committee members (three-year terms).  Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens!  Vice Chair/...
Below is the Candidate information for the Labor Archives Section Co-Chair position for the 2019-2021 Term. Ben BlakeDirector, George Meany Labor Archives, University of Maryland, College Park Candidate StatementBefore becoming the Director of the George Meany Labor Archives, University of Maryland, College Park in 2016, I had significant experience in labor archives, including two years at San Francisco State's Labor Archives and Research Center and have been responsible for the archives...
Jun 17, 2019   Labor Archives Section
Open positions Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 3-year term, August 2019 – August 2022 Steering Committee Member (2 seats) – 3-year term, August 2019 – August 2022 Candidates Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect  Annalise Berdini (she/her) Steering Committee Member (2 seats) Andrea Belair (she/her) Elizabeth Carron (she/her)     Statements to Voters and Biographies Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Annalise BerdiniAnnalise Berdini is the Digital Archivist for University Archives at Princeton University. She is...
Jun 17, 2019   Electronic Records Section
Christina Bleyer, Junior Co-Chair         Bio: Christina Bleyer, PhD is Director of Special Collections and Archives at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She previously served as Head of Special Collections and Senior Archivist at the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Master’s and Doctorate in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where until 2016 she managed the institution’s manuscript collections.Her research is focused...
Nominees for Vice Chair: Tori Maches, Digital Archivist, UC San Diego Running for Vice Chair of SAA’s Web Archiving Section represents an opportunity to use my past, local-level leadership experience, as well as my current role as UC San Diego’s digital archivist, to support the section’s internal efforts, and its collaborations with the wider professional community. In addition, my work managing UC San Diego’s web archiving program has given me a sense of both the progress the archival ...
Jun 12, 2019   Web Archiving Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2019 Reference, Access, and Outreach Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for:   • One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair), for a three-year term (Successful candidate will serve one year as Vice-Chair, will automatically become the RAO Chair for the following year, and will serve one year as Immediate Past...
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect  Tamar Zeffren, Archival Collections Manager, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee  Brief Bio I am the Archival Collections Manager at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in New York, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian aid organization. I received my M.A. in archival management from NYU and am a Digital Archives Specialist. I have extensive volunteer experience, including two years on the Board of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan...
Jun 11, 2019   Archives Management Section
Nomination for STHC Section Steering Committee Member 2019 DiAnna Hemsath McGoogan Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center Archivist Biography DiAnna Hemsath joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s McGoogan Library as an archivist in the Special Collections and Archives Department in January of 2019. Previously she held positions as a curator and collections manager of the Kruger Collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and as a technical services...
Location JW Marriott Austin  102 E 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701 See map: Google Maps   Meeting Date(s):  August 3, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:15 am  The Section's annual meeting will include discussion of ongoing projects and future plans. The program will also feature  lightning talks (10 minutes) that highlight the stories of women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and others often overlooked, undervalued, and sometimes lost in the science, technology and healthcare archival ...
  Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Candidates The following candidates are running for the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair) position: Adam Winters Archivist, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Adam Winters has served as the head archivist at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky since 2014, having been introduced into the field through work as a part-time archives assistant in 2009. In 2017, he accepted an invitation from the Kentucky Baptist Convention to manage their...
Meet our wonderful slate of candidates for the 2019 WCS election! The two individuals receiving the most votes will serve as Co-Vice Chairs during 2019-2020 and as Co-Chairs of the section in 2020-2021. Enid Ocegueda  Biography Enid Ocegueda is currently serving as an Archival Specialist at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University. She is a recent graduate from the San Jose State University MLIS program. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University...
Jun 11, 2019   Women's Collections Section
Co-Chair Brenna Edwards Bio: Brenna Edwards is currently the Project Digital Archivist at the Rose Library at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science, where she concentrated on archives management. While at UNC, she worked with PlayMakers Repertory Company on organizing their archives and updating their inventory list. Outside of work, she is a team leader for the Atlanta team of the American...
Jun 10, 2019   Performing Arts Section
Get to know the PLASC Steering Committee candidates. See their statements below. VICE-CHAIR: Derek T. Mosley   Archives Division ManagerAuburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta, Georgia Derek T. Mosley is the archivist/division manager at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, a special library of the  Fulton County Library System. He previously worked at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library and...