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The SAA Public Library Archives and Special Collections Section seeks candidates to serve in leadership positions for the next fiscal year, 2022-2023! Getting involved in PLASC leadership is a great way to engage in professional development and public service, and connect with colleagues throughout the United States. Time commitment is approximately 3 hours/month, including attendance at a virtual monthly meeting. Annual meeting attendance is NOT required. Over the past year PLASC has been...
The Performing Arts Section (PAS) is seeking nominations for both the Co-Chair and a Steering Committee Member positions.  Serving in a leadership role on the Section is a wonderful way to become more involved with PAS and SAA and get to know other archivists.  In order to hold a position as an officer and/or member of the Steering Committee, you must be a member of both SAA and PAS. The term for each office is one year, beginning at the close of the SAA annual meeting in August 2022 and ending...
May 18, 2022   Performing Arts Section
SOLO, the newsletter of the Lone Arrangers Section of the Society of American Archivists, seeks submissions for the Fall 2022 issue. The newsletter relies entirely on submissions from LAS members or anyone wishing to contribute to the community of solo archivists. Please consider sharing your work, news, and accomplishments with your colleagues!  We're looking for articles, photos, and shorter announcements relevant to solo archivists. Possible topics include your collections; your successes...
May 16, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
Greetings OHS Members! This year, the Electronic Records Section (ERS) and Oral History Section (OHS) will host a joint section meeting in early August during SAA's 2022 hybrid conference. In hosting a joint session, our goal is to encourage dialogue between our members and to reflect on our shared interests and challenges, particularly in the ways that our work has been impacted by a remote working environment and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  All section meetings are virtual this year, and...
May 14, 2022   Oral History Section
The Native American Archives Section is seeking nominations for the Steering Committee positions! The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Native American Archives Section (NAAS) is seeking nominations for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect and three Steering Committee members. Anyone is welcome to apply, including students and early-career archivists. If you work with Native American archival materials, or are interested in learning more about the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, this is...
Help shape the future of the Society of American Archivists’ Metadata and Digital Object Section (MDOS) by joining the Steering Committee. Service on the MDOS Steering Committee is a manageable time commitment that offers you valuable experience as you contribute to our profession by fostering discussion, education, and collaboration among archivists interested in digitization, digital archival objects, and the metadata that enables their access, management, and preservation. The MDOS Steering...
Would you like to get more involved with SAA and expand your leadership experience? Maybe it's time to help lead the Preservation Section! We are seeking candidates for two positions: Vice-Chair/Chair Elect  Member-At-Large  If you are interested in nominating yourself, or would like to nominate someone else, please send the name and a 4 or 5 sentence statement of interest/professional bio to Kara McClurken (kmm6ef@virginia.edu) by Monday, May 23rd. The work: Section projects include planning...
Apr 28, 2022   Preservation Section
The Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section is seeking candidates for three positions: One co-chair for a two-year term (2022-2024) -- first year as junior co-chair and second year as senior co-chair One Steering Committee member for a two-year term (2022-2024) One early-career member for a one-year term (August 2022 - August 2023) Please feel free to email current co-chairs Bo Doub (bdoub@usc.edu) and Irene Gates (gatesbir@gmail.com) with any questions regarding the nominations/election...
The Public Library Archives and Special Collections (PLASC) Section is calling for presenters at our virtual section meeting, Wednesday July 20th from 11am-12:30pm PST. We are looking for lightning talks, 10-15 minutes in length, that highlight projects and initiatives from your repositories that further efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly with regards to collections development. Examples of this work might be: Projects with External Partners Community Collecting...
  "Performance in the Archives" [Virtual Coffee Table Discussion" April 29, 2022, 3:00 pm EDT/2:00 pm CDT/12:00 pm PDT, via Zoom SAA's Performing Arts Section (PAS) invites SAA members, affiliates, colleagues, and friends to a discussion about the encounters, interactions, and mutual influences between the world of archives and performing arts. The panel features Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College, Columbia University; Zachary Whittenburg, dance journalist and Arts...
Apr 15, 2022   Performing Arts Section
  The Reference, Access, & Outreach section of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for election to the following roles:  Steering Committee Member-at-Large (2) 2 year commitment Vice-chair/Chair-elect 3 year commitment All roles begin at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual Meeting. Nominations can be made via our 2022 Nominations Form by the end of the business day on May 20, 2022. For more information and details on roles and responsibilities you can review the...
The updated Museum Archives Guidelines were approved in February 2022 and are available! These assist all types of museums—both independent museums and those contained within larger institutions—in the development and administration of archives programs. The document outlines the components of a successful museum archives program.
Apr 11, 2022   Museum Archives Section
The Collection Management Section Webinar: "Turning Disaster into Opportunity" took place on April 5th, 2022. The recording is available at the SAA Youtube Channel When the unexpected hits our collections, it can be a time of stress and uncertainty but can also be a time to look at collection management practices, storage design and processing to come out stronger on the other side.  Hear from three presenters who faced the unexpected and learn some of the lessons they took away from their...
UnBOXed: LAS Treasures Join the Lone Arrangers Section for a professional "show-and-tell" as we marvel at the treasures from several different archival collections, including loss records from Titanic; pieces from the collections of over 25 jewelry tool and die companies spanning from the 1860s to today; a 15th century psalter done by hand with gold leaf; a Neptune certificate for crossing the equator; and more! The latest of the LAS UnBOXed series, this event will be sure to thrill and...
Apr 6, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
Call for Presenters! UnBOXed: LAS Treasures Do you have unique and interesting items in your collection? Most of us do! The Lone Arrangers Section is looking for 5 presenters to participate in a show-and-tell about the highlights of their collections for our next Section event.  When: The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 4pm Eastern (3pm Central / 1pm Pacific time). Format: Show your treasures live or via a slideshow.  Contact: lonearrangersectionsaa@gmail.com
Apr 5, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
The Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section and the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) are planning a joint meeting for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists. The EAS / TS-EAS meeting will be held via Zoom on August 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). EAS and TS-EAS are seeking representatives and users of archival aggregation websites (e.g., Archives Portal Europe, Online Archive of California,...
Are you passionate about accessibility and disability in archives? Do you love creating and sharing resources? The SAA Accessibility & Disability Section is recruiting for our section blog’s editorial team! The editorial team develops, cultivates, and publishes content relevant to accessibility and disability in the archives through our section blog. We welcome all ideas for maintaining a thoughtful, creative, and rich blog presence. Some ideas might include event and resource roundups,...
Due to unforseen circmstances, we have had to re-schedule Beudry Allen's webinar. It will now take place via Zoom on Monady, April 25, 2022, at 3 PM Eastern / 2 PM Central / 1 PM Mountain / Noon Pacific. Zoom Meeting ID: 925 4974 8168          
  The Society of American Archivists' Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) are excited to announce the availability of "Records in Contexts (RiC) Update":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlZN1CQ2lVk This webinar was originally held on December 13, 2021, and provides an update on work on the Records in Contexts (RiC) model. Daniel Pitti and Florence Clavaud of the International Council on Archives Experts Group on Archival Description (EGAD) present a brief overview of...
The Independent Archivists Section seeks to offer members twice monthly standing social hour meetings designed for members to talk and support one another. Social hours will be held twice monthly on the 1st and and 3rd Wed. on each month. We hope you will be able to join us for one of these two offerings. A tentative agenda is attached.  The second Wed. of the month for March is the 16th, the social hour meeting will take place at 12:30pm PST, 1:30 pm MNT, and 4:30 pm EST.   https://us06web....
  This prize encourages and rewards an article or other short piece of superior excellence in the field of archival history, regardless of subject, time period, or national boundaries. Stand-alone chapters in edited essay collections or anthologies will also be considered. Nominations may include works by archivists as well as by others writing scholarly works on the history of records and archives. We generally make two such awards each year.    Nomination Deadline:  All nominations should be...
Mar 13, 2022   Archival History Section
The Society of American Archivists Preservation Section is excited to announce our Call for Proposals for the annual Preservation Week Twitter Conference on Wednesday, April 27th. As part of ALA Preservation Week 2022, this free and inclusive conference will cover a range of preservation related topics for archivists and librarians (or any interested party!). We encourage you to follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #PresTC22! Each speaker will have a 15 minute time slot allocated to their...
Mar 12, 2022   Preservation Section
Help Update the Labor Archives in the United States and Canada: A Directory...Again By Conor Casey, LAR Co-Chair   The Labor Archives in the United States and Canada: A Directory is an important topical listing of labor and labor-related collections that is valuable to both labor archivists and to scholars and researchers. Initial work on the directory was done in the early 1990s by the Wagner Labor Archives in New York City. A survey then conducted identified "archivists, librarians, and labor...
Aug 15, 2014   Labor Archives Section
Ashlyn Velte, Senior Processing Archivist for Rare and Distinctive Collections at the University of Boulder Libraries, and Sarah Coates, the Interim University Archivist at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, will present: "Balancing Privacy and Access: Private and Publicly Identifiable Information in Archival Collections."  Archivists at Colleges and Universities must navigate the presence of Private and Personally Identifiable information in their collections.  ...
The Spring 2022 Issue of SOLO, newsletter of the Lone Arrangers Section, is now available. Click here to go to our Newsletter page and read the new issue. You can find all past issues of SOLO here on our Newsletter page. SOLO, newsletter of the Lone Arrangers Section, is published twice each year in the spring and fall. Deadlines for contributions are January 15 (spring issue) and July 15 (fall issue). Articles, photos, and announcements of interest to the community of solo archivists should be...
Mar 1, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section