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The Working Group is pleased to make available for reference a PDF copy of the active survey collecting public feedback related to the current "Guidelines for College and University Archives" for those who would like to review the questions before completing the survey.
The SAA Preservation Section congratulates our 2021 electees: Kimberly Hoffman, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, and Kat Trammel, Member-at-Large. We were thrilled to have a such a great slate of qualified and enthusiastic candidates. Thank you to everyone who participated!  
Aug 29, 2021   Preservation Section
In case you missed our February Coffee Chat with the SNAP Section "Meet and Greet Preservation Professionals," the recording is now live on YouTube! Click here for the YouTube link.
Aug 29, 2021   Preservation Section
Here is the most recent issue of the Museum Archivist Newsletter, Summer 2021! Contents include:Letters from Chair Sharad Shah and Incoming Chair Katrina O'BrienKatrina O'Brien - Dissolving a Museum and a CollectionJulie Rockwell - Reflections on Graduate Study Research: Born-Digital Collections Access and User Studies in Libraries, Archives and MuseumsInternship Profile - Cassandra Linder at the Ingalls Library & Museum Archives, Cleveland Museum of ArtAnna Rimel - Joseph Cornell Study...
Aug 26, 2021   Museum Archives Section
Open Positions Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 3-year term, September 2021 – August 2024Steering Committee Member (2 seats) – 3-year term, September 2021 – August 2024 Candidates Vice Chair/Chair Elect Lourdes Johnson Steering Committee Member (2 seats) Wendy Guerra Catie Heitz Heather Jager Kendra Meyer Kathryn Slover Statements to Voters and Biographies Vice Chair/Chair Elect Lourdes Johnson Greetings! My name is Lourdes Johnson. I am submitting my application to nominate myself as Vice-Chair...
Aug 23, 2021   Electronic Records Section
Ballot choices Vice-chair/chair-elect (one vacancy): Ryan Leimkuehler University Records Manager and Assistant Professor at Kansas State University  Biography: As the records manager for KSU for the past 4 years he has focused on training, outreach, and records retention guidance for the university community. Ryan is a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, Kansas City Area Archivist, and the Society of American Archivists and serves as a steering committee member for the Records Management...
Aug 20, 2021   Records Management Section
Please find below the slides for Deborah Hakes's presentation and a link to the partial recording of the meeting.
Issues and Advocacy Section 2021 Ballot      Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (vote for one) Andrea Belair   Biographical Information and Candidate Statement:    At present, I am the Librarian for Archives and Special Collections at Union College, where I have been for three years. Prior to my current position, I was the Archivist at the Office of the President at Yale University for six years. My prior experience in the archival profession as well as outside of it has led me to develop a keen...
Aug 18, 2021   Issues and Advocacy Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section election. The EAS Section has three open positions for the 2021 election and three candidates running unopposed. Please take some time to review each candidate statement below. You will be voting for: One Junior Co-chair, for a two-year term, serving in year one as Junior Co-chair and in year two as Senior Co-chair; and Two Steering Committee members, for two-year terms. SAA staff...
If you missed the event, or you attended and did not have a chance to look at and contribute to the shared document created by the TS-GRD, please do so! The document will be open until September 30, 2021.
Congratulations and welcome to our newly-elected Steering Committee Members!Vice Chair - Micaela TerronezNewsletter Editor - Katy SternbergerRegional Representatives Lead - Julie Yamashita.
Aug 6, 2021   Lone Arrangers Section
The results of the 2021 MARS election are in! Please join me in congratulating our new steering committee members Cara McCormick (Archives Manager at the Rand Corporation and MARS Vice Chair/Chair-Elect) and Matthew Peek (Military Collection Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina and MARS Communication Liaison). Together with Andrew Hinton (Head of Collection Development at the Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University and MARS Chair) and Amy Mondt (Associate Director of the...
Aug 5, 2021   Military Archives Section
STHC Section Jr. Co-Chair Jennifer Langford Archivist/Special Collections Librarian University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Memphis, TN STHC Section Steering Committee Member 2019; Web Liason DiAnna Hemsath McGoogan Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center Archivist
Junior Co-chair:  Gabrielle Barr Archivist Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum National Institute of Health Member-at-Large:  Brandon T. Pieczko Digital and Special Collections Librarian Ruth Lilly Medical Library Indiana University School of Medicine 
Junior Co-Chair: Brandon Pieczko Steering Committee Members at Large:Nicole TopichEdith EscobedoTali HanJulia Pope Early Career Member: Anna Marie Lucas
This will be my last newsletter as Web Liasion/Newsletter Editor. I am happy to answer questions about the position and give lots of info to whomever is chosen to replace me. I can be contacted via hilary.h.barlow@gmail.com I am very grateful to current and previous chairs and steering committee members for making this an excellent section to be a part of! As I've mentioned before, I am stepping down for no other reason than it feels like time (I've been doing this for more than 4 years) and I...
Read the latest newsletter from the International Council on Archives Section on Archives and Human Rights here! The SAHR Newsletter is written and compiled by Trudy Huskamp Peterson.
Abolitionist Library Association is a collective of library workers, students, and community members taking action to divest from all forms of policing in libraries and invest in our collective liberation.We envision a world without policing or prisons. Our goal is to create libraries that are rooted in community self-determination and intellectual freedom through collective action.Read more here.
The latest episodes of the Lost in the Stacks Podcast features Colleen Marquis discussing archivists, librarians, and curators joining the Lecturers’ Employee Organization union at the University of Michigan. Listen here.
Crafting Resistance challenged the idea of political prisoners as ‘passive victims’ which fails to recognise the degree of agency many prisoners retain despite the horrific circumstances they endure. During the military dictatorship of General Pinochet in Chile (1973-1990) hundreds of political prisoners were held in concentration camps throughout the country. In a number of these camps, prisoners organised themselves and crafted items from the very limited materials and improvised tools...
Ensuring that all histories – especially the most marginalized – are preserved and shared is a priority for Sites of Conscience around the globe. To support this, in partnership with our Asian and Pacific Sites of Conscience Network, we are pleased to launch “Shared Journeys,” a virtual exhibit that showcases the hidden, lost, or sidelined histories of the Asian region. The project is a collaboration between 12 Sites of Conscience in the region and is curated by Radhika Hettiarachchi.Read more ...
The One Book, Many Communities has 3 digital book discussion events in the month of August.  This project draws inspiration from the “one book, one town” idea, wherein people in local communities come together to read and discuss a common book. Librarians and Archivists with Palestine invites readers, librarians, and others to organize gatherings to discuss Minor Detail by Adania Shibli. This campaign is designed to introduce readers to the richness of Palestinian literature, and create a...
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has acquired an archival document with great historical significance. Dating from the final stages of the Treason Trial (1956-1961), it is an open letter by the trialists to the people of Britain calling for support in their defence against the apartheid state’s charges of treason. The letter features original signatures by the trialists, including Nelson Mandela, Lilian Ngoyi, Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada.Read more here.
Institutional practices during the pandemic have undermined job stability in more subtle ways as well. In a survey by the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, respondents expressed concern about the elimination and consolidation of positions, reduction of contract lengths, inability to find new positions, and distribution of the impact along gendered and racial lines.Crowdsourced reporting in Google Docs and mutual aid requests further documents the systemic pattern of furloughs, forced retirements...
Many archivists are reevaluating workflows and practices in order to create more equitable, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist metadata in their repositories. This important work is foregrounded by the Anti-Racist Description Resources, authored by the Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s (A4BLiP) Anti-Racist Description Working Group.  Archives in Context spoke with A4BLiP’s Anti-Racist Description Working Group members Alexis A. Antracoli, Annalise Berdini, Faith Charlton, Valencia...