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Thank you to all who considered participating as a candidate for standing in the 2024 Military Archives Section election. Please take some time to review the candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, for a two-year term The new Chair of the MARS Section will be Andrew Harman, who was elected as the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect in 2023. Jennifer Milani will continue to serve as the MARS Secretary and Amy Mondt as...
Jun 18, 2024   Military Archives Section
HOW TO SUGGEST THAT SAA TAKE ACTION ON AN ISSUE   If you encounter an issue on which you think SAA should comment (or advocate for in another way), here’s how to bring that issue forward. Review the SAA Public Policy Agenda to determine if your issue is included among the priorities outlined there. Use this review to note the types of issues that SAA addresses and also to ensure that your issue is not already being addressed.  Also review the Criteria for Advocacy Statements, SAA Strategic...
Sep 18, 2014   Committee on Public Policy
2024 Election: Candidate Statements Thank you to all of the excellent candidates who have agreed to run for positions as Steering Committe members in this year's election! You will be voting for: One (1) Co-chair, 2024-2026 Two (2) Steering Committee Members, 2024-2026 Please make sure to carefully read all the candidate biographies and statements of interest and make your selections. Ballots are managed by SAA through SurveyMonkey; you will receive a message in your inbox when the ballot is...
Jun 13, 2024   Performing Arts Section
STEERING COMMITTEE NOMINEES   Lori Schwartz     Name, title, and institutional affiliation: Lori Schwartz, Hagel and Technical Services Archivist, University of Nebraska Omaha   Bio/statement: I manage the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives and direct arrangement and description for the University of Nebraska Omaha's Archives and Special Collections. Prior to 2015, I was Special Projects Archivist at South Carolina Political Collections where I processed a number of congressional collections. I...
2024 Election Candidates It is that time of the year again, SAA election season! Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2024 Oral History 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; for a three year term Two Steering Committee members; for two year terms Ballots will be managed by SAA staff; keep an eye on your inbox for when...
Jun 11, 2024   Oral History Section
The Crisis, Disaster, and Tragedy Response Working Group (CDTRWG) of the Society of American Archivists will be holding a virtual open meeting on Friday, July 12th at 11am Central Standard Time. Come join us to learn more about what we do, share ideas for future work, and engage with others working to navigate the complex field of collecting the wake of tragedies, disasters, and crises. This meeting is free and open to all, but registration is required. Registration is available at this link....
As a part of the celebration of National Archives Month, archivists around the nation are encouraged to use Twitter to promote a discourse with the public about archiving and the important role of archivists in society. For more information, please click here.
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2024 Issues & Advocacy 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 (1) Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (two-year term); and Two (2) Steering Committee members (two-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/Chair-...
The SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) has drafted a statement regarding the ethical acquisition of campus protest materials. CEPC acknowledges that the protests and police responses occurring on university campuses across the United States are a fast-moving, politically and emotionally charged situation that may leave archivists struggling to make decisions about how—or whether—to document current events. Ethics provide a foundation for action in times of crisis. We...
Thank you to all of our wonderful candidates for volunteering to run for open SAA Collection Management Section positions.  You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair), for a two-year term One Web Liaison for a two-year term Two Steering Committee members, for a two-year term.  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 (1) Jonathan Kirkwood Records Manager & Associate...
Thank you to all our candidates for standing in the 2024 Design Records Section election! Members, please review their candidate statements below. You will be voting for: • Junior Co-Chair (Chair-Elect) • Steering Committee member Please note that the election will be managed by SAA Governance staff - keep an eye on your inbox for voting information!  Junior Co-chair Candidate Morgan Wilson, Architecture Archivist, University of Notre Dame Libraries Bio & Candidate Statement: In my current...
Jun 5, 2024   Design Records Section
You will be voting for: Two Steering Committee members (three-year terms) (2024-2026); and One bloggERS Communications Liaison (one-year term) (2024-2025).  A note that we are slightly changing procedure for this election, due to no self-nominations for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. In this election, the person who receives the most votes for steering committee member will be offered the vice-chair position, and the candidates who receive the second-most and third-most votes will become steering...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2024 Archival History 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 for a one year term and then a one year term as Chair Three Steering Committee members for a one year term Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens...
Jun 3, 2024   Archival History Section
Please take some time to review the candidate statements for the 2024-2026 Diverse Sexuality and Gender Section leadership positions before submitting your vote once the ballots open.You will be voting for:1-2 Co-chair(s), for a two-year term; and2 Steering Committee members Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens! Co-Chair candidate: Jordi Padilla-Delgado (he / him)Records Manager at Lloret de Mar Municipal Archive (...
Open Positions Co-Chair, vote for two Steering Committee member, vote for one Co-Chair (3 candidates) Alphabetical Order   Mary Grace Kosta Archival Consultant   Bio Mary Grace Kosta obtained her MA in linguistics from the University of Calgary, and worked for 25 years as a linguist, museum registrar, government manager, and teacher. She then obtained her MLIS with a specialization in archives from the University of Western Ontario. She worked as an archivist for 13 years before retiring and...
Jun 3, 2024   Women Archivists Section
Open Positions Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, vote for one Steering Committee member, vote for two   Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Nominees (1 candidate) Alphabetical Order   Nick Richbell Head of Special Collections and Archives, Clemson University   Bio Dr. Nick Richbell recently received his PhD in History from the University of Waterloo. His area of research is the history of Spiritualism, and his doctoral dissertation is a biographical history about Maurice Barbanell and Silver Birch. Nick is currently...
Candidate for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (one 3-year term): Paige Adair Biography Paige Adair is the Senior Archivist, Fine Arts Specialist at The Portman Archives in Atlanta, GA, collaborating to provide access to the archival collections of architect and artist, John C. Portman, Jr. She is responsible for visual materials-based collections of photography and artwork, maintaining both digital records and physical works of art.  Paige has been an active member of Society of American Archivists,...
Jun 3, 2024   Visual Materials Section
The Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) is pleased to release Encoded Archival Description (EAD) 4.0, a draft updated version of the standard for public review and comment. To ensure the greatest possible input from EAD users around the world, the subcommittee is calling for comments on the proposed changes to the current version, EAD3 (deprecated), schema and tag library, and the previous version, EAD 2002, DTD, schema, and tag library. The deadline for comments on...
Read candidate statements for the 2024-2025 election.
Jun 1, 2024   Museum Archives Section
The Archivists and Archives of Color Section Steering Committee is excited to announce the excellent slate of candidates running in this year’s election. Please review their bios and statements before casting your votes. You will be voting for: 1 Co-chair (2-year term) 1 Newsletter Editor (2-year term) 3 Steering Committee Members (2-year term) SAA staff administer ballots through Survey Monkey and will email you the ballot when voting opens. Co-chair Tamera ColemanStaff Corporate Archivist,...
Two open committee positions! Danielle Hall, MLS University Records Manager | Assistant Professor Morse Department of Special Collections | Kansas State University Libraries As mandated by state statute and policy, I fulfill the role of the university's records officer, overseeing compliance with access restrictions on both active and inactive records in accordance with the Kansas Open Records Act, K.S.A. 45-215 et seq. In addition to this regulatory responsibility, I take the lead in...
Junior Co-Chair (2-year term): Jennifer Dantchev, MSLIS Title: Graduate, Long Island University Candidate Statement:  I have served on the IAAS committee for two years, first as an Early Career Member and then as a Steering Committee Member. I also have previous experience on the Records Management Section as an Early Career Member and then as a Steering Committee Member. My previous experience on the IAAS has allowed me to learn and better understand the section, its purpose, and how the whole...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2024-2025 SAA SNAP 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, for a two-year term; and 3 Steering Committee members (three-year terms).  Secretary Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Candidates The following candidates are running for the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair) position: Kay...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates standing in the 2024 Business Archives Section (BAS) election. Please take some time to review their statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice.  You will be voting for one candidate for each of the following positions: Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, three-year term Secretary, one-year term Vice Editor/Editor-Elect, two-year term Education Chair, one-year term Member-at-Large, one-year term Ballots will be managed by SAA staff;...
May 31, 2024   Business Archives Section
In 2024, the SAA Solo Archivists Section (SAS) will elect new leadership to fill the following positions: Vice Chair/Chair, Events Coordinator, Regional Representative, and Web Liaison. Meet the 2024 Candidates: Vice Chair/Chair Elect Alison Quirion Archivist, Santa Monica Studio Bio: After spending 20 years as a marketer in the entertainment industry, I decided to pursue my interest in asset management, archives, and information organization. In Spring 2021, I received my MLIS degree from...
May 31, 2024   Solo Archivists Section