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Vice-Chair/Chair 2020-2023 Maria Leighton Archivist Southern Maryland Studies Center, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD   Bio: Greetings.  I am Maria Leighton, a dedicated, detail oriented, highly organized and proactive archivist managing the Southern Maryland Studies Center, College of Southern Maryland since September 2019.  As a new graduate of the MS in Library and Information Science, Archives Management concentration from Simmons University (January 2019) and a career changer, I...
Jun 15, 2020   Lone Arrangers Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2020 Issues & Advocacy 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 (two-year term); and Two 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/Chair-Elect Candidates (vote...
Jun 15, 2020   Issues and Advocacy Section
  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. Keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens! The candidates are listed in alphabetical order and by running position :   Christina Boyles for steering committee  Christina Boyles is Assistant Professor of Culturally...
Jun 15, 2020   Oral History Section
We are pleased to present the candidates for the 2020-2021 RAO election ballot. We hope you will carefully review the candidate statements before voting. Thanks to the nominations and election subcommittee and to our steering committee members who have finished their terms.  The following positions are up for election:  1 Vice Chair / Chair Elect (3 year term, serving 1 year each as vice chair, chair, and immediate past chair) 2 Member at Large positions on the Steering Committee (2 year term...
Here is the 2020 election list of candidates for the open Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Steering Committee Member, and Early-Career Member positions.   Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect We have two candidates for one position.  Danielle Nowak, Digital Assets Librarian – The Morton Arboretum Katrina Windon, Collections Management and Processing Unit Head – University of Arkansas Special Collections   Steering Committee Member We have six candidates for two positions. Carlinthia Cox, Archivist – Dominican...
We are pleased to present a strong and full slate of candidates for the 2020 election! In this election, the Accessibility & Disability Section will select a vice chair, four (4) steering committee members, and an early career member. Vice Chair / Chair Elect (3-year term as Vice Chair, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair) Jessica ChapelLibrarian/Archivist for Digital Projects, Harvard Law School Library Biographical Statement Jessica Chapel is the Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects in...
Open Positions: Vice Chair (1) Steering Committee (3)   Candidate for Vice Chair Carly Dearborn Assistant Professor and Public Policy Archivist Ohio Congressional Archives, The Ohio State University In January, I filled a vacancy on the Congressional Papers Section Steering Committee and my term ends in August. I would like to nominate myself to the Vice Chair/Chair Elect position. As the Public Policy Archivist, I manage the Ohio Congressional Archives (OCA) and am responsible for promoting...
The Encoded Archival Standards Section has two upcoming open positions for the 2020 election: Junior Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member. We have received one nomination for Junior Co-Chair and one nomination for the Steering Committee, and their details are below.     Our candidate for Junior Co-Chair is Bo Doub (Archival Projects Librarian, University of Southern California Libraries) Biography: I currently work as the Archival Projects Librarian in the Special Collections unit of the...
Thank you to our candidates for the 2020 Design Records Section Election. Below, please find the candidate biographies and statements of interest. The open positions this year are: Junior Co-Chair Steering Committee Member Ballots will be distributed by SAA staff in the coming weeks. An announcement will be made once the ballot opens. Junior Co-Chair: Moira O’Connell-Morganstein, Facilities Archivist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Biography and Candidate Statement: “I am the...
Jun 11, 2020   Design Records Section
2020 IAAS Elections    Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2020 International Archival Affairs 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 One Steering Committee member (three-year terms).    Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox...
Join the Privacy & Confidentiality Section for a Summer Reading Group!   Would you like to learn more about privacy and confidentiality? Looking to discuss these issues with others archivists? This summer, we’ll be meeting once a month to discuss a different topic facing archivists today from a privacy & confidentiality perspective. To get the conversation started, each meeting will have one selected article for everyone to read beforehand. Join us this summer through Zoom on the...
Museum Archives Section members, We want to take this moment to appreciate all those working in or supporting museums and museum archives. As we go into the next election year, your input and voices are more important than ever. During these unsettling times, the Museum Archives Section (MAS) like other sections have found it difficult to find new nominees for its 2020/2021 elections. After multiple public notices and personal reach-outs, MAS received no new nominations. In order to keep all...
Jun 9, 2020   Museum Archives Section
Nomination for STHC Section Junior Co-Chair Gabrielle Barr Archivist Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum National Institute of Health Bethesda, MD Biography Originally hailing from Virginia Beach, I attended The Johns Hopkins University, where I majored in history and minored in French cultural studies and museums & society. I obtained my master’s in information science at the University of Michigan, focusing on archives and records management, while simultaneously earning a graduate...
Open Positions Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 3-year term, August 2020 – August 2023Steering Committee Member (2 seats) – 3-year term, August 2020 – August 2023 Candidates Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Sara Rogers (she/her) Steering Committee Member (2 seats) Faith Charlton (she/her) [candidacy withdrawn] Valencia L. Johnson (she/her) Jenny Korns (she/her) Statements to Voters and Biographies Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Sara Rogers  Sara Rogers is a Digital Archivist and ACRL Diversity Alliance Resident...
Co-Chair Candidates: Cecily Marcus Bio: Cecily Marcus works as curator of the Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Performing Arts Archives, and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections. She has served as Principal Investigator for numerous performing arts archives-related processing, digitization, and community engagement efforts. She also founded Umbra Search African American History (umbrasearch.org). She has...
Jun 7, 2020   Performing Arts Section
Vacant Positions -- (2) Chair-Elect: Three-year term - first year Chair-elect, second year as Chair, and third year as immediate past Chair The main responsibilities of the vacant position are providing leadership & direction for the Security Section. This includes, but is not limited to, planning the annual meeting, holding additional meetings as needed to evaluate activities/direction of the section, sending relevant announcements to the section via the listserv, and updating...
Jun 6, 2020   Security Section
  The Security Section needs nominations to fill One (1) vacancy the position of Vice-Chair (Chair-elect). A 3-year position, the incumbent will serve in that position for a year, move into the Chair position for a year, and finish as Immediate Past-Chair the final year. We also are calling for an Early-Career Volunteer to serve on the steering committee under the mentorship of the Officers and leadership of the section. Students and new professionals (within three years of entering the...
Jun 5, 2020   Security Section
Thank you to all of our candidates for standing in the 2020 Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives (LACCHA) Section election. Please review their candidate statements and cast your vote! You will be voting for: One (1) Co-Chair, for a two-year term; and One (1) Steering Committee Member-at-Large, for a two-year term. Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; look out for an email when the ballot opens! Co-Chair Candidates The following candidate is running...
The Women's Collections Section echoes the statement issued by SAA in mourning the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony Mcdade, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, as well as the loss of countless other Black lives, and condemn the continued state-sanctioned violence against and persecution of the Black community at the hands of the police. Furthermore, we stand in support of the justified outrage reflected in the ensuing protests that have now occurred in all 50 states across this...
NAAS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Native American Archives Section (NAAS) is seeking nominations for vice chair and two 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 a great way to get involved and influence the profession. Tribal archivists and...
Here’s our slate of candidates and their information:  Vice Chair / Chair Elect:  Ingi House Ingi House is the new Director of the National Archives at Denver. She returned to NARA from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), where she managed DPAA’s District of Columbia Knowledge Management and Archives. Among her many duties, she provided advice on the management and organization of information and ensured records were preserved, maintained, and properly disposed of following...
The Accessibility & Disability Section will be holding a referendum to revise minor aspects of the Standing Rules. The following components will be voted upon: Changing the titles of Junior and Senior Co-chairs to Vice Chair and Chair to align with more typical leadership arrangements. Explicitly defining the steering committee term as a 2-year commitment. The revised Standing Rules with tracked changes are attached. If anyone has questions or feedback on this, please email co-chair Lydia...
Looking to expand your professional network? Passionate about advancing archives accessibility and disabilityrepresentation? Consider running for a position on the Society of American Archivists' Accessibility & Disability Section steering committee!  In just our first year, we have spearheaded important projects such as the Archivists at Home document and steering committee members led the formation of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund. Join us in building a second stellar year! Nominate...
Chair-Elect: Alexis PeregoyAssociate ArchivistCenter for Creative Photography Bio: As the associate archivist for the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography, I am responsible for the management of and access to 280+ archival collections related to the history of photography, which includes both analog and digital materials. I oversee acquisition, processing, and preservation activities, research and reference services, the research fellowship program, and instruction...
Jun 2, 2020   Visual Materials Section
Candidate Biographies and Statements VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT CANDIDATES Karen Trivette Biography: Associate Professor Karen Trivette is the Head of Special Collections and College Archives in the Gladys Marcus Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology-State University of New York (FIT); she is the first incumbent to hold this position and has held the post since 2008. At FIT, she supervises four staff members, oversees the care and provision of over 6000 linear feet of special collections...