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Reference, Access and Outreach Section, 2022 Election Ballot At-Large Steering Committee Nominees (2 positions):   Lauren White, CA Job Title: Archivist Institution: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Bio statement:  Lauren White, CA, is an archivist at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and has previously held positions at the University of Michigan, University of Toledo, and Purdue University.  She has a BA in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MSI from the...
It is that time of the year again, SAA election season! Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 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 termTwo Steering Committee members; for two year terms Ballots will be managed by SAA staff; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens in mid-July...
Jul 7, 2022   Oral History Section
First off, a big thank you to all of our excellent candidates for putting themselves forward in this election cycle. Please read and consider their statements carefully before submitting your votes. The positions up for election are: Vice Chair / Chair Elect (1 position) Steering Committee Member / Member-at-Large (3 positions) Secretary (1 position) SAA will be sending the ballots out to all members via Survey Monkey, so watch your inbox and vote! Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Candidate The following...
Please join us for the Public Library Archives and Special Collections section meeting! To gain access to the meeting, make sure that you register. DESCRIPTIONThe Public Library Archives and Special Collection (PLASC) will be meeting on July 20th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm CT. The meeting will begin with updates from PLASC Steering Committee members about our work over the past year. Then the section will be hosting talks by presenters who are currently working to increase the diversity of, and...
Co-Chair Candidate Mattie Clear Biography My name is Mattie Clear and I am the archivist and assistant professor at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. I received my MA in History and MSLIS in Archives Management from Simmons University in Boston, MA in May 2021. Before grad school, I received my BA in History and Sociology with a certificate from the National Institute of American History and Democracy in Early American History, Material Culture, and Museum Studies from the...
Recording available at link at bottom of post   Canada’s Reconciliation Framework: Reflections and Advocacy Across Borders Hosted by the Native American Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists & Archival Education and Research InstituteWhen: Wednesday 13th July 4pm EST/1pm PST Where: Zoom, see full details below. Event Summary: In late February 2022, the Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Taskforce (TRC-TF) of the Steering Committee...
  The Crisis, Disaster, and Tragedy Response Working Group (CDTRWG) will hold an open business meeting on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT) leading up to ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2022. We'll begin with a brief introduction of the charge of the Crisis, Disaster, and Tragedy Response Working group and then update participants on the working group activities for the past year, and make any relevant working group announcements. We are delighted to be hosting guest speaker John Chambers...
  Thank you to our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 Archivists of Religious Collections 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; One Steering Committee member (two-year term); and  One Secretary  The forthcoming election will be conducted by SAA using SurveyMonkey.    Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Candidate The...
  Thank you to our excellent candidates for agreeing to run for elected leadership positions within the Archivists of Religious Collections 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 (three-year term); One Steering Committee member (two-year term); and One Secretary (two-year term...
Vice Chair/Chair Elect Candidates Jessika Drmacich Biography: Jessika is Williams College’s Records Manager and Digital Resources Archivist. This is her seventh year serving on the records management steering committee most recently as Vice-Chair and Chair. Based in Williamstown Massachusetts, Jessika leads the records management program and navigates records policies specific to small liberal arts colleges. She also leads digital preservation, web archiving, and community archiving. She...
Jun 29, 2022   Records Management Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 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 Three (3) 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-...
Jun 27, 2022   Issues and Advocacy Section
Thank you to our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 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 Once Steering Committee members (three-year terms).  Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Kelley Smith, CA, DAS  Archivist, Parks for Downtown Dallas/Individual Collection Vice Chair/...
Thank you to all of our colleagues who are running in the 2021 Archives Management Section elections! We understand that we are all so busy and we greatly appreciate the candidates’ willingness to help us run our section.   Please take some time to review their statements.   You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-elect, for a two-year term One Secretary, for a one-year term Two Steering Committee Members, each for a three-year term   Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey...
Jun 26, 2022   Archives Management Section
2022 Election: Candidate Statements Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 Electronic Records Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. Open Positions Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, for a three-year term Steering Committee member, for a three-year term Vice Chair/Chair Elect (1 seat) Brenna Edwards Steering Committee Member (1 seat) Kelly Bolding C.C. Kellog...
Jun 23, 2022   Electronic Records Section
June 22, 2022—We are grateful to the 34 donors who contributed more than $5,400 to the Strategic Growth Fund to support Annual Meeting Awards during the Day of Giving on June 21.Your commitment makes a difference for archivists throughout the profession. Thank you!Steven Booth ∙ Joey Cabrera ∙ Janet Carleton ∙ James Cassedy ∙ Robin Chandler ∙ Robert Clark ∙ W. Dean DeBolt ∙ Douglas Doe ∙ Rosemary Flynn ∙ ...
In 2022, the Lone Arrangers Section will elect new leadership to fill the following positions: Vice Chair/Chair, Regional Representative, Events Coordinator, and Web Liaison.   Meet the 2022 Candidates: Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Name: Julie Yamashita, CA, DASJob Title: Archivist, Lanterman House Candidate Statement:I am the Archivist at the Lanterman House Museum in La Cañada Flintridge, California. As a lone arranger, my duties include creating digital and on-site exhibitions, managing collection...
Jun 21, 2022   Lone Arrangers Section
June 21, 2022—From grants to awards and scholarships, the SAA Foundation has been active in supporting archivists through initiatives that grow the profession. The Strategic Growth Funds supports many important programs, including the SAA Annual Meeting Awards which provide aid for many archivists to attend SAA Annual Meeting both in-person and virtually. Donate Now! We need your help to keep these important initiatives going! Be wicked generous for archivists and donate today! Why Donate?...
Registration is now open for the joint annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists'  Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) and the Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CT).   Please see the event listing on SAA’s website or use this direct link to register for the joint TS-EAS meeting / EAS Section. There are no costs to attend the session and it is open to all; SAA...
Registration is now open for the joint annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section and the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS). The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CT). Please see the event listing on SAA’s website or use this direct link to register for the joint EAS Section / TS-EAS meeting. There are no costs to attend the session and it is open to all; SAA...
This year we have multiple open spots on our section's leadership team: Vice-Chair (1) Steering committee members (up to 4)  We have a slate of great candidates. One is nominated for vice-chair and two for the steering committee. Please learn more about the candidates and cast your vote!   List of Positions Vice-Chair/Chair Elect (2-year commitment, 1 year as Vice-Chair and 1 year as Chair): Serves as Vice-Chair from the conclusion of the 2022 annual meeting through the 2023 meeting; works...
Jun 16, 2022   Archival Educators Section
Following are bios of, as well as statements from, candidates running for the Archival History Section Steering Committee and for its Early Career Member Position. See also Archival History News, https://archivalhistory.news. The ballots themselves will be open in mid-summer and will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey. Keep an eye on your inbox for the official ballot. In the meantime, we thank all our excellent candidates for their willingness to serve. Note: Current Vice Chair...
Jun 15, 2022   Archival History Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 Audio and Moving Image 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: 1 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!  Steering Committee Member Candidates The following candidates are running for...
Registration for the Zoom event is open here. Registration is free for all, regardless of SAA membership status; however, registration is required. SPEAKERSHeather Briston is the Director of the Scholarship Tools and Methods program which includes the digital library, scholarly communications, reformatting services, GIS and maps, and data services at the UC San Diego Library. She received her MSI (Archives and Records Management) from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor from Syracuse...
Please send any nominations by Wednesday, June 29! Self-nominations are encouraged!   Are you seeking an opportunity to expand your network and get further involved in the oral history community? If so, consider running for an open position on the Oral History Section Steering Committee. Benefits of providing your time and expertise to the Steering Committee include: Networking with engaged colleagues Cultivating leadership skills in a real-world setting Driving trends in the field Gaining...
Jun 13, 2022   Oral History Section