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Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Privacy and Confidentiality Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice. All candidates were asked to provide a statement addressing the question "What projects or initiatives would you be interested in pursuing as part of the Privacy and Confidentiality Section leadership?" You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, for a three...
Thank you to all our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Design 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: • Junior Co-Chair (two-year term) • Steering Committee member (three-year term) • Web Liaison (two-year term) • Member-at-Large (two-year term) We are also voting on an edit to our Section Standing Rules, as detailed below.  Ballots will be managed by SAA...
Jun 1, 2021   Design Records Section
2021 Election: Candidate Statements Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for the 2021 Description Section election. Please read below for candidate biographies and statements of interest.   You will be voting for: -Vice-chair/Chair-elect -One (1) Steering Committee Member-at-large   Ballots will be managed by SAA staff; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens!    Vice-chair/Chair-elect Kimberly Anderson Biography Kimberly Anderson is the Director, Special Collections at...
Jun 1, 2021   Description Section
The following candidates are running in the 2021 Native American Archives Section (NAAS) election. Five positions are open this year: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (three-year term) Four Steering Committee members (two-year terms) Please take some time to review the candidates' statements. Voting will begin later in the summer. SAA staff will send out links to ballots via email, so please keep an eye on your inbox. Thanks to all of our candidates for standing in this year's election, and thanks...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Students and New Professionals 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 two-year term;  Secretary, for a one-year term; and 3 Steering Committee members (one-year terms).  Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the...
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Performing Arts 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 Co-chair for a two-year term; and 1 Steering Committee members (one-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 Candidates The following...
Jun 1, 2021   Performing Arts Section
The Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) is pleased to announce the What is a Regional Archival Organization? webinar taking place on Monday, May 24th at 2 pm ET.Monday, May 24th, 202111 pm PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ETRAAC encompasses multi-state, state, and local archival organizations. This webinar will cover five different archival organizations, their structures, and their initiatives, which includes fundraising, publications, annual meetings, and so much more. If you have...
Read candidate statements for the 2021/2022 Election
May 27, 2021   Museum Archives Section
Candidate Biographies and Statements Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Candidates April K. Anderson-Zorn Biography: April K. Anderson-Zorn is the university archivist for Illinois State University.  Anderson-Zorn holds a master's degree in History from the University of Central Florida, an MLIS from Florida State University, maintains a Digital Archives Specialist certificate through the Society of American Archivists, and is a certified archivist.  Anderson-Zorn is active in SAA and the Midwest Archives...
The Steering Committee has been reviewing the section’s current standing rules in order to update them and reflect current practices and overall SAA section guidelines. In accordance with the standing rules, the proposed amendments were reviewed by the executive director (or her designee) and the section's Council Liaison and will now be put forward in a referendum vote by the section membership. The proposed changes will appear on the section's annual election ballot for a final approval by a...
The Metadata and Digital Object Section (MDOS) seeks an Early-Career Member volunteer to serve on the Steering Committee for one year to gain valuable leadership experience and mentorship. Students and new professionals are encouraged to apply. Members of the Steering Committee will work closely with the Early-Career Member to develop a mission-focused, attainable project designed to help meet their career goals and introduce them to professional service. The successful applicant is expected to...
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, contact info, and a 4 or 5 sentence statement of interest/professional bio to Jeremy Linden at jrlpph@gmail.com by Friday, May 28th, 5pm Eastern. See last year's candidate page as an example.  The work: Section projects include planning programming for the annual meeting, designing...
May 26, 2021   Preservation Section
MARY GRACE  KOSTA – 2021 AAO JAMES J. TALMAN AWARD WINNER The James J. Talman Award was named after the second Archivist of Ontario, who served from 1935 to 1939. He subsequently served as Chief Librarian for the University of Western Ontario until 1969. The Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of imagination and innovation in contributing to the profession, their institution, or the archival community, or who have challenged conventional thinking about...
  Hi Colleagues, The Performing Arts Section is conducting a survey/needs assessment to determine how performing arts archives handle content management and digital preservation, and what unique challenges performing arts archives face in these areas. We hope to use this information to connect users, share information, and potentially develop educational resources to help performing arts archivists better manage their collections.  We are interested in feedback from repositories of all types...
May 18, 2021   Performing Arts Section
Help shape the future of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) 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...
The Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), in collaboration with the Encoded Archival Standards Section Steering Committee, will be hosting a June webinar as part of the upcoming major revision of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD). EAD 2002 and EAD3 are currently used by a global community, and TS-EAS aims to get a better understanding of the landscape of EAD use and the needs and requirements of the EAD community with regard...
Please send any nominations by May 22, 2021! Self-nominations are encouraged!  We especially need at least one nominee for the role of vice-chair/chair-elect, but we are still accepting nominations for members-at-large too! 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...
May 12, 2021   Oral History Section
Make an impact on SAA’s Accessioning, Acquisitions, and Appraisal communities and nominate yourself (or recommend others) for a leadership position with SAA's Acquisitions & Appraisal Section. We are seeking individuals interested in acquisitions, appraisal, and accessioning for the following three positions: Vice Chair/Chair Elect Steering Committee At-Large Member (2 positions available) This is a particularly exciting year for us as we consider how to incorporate...
Do you have an interest in supporting your fellow Lone Arrangers? Able to share your skills as our next newsletter editor? Can you offer organizational abilities to help build and share a network of regional resources? Looking for an opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills? Don't be shy. Nominate yourself (or suggest someone else) for either LAS Vice/Chair, Newsletter Editor, or 1 of 2 Regional Representative Leads! A few hours a month make all the difference to a great group of...
May 12, 2021   Lone Arrangers Section
  Proposal to Amend Standing Rules of the Independent Archivists Section Through Referendum at Annual Election, 2021  When the standing rules for the Independent Archivists Section were created, there was confusion in setting up the initial Steering Committee positions and terms in such a way as to make sure all positions were covered and initial term lengths were staggered. Committee members were to serve terms and be rotated off in three-year cycles. The terms of initial members were of...
The Web Archiving Section is excited to accept nominations for the following Steering Committee positions for the 2021-2022 year! Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Communications Manager Student Member If you or someone you know would like to run for a position on the the Web Archiving Section Steering Committee, please fill out this form by June 15, 2021 with the following:​ Candidate Name Job Title and Institution, if applicable Bio and Candidate Statement (1-2 paragraphs) Title of Steering Committee...
May 10, 2021   Web Archiving Section
Election season is now here and the Archival History Section (AHS) is seeking candidates for four open positions:   ·          Section vice chair/chair-elect ·         Three steering committee members The vice chair/chair-elect serves for two years (one year as vice chair, and one year as chair). Steering committee members serve for one year. For more details, please see the section’s standing rules (https://archivalhistory.news/standing-rules/).   Nominees must be current members of the...
May 10, 2021   Archival History Section
Come join the SAA Privacy and Confidentiality, Native American Archives, and Collection Management Sections and the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University for an exciting two-part Mukurtu Workshop and Panel Event that explores how to thoughtfully approach managing, restricting, and providing access to Indigenous archival materials in your collections.   Part 1 – Overview of Mukurtu will feature Lotus Norton-Wisla (Digital and Community Outreach Archivist at...
  The A&A Section's Steering Committee is asking the section membership to vote on proposed revisions to the section's standing rules. The revisions include formally adding accessioning to the section by changing the name of the section to Accessioning, Acquisitions, and Appraisal.  We are also proposing the addition of a Goals and Objectives section of the standing rules.  You can view the changes below.   These revisions will be put to a vote at the same time as the Steering Committee...
We are pleased to announce that we have added a new position to our Summer 2021 ballot: Social Media Coordinator, which will need to be approved by the section membership.  In accordance with the standing rules, the proposed changes were put forth to be reviewed by the executive director (or her/his designee) and the section’s Council Liaison and will now be put forward in a referendum vote by the section membership. This proposed amendment to the section’s standing rules will appear on the...