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  What is your experience like at the SAA annual meeting?  Is it overwhelming? Fascinating? Alienating? One big party?  If you have found it more alienating and overwhelming than fascinating, I have some interesting ideas for you.  Patrick Sweeney, a librarian from California wrote a blog post called "How to be Awesome at Going to Library Conferences" in early June, just before the ALA annual meeting (http://pcsweeney.com/2012/06/05/how-to-be-awesome-at-going-to-library-conferences/)  Since I...
Recently Twitter was all a-buzz with tweets from the RBMS preconference in San Diego. I noticed that a lot of attention was paid to the plenary speakers. This is a topic I have seen on Twitter before, and I know people have opinions about it. As we are trying to get opinions, and make recommendations about, the entire Annual Meeting, we would love to hear on this site what those opinions are. Do you jump out of bed at the prospect of hearing a NPR personality? Would you prefer to hear...
Local Government Records Annual MeetingPlease join us to discuss topics of interest to local government records. We will have liaison reports, the unveiling of our new directory (we hope), and a featured speaker. Please check back here for more details. Agenda will be posted soon. If you have any items for inclusion on the agenda, please contact John Slate, Dallas Municipal Archives, at 214-670-5270 no later than July 27, 2012.
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Cecilia L. Salvatore Dominican University Steering Committee Candidates: Jackie Couture Eastern Kentucky University Heather Fox The Filson Historical Society Rachel Telford Veterans History Project Cecilia Salvatore Cecilia L. Salvatore. C.A., MLS, Ph.D (University of Texas at Austin, 2000), coordinates and teaches in the Archival and Cultural Heritage Studies Program at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (River Forest, Illinois...
Jul 5, 2012   Oral History Section
Election Results MDOR co-chairs are elected for a term of 1 year, not to exceed 3 terms. This year 2 members are standing for election, Polina Ilieva (re-election to a 3rd term), UCSF Archivist, and new candidate Jody DeRidder, Head, Digital Services, University of Alabama Libraries. 1. For Co-Chair (vote for two) Polina Ilieva Jody DeRidder Electronic balloting will begin in July and will be conducted by SAA staff.  Election results will be announced at the annual meeting. Candidates...
Roundtable Meetings I Aug 8, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MDOR promotes discussion, education, collaboration, and innovation in standards, digitization, digital archival objects, and the metadata that enables their access, management, and preservation. Join us to learn about archives and social networks, trends and challenges in digital object...
Supplementary information on the candidates: Co-chair position (1) Katherine Crowe: As Curator of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Denver, Katherine Crowe is responsible for the acquisition and curation of primary resource collections. This includes curation of the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, an endowed special collection focusing on all forms of dance, with an emphasis on Colorado and the American West. Katherine has been the Curator of the Carson Brierly Giffin...
Jun 27, 2012   Performing Arts Section
If you have photos or other images relating to past WAR meetings or your current work that you would like to share on this web page, please email Christina at cbj253@charter.net.
Jun 26, 2012   Women Archivists Section
The Nominations Committee for the Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Brad Bauer, ChairDenise GalloJennifer Graham  A call for nominations was sent to the section membership in May with June 1 as the response deadline.  The section’s by-laws stipulate that all nominees, including self-nominations, are entitled to run for office.   The following people accepted nomination:   For Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Virginia (Ginny) Hunt, Harvard University Archives Vin Novara,...
VICE-CHAIR/CHAIR-ELECT (One Opening) Ann Massman, MLIS, CAUniversity of New MexicoCenter for Southwest Research and Special CollectionsSouthwest Studies Librarian, Associate Professor BIO: Kwe kwe.  I am  an archivist, Southwest studies librarian, and an associate professor at the Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections at the University of New Mexico.  I am of the Algonquin First Nation (Ontario, Canada) on my father's side but have also lived my life primarily in the...
  We are very excited to announce the details of our meeting at SAA 2013 in New Orleans. Our time slot is Friday, August 16th from 4:00-5:30.   This year we are experimenting in a joint program with the Science, Technology and Health Care Roundtable. Our joint program is a memorial to Joan Warnow Blewett, documentation strategy pioneer, and SAA Fellow: http://www.aip.org/history/historymatters/warnow.htm   Speakers include Jennifer Head (Blessed Virgin Mary Congregation Archivist); Tanya Zanish...
Jun 17, 2012   Women Archivists Section
Statements and biographies for the four candidates (Mark Custer, Kristy Dixon, Suzanne Maggard and Aaron Rubinstein) running for EAD Roundtable Co-chair. Mark Custer Biography: Mark Custer is the EAD Manager at the Smithsonian Institution. Previously, he worked at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library as Text and Markup Coordinator and Digital Archivist. He earned a BA in English Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, and an MLIS from Syracuse University. Mark has been working...
  CANDIDATES FOR VICE-CHAIR   Rand Boyd (Archivists' Toolkit)Special Collections & Archives LibrarianFrank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives    Rand Boyd, Special Collections & Archives Librarian, received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Chapman University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from San Jose State University. He is the rare book and map cataloger and is responsible for collection development, preservation and conservation of...
Meaningful Use of Social Media by Corporate Archivists Patricia C Franks, PhD, CRM Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Master of Archives and Records Administration School of Library and Information Science San Jose State University http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/mara/     In November and December of 2011, a survey was distributed to members of the Business Archives Sector of the Society of American Archivists to understand the extent to which this occurs, the tools that are employed, the...
May 25, 2012   Business Archives Section
Virtual Internships Link Graduate Students with Experienced Professionals Regardless of Location Patricia C Franks, PhD, CRM, San Jose State University     Advances in technology, including high-speed Internet connections and low-cost portable devices, have made the virtual workplace a reality. A 2011 study, Telework Canada: The bottom line on telework, revealed the following benefits of telework (remote or virtual work): an increase in employee productivity, an increase in employee...
May 25, 2012   Business Archives Section
The EAD Roundtable is seeking nominations for a new Co-Chair Elect. Under the SAA model for roundtable leadership, the newly elected Co-Chair will serve a two-year term, the first with the incumbent Co-Chair and the second with the new incoming Co-Chair.  The responsibilities of the Co-Chairs are: All administrative tasks, including information sharing, coordinating elections, and planning and leading the annual meeting Acting as a liaison to other groups and to SAA leadership Serving as an ex...
It's election time! The Women Archivists Roundtable is electing one co-chair and up to five steering committee members in 2013.  The co-chair will serve a two-year term, followed by one year on the steering committee. The steering committee members will serve three-year terms. Terms begin this August at the close of the SAA meeting in New Orleans. You do not need to attend the meeting to be elected! Sections conduct their annual elections via an online ballot system provided by SAA. Online...
May 15, 2012   Women Archivists Section
Vice Chair/Chair Elect (1) and Steering Committee (2) Please send us any nominations for Vice Chair/Chair Elect and Steering Committee for the Oral History Section—including a nomination for yourself. Here are the (short) by-laws that explain the duties and terms of the officers: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/oral-history-section/bylaws. Serving as a section leader is a great way to get involved with—or continue to be involved with—SAA, and a chance to benefit your profession. I and...
May 15, 2012   Oral History Section
  The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations for candidates to run for the position of Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect, and for two open slots on the Steering Committee for Committee Members-at-Large.    In order to be nominated for these positions, one must be both a member of the Society of American Archivists and a member of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section.  The duties of these positions are as follows: Vice Chair/Chair Elect:  Once elected...
Proposed May 2012 by the 2012 OH Section Steering Committee   The Oral History Section Steering Committee seeks two (2) volunteers to serve staggered terms as co-coordinators of the section’s ongoing oral history program.   Background Launched in 2009 at the SAA meeting in Austin, and as part of the Society’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, the SAA Oral History Project aims to collect the stories of SAA leaders, across groups, in order to document the diversity of SAA and of the profession...
May 15, 2012   Oral History Section
Speakers presenting at the front of the room.  Audience members in chairs facing the presenters.  Does this say "Annual Meeting" to you?  As the members of the Task Force investigate new and non-traditional approaches to conducting a conference, we are also taking advantage of opportunities to experience these different ways of meeting.  This post reports back on my (Kathy Marquis, AMTF co-chair) experiences with informal sessions called “ConverStations” at my *second* favorite national...
The Reappraisal and Deaccessioning Development and Review Team (RD-DRT) has completed its work to develop a set of guidelines to assist archivists involved in assessing their institution's holdings. A public forum on the draft standard was held at last year's annual meeting, and comments were collected into the fall. The Standards Committee has reviewed the final draft, and has recommended that it be accepted by SAA Council.    The RD-DRT was established in 2009, and has operated under the...
Apr 23, 2012   Standards Committee