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The Reference, Access, and Outreach Section invites applications for four unpaid internships. See the flyer below for position descriptions and application information. The deadline to apply is April 5.
Use this Google Docs spreadsheet to find a ride, offer a ride, find a roommate, or offer crash space in your home near New Orleans. This spreadsheet is editable by anyone. If you no longer need a ride, rider, or roommate, please come back and update your information. SAA attendees who are not SNAP members are welcome to use this spreadsheet!
Calling Privilege a Right is Just Plain Wrong Greetings and salutations, all. Christine Anne George here. Perhaps you remember me from post #5 where I wrote about the Belfast Project back in November. Well I’m back to talk about it again in light of the document from the Government Affairs Working Group (GAWG) on the subject and the latest post on SAA president Jackie Dooley’s blog, Off the Record (OtR). In the interest of full disclosure, there are a few things you should know. I believe that...
Feb 16, 2013   Issues and Advocacy Section
Dear all,   Now that the first heady rush of 2013 is behind us, it's time to start thinking about sharing the triumphs and adventures of 2012. I invite you to submit contributions to the 2013 issue of Archival Elements, the newsletter of the Science, Technology, and Health Care Roundtable. I'm looking for articles on a wide variety of topics related to archival management of science-related collections. Have you accessioned or processed a new collection? Finished a nifty project or developed a...
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued major changes in the HIPAA Privacy Regulations, effective March 26, 2013. These changes include a significant modification to the definition of Protected Health Information whereby "individually identifiable health information of a person who has been deceased for more than 50 years is not protected health information under the Privacy Rule." See p. 5613-5614 of the final rule at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-25/...
"Members of the Society of American Archivists Science, Technology & Health Care Roundtable (STHC) and the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS) have compiled [a] website to provide information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its impact on historical research in libraries, archives, or other records repositories."
In combing through the 2012 evaluations, the Meeting Model Subgroup of the Annual Meeting Task Force found that you, the membership, consider the following features essential for a positive experience at the meeting site. 1.  Availability of quick lunch and snack options nearby                                          2.   Hotels available nearby at multiple price points 3.  Wifi available, whether free or available for purchase 4.  Location is a travel hub:  attendees may choose from...
Online Access at the Annual Meeting:  We Weigh In...We Hope You Will, Too!  January 17, 2013 The Online Access Subgroup of the Annual Meeting Task Force is continuing its work to identify and recommend ways to improve online access to SAA's annual meeting.  We've heard a lot of ideas (and concerns) from members, both at this past year's annual meeting and through other channels.  We'd like to take this opportunity to share the areas that we've prioritized based on your feedback and on our...
The SNAP Roundtable welcomes Rebecca Stephens, your new Liasion Coordinator.
Please find the Meeting Minutes for our recent Meeting here.
We are conducting a survey to identify trends in instruction services, successful methodologies and resources, and needs for tools and professional support for teaching with primary sources. The survey will take about 15-20 minutes. Respondents who complete it will be entered in a drawing to win one of five copies of the recent publication Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives, courtesy of ACRL. The survey will be available until...
SAA 2013 Session proposals due Sessions proposals are due Friday, October 5, 2012. If your session is related to the mission of LACCHA please submit for endorsement to mejiasilvia@yahoo.com or joel.blanco-rivera@simmons.edu   For more information visit: http://www2.archivists.org/conference/2013/new-orleans/call-for-session-proposals-archives-new-orleans-2013
In San Diego? Join LACCHA and the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable for a joint roundtable meeting on August 8th from 5:30-7:30pm, in Sapphire KL. The roundtables will discuss outcomes of this year’s projects and decide on new ventures, hear about an NHPRC-funded grant focused on effective advocacy, and consider possible actions and shared goals More info: http://saa.archivists.org/4DCGI/events/eventdetail.html?Action=Events_Detail&Time=-612275027&InvID_W=2443
LACCHA Jr. Co-Chair elections will be held electronically from July 1 through 15. Please have a look below at the candidate(s) biographies and statements. Joel A. Blanco-RiveraBioJoel is an Assistant Professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He recently received his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. His research has focused on the study of the relation between archives and transitional justice in Latin America. He...
The Spring/Summer LACCHA Newsletter is now available. A few highlights include: "Access to Cultural Property and Heritage: The Puerto Rican Civil Court Documents Case Story" by Marisol Ramos "Tejiendo la Memoria: A Post-Custodial Archival Collaboration between the University of Texas Libraries and the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen" by T-Kay Sangwand "Encounters in Chile: A Perspective on the International Archives Community" by Amanda Strauss "Memory and Cultural Heritage in Lucas do Rio...
SAA ACQUISITIONS & APPRAISAL SECTION – SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section invites applications for an intern position to manage the social media and communications of the section. The intern will be responsible for developing and maintaining social media and communications efforts under the directorship of the section chair. Position Description: This is an unpaid appointment with an expectation of approximately one hour of work per week with...
  The SAA Statement of Core Values and Code of Ethics includes eleven core values.  Among them is Social Responsibility.  In fulfilling its charge to investigate and recommend changes to SAA’s annual meeting, the Social Responsibility Subgroup has been looking into ways in which the annual meeting can help us to be better local, national and global citizens. We've been focusing mainly on three areas: Fair labor practices A labor dispute at the Hyatt Regency during SAA's 2011 meeting in Chicago...
A part of the charge for the Annual Meeting Task Force is to offer Council specific recommendations for reasonable changes that can be made to the meeting’s structure and administration. The Content Subcommittee is charged with making recommendations on the current format, schedule and type of content. To this end, the Subcommittee has conducted a review of annual meetings for professional organizations from allied fields (including libraries, museums & international archival...
The Annual Meeting Task Force has been busy organizing, finding good sources for information, and conducting research, so it’s high time we reported to you, the members of SAA and started this conversation about where we go from here!  If you’re wondering what our charge is, please see the our page on the main SAA website (http://saa.archivists.org/4DCGI/committees/SAATF-AM.html?Action=Show_Comm_Detail&CommCode=SAA**TF-AM&Time=-1866235686).  It’s a big one…  But, in a nutshell, we have...
Read the letter co-signed by the Society of American Archivists and other organizations concerning the Intelligence Authorization Bill, 2013. [Letter]  
Nov 27, 2012   Issues and Advocacy Section
Read the letter by Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, President of the Society of American Archivists, issued to the Hon. James Moore, opposing to the April 30 decision by Library and Archives Canada to eliminate the National Archival Development Program and the Canadian Council on Archives. [Letter]      
Nov 27, 2012   Issues and Advocacy Section