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2021 Election: Candidate Statement The steering committee would like to introduce the section to our candidate for the Co-Chair/Chair position. This position has a two year term where the candidate will serve the first year as Co-Chair and the second year as Chair of the section. To get to know more about the candidate please review the statement. Ballots will be managed by SAA staff, please keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens!  Shelly BlackCyma Rubin Library Fellow, North...
I'm excited to write to you all with election results! Please join me in congratulating our new leaders! Junior Co-Chair: Allison Olsen (2021-2023) Steering Committee Member: Andi Altenbach (2021-2024) Web Liaison: Paige Adair (2021-2023) Member-at-Large: Helice Koffler (2021-2023) We are so excited to have you as our new leaders and look forward to your contributions!
Jul 21, 2021   Design Records Section
This year we have one nominee: John H. Slate for Vice Chair Chair-Elect. The remaining committee members will continue serving their 3 years terms. Please see John's information below! You will be voting for: One Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (or Co-chair), for a two-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 Candidate The following candidate is running for the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (...
Listed below are the biographies and statements from candidates for this year's open ARCS offices: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large. Candidate photographs can be viewed under Attachments. Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 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 One...
The Archival History Section will hold its annual meeting during the ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2021 conference via Zoom on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm CT (beginning 12:00 pm EST, 10:00 am MT, 9:00 am PT). Participation is free for anyone interested in the history of archives, whether you are registered for the Society of American Archivists’ conference or not. However, attendees are required to RSVP in advance for the Zoom session: Zoom registration for Archival History Section Highlights...
Jul 16, 2021   Archival History Section
On May 26, 2021, the Native American Archives Section (NAAS) hosted the webinar "Implementing Reparative Description for Indigenous Collections." This webinar was the second in the Identity Series, a collaboration between multiple Society of American Archivists (SAA) sections to create events that celebrate who we are as people and archivists. The purpose of this webinar was to: define reparative description, especially as it relates to Native/Indigenous archival collections; discuss the...
This year we have three open spots on our section's leadership team: Vice-Chair  Steering committee members (2 seats)  We have three strong candidates, two of whom are running for vice-chair and one for the steering committee membership. Whomever is not elected as vice-chair will fill the second open steering committee position, thereby ensuring a full steering committee roster for the coming year. Please enjoy learning more about our candidates! Vice-Chair: Jeff Hirschey Hello, my name...
The Crisis, Disaster, and Tragedy Response Working Group (CDTRWG) will hold an open business meeting on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CT) leading up to ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2021.  Join members of the CDTRWG for discussion and updates about current projects and progress. The Working Group will highlight the current resource kit and solicit ideas for expansion, share and solicit suggestions for collaborative activities with other organizations, and announce the August launch of the...
Please join us Wednesday, July 21 from 2-3:30pm Eastern / 1-2:30pm Central / 11am-12:30pm Pacific for the Lone Arrangers annual meeting!  We will begin with a business meeting and introduction of the Steering Committee, including our newly elected members. Learn more about what the Lone Arrangers Section has to offer, from the re-launched Regional Representatives program, to the SOLO newsletter, and a virtual events program. During the second half of the time, we will split into break-out...
Jul 7, 2021   Lone Arrangers Section
Greetings,   On behalf of the Society of American Archivists Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section Steering Committee and the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), I would like to remind everyone that registration is open for our joint EAS Section and TS-EAS annual meeting, to be held on Tuesday, July 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT/11:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/17:00-19:00 CEST. This meeting is being held as part of the broader SAA Virtual Annual Meeting.   Please see...
Compiled by the Elections Working Group: Mary Alice Harper, Immediate Past Chair, and Sandra Varry, Past Chair. Section members will get ballot information sent to them. Open position: Chair-ElectCandidate Stefanie CaloiaCommunications Manager, AFSCME ArchivistWayne State University  Biography I am the AFSCME Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. AFSCME’s records include a significant collection of photographic and audiovisual...
Jun 24, 2021   Visual Materials Section
This year, the Performing Arts Section will be meeting virtually on July 21, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time.  To register to attend the meeting, click here. The meeting is open to all and SAA membership is not required to attend.  Meeting agenda: Welcome and introductions of 2020-2021 section committee and editors  Announcement of election results and welcome to new members, thank you to outgoing members Content Management and Digital...
Jun 22, 2021   Performing Arts Section
Greetings,   On behalf of the Society of American Archivists Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section Steering Committee and the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), I am excited to announce that registration is open for our joint EAS Section and TS-EAS annual meeting, to be held on Tuesday, July 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT/11:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/17:00-19:00 CEST. This meeting is being held as part of the broader SAA Virtual Annual Meeting.   Please see the event...
Thank you to our Co-Chair candidate for standing in the 2021 Women Archivists Section election. Please take some time to review her candidate statement so you can make an informed choice. You will be voting for: One Co-Chair, for a two-year term Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens!  Co-Chair Candidate Michelle Pollock is the Processing Team Supervisor at the Church History Library (CHL) of the Church of Jesus Christ of...
Jun 21, 2021   Women Archivists Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Accessibility & Disability 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; and 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...
2021 Election: Candidate Statements Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Preservation 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 One Member-At-Large  Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey. VOTE HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WJRJP5 Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Candidates The following candidates...
Jun 21, 2021   Preservation Section
Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 STHC 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 Junior Co-chair, for a two-year term; and 4 Steering Committee members (three-year terms).  1 Early Career member (one-year term).  Ballots will be managed by SAA staff ; keep an eye on your inbox for when the ballot opens!  Junior Co-Chair Candidate   Brandon T....
  THE ARCHIVAL SPIRIT, JUNE 2021 Contents (see PDF attachment): Letter from the Chair --- Adam Winters, PhD, Archivist, Archives and Special Collections, James P. Boyce Centennial Library, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky Update: 2021 ACWR Conference --- Veronica Buchanan, ACWR Executive Secretary Brooklyn College Archives and Special Collections announces the launch of a new digital collection -- The Sermons of the Rev. William A. Jones, Jr. --- Colleen Bradley-...
  Nominees for Vice-Chair Susan Paterson — Government Information Librarian/Reference Librarian Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia I am a government information librarian at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. I've been involved in web archiving work since 2013 when our group of Canadian government information librarians created a digital stewardship network to capture at-risk born digital content from the Government of Canada. The network is called...
Jun 16, 2021   Web Archiving Section
  Vice-chair/chair-elect  Rebecca Hankins Wendler Endowed Professor and certified archivist/librarian, Texas A&M University in College Station, TX Biographical statement: Rebecca Hankins is the Wendler Endowed Professor and certified archivist/librarian at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists' Distinguished Fellows, elected in 2016, it is the highest honor in this professional society. United States President Barack Obama (...
Jun 16, 2021   Archival History Section
The Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards is pleased to release Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, Families (EAC-CPF) 2.0, a draft updated version of the standard for public review and comment. To ensure the greatest possible input from EAC-CPF users around the world, the subcommittee is calling for comments on the proposed changes to the current version, EAC-CPF 2010. The deadline for comments on the change proposals is June 30, 2021. For details on the new...
Register now for the Awards Committee annual meeting! Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00pm (CT) Please join the Awards Committee to discuss this year's awards cycle--what went well, what could be improved, and any questions you have or ideas for next year. Members of all awards subcommittees and any SAA members are welcome to attend. This is a free event but you'll need to register in advance here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwof-uurzIvHtaWlSqVHbuZNiiCK656Ok68 We hope to see...
Jun 11, 2021   Awards Committee
Greetings Lone Arrangers! Your LAS Regional Representative Organizer along with the LAS Steering Committee is hosting a Virtual Coffee Chat! Bring your hot cup of joe, tea, or a cold smoothie, and meet your LAS Steering Committee for the 2021-2022 year.  We'll talk about volunteer opportunities as well as services, resources, and support that you would like to receive from your LAS Regional Representative. We want to meet you! WHEN: Wednesday,  June 16, 2021, 2pm (EST) WHO: All LAS members ...
Jun 10, 2021   Lone Arrangers Section
2021 Election: Candidate Statements Thank you to our excellent candidates for standing in the 2021 Public Library Archives and Special Collections (PLASC) 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; and One Secretary, for a one-year term Ballots will be managed by SAA staff through Survey Monkey; keep an eye on your inbox for when...