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The Nominations Committee for the Acquisitions & Appraisal SectionBrad 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-ElectVirginia (Ginny) Hunt, Harvard University ArchivesVin Novara, University...
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
  Pass it On: Preservation Week is April 22nd-28th. See the Preservation Week 2012 page for member activities and useful resources related to preservation.  
Apr 11, 2012   Preservation Section
This year we have an impressive line up of preservation specialists eager to talk about preservation in the 21st century at our annual conference business meeting. The inspiration for this topic came from hearing a number of discussions taking place around the field of preservation, but not necessarily within the community itself. As Chair, I thought it most appropriate to bring this conversation to the SAA Preservation Section. Our speakers will address eduation, professional resposibility...
Mar 5, 2012   Preservation Section
Here's the current membership of our steering committee. Congratulations to all the new appointees!   Chair: Rebecca Goldman Vice Chair: Kate Donovan Jarvis Secretary: Lora Davis Web/Social Media Coordinator: Rebecca Weintraub Student and Student Chapter Coordinator: Helen Schubert Liaison Coordinator: Sasha Griffin Outreach/Newsletter Coordinator: Sarah Powell   Contact info, and who to contact about what, is coming soon!
Following an overwhelming response both on and off the SNAP listserv, Sarah Powell, our temporary Outreach/Newsletter Coordinator, has announced the title for SNAP's newsletter -- welcome, SNAPshots! Look for the first issue of SNAPshots in the next couple of months, by April or May.
Here's the list of open steering committee positions, with a short description for each. (These descriptions are only preliminary and may change over time.) If you're interested in holding any of these positions, email SNAP Chair Rebecca Goldman (rebgold AT gmail) with the positions you're interested in and a couple sentences about why you're interested in each one. If you've already emailed her about serving on the steering committee, please email her again. Please get your emails in by...
We are accepting content and images that focus on highlights, practices, and institutions that are relevant and of interest to RAO members.  What types of material are you interested in seeing?  Events at other archival institutions?  Tips and hints?  Photos or other images?  Please send your content to Lisa Sjoberg, RAO Communication Liaison, at sjoberg@cord.edu.
On January 25, the SAA Council approved our petition to form the Military Archives Roundtable.
Jan 31, 2012   Military Archives Section
On January 25, 2012, the SAA Council approved our petition to form the Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable.