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  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.
The Preservation Section will be accepting nominations for the following positions in 2012: Vice chair/chair elect Nominating committee member Steering committee member-at-large Anyone interested in running for these office, please contact Shelby Sanett (shelby.sanett [at] nara [dot] gov) or Greg Schmidt (schmigr [at] auburn [dot] edu).
Jan 26, 2012   Preservation Section
The Winter 2012 RAO Newsletter is now available! Kathryn Otto, Chair, thanks past officers, introduces current members, and provides an update on the section’s ongoing progress on its work, including, the National History Day and Archives Toolkit, the newly renamed Working Group for Data-Driven Decisions in Processing and Public Services, the Teaching with Primary Resources group, results from the Skill Survey, and outreach efforts with C-SPAN. Read more about it on the newsletter! Kathryn...
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Jan 11, 2012   Issues and Advocacy Section
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Meeting Minutes: AT/ARCHON Roundtable meeting at SAA Roundtable Meetings II Aug 24, 2011 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM BUSINESS 1.) Recap of AT/ARCHON RT 2010-2011 activities from past year: AT/ARCHON webpage on SAA site now includes:  Annual reports Presentations User profiles  Revised mission, goals, and merged name  Bylaws  Online elections 2.) Tom Hyry: SAA Council and Liaison announcements: SAA annual meeting taskforce established Deadline to volunteer is September 26, 2011 http://www2....
In conjunction with the Social Media Forum to be held Thursday, August 25, 2011, CTWG invites individuals to contribute feedback regarding SAA's use of communication technology. Please review the following talking points copied from the slideshow presentation (see attachment below). Add your comments at the bottom of the screen. Why are we here? We want your input! How can communications technology help SAA communicate better with its members? Which communication technologies should SAA use?...
The Human Rights Archives Roundtable has been approached by three panels who are seeking endorsemsents. Since the Roundtable can endorse up to two panels, I would like Roundtable members to vote on the two panels that resonate the most with the membership's interests. Below are the panel names and abstracts with the full proposals attached. After reading the proposals, please click on the Survey Monkey link to vote on which panels you believe should receive the Roundtable's endorsement....
VOTE HERE: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/electionsNote: You must be an SAA member to vote.   TESSA FALLONWeb Curator, Columbia University I am a web collection curator at Columbia University Libraries and I am currently focused on building our Human Rights Web Archive.  In addition to my work at Columbia, I am currently the co-director of the International Council on Archives Human Rights Working Group archives directory project. I earned a MLIS  and a certificate in Archives and Records...
September 22, 2011 To fill the vacant Vice Chair/Chair Elect position, the Steering Committee appointed Jen Eidson.  With this shift in section leadership, the Newsletter Editor/Web Liaison position was then vacant and also needed to be filled.  The Steering Committee appointed Margaret Fraser to fulfill these section duties. These Steering Committee appointments were implemented in accordance with the Section Bylaws. Please contact Section Leadership if you have any questions or concerns...
Sep 30, 2011   Oral History Section
September 14, 2011 Unfortunately, this week Howard Levin, Oral History Section Chair, stepped down from his position as Chair.  The Steering Committee asked Vice Chair/Chair Elect Doug Boyd if he would be willing to step into the Chair position one year earlier than normal.   Doug Boyd agreed to do this and will serve as Section Chair for the 2011-2012 term. The Vice Chair/Chair Elect position is now vacant.  In accordance with the Section Bylaws, the Steering Committee will appoint a new...
Sep 15, 2011   Oral History Section
Proposal (see attachment below) In February 2009, the Acquisition and Appraisal Section Steering Committee presented a proposal to develop guidelines for reappraisal and deaccessioning to the Standards Committee. With the support of the Standards Committee and Council, the section leadership has begun moving forward with the effort. Since these guidelines will have broad professional application, interested professionals from across SAA, not just those who are members of the...
There are two ways to submit comments on the Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessionng.   1. Review the attached PDF here and submit feedback to luglean@uwyo.edu. 2. Go to http://rddrt.forens.es/ and post your comments directly online.  Please note that comments posted here will be seen by anyone who visits the page.   Comments must be received by October 16, 2011.  The RD-DRT will discuss all comments after this date.