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The Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) Subcommittees are looking for volunteers for their first projects!       To volunteer, please contact the Subcommittee Chair listed after each Subcommittee description.       For any other questions regarding the RAAC, please contact the RAAC Co-Chairs Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu) and Amanda Focke (afocke@rice.edu).    Advocacy Subcommittee (Tessa Beers, New England Archivists, chair)   Description: The role of the...
The Winter 2014 issue of Descriptive Notes, the newsletter of the Description Section, is now available online.
Jan 22, 2014   Description Section
View the map Create partnerships to bring educational opportunities to your area. Start a local mentoring program. Participate in a consortium for enhanced purchasing power. Establish a local or regional speaker’s bureau. Develop local or regional mini-conferences. Find travel and carpooling companions, as well as roommates, for conferences, workshops and other events. Share venues and presenters for public programming. Cooperate on collecting a particular historical topic, especially one that...
  Meeting Agenda: 1.      Presentation of microsite web plan (Lynette) (5-10 minutes) 2.      Discussion of coordination with other SAA component groups (5-10 minutes) 3.      Discussion of short-term goals for each subcommittee (each subcommittee description was unanimously approved by online Steering Committee vote) (30 minutes) 4.      Call for volunteers: procedure and timeline (5 minutes) 5.      Goals for co-chairs re: creation of strategic three-year plan (5-10 minutes)
RAAC Steering Committee meeting minutes are online now at: Meeting minutes Highlights include the creation of terms and structure of the steering committee, the assignment of chairs to sub-committees which align with our Statement of Purpose. These chairs will be calling for general RAAC member participation in our upcoming efforts starting in January 2014. Next Steering Committee meeting to held in early January 2014, with work going on in the background until then. Questions: use the RAAC...
  About this blog   The Schedule (http://saarmrt.wordpress.com/)  is your source for news about the Society of American Archivists Records Management Section. Our intention with this blog is to provide announcements, learning and education opportunities, and chances to share knowledge with other members of the RMRT in a more dynamic way than we could achieve with the SAA-provided microsite alone. (The microsite will still be the section’s repository for meeting minutes, reports and other...
The RAAC steering committee will hold its first meeting on November 7, 2013 at 2:00 EST, over the phone, with results to be shared on this site. Meeting Agenda:   introductions (5 minutes) determine steering committee structure (i.e. nominate steering committee chair or co-chairs; webmaster; chairs of ad-hoc committees, etc.) (10-15 minutes) self-identify steering committee members serving for 2 vs. 3 year terms (5 minutes) discuss plan for splitting other (non-...
On Friday, October 11th the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable sent a Letter to Target Corporation's CEO, Gregg Steinhafel, regarding the recent annoucement that Target had discontinued its corporate archives.  Please read the letter attached below.   On Wednesday, October 16th the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable received a Response from Target Corporation's, Senior Vice President, Communications and Reputation Management, Susan Kahn regarding changes in Target's Archives.  Please read the...
Oct 14, 2013   Issues and Advocacy Section
Annual Meeting Minutes, August 14 2013
If you submitted a session proposal with an archives history component or theme, don't forget to ask for endorsement from the Archival History Roundtable.    To request endorsement, send a copy of your proposal form to AHRT Chair Melissa Gottwald (melissa.gottwald@gmail.com) by Friday October 11 at the latest.    The Roundtable may endorse up to two proposals. Endorsement does not guarantee session acceptance, but it is one of the factors that the Program Committee considers.   All endorsement...
Oct 9, 2013   Archival History Section
The SAA Council adopted the motion to approve the Military Archives Roundtable bylaws on 30 Sept 2013! Thanks to the MART for your hard work, and a special thanks to Dr. Jim Ginther for his diligence with this project!  The membership of the MART adopted the Bylaws,  with an online ballot with 100% approval, on 16 July 2013. Congratulations to  MART! We now have excellent guidelines to help us accomplish our work! The approved bylaws will be posted to the MART microsite.
Oct 8, 2013   Military Archives Section
SNAP 2013 Special Elections Candidate Statements   Vice-Chair   Liza Booker    I am an alumni at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and I began my library career by working in an academic library at the University of Illinois for three years. I have complied bibliographies, webliographies, and organized various research projects. I am currently working as a Research Librarian in Fayetteville, NC for Operation Services Inc., under the jurisdiction of the Centers for Disease Control...
Comment categories included:  Amenities, Awards, Content, Cost, Hotel, Location, Plenaries and Presidential Address, Program structure and deadlines, Research Forum, Sections and Roundtables, Shorter meeting, Timing, Vendors / Exhibit Hall, Wifi and Online access  
All official representatives to the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) are eligible to run for a position on the group’s Steering Committee. We ask that you consult with your regional organization and consider running for a position. This is an opportunity to help our fledgling group develop and to increase collaboration and communications among the regional organizations in the United States. The deadline for applications and nominations is midnight (PST) Friday, September 27,...
Topics:   What kinds of experiences have you had with online access with other organizations and what would you like to see SAA offer, with the caveat about expense?   What types of session formats would you like to see offered?    What types of networking opportunities should be available at the annual meeting?   What are you looking for in a plenary session?    Should the Annual meeting be shortened to contain attendees’ costs...
THERESA POLK MLS Student, University of Maryland I am a second-year MLS student at the University of Maryland, specializing in Archives, Records, and Information Management. My background is in Latin American studies, with a focus on human rights and gender issues. Before enrolling at Maryland, I worked for several years in the public policy arena in Washington DC, as well as working internationally on human rights issues in Guatemala. This experience -- particularly supporting families of the...
In a “Joint Letter on the National Library and Archives of Grenada,” the Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable and the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable of SAA applaud the newly elected Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, the Honorable Anthony Boatswain for his “efforts to reopen and restore the Sheila Buckmire Memorial Library,” which serves as the national library and national archives center. It has been closed to the people of Grenada since July 2011. To read the...
Aug 29, 2013   Issues and Advocacy Section
House Bill Would Slash NEH Funding by 49%–Contact Congress Today! Monday, July 22nd, 2013 The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee just released its FY 2014 Interior and Environment Appropriations draft bill with a 49 percent ($71 million) cut for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Click here to send a message today to urge your Representative to vote against these devastating cuts.
Aug 29, 2013   Issues and Advocacy Section
A discussion of the plan's highlights as well as a link to the plan can be found here.