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    With fall unfolding, now is a great time to focus on developing wonderful RAO-related session proposals to submit for the 2013 SAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  For information about how to do this, see: http://www2.archivists.org/conference/2013/new-orleans/call-for-session-proposals-archives-new-orleans-2013.  The deadline to submit your proposal to the SAA program committee and to sections and roundtables for endorsement consideration has been extended and is now Monday, October 8,...
Thanks to all who participated in the first-ever Marketplace of Ideas at the 2012 SAA Annual Meeting in San Diego. Please take a moment and respond to a brief survey the 2012-13 RAO program committee developed to evaluate the RAO 2012 Marketplace of Ideas program offered as part of RAO’s regular membership meeting.  If you missed the RAO meeting, there are just a couple of questions we’d love to have you address, if you attended the Marketplace, then we would appreciate your feedback on the...
  Business Meeting Agenda Friday, August 10, 2012  1:00-3:00 PM  Leanda Gahegan, outgoing chair, opens meeting and introduces Jennifer O’Neal.  Cultural Property Working Group update, Jennifer O'Neal  CPWG charge: this group, made up of various different archivist professionals, will take lead fostering discussion, managing, preserving, and providing access to cultural heritage properties. Advise concerning cultural property and cultural sensitivity issues Represent SAA on these...
Sep 16, 2012   Museum Archives Section
  Working Group Agenda  Friday, August 10, 2012  3:00-3:30 PM Greeting/Introduction   Meeting Goal  Review progress on Standards & Best Practices resource guide (http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/museum/standards.htm) that expands on the success of the Museum Archives manual and allows for expanding resource-sharing across institutions. The project provides all section members with community updated resources as well as a participation platform – especially for members who cannot always...
Sep 16, 2012   Museum Archives Section
Introduction In 2007, Marist College Archives & Special Collections received a grant from National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) to arrange, describe, preserve and make the collection of one of our nation’s best known journalists and explorers, Lowell Thomas accessible to all interested researchers and educators. The Lowell Thomas Papers consists of approximately 36,000 photographs, hundreds of hours of audio, thousands of feet of motion picture film, numerous...
Please nominate yourself or others for a SNAP appointed position! You must be a SNAP member to be eligible, but you do NOT need to be an SAA member. Please write a separate paragraph for each position you're interested in. (For example, if you'd like to nominate yourself for Liaison Coordinator and Website Coordinator, fill out the first two paragraph boxes in the form.) Nominations are due by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, September 5. The Steering Committee will meet the weekend of September 8-9...
Thank you for the enthusiastic feedback received at the Annual Meeting Task Force information table and forum in San Diego! We welcome any other comments from those who could not make the meeting - or from those who have additional thoughts. Just add a comment below....
(The following was originally posted on my personal blog, Of Bicycles and Archives.) This week the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting is taking place in San Diego. When participants first arrived, a Dole container ship was docked quite nearby and generated a lot of excitement. It’s departure saddened many, but last night’s arrival of the Green Bay Packers at the conference hotel livened things up again. All of this I know from Twitter. Though a member of the Annual Meeting Task...
  Archivists’ Toolkit/Archon Roundtable 2012 Annual Meeting Agenda August 8, 2012 3:15-5:15pm Location: San Diego Hilton Bayfront Room: Sapphire MN 3:15pm- 3:30pm Business Meeting Introductions of Steering Committee By-law changes summary/process Update from SAA Council Liaison Bill Landis Election Results/Installation of SC members 3:30pm-3:45pm Updates and Announcements from the Field Update on Archivists’ Toolkit Update on Archon OCLC Research on linked open data NWDA/CDL AT training...
SNAP congratulates the winners of our 2012 elections.
Polina E. Ilieva and Jody L. DeRidder were elected co-chairs for 2012-2013. Congratulations! 
Research Libraries Roundtable Annual MeetingWednesday, August 8, 20121:00 – 3:00 pm Room Sapphire GH AGENDA Program1:00 – 2:15 pm Are Archives and Special Collections becoming central to the mission of research libraries? The Roundtable will explore the centrality of archives and special collections to the mission of research libraries featuring lightening talks from a variety of institutions providing evidence of the direct involvement of archivists in the changing academic environment,...
Jul 31, 2012   Research Libraries Section
  Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Cecilia L. SalvatoreDominican University Steering Committee 2012-2014: Jackie CoutureEastern Kentucky University Rachel TelfordVeterans History Project
Jul 29, 2012   Oral History Section
  Buy an Apron to Support the Natural Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives! At the upcoming Annual Meeting in San Diego, the Preservation Section of SAA will be selling aprons at the registration area on Wednesday and Thursday from 8am-6pm to benefit the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives.  Aprons bear the SAA logo and the infamous Archivists Make It Last Longer slogan.  The cost is $20, and available colors are blue and green.   A limited quantity of 100 will be sold--first come,...
Jul 25, 2012   Preservation Section
2012 Annual Meeting Information
Jul 25, 2012   Preservation Section
Use the tabs in the spreadsheet to find a ride, offer a ride, find a roommate, or offer crash space in your home near San Diego. 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! This spreadsheet is intended for informational use only. It is not a matching service; you need to use the information on the spreadsheet to find people to...
  What is your experience like at the SAA annual meeting?  Is it overwhelming? Fascinating? Alienating? One big party?  If you have found it more alienating and overwhelming than fascinating, I have some interesting ideas for you.  Patrick Sweeney, a librarian from California wrote a blog post called "How to be Awesome at Going to Library Conferences" in early June, just before the ALA annual meeting (http://pcsweeney.com/2012/06/05/how-to-be-awesome-at-going-to-library-conferences/)  Since I...
Recently Twitter was all a-buzz with tweets from the RBMS preconference in San Diego. I noticed that a lot of attention was paid to the plenary speakers. This is a topic I have seen on Twitter before, and I know people have opinions about it. As we are trying to get opinions, and make recommendations about, the entire Annual Meeting, we would love to hear on this site what those opinions are. Do you jump out of bed at the prospect of hearing a NPR personality? Would you prefer to hear...
Local Government Records Annual MeetingPlease join us to discuss topics of interest to local government records. We will have liaison reports, the unveiling of our new directory (we hope), and a featured speaker. Please check back here for more details. Agenda will be posted soon. If you have any items for inclusion on the agenda, please contact John Slate, Dallas Municipal Archives, at 214-670-5270 no later than July 27, 2012.
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Cecilia L. Salvatore Dominican University Steering Committee Candidates: Jackie Couture Eastern Kentucky University Heather Fox The Filson Historical Society Rachel Telford Veterans History Project Cecilia Salvatore Cecilia L. Salvatore. C.A., MLS, Ph.D (University of Texas at Austin, 2000), coordinates and teaches in the Archival and Cultural Heritage Studies Program at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (River Forest, Illinois...
Jul 5, 2012   Oral History Section
Election Results MDOR co-chairs are elected for a term of 1 year, not to exceed 3 terms. This year 2 members are standing for election, Polina Ilieva (re-election to a 3rd term), UCSF Archivist, and new candidate Jody DeRidder, Head, Digital Services, University of Alabama Libraries. 1. For Co-Chair (vote for two) Polina Ilieva Jody DeRidder Electronic balloting will begin in July and will be conducted by SAA staff.  Election results will be announced at the annual meeting. Candidates...
Roundtable Meetings I Aug 8, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MDOR promotes discussion, education, collaboration, and innovation in standards, digitization, digital archival objects, and the metadata that enables their access, management, and preservation. Join us to learn about archives and social networks, trends and challenges in digital object...
Supplementary information on the candidates: Co-chair position (1) Katherine Crowe: As Curator of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Denver, Katherine Crowe is responsible for the acquisition and curation of primary resource collections. This includes curation of the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, an endowed special collection focusing on all forms of dance, with an emphasis on Colorado and the American West. Katherine has been the Curator of the Carson Brierly Giffin...
Jun 27, 2012   Performing Arts Section
If you have photos or other images relating to past WAR meetings or your current work that you would like to share on this web page, please email Christina at cbj253@charter.net.
Jun 26, 2012   Women Archivists Section