Nominations Open for 2017 Leadership Positions

It's official -- nominations are open for leadership positions with SAA's Acquisitions and Appraisal Section! We are seeking individuals of all experience levels interested in acquisitions and appraisal for the following three positions:

  • Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect

  • Steering Committee At-Large Member (2 positions available)

In order to be nominated for these positions, candidates must be a member of the Society of American Archivists and a member of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section. You may nominate yourself or someone else for any of the above positions.

The duties of appointments are as follows:

Vice Chair/Chair Elect:

  • Once elected, the Vice Chair serves for one year (2017-2018), beginning at the conclusion of the SAA Annual Meeting. During this time, the Vice Chair assists with communication and outreach efforts, takes minutes at Section meetings, and acts as the chair in the absence of the Section Chair.

  • At the conclusion of the 2018 Annual Meeting, the Vice Chair assumes the role of Chair for the following year (2018-2019), and subsequently, as Immediate Past Chair (2019-20).

  • The Chair presides at meetings of the Section and the steering committee; coordinates Section-proposed sessions for the annual meeting and section endorsements; and, sets the Section's agenda for the year with assistance from the Section leadership team. The chair serves as Section representative with respect to SAA, SAA Council, and other groups within the Society; appoints Section committees as needed; and, coordinates preparation of an annual report of Section activities and submits it to the SAA executive office.

  • Immediate Past Chair is responsible for chairing the Nominating Committee for that year’s section election.

  • In each role, this person is expected to attend the SAA Annual Meeting and recurring section meetings (at least 4 per year).

  • The Vice Chair/Chair Elect will also participate in at least one of the Section subcommittees, regularly attending meetings and reporting back to the Section.

  • The time commitment for this role is estimated at 5 hours per month.

Steering Committee Members (At large):

  • Members will serve two-year terms (2017-2019), eligible for reelection to a second term.

  • The Steering Committee Member will co-chair at least one of the Section subcommittees, regularly attending meetings and reporting back to the Section.

  • Members-at-large serve on the Nominating Committee, assist in planning the Section Annual Meeting program, assist in planning annual meeting sessions of interest to the Section, or other responsibilities as assigned. They also participate in discussion of Section business.

  • This person is expected to attend the Annual Meeting and recurring section meetings.

  • The time commitment for this role is estimated at a few hours a month.

Please send candidate suggestions to the Nominating Committee by May 19 , 2017.  Final ballot information will be sent to SAA by June 1, 2017. Elections will be held online in July of 2017, prior to the annual meeting in August.

Please include name, email address, phone number, and institution (if available) of the suggested candidate.

Thank you!