Nominations open for 2020-2021 Section Leadership Positions

The Nominating Committee for the Acquisitions & Appraisal Section is seeking individuals interested in acquisitions and appraisal for the following three positions (see below for duties):

  • Vice Chair/Chair Elect
  • Steering Committee At-Large Member (2 positions available)

Candidates must be members of SAA and this Section at the time of nomination. We encourage candidates of all experience levels and from various types of institutions. Consider nominating yourself or a colleague! Please email the Nominating Committee by May 25 with your or your colleague's name, email address, and institution. Committee members are Marcella Huggard (, Suzi Noruschat (, and Jamie Seemiller (

Final ballot information will be sent to SAA by June 1, and elections will be held online later in June 2020.

Full details on the duties of Steering Committee members are outlined in the Section Standing Rules, but are summarized as follows:

Vice Chair/Chair Elect:

  • The Vice Chair serves a one-year term (2020–2021), beginning at the conclusion of the annual Section meeting. The Vice Chair serves as acting Chair in the absence of the Chair; takes minutes at Section meetings; produces/oversees communications with the Section; organizes the program in conjunction with the Steering Committee for the annual Section meeting; and contributes occasionally to subcommittee work.
  • At the conclusion of the 2021 annual Section meeting, the Vice Chair assumes the role of Chair for the following year (2021–2022), and subsequently as Immediate Past Chair (2022–2023).
  • In each role, this person is expected to attend the SAA Annual Meeting and participate in Steering Committee conference calls (at least four per year).
  • The time commitment for this role is estimated between two and four hours each month.

Steering Committee At-Large Members (2 positions):

  • Members serve two-year terms (2020–2022), eligible for reelection to a second term.
  • Members co-chair Section subcommittees (i.e., Best Practices and Outreach Subcommittees, as described on the Members' Welcome page), serve on the Nominating Committee, and assist in planning the annual Section meeting.
  • Members are encouraged to attend the SAA Annual Meeting and expected to participate in Steering Committee conference calls (at least four per year).
  • The time commitment for this role is estimated at about two hours each month.

Please contact members of the Nominating Committee if you have any questions. Again, nominations will be accepted until Monday, May 25.