Awards Committee


You are part of the SAA awards program that now encompasses more than 20 different recognitions in the areas of contributions to the archives profession, advocacy and public awareness,  writing and publishing, and student scholarships and travels grants. The information on this page is designed to assist you in your Awards Committee service. Your tasks include:

  • publicizing awards to ensure outstanding entries;
  • actively seeking and soliciting nominations;
  • evaluating nominees and selecting winners;
  • communicating with nominators;
  • preparing the citation about your award winner; and
  • assisting as needed with awards presentations during SAA’s Annual Meeting.

To get started, review the general resources in the box in the right column, especially the Tip Sheet. The List of Subcommittees page features links for each award and where information specific to your selection committee can be posted. Send new info for posting to SAA staff at

To communicate with the entire Awards Committee, use the discussion list: Or contact the co-chairs directly.


Awards Committee Co-chairs 
Jane LaBarbara and Megan Keller Young