Diversity Committee Meeting, August 12, 2014

SAA Diversity Committee Meeting

August 12, 2014

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

Suite 8228




Welcome and Introductions


Review of the Diversity Committee Charge and Membership Appointments


Review of Past projects (2013-2014)

  • Diversifying the Archival Record Poll (Deb Torres, Ann Massman, and Cecilia Salvatore)
  • Diversifying the Archival Record Case Studies (Deb Torres, Ann Massman, and Cecilia Salvatore)

Sponsored Event

Diversity Forum: Diversifying the Archival Record

Featured Panelists: 


Mary Caldera

Head of Arrangement and Description in Manuscripts and Archives

Yale University Library


Kathryn Neal

Associate University Archivist

University of California, Berkeley 


Matthew Fredericks

Academic Services Officer, School of Library and Information Science

Wayne State University


Lauren Gaylord

MS Candidate in Information Studies / Vice President of SCoSAA

University of Texas at Austin


Bergis Jules

University and Political Papers Archivist

University of California, Riverside


Discussion of Future Projects

Revisit Call for Diversifying the Archival Record Case Studies

Our Journey Toward Diversity – and a Call to (More) Action, SAA Past President Elizabeth Adkins,

2007 Presidential Address: http://archivists.metapress.com/content/lv370048r7875175/fulltext.pdf  

SAA Diversity Resources: Developing SAA Diversity Toolkit  

Reconnecting with Roundtables (chair and vice chair)

Diversity Initiatives: Collaboration with sections, committees, and Roundtables

Internships on sections and committees

Develop a curriculum based on the Diversity Reader (reach out to Archival Educators Roundtable)

Revise HBCU Institute and tie into 2016 Atlanta meeting