Join the Oral History Leadership Team

Please send any nominations by Friday, May 31st! Self-nominations are encouraged! 

Are you seeking an opportunity to expand your network and get further involved in the oral history community? If so, consider running for an open position on the Steering Committee.

Benefits of providing your time and expertise to the Steering Committee include:

  • Networking with engaged colleagues.
  • Cultivating leadership skills in a real world setting. 
  • Driving trends in the field. 
  • Gaining service credit for career advancement. 
  • Satisfying continuing education and/or certification requirements. 

Our current co-chair Jaycie Vos says:

"As an early career archivist, being a steering committee member of the SAA oral history section is a great way for me to connect with others across the profession and develop my leadership skills. I can serve, keep my finger on the pulse, and learn from other members with different experiences than my own all at once!"

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of these positions:

Vice-Chair (3 year commitment, as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair)

The vice-chair/chair-elect serves as acting chair in the absence of the chair, organizes the annual meeting of the section, sets the agenda of the Steering Committee, and participates as a member of the Steering Committee in all its activities. This is an officer level position. Expect approximately 2-4 hours of committee work a month. 

Steering Committee Member (2 year commitment, 2 open positions) 

Steering Committee Member assists the SC in setting and completing the section's annual work. Recently the OHS focused on improving communication outlets, collaborating with affiliated SAA sections and aligned organizations, and establishing an Oral History program within SAA. Expect approximately 1-2 hours of committee work a month.  

If interested, please submit a brief biography and candidate statement (1-2 paragraphs each) describing your interest in serving on the Steering Committee by Friday, May 31, 2019.  You can submit your interest, along with any questions, to:

Amanda Pellerin, Immediate Past Chair and Nominating Committee Chair -

Andy Kolovos, Steering Committee Member -

Ellen Brooks, Steering Committee Member -

And check out the OHS Standing Rules for more information.