Join the Oral History Section Steering Committee!


Please send any nominations by Saturday, June 13th! 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 chair Adrienne Cain says: "SAA’s Oral History Section is great for any archivists who works in, with, or around oral history. It also allows you to network and collaborate with oral historians and archivists who work with oral history across the nation. Serving as a chair or member of the steering committee is a great opportunity to serve in a leadership role and support the oral history community."

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 Saturday, June 13, 2020.  You can submit your interest, along with any questions, to:

Jaycie Vos, Immediate Past Co-Chair and Nominating Committee Co-Chair -

Gavin Do, Immediate Past Co-Chair and Nominating Committee Co-Chair -

Andy Kolovos, Steering Committee Member - 

Ellen Brooks, Steering Committee Member - 

And check out the OHS Standing Rules for more information.