Join the Preservation Section Leadership! Call for Vice-Chair/Chair Elect & Member-At-Large

Would you like to get more involved with SAA and expand your leadership experience? Maybe it's time to help lead the Preservation Section!

We are seeking candidates for two positions:

  • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect 
  • Member-At-Large 

If you are interested in nominating yourself, or would like to nominate someone else, please send the name and a 4 or 5 sentence statement of interest/professional bio to Kara McClurken ( by Monday, May 23rd.

The work: Section projects include planning programming for the annual meeting, designing fundraisers benefiting the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives, fun outreach projects like the  Agents of Deterioration bookmarks, and the #PresTC twitter conferences.

The Steering Committee meets by Zoom once a month, with other business conducted by email. Attendance at the annual meeting is not required. 

Members-At-Large, advise and support the work of the section as a member of the Steering Committee. Serve on standing committees, as appropriate.

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect - For one year you will serve as the Vice-Chair; the following year you will serve as the Chair; and your final year on the Committee you will serve as Past-Chair

As Vice-Chair, you will 

  • Assist the Chair in carrying out the work of the section.
  • Prepare minutes of the section business meeting and steering committee meetings

As Chair, you will:

  • Appoint committee chairs, and appoint committee members in consultation with the committee chairs.
  • Lead monthly Steering Committee meetings
  • Preside over the section business meeting at the SAA Annual Meeting.
  • Serve on the Preservation Awards Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists Awards Committee.

As Past Chair, you will:

  • Lead the Nomination process for the Steering Committee leadership

Not interested in a leadership position, but still want to get involved? Volunteer for any of the Preservation Section standing committees by sending a note to the

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the commitments for these positions, the work of the section leadership, or the nomination process.