Preservation Section Leadership: Call for Vice-Chair/Chair Elect & Member-At-Large

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, contact info, and a 4 or 5 sentence statement of interest/professional bio to Jeremy Linden at by Friday, May 28th, 5pm Eastern. See last year's candidate page as an example

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 phone/Zoom once a month, with other business conducted by email. Attendance at the annual meeting is not required. Current officers and steering committee members are listed here.

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

Position descriptions: 

Member-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.

  •   Assist the Chair in carrying out the work of the section.
  • Preside over the section meeting at the SAA Annual Meeting in the absence of the Chair.
  • Prepare minutes of the section business meeting and steering committee meetings, and submit these to the Communications Committee Chair for dissemination or publication, after review by the Chair.

*The responsibilities of the Chair should also be considered if you would like to run for Vice-Chair:

  • Appoint committee chairs, and appoint committee members in consultation with the committee chairs.
  • Monitor the work of the Section's committees.
  • Provide material for dissemination to the membership, including regular columns and progress reports.
  • Collaborate with the steering committee to ensure that the section's three-year plan is updated, as required by SAA, and monitor ongoing progress toward meeting the section's goals and objectives
  • Convene the steering committee annually; collaborate and consult with the steering committee at other times to forward the work of the section and its committees
  • Preside over the section business meeting at the SAA Annual Meeting.
  • In collaboration with the section Program Chair, develop a program for the section business meeting, including speakers on a topic approved by the steering committee.
  • In conjunction with the Vice Chair/Chair Elect, and the steering committee, provide final written approval for new section projects and the dissemination of project-related publications, reports, and other products.
  • Serve on the Preservation Awards Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists Awards Committee.
  • In collaboration with the officers and steering committee, review the Preservation Section Standing Rules every two years.

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.