Reference, Access and Outreach Section


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The section is open to any member of SAA who has an interest in reference, access and outreach issues and has explored a variety of diverse topics. Recent areas of interest include the impact of "More Product, Less Process" on reference service, National History Day and the use of archival materials in classrooms, and the effect and use of Web 2.0 technologies on the archival profession.

Recent News & Announcements

The Reference, Access, and Outreach candidates for the 2020-2021 election cycle. Ballots will be sent electronically by SAA.
Did you pilot a creative, remote project during COVID-19? RAO invites proposals for participants in the 2020 Marketplace of Ideas at SAA's Annual Meeting, now being held virtually.
Are you looking to shape the future direction and activities of the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section? Put yourself forward for an elected RAO position! Due May 15, 2020.
Call for Applicants The Teaching with Primary Sources sub-committee of the Reference, Access and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists is accepting applications for the role of Associate Editor for the Case Studies on Teaching With Primary Sources series.
On Saturday, August 3 11:30-12:45, RAO will host its Section Meeting and 7th Annual Marketplace of Ideas at the SAA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. Please join us for our Business Meeting followed by the Marketplace!
2019 SAA Reference, Access, Outreach Section Election - Finalized Ballot
The spring 2019 newsletter is here!
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