Reference, Access and Outreach Section

 

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Welcome! This section is open to any member of SAA who has an interest in reference, access and outreach issues. RAO has three specialized subcommittees that focus on topics relevant to our members: Teaching with Primary Sources committee, Exhibits and Events (E2) committee, and Assessment of Measures and Metrics for Public Services committee. We invite and encourage members to contact the RAO Steering Committee if there's anything we can do to better support the membership.  

Recent News & Announcements

RAO members, we are excited to present the candidate statements for the 2016 candidates for Vice Chair/Chair Elect and the Steering Committee. We have several very qualified candidates this year, which really speaks to the strength of our section. The statements can be accessed via the file attached to the candidates webpage.
Here is the Reference, Access and Outreach section's 2016 spring newsletter. Enjoy!
The 2016 RAO Program Committee seeks Hot Topics and Cool Demonstrations for provocative conversation and deep thinking at the SAA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. On Friday, August 5, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, RAO will host its fifth annual Marketplace of Ideas and seeks purveyors of hot topics and cool demonstrations to sell their wares to a savvy audience of RAO archivists. Vendors are asked to present a brief (3-4 minute) infomercial to all meeting attendees, before dividing into separate market stalls—we'll have 3 rounds of shopping! Read on for more details . . .
Would you like to get more involved with the Reference, Outreach and Access Section of SAA? RAO is currently seeking nominations for open positions on its Steering Committee. Deadline is 3/25. Details in full post...
Catch up on all the exciting things that the RAO section has been involved with over the winter and spring of 2015.
Please review this newsletter before voting in the 2015 RAO elections!
The minutes for the RAO Steering Committee minutes on April 28th have been posted!
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