2019 Security Section Election Information

Vacant Position

Chair-Elect: Three-year term - first year Chair-elect, second year as Chair, and third year as immediate past Chair

The main responsibilities of the vacant position are providing leadership & direction for the Security Section. This includes, but is not limited to, planning the annual meeting, holding additional meetings as needed to evaluate activities/direction of the section, sending relevant announcements to the section via the listserv, and updating the section's blog and microsite with news and resources.
Nominee for Chair-elect-- 2019 Election:

Ken Fieth


Ken is the Metropolitan Government Archivist for Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. He is a charter member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, having been accepted into the Academy in 1989.  He has held positions in the Tennessee State Library and Archives and numerous other historical organizations. 

Statement of Interest

Beginning my career as an Archivist and now having over 35 years of service, I know well the limited resources that seem to be our lot while providing services to the public. Increased security is often neglected as a result of increasing pressure to provide access. My experience offers practical advice on maintaining the integrity of archival collections, ensuring collections are safe not only from vandalism or theft but from those natural dragons of flood and tornado damage. As the Archives was a victim of document theft while on my watch, an experience best obtained only once, there are practical measures that can be taken to prevent such episodes as much as possible. As a last measure, I can sit down over a good Scotch and commiserate with those who are going through those experiences. 

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