Benefits of Membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member (or renewing your support as a member) of the Society of American Archivists! SAA is your professional partner throughout your career. We help to keep you abreast of the latest news and developments in the field through a variety of high-quality programs and activities offered to members at substantial discounts.

The Society of American Archivists offers several categories of membership. Learn about the different types of membership via the links below:

Individual Member Application (PDF) | Institutional Member Appliction (PDF)

SAA Programs and Services

Individual members of SAA enjoy access to the following indispensable resources:

American Archivist (Journal)

The premier journal of the archives profession, this semi-annual periodical features research articles, literature reviews, case studies, perspectives, and international reports. Individual full members and associate members receive complimentary access to the American Archivist.

Archival Outlook (Magazine)

Stay abreast of the latest news and information that is essential to the archives community. This bimonthly magazine includes how-to pieces and reports on innovations in the profession, SAA activities, upcoming events, and more!

Member discounts on:

  • SAA books, covering a broad range of archives and records management topics.
  • Registration for SAA's Annual Meeting, the premier educational and professional networking event of the year for archives and records management professionals.
  • Registration for continuing education offeringsboth in-person and onlinethat provide you with unmatched opportunities to learn about new and developing technologies, enhance your professional knowledge, polish your skills. Be sure to check out SAA's new Management Track!
  • Listing in the SAA Directory of Archival Consultants, This easy-to-use directory contains information about experts across the country who provide professional consulting services on various aspects of archives and archiving. 

Career Services Commons

The Commons is a space for students, early-career archivists, and others to connect with experienced archives professionals. Designed in response to the continued success of the Career Center at the SAA Annual Meeting, the Career Services Commons is now a permanent online space for SAA members! To learn more or to apply, please visit the Career Services Commons page

Mentoring Program

SAA's Mentoring Program brings together members with expertise in subjects and members who want to build their knowledge within those subject areas. To learn more or to apply, please visit the Mentoring Program page.

Section Membership

Connect with colleagues who share your areas of expertise and/or special interest by joining an unlimited number of sections.

Access to the SAA Membership Directory

Networking opportunities abound with contact information for all SAA individual and institutional members.