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:

The 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 digital edition of The American Archivist.

Archival Outlook (Magazine)

Stay abreast of the latest news and information essential to the archives community. This bimonthly magazine includes how-to pieces and reports on SAA activities,upcoming events.

Member discounts on:

  • Titles in the SAA Bookstore, covering a broad range of archives 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 workshops around the country, providing unmatched opportunities to learn about new and developing technologies, polish professional skills, and enhance knowledge.

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.