A Call to Service in Your Professional Association

President-Elect Randall Jimerson and American Archivist Editor Philip B. Eppard invite you to contribute your time and talent to SAA . . .

March 2004

Become the Next American Archivist Book Review Editor

The American Archivist invites applications for the position of book review editor. The book review editor works in conjunction with the editor and is responsible for selecting books for review, assigning books to reviewers, commissioning review essays, and preliminary editing of copy for the reviews section. Candidates should possess good writing and editorial skills and have a knowledge of current research and writing in the archives field. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to:

Philip B. Eppard
Editor, American Archivist
School of Information Science and Policy
University at Albany, State University of New York
135 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12222

Volunteer for a Leadership Position

SAA relies on volunteers to achieve many of its goals and initiatives, through the work of committees, boards, representatives, task forces, and other groups. In addition to contributing to SAA goals, volunteers have an opportunity to learn about the profession and to gain valuable leadership experience. SAA needs you!

SAA Vice President/President-Elect Randall Jimerson has named Alden Monroe, of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, and Waverly Lowell, of the University of California at Berkeley, to serve as co-chairs of the SAA Appointments Committee for 2004-2005. This committee solicits nominees and applications for vacancies on existing committees, boards, and other groups within the SAA governing structure. Students and new members are eligible to serve as interns on many of these committees. Those who are unfamiliar with the appointments process or the governing structure of SAA can find information on the online "Leadership List" at www.archivists.org/

Anyone interested in serving on a particular committee or other group, or in nominating a colleague for a position should provide the following information:

  1. Your name or the name of your nominee
  2. Mailing address
  3. Telephone
  4. Fax
  5. E-mail
  6. Current position
  7. Name of committee of other group in which you are interested, including relevant background information and an indication of your capacity to serve on the particular group.
  8. Previous assignments on committees or other groups in SAA or with another archival organization.

The Appointments Committee has as its goal to have all vacancies filled by August 1 in time for SAA's 2004 Annual Meeting in Boston. In order to foster diversity within SAA leadership, members of minority and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please take advantage of this excellent opportunity to become more involved in SAA and to help develop or improve programs important to the archival profession. Volunteer or submit nominations to either of the co-chairs:

Alden Monroe
Alabama Department of Archives and History
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
334/242-4152 ext. 261
fax 334/240-3433

Waverly Lowell
Environmental Design Archives
University of California, Berkeley
230 Wurster Hall #1820
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820
fax 510/642-2824