Society of American Archivists Call for Nominations for Elected Office in 2011

Nominate an SAA member to stand for office in the 2011 election! The Nominating Committee seeks names of knowledgeable, dynamic, and decisive leaders from the archives community who can provide crucial guidance to SAA and who will work toward incorporating diversity into the archives profession. Nominations welcome for Vice President, Council, and 2012 Nominating Committee. 

If you have already sent in nomination(s) via the form available during the recent election process, thank you! We have those nominations in hand.

If you have yet to suggest someone—including yourself—but would still like to do so, then please submit the person’s name, the office for which you are nominating this person, along with a brief statement of support via email to Nominating Committee Chair María Estorino. For best consideration, please respond by July 9, 2010.

2011 Nominating Committee 
María Estorino, Chair
Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty
Mark Shelstad  
Tom Hyry 
Rosalye Settles

Descriptions of SAA Offices
Below, you will find a brief description of each office. If you have any questions about specific responsibilities of an office, please feel free to contact the 2011 Nominating Committee (listed above) or the contact name provided for each position. These contacts are individuals who are currently holding or have previously held office and they can give you a good idea of the specific responsibilities and time commitment for each position.

Vice President / President-Elect
SAA’s vice president serves a one-year term of office beginning in August 2011 and becomes SAA’s 69th president from August 2012 to August 2013. Both terms of office begin at the conclusion of the SAA Annual Meeting. The vice president serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Council, and performs such responsibilities as appointing chairs and members of SAA standing committees, boards, and task forces and appointing the chair and members of the Program Committee and Host Committee for the meeting over which he/she will preside. The vice president also serves as vice president of the Society of American Archivists Foundation. The president shall direct and coordinate the affairs of SAA, preside at all business meetings of the Council and of SAA, and perform such duties as may be directed by the Council. The president serves as a member of and chair of the Executive Committee and performs such responsibilities as appointing chairs and members of SAA standing committees, boards, and task forces and appointing newly elected Council members to Council committees.  The president also serves as president of the Society of American Archivists Foundation. Contact: Peter Gottlieb, Wisconsin Historical Society, OR Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

SAA’s Council is the elected governing body of the Society of American Archivists. Three Council members shall be elected in each annual election for terms of three years. Together with SAA’s officers and the executive director, Council is responsible for the governance of the association, management of its affairs, annual budget and program cycle review, and the regulation of its procedures. In addition, it performs such responsibilities as establishing policies for SAA, voting on constitutional amendments proposed by membership petitions, and reviewing annual reports submitted by SAA’s committees, boards, task forces, sections, and roundtables. Council members also serve as members of the board of directors of the Society of American Archivists Foundation. Contact: Tom Hyry, University of California, Los Angeles, OR Rosalye Settles, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Nominating Committee
SAA’s Nominating Committee is composed of five members who serve a one-year term. Three members of the Nominating Committee are elected each year by the membership. Two members of the Nominating Committee are second-year Council members appointed by Council to complete this committee. The Nominating Committee selects a slate of candidates to present for membership vote, provides information about the slate of candidates for publication by SAA, drafts questions for to be addressed by candidates in their statements for the election, prepares a final report, and reports the election results at the annual business meeting. Contact: Amy Cooper Cary, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.