Additional Volunteer Opportunities for SAA Appointed Groups

Since Vice President Tanya Zanish-Belcher issued a call for volunteers for SAA appointed groups, a few more opportunities have become available to get involved in SAA. Read below to learn more and submit your self-nomination form! All volunteer self-nominations are due by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee (3)
The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee is made up of four members of the Society of American Archivists (one of whom is the current junior co-chair of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section) and one of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee (ex officio). Of the three remaining members, one shall be appointed each year by the SAA President-elect to serve a three-year term, and shall serve as chair of the subcommittee in her/his third year.

The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award recognizes and acknowledges an individual of color employed in archives, such as those of African, Asian, Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander descent, who manifests an interest in becoming an active member of the Society of American Archivists. Each year, the awardee will receive full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend the SAA Annual Meeting for that award year, as well as a complimentary one-year membership in SAA. This award is named in honor of Brenda S. Banks, Fellow and Past President of SAA and co-founder of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section.

Task Force on Research/Data and Evaluation (6)
The Task Force on Research/Data and Evaluation is responsible for exploring the feasibility of creating a standing body within SAA to conduct, facilitate, and/or evaluate research that is practical, useful, and meaningful for SAA and the archival community. The Task Force may take on one or more pilot projects if it believes that this experience would aid in making recommendations about a standing body. The Task Force will be composed of six SAA members and is charged for an 18-month period, through the Council’s November 2018 meeting.

Technical Subcommittee on Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning (3-6)
The Technical Subcommittee on Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning (TS-GRD) of the SAA Standards Committee is responsible for overseeing the timely and ongoing maintenance and development of Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning. These guidelines provide resources, recommended procedures, and other information for archivists who may be involved in reviewing their institutional holdings. Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning, an SAA-approved standard, is available via the SAA Standards Portal ( The technical subcommittee has been extended for another 5-year review cycle, to be completed by August 2022.

To Volunteer

Log in to the SAA website to view, complete, and submit the self-nomination form by Friday, June 23, 2017. You may save changes and come back to this form; you may also change or resubmit information. SAA membership is required both to view the self-nomination form and to be appointed to an SAA group.

Much information requested on this form is required (*) because more complete information results in more effective appointments by the Vice President/President-Elect. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers that will ensure or prevent an appointment. In text areas, we are interested in highlights.

Please send any questions to Thank you for your interest!

Application Deadline: Friday, June 23

Self Nomination Form