Call for Volunteers: SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force to Revise Statement on Access to Research Materials

August 17, 2017—SAA and the Association of College and Research Libraries/Rare Books and Manuscripts Section have agreed to reconvene a joint task force to revise the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections.

For this revision cycle, the joint task force is asked to recommend any revisions that would bring the statement up to date, with a particular focus on born-digital materials and procedures for documenting the existence of research materials. The task force will comprise six members (three representing SAA and three representing ACRL/RBMS) charged to complete a new revision of the joint statement by August 2019. For more information, see the full task force charge and description

If you are interested in representing SAA on this joint task force, please email by Friday, September 1, with responses to the following:

  • Full Name
  • Email and Phone Number
  • SAA Member? [You must be an SAA member to represent SAA on the joint task force.]
  • Region (Northeast/Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, West, Other)
  • Institution
  • Job Title/Responsibilities
  • Years in Profession
  • SAA or Professional Leadership Experience and Currently Held Positions
  • Strengths [Tell us briefly about your strengths (e.g., education, work experience, knowledge) related to the work on this joint task force.]
  • Other Comments (if applicable)

Please send questions to Thank you for your interest!