A*CENSUS II Working Group To Begin Work

December 16, 2020—Thirteen SAA members were appointed by SAA President Rachel Vagts to serve on the new A*CENSUS II Working Group:

  • Elizabeth Myers (chair), Smith College Libraries
  • Cheryl Beredo, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
  • Paul Conway, University of Michigan
  • Meredith Evans, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
  • Jennifer Johnson, Cargill Incorporated
  • Meredith Lowe, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jamie Martin, IBM Corporation Archives
  • Erin Passehl Stoddart, University of Oregon
  • Greta Pittenger, National Public Radio
  • Aaron Ramirez, Pueblo City-County Library District
  • Thomas Ruller, New York State Archives
  • Gayle Schechter, Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Audra Eagle Yun, University of California, Irvine Special Collections & Archives

The A*CENSUS II Working Group will work with our survey research consultants to design, field, and report out on the second iteration of Archival Census and Education Needs Survey in the United States (A*CENSUS). The three-year project, from September 2020 to February 2023, is being funded by a National Leadership Project Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Working Group is responsible for 1) reviewing and discussing previous survey instruments and findings to determine what information should be captured to enable longitudinal analyses, 2) identifying new areas of interest for incorporation into the survey, 3) developing thematic areas of interest for a new survey of archival institutions, and 4) assisting in identification of groups and institutions that should be invited to participate in the survey. 

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