SAA Council Approves Podcast Working Group, User Experience Section Standing Rules

November 29At its October 31–November 1, 2023, hybrid meeting in Chicago, the SAA Council:

  • Approved the recommendation to adopt revisions to add a Certificate Renewal by Petition option to the Digital Archives Specialist certificate renewal process. (IV.A)  
  • Approved a recommendation to establish the Podcast Working Group. (IV.B.)  
  • Approved the User Experience Section Standing Rules. (IV.C.)  
  • Approved the FY24 Budget.  
  • Approved minutes for the July 2023 Council meeting, which are now available on the SAA website. (II.C. 
  • Approved the recommendation to add a Vice Chair position to the Appointments Committee. (VII.I) 
  • Approved the recommendation for the Chair of the Program Committee to serve as ex-officio for one year after completion of chair position(VII.S) 
  • Approved a one-year extension concluding in June 2024 for the TS-AFG of the charge and roster. (VII.T) 
  • Approved the recommendation to change the Women’s Collections Archives Section to a discussion group. (VII.E) 
  • Approved creating an informal task force to develop a multi-level model to collaborate nationally and internationally. (V.A) 
  • Reviewed all SAA component groups and sections 2023 Annual Report. (VII.E) 

View the agenda and materials from the Fall 2023 meeting here.

If you have questions about these Council actions, contact SAA President Helen Wong Smith ( or Chief Executive Officer Jacqualine Price Osafo ( Comprehensive minutes of the meeting will be available soon via the SAA website.  

The next Council meeting will be a hybrid meeting on February 5 and 6 from 12:00–4:00 p.m. CT. If you’d like to have an item considered for inclusion on the next agenda, please send it to by Monday, January 8, 2024.