Podcast Working Group

The Podcast Working Group produces and publishes one season annually of Archives in Context, an open-access podcast exploring significant conversations around archival practice in SAA, the profession, and beyond.

I. Purpose:

The Working Group's purpose is to host via podcast dynamic and professional conversations with archivists contributing to the archival literature, to SAA and the profession, and public access and awareness of archives. 

II. Working Group Selection, Size, and Length of Term

The Working Group consists of ten members. Working Group members serve staggered two-year terms with the possibility of reappointment. The Vice President, or project coordinator, on behalf of the Council and with the recommendation of the Working Group, makes new appointments and appoints the chair. 

III. Duties and Responsibilities:

The Working Group has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan an annual season, ranging from 6 to 9 episodes, and set an editorial calendar that aligns with SAA’s Strategic Goals and promotes to some extent the work of SAA and its members.
  • Schedule and interview guest speakers, review and edit drafts of episodes, publish episodes to podcast platforms, and maintain the podcast’s website as needed.
  • Periodically review and update workflows as appropriate and meet on a regular basis to ensure timely delivery and support of episodes. 

IV. Reporting:


The Working Group reports to the Council annually and upon request.