Call for Questions for Ask the Candidates - 2018 SAA Election

Ask the Candidates
for Vice President/President-Elect


Would you like to learn more about this year’s candidates for SAA Vice President/President-Elect? Curious about Pam's and Michelle’s leadership experience or their perspectives on the future of the profession?  

SAA Election 2018

Cast Your Vote Between March 19, and April 6, 2018

SAA members who are eligible to vote can cast their votes online between March 19, and April 6, 2018. Click here to cast a ballot. Use your SAA username and password to login to the eBallot system.

Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional History Caucus!

February 2018—What actions can we take to support federal funding of the humanities, even as we keep an eye on Congress’s appropriations discussions?  As we fight to ensure that drastic cuts don’t become law, our most important assets are our allies in Congress. That’s why this is the perfect time to make a push for the Congressional History Caucus!

White House Budget Again Zeroes Out Key Humanities Agencies

The Presidential Budget Request for FY 2019 again calls for elimination of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Although the appropriations process for FY 2018 has not yet been completed, Congress has rejected the President’s previous proposals.

SAA Statement on Sexual Assault and Harassment

February 8, 2018—The SAA Council today adopted a Statement on Sexual Assault and Harassment in response to recent articles about harassment of public librarians and sexual assault by former Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein. Read the statement here.

Deadline Now February 17 for Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance in Puerto Rico

February 5, 2018—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants to remind arts and cultural organizations that recovery help may be available from a variety of sources. To take advantage of the full range of assistance that may be available, it’s important that these organizations submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) to the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) before the new deadline of February 17.

Available Now: January Council Conference Call Minutes

The minutes for the January 17, 2018, Council conference call are now available here

ACRL/ RBMS, SAA Release Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

January 25, 2018—The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) have developed a new standard, Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries.

SAA Council Approves Standard for Public Services Metrics, Adopts SAA Legislative Agenda

On its January 17, 2018, conference call, the SAA Council accomplished the following:

29 Earn Digital Archives Specialist Certificates from SAA

Congratulations to the 29 new Digital Archives Specialists (DAS). These archivists, who represent a variety of repositories from around the country, earned a DAS Certificate from SAA after completing required coursework within twenty-four months and passing comprehensive examinations in November 2017.