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Category Archives: Society of American Archivists (SAA)
This is just a quick note to let you know that I am planning on following up on the success of the last two year’s successful Spontaneous Scholarships campaigns again this year. The Scholarships will help people pay for the cost of … Continue reading
On Sunday I was very fortunate to be part of a panel at a Computers in Libraries workshop on change. I’ll be incorporating some of the wisdom of the other speakers into future blog posts, but today I want to … Continue reading
Today voting opens in the elections for SAA offices. If you’d like more information about the candidates, many of them participated in interviews on the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable’s blog (links below). You should also review the … Continue reading
I’m promoting another newish SAA award that I really believe in. Here’s a chance to recognize someone early in his/her archival career. Last year the award was given to the incomparable Mark Matienzo. Surely there must be another such sterling … Continue reading
This award is near to my heart so I heartily encourage you to consider nominating someone for the SAA Archival Innovator Award: Created in 2011, this award recognizes an individual archivist, a group of archivists, a repository, or an organization that … Continue reading
It’s that time of year, when you should turn your attention toward who among your friends, colleagues or even total strangers, should be nominated for an SAA award. There’s a mighty long list of awards for you to consider. I’ll … Continue reading
Speak up: SAA wants your opinions on wifi at annual meeting, recording sessions, putting content online, etc.
The Online Access subgroup of the SAA Annual Meeting Task Force has a blog post up asking for specific feedback on the following issues: Wifi in meeting rooms Virtual conferencing Recordings of meeting content Conference app Access to other meeting … Continue reading
If you’re an SAA member you know that the Council has been reviewing the results of the member survey and will be kicking off the new strategic planning cycle in January. So I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking … Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it, I have a post up on the SAA blog about the comments on the SAA member survey: http://offtherecord.archivists.org/2012/12/05/listening-to-members-comments-in-our-2012-member-survey/. Comments encouraged, as always.
I think the title says it all. Actually, that’s not true. You should also speak up if you disagree with what is being defined as “socially responsible” or you think this shouldn’t be an important issue. There is a new … Continue reading