Category Archives: Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Time to nominate publications & colleagues for SAA awards–Feb. 28 deadline

Everyone likes to be recognized for the work they do, and you can help your colleagues and the profession by submitting nominations for this year’s round of SAA awards. Here are just a few categories for you to consider, and … Continue reading

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Gauging interest in group (formal or informal) for “mid career” archivists

Hey, all. Just a quick note from the SAA Annual Meeting. There has been some informal talk for a while about the need for some kind of group–maybe formal, maybe informal–for “mid-career” archivists to share information and network (and possibly … Continue reading

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Next up for Archivists Reading Group: The Levy Report (if you don’t know what that is, you should)

I’m excited to say that the next reading over on the Archivists Reading Together blog will be a report commissioned by SAA and published in 1984, The Image of Archivists: Resource Allocaters’ Perceptions, commonly referred to as “The Levy Report.” It’s … Continue reading

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Get ready to give or receive: Campaign for Spontaneous Scholarships 2013 will start in June

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

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How you can help rev up SAA’s metabolism

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

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Can’t decide who to vote for in SAA elections? Maybe reading these interviews will help

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

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Nominations for SAA Emerging Leader Award due Feb. 28

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

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Nominations for SAA Archival Innovator Award due Feb. 28

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

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Know of an excellent publication about archives? Nominate it for the Leland Award

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

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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

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