SAA 2017 Candidate Interview: Terry Baxter

This post is part of the 2017 Candidate Interview series, presented in preparation for the 2017 SAA Election (March 13-March 31). Candidate statements will be posted daily through March 13. Read more statements from 2017 candidates here or check out our previous election series.

Terry Baxter
Archivist, Multnomah County Archives
Candidate for Vice President/President-Elect
Read his bio and response to questions posed by the Nominating Committee here.

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controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields 2017-02-12

This is the weekly roundup of headlines in and around archives, including some library, museum, digital humanities, and information science things as well. If you see something we’ve missed, please email us!

SAA News

SAA Signs On to Letter re Public Notice Before Removing Online Govt Information

20% to 80% off select titles in the SAA Bookstore
Valid until tomorrow, February 20

All Roundtables are officially Sections!
View our microsite here.

Portland Host Committee Blog
The Annual Meeting is July 23-29, 2017!

SAA Upcoming Deadlines

Apply for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program
Applications are due February 28.

SAA Awards and Scholarships Deadline
There are multiple scholarship and travel award opportunities for students. Applications are due February 28.

Call for Proposals and Presenters: The Liberated Archive Forum
Proposals are due March 13.

Other Professional Happenings

New England Archivists Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) Leadership Positions
To nominate yourself for a REPS leadership position, fill out this online form no later than February 20.

Hack Library School Twitter Chat
February 21, 2017 at 8pm CST

Join a ProjectARCC Conference Call
ProjectARCC, a community of archivists responding to climate change, hosts conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month. The next call is March 14, 2017.

Deadline for ACA Exam
The Academy of Certified Archivists’ exam deadline is May 15.

Conferences and Trainings

Canadian-American Archives Conference
February 24th at Western Washington University

2017 Western Archives Institute
July 9-21 in Santa Clara, CA. Application deadline is March 3.

Planning New and Remodeled Archival Facilities
March 6-7, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA

Business Archives…Establishing and Managing an Archives
June 12-14, 2017 at Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Georgia Archives Institute
June 12-23, 2017 in Morrow, GA. Application deadline is April 1.

Cultural Diversity Competency
April 5, 2017 in Omaha, NE

Archives and Archivists in the News

Why These Librarians Are Protesting Trump’s Executive Orders

Preserving Iowa’s Newspapers

Preserving the Deep History of the Circus

A Native Chief Finds Traces of His Father in the Archives

SAA 2017 Candidate Interview: Margarita Vargas-Betancourt

This post is part of the 2017 Candidate Interview series, presented in preparation for the 2017 SAA Election (March 13-March 31). Candidate statements will be posted daily through March 13. Read more statements from 2017 candidates here or check out our previous election series.

Margarita Vargas-Betancourt
Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Special Collections, University of Florida
Candidate for Nominating Committee
Read her bio and response to questions posed by the Nominating Committee here.

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SAA 2017 Candidate Interview: Mike Bullington

This post is part of the 2017 Candidate Interview series, presented in preparation for the 2017 SAA Election (March 13-March 31). Candidate statements will be posted daily through March 13. Read more statements from 2017 candidates here or check out our previous election series.

Mike Bullington
Senior Archives Manager, McDonald’s Corporation
Candidate for Council
Read his bio and response to questions posed by the Nominating Committee here.

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Chat with us tomorrow, February 15th!

Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt Twitter chat with Documenting the Now on February 15, at 8 pm ET.

Topic: Ethics and Archiving Social Media: Perspectives from Students and New Archives Professionals.

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with our chat using the #snaprt and/or #docnowcommunity hashtags on Twitter. The SNAP Section Twitter account will pose questions such as:

  • Should we seek consent from individuals before collecting their social media data for the long term? Why? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • What do you see as some of the major technical challenges to considering ethics when archiving the web? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • Does your LIS program cover issues around the ethics of archiving the Internet? If not, how should they address it? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • How should we approach collecting born-digital materials? Should we take a collect it all now and worry later approach? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • Should we consider ethics and community engagement before we start collecting born-digital materials? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • How can we ethically collect born-digital materials and protect individuals privacy? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • What are the challenges moving forward with collecting born digital materials? Social media? #snaprt #docnowcommunity

  • What are you doing to balance ethical considerations with institutional and community needs? #snap #docnowcommunity

We welcome everyone to join or keep up with this chat using the #snaprt and/or ##docnowcommunity hashtag on Twitter. If you would like to have a discussion topic included in this chat, please send it to @SNAP_Section  on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous form on the SNAP chat webpage or e-mail the SNAP Senior Social Media Coordinator at emcolonm@umich.edu.

Here some resources related to tomorrow’s chat you may want to check out. Please share additional resources using #snaprt on Twitter or through.

SAA 2017 Candidate Interview: Audra Eagle Yun

This post is part of the 2017 Candidate Interview series, presented in preparation for the 2017 SAA Election (March 13-March 31). Candidate statements will be posted daily through March 13. Read more statements from 2017 candidates here or check out our previous election series.

Audra Eagle Yun
Head of Special Collections and Archives and University Archivist, University of California, Irvine
Candidate for Council
Read her bio and response to questions posed by the Nominating Committee here. Audra also responded to questions for SNAP during the 2015 SAA Election.

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The SAA 2017 Candidate Interviews

This morning we’ll continue the SNAP Blog’s tradition of featuring each of the candidates for SAA elected positions and their responses to SNAP-specific questions. While the questions remain fairly similar year to year, there’s no doubt that candidate responses are tinged with their take on present circumstances both in the archival profession and greater world.

We’ll be posting interviews between February 13th and March 13th to help you get to know the candidates before the SAA Election from March 13th to March 31st. Candidates were all emailed the questions on the same day and we’ll be posting their responses in the order that we received them.

I’m reminded daily that voting is a incredible privilege and responsibility. You can find general election information here. And check out SNAP’s previous coverage of the SAA election process. Be sure to make your voice heard this SAA election season!

Lauren Gaylord
SNAP Section Blog Coordinator