What is SNAP?

The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section advocates for and addresses the needs of new archivists within the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the greater archives profession. Read more about SNAP here.

Why a blog?

One of the goals of SNAP is to provide a forum for new archivists to share their concerns and learn from each other. We hope this blog can serve as that forum, working in conjunction with SNAP’s listserv and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter).

How can I contribute?

If you have an idea for a topic you would like discussed, or a guest post you would like to contribute, please contact us. Here are some ways to contribute:

– Read a really good blog you’d like to share with others? Write a review!

– Attend a regional meeting or course? Share your experiences with us!

– Have an idea for a project that you would like to share with others? Write it up and spread the word here!

Editorial Guidelines for SNAP Blog

Length: 250-800 words

Tone: The SNAP section encourages submissions featuring diverse perspectives, types of content, and viewpoints. For all submissions, respect for fellow archivists, librarians, and allied professionals is required. 

Audience: The SNAP Blog serves as a resource for current students and new archives professionals to learn from fellow colleagues about issues relevant to new professionals through sharing resources, common experiences, and concerns. 

Author Bio: (optional–1-2 sentences)

Content: We have a few different series of blog posts. Check out our Blog Series section of the SNAP Blog for more! If you’d like to contribute a post to the blog, contact us to suggest a topic you’d like to write about


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