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SAA 2017: Session 204 Representation without Leadership: Assessing Stress and Gender in the Archival Workplace

In advance of the 2017 Annual Meeting, we invited SNAP members to contribute summaries of panels, section meetings, forums, and pop-up sessions. Summaries represent the opinions of their individual authors; they are not necessarily endorsed by SNAP, members of the SNAP Steering Committee, or SAA.

Guest Author: Kate Madison, Processing Archivist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

The session “Representation without Leadership” was designed to present the results of the Archivists’ Stress Survey, a research project that sought to explore gender as an influence on leadership and workplace stress. The panel was presented by the survey researchers: Rita Casey, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University; Kristen Chinery, Reference Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University; Alexandra A. A. Orchard, Technical and Metadata Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University; and Leslie Van Veen McRoberts, Local History Archivist at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. A fifth panelist, Alison Stankrauff, was unable to attend SAA.

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SAA 2015: Women Archivists Roundtable (WAR) Meeting

In advance of the 2015 Annual Meeting, we invited SNAP members to contribute summaries of panels, roundtable and section meetings, forums, and pop-up sessions. Summaries represent the opinions of their individual authors; they are not necessarily endorsed by SNAP, members of the SNAP Steering Committee, or SAA.

Guest author: Kelly Kietur, archivist at a private archive and SNAP Roundtable Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Business Meeting

Old Business

  • Continuing topics:
    • Discussion of telecommuting/alternative work hours – the Twitter chat was very successful
    • The status of women within the archival field
  • WAR social media/blogs – putting publications and presentations on WAR blog
    • Contact people on WAR for more information on this
  • The establishment of the WAR internship
  • Three livetweet sessions
    • Lean In 2
    • Archival turn in feminism
    • Telecommuting/alternative work hours

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