2018 Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals (Due November 15!)
The Annual Meeting is a month and a half away, but in our minds we’re already there. If you are just now finding the time to plan for #SAA17, here are nine things you can do to prepare:
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#snaprt Twitter chat with the Women Archivists Section
Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Section for the next #snaprt Twitter chat tomorrow, March 6th, 2017 at 8 pm ET, in conjunction with the Women Archivists Section to discuss leadership roles within SAA and in places of employment.
Contribute to the SAA Student Chapter Manual
Part of an SAA student chapter? Consider adding your expertise to the SAA Student Chapter Manual, now in progress.
SAA Upcoming Deadlines
Call for Proposals and Presenters: The Liberated Archive Forum
Proposals are due March 13.
With the changes to the new SAA website, I feel like I find new treasures all the time. This morning was no different. I was looking for something completely different when my mouse ran across the Careers section, and under it there was a section called How to Give Your Job Search a Happy Ending, which links to an article from the July/August 2012 Archival Outlook by Roland M. Baumann. We often discuss job searching on this blog, so I thought this might be an encouraging read for your Friday morning.
Nope, the title of this post is not an accident!
It’s kind of hard to believe, but SAA’s annual conference is less than three months away. In the usual fashion of covering many angles of attending the conference leading up to the conference, we’re planning posts that will help you prepare for the conference, and the SNAP Roundtable Steering Committee has been working to put together some information (forthcoming) that will help you navigate the conference and the area. Another group working on this – from a different angle – is your wonderful host committee, which includes SNAPers JoyEllen Freeman and Cathy Miller! Here is the host committee’s blog, which already has lots of great information about what to do and how to get around.
As usual, SNAP has Lunch Buddy and Roommate/Rideshare signups, and we’ll also have a spreadsheet for you to sign up for session recaps before the conference – and this year we’re encouraging pictures! We’re also looking at different ways to cover the conference that go beyond the session recaps, with more information to come on that later. I want to go back to the two spreadsheets, though. SNAP tries very hard to think of ways to make SAA’s annual conference as welcoming and accessible for new members as it possibly can, and to that end, cutting costs is a big issue for us, but so is making certain new members have a support system. If you’re a more established SNAP member, please consider hosting a Lunch Buddy date, and if you’re someone who isn’t, don’t be scared to join us for breakfast/lunch/dinner/etc. We’ve each been the newbie, and we get how difficult it can be to “break into” a new place. Good news! We’re an easy bunch to “break into.”
Finally, I’d be remiss in not pointing to the excellent posts on conferences past, which includes tips for networking, session proposals, and more.
As a native Georgian, I’m really excited to have SAA come to my home state, and I hope y’all enjoy your time in the Capital of the South!
On Monday, the Committee on Public Awareness (COPA) posted about SAA’s shiny new website on the their blog, ArchivesAware. Many SAA constituencies put a lot of time and thought into the redesign, so of course, the society wants to hear our thoughts. Head over to the COPA post to read more about the whys behind to new ‘do.
This post is part of the 2016 Candidate Interview series, presented in preparation for the 2016 SAA Election (March 14-April 3). Candidate statements will be posted daily through March 14. Read more statements from 2016 candidates here or check out our previous election series.
Librarian for Digital Collection Development, UCLA Digital Library Program
Candidate for Nominating Committee
Read their bio and response to questions posed by the Nominating Committee here.