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: Michelle Peralta, MLIS Candidate, San Jose State University
As a member of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section, the business meeting is one of the meeting sessions I look forward to the most during SAA’s annual conference. And this year is particularly significant as 2017 marks the Section’s 30th anniversary. The structure of the meeting was to meant to have two main components (okay, three—but we will get back to this later): the business meeting, and a panel presentation.
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.
Editor’s note: Due to professional and personal obligations, Steven was unable to participate in our series this year. We’re running his response to the question posed by the Nominating Committee instead. Update 3/13/2017 10:04am EST: Steven was able to participate last minute after all! I’ve updated our post to reflect his answers to the SNAP questions.
Steven Booth Archivist, Barack Obama Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration Candidate for Council
Read his bio and response to questions posed by the Nominating Committee here. Continue reading →
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“Do you have definitive guidelines you use for access restrictions when it comes to personally identifiable information, and if so, would you be willing to share them? As a new archivist, I would love to hear from more experienced archivists what items they restrict.”Continue reading →
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.
President Kathleen Roe began with a brief recap on the previous day’s events, including the All-Attendee Reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. For this session, she outlined a variation on the traditional presidential address: the “leadership plenary”, which was created with the idea of “letting you know where we all together are leading the organization”. Continue reading →