Reminder: Vote in SAA’s 2013 Election! Cast your vote in SAA’s 2013 election between March 15 and April 15, 2013. This year’s ballot features fourteen candidates vying for three different offices: vice president/president-elect, Council, and Nominating Committee. All individual members, student members, and primary contacts of institutional members who were in good standing on February 28, 2013, are eligible to vote. View the candidate statements and vote today at http://www2.archivists.org/ governance/election/2013. I Found It In The Archives! National Contest to Kick Off In April Now in its third year, SAA’s I Found It In The Archives! Contest encourages archives users to share their stories of discovery. SAA members held local competitions throughout the fall and winter to choose entries for the national contest. The next step is up to all of us. Visit the SAA website between April 1 and May 15 to cast your vote for the best video or essay—but don’t stop there. The I Found It! Campaign is all about using social media to spread the word about the contest, and, in the process, exposing as many people as possible to the wonderful stories of discovery. Use your Facebook and Twitter accounts to encourage others to check out the entries and vote (use #FoundArch). The winner of the national competition will be announced in June. The American Archivist Online Supplement— New Content Several of the seventy-fifth anniversary sessions from the 2011 SAA Annual Meeting have been included in a supplement to Volume 74 of The American Archivist. The latest additions include: • “75 Years of International Women’s Collecting: Legacies, Successes, Obstacles, and New Directions” (Session 506), Rachel Miller, Danelle Moon, and Anke Voss • “E Pluribus Unum? SAA and the Regionals” (Session 606), Danna C. Bell-Russel, Teresa Brinati, Brenda S. Gunn, Dennis E. Meissner, Michael J. Paulus Jr., and Tanya Zanish-Belcher • “Thirty Years On: SAA and Descriptive Standards” (Session 706), Steven L. Hensen, Bill Landis, Kathleen D. Roe, Michael Rush, and William Stockting. This supplement, guest edited by Bill Landis, currently contains content from six sessions. It’s available at www2.archivists.org/ american-archivist/supplement/aaos74 and also at American Archivist Online under Vol. 74 Supplement. Student Chapter Established at University of Alabama In addition to a 2013 BCS National Championship, the University of Alabama can now boast having a SAA student chapter! The Alabama chapter became official in February and is the thirty-fifth SAA student chapter to be established in North America since 1993. SAA Foundation Board Welcomes Three New Members At its January meeting, the SAA Council elected three new “Class B” members to the Foundation Board of Directors: Ann Russell (retired executive director, Northeast Document Conservation Center) will serve a one-year term; Becky Haglund-Tousey (associate director of archives and information resources for Mondelez International) will serve a two-year term; and Carla Summers (executive director of the Alachua County Historic Trust of Gainesville, Florida) will serve a three-year term. The complete roster of Board members is below. MayDay: Saving Our Archives The Denver Public Library celebrated MayDay 2012 by distributing Pocket Emergency Contact Lists and Emergency Quick Reference Guides to each of the library’s twenty-five branches. The Illinois State Archives invited Michael Grim, chief of emergency operations for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, to discuss emergency preparedness at both work and home. And many other institutions took measures in 2012 to commemorate MayDay, a time when archivists and other cultural heritage professionals do something simple that will make a difference when and if an emergency occurs. This May 1, re-read key policy documents, just to keep the information fresh. Quickly survey collections areas to ensure that nothing is stored directly on the floor. Make time for that task you haven’t had time to complete that would help your repository in an emergency. For more information and ideas, see www2.archivists .org/initiatives/mayday. Now Available: The First in the SAA Sampler Series! The SAA Sampler Series features collections of select chapters from authoritative books on archives published by SAA. SAA Sampler: Law & Ethics, compiled by Lisa A. Mix, includes a chapter each from Navigating Legal Issues in Archives (Menzi L. Behrnd-Klodt), The Ethical Archivist (Elena S. Danielson), and Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records (edited by Menzi L. Behrnd-Klodt and Peter Wosh). The chapters from these three books equip archivists to handle legal and ethical dilemmas as they arise by presenting practical information drawn from archivists’ real-life experiences. SAA Sampler: Law & Ethics is available for $9.99 for members ($14.99 list) in the PDF format; visit www2.archivists .org/bookstore to order your copy.
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