Ballot Set for 2014 Election Fourteen candidates vying for three different offices are slated for SAA’s 2014 ballot. Candidates’ responses to the questions listed below, along with their biographical information, will be posted to the SAA website in January. Vice President/President-Elect: One of the goals of SAA’s Strategic Plan is advocating for archivists and archives. What role does SAA play in advocating for the archival profession to institutions, communities, and the American public? Council: What are your priorities for advancing SAA’s Strategic Plan? How do we create an organization that nimbly embraces change, including changing member needs, yet is stable enough to advance the profession? Nominating Committee: Define your vision of diverse leadership for SAA and describe how you would select candidates to make this vision a reality. Any eligible member of SAA may also be placed on the ballot by submitting a petition signed by fifty individual members; petitions must be received at the SAA office in Chicago by February 10, 2014. The online ballot will be administered by VoteNet Solutions in March. 2014 Slate of Candidates Council Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky Pam Hackbart-Dean, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale James Roth, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Edward “Ted” Ryan, The Coca-Cola Company John Slate, City of Dallas Rachel Vagts, Luther College Nominating Committee Cristela Garcia-Spitz, University of California, San Diego Jim Gerencser, Dickinson College Erik Moore, University of Minnesota Erin O’Meara, Gates Archive Jill Severn, University of Georgia Eira Tansey, Tulane University Vice President/President-Elect Supplement Celebrates SAA Milestone The American Archivist Online Supplement to Volume 74 features nine of the SAA 75th Anniversary sessions at the ARCHIVES 360¢ª conference in Chicago in August 2011. Nearly three dozen presentations were converted to articles addressing a dizzying array of topics: creating and maintaining descriptive standards for the past thirty years; the difficulties and joys of wearing the many hats of a solo archivist; SAA and the regionals; roundtables as incubators for leadership, particularly the Congressional Records Roundtable; information access in an evolving digital and post-9/11 world; international women¡¯s collections; archival education activities across complementary domains; the evolution of reference, access, and outreach; and the role of Waldo Gifford Leland, Lester J. Cappon, and Solon J. Buck in the formation of the U.S. archival profession.Also included is an introduction by guest editor William E. Landis.The stellar content from these nine sessions has been published incrementally since 2011 and is now available as a complete collection. Check it out at www2.archivists.org/american-archivist /supplement/aaos74 or archivists.metapress.com. DACS Now Available in Three Formats Call it a three-peat! Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS) is now available in three formats: web, PDF, and print. DACS is an output-neutral set of rules for describing archives, personal papers, and manuscript collections, and can be applied to all material types. To learn more, go to www2.archivists.org /standards/describing-archives-a-content-standard-second-edition-dacs First Digital Archives Specialist Certificates Congratulations to the first Digital Archives Specialists (DAS)!Fourteen archivists were the first to earn a DAS Certificate from SAA after completing the required coursework within twenty-four months and passing the comprehensive examination in August 2013. “As a lone arranger, DAS courses filled my knowledge gap, and I’m now designing a digital archives for my organization,” said new Digital Archives Specialist Nancy Hadley of the American Institute of Architects. To learn more, go to http://www2.archivists.org/ news/2013/14-earn-digital-archives-specialist-certificates-from-saa.
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