Scott Cline, SAA Fellow and city archivist at Seattle Municipal Archives since its founding in 1985, retires in August. In 2012, Cline led the merger of archives and records management and was appointed director of the newly created Seattle Archives and Records Management Program. Cline is a two-time winner of SAA’s Fellows’ Ernst Posner Award for The American Archivist articles related to archival philosophy and personal values that archivists bring to their work. He served on the SAA Council (2009–2012) and was president of the Academy of Certified Archivists (2004–2005). Cline previously worked at the Western Reserve Historical Society and the City of Portland (OR) archives. SAA Fellow Kaye Lanning Minchew, CA, and John H. Slate, CA, co-authored Managing Local Government Archives, published in July by Rowman & Littlefield. The book, which includes a foreword by former SAA president H. G. Jones, is designed to appeal to trained archivists as well as to those without formal training in charge of archives programs. Minchew, who retired from the Troup County, GA, Archives in 2015 after 32 years as director, is also the author of A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia (University of Georgia Press, 2016). Alexandra Orchard, technical and metadata archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University, will begin a two-year term as the Archival Issues editor and chair of the Midwest Archives Conference editorial board. Orchard has served as the coordinator of The American Archivist Reviews Portal since the fall of 2012. John H. Slate, CA, Dallas Municipal Archives, received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) at its annual meeting. A past president of SSA, John served on its executive board and chaired or participated on numerous SSA committees and initiatives. The award is presented to a member who has made significant contributions to SAA and the wider archival profession. Heather Soyka has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico to work on the National Science Foundation-funded Data ONE project, which is focused on preserving and providing access to ecological and environmental research data from around the world. As part of the Data ONE project, her work centers on creating, evaluating, and expanding educational resources for research data creation, access, management, and use. She completed her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and holds a master’s degree in archives and records management from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. Mattie Taormina, director of Sutro Library in San Francisco, has been awarded a 2016 Primary Source Award for Research from the International Center for Research Libraries. The award promotes awareness and use of primary historical evidence in research and teaching. Taormina and fellow editors Anne Bahde and Heather Smedberg were honored for their book Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises, which helps K–12 and college educators to expand their repertoire of active learning techniques with original primary sources. Bruce Turner has retired from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (previously the University of Southwestern Louisiana), where he served as head of special collections and then assistant dean for special collections. Previously, Turner was head of special collections at SUNY-Oswego from 1977 to 1983. Over the years he has been active in SAA, the Society of Southwest Archivists, and the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association. Peter J. Wosh retires as director of the Archives and Public History program at New York University (NYU) in August. Wosh created the master of arts program in Archives and Public History and implemented the Digital History Across the Curriculum project, which was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, at NYU. Previously, he was the director of Archives and Library Services at the American Bible Society (1984–1994) and university archivist at Seton Hall University (1978–1984). He has published widely in both the archives and religious history fields, most recently authoring Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession (SAA, 2011). A Fellow of SAA and winner of the 2000 Fellows’ Ernst Posner Award for outstanding essay in The American Archivist, he currently serves as editor of SAA’s forthcoming Archival Fundamentals Series III. IN MEMORIAM Dr. Christine Dagmar de Catanzaro, 67, passed away on April 15, 2016. De Catanzaro graduated from Trinity College in Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in history; she earned several music degrees culminating in a doctorate in musicology from the University of North Carolina. A member of SAA for eleven years, De Catanzaro was an access archivist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Library and Learning Excellence in Atlanta, Georgia.
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