Take the 2015 Archivists Employment Survey!

SAA is gathering employment data relating to archivists and the archives profession. Your participation will help us better understand the current employment landscape and inform our advocacy efforts. The survey is open to SAA members and nonmembers in the United States and Canada. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by February 12, and help us spread the word.


International Travel Assistance!

Are you interested in promoting the merits of archival certification at an International Council on Archives (ICA) or ICA-sponsored conference? The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) is offering an international travel assistance scholarship to encourage members to submit paper proposals that advocate for the merits of archival certification.  The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one successful applicant to support the transportation expenses and hotel accommodations for attending the 2015 ICA meeting. Deadline for scholarship submissions is June 15, 2015.

For more details about the application process, please visit our website:

The upcoming ICA Annual Conference is titled Archives: Evidence, Security and Civil Rights: Ensuring trustworthy information and will take place September 27-29, 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Program Committee of the 2015 conference is seeking presentations from speakers who can lead a debate on this conference’s themes. For details about the themes of this conference, please see http://www.ica2015.is/static/files/ac2015-call-for-communications.pdf.

Information about how to submit a paper for this conference is available on the IAC Conference’s website: http://www.ica2015.is/en/call-for-papers. Deadline for program submissions is February 28, 2015

Elizabeth Scott, CA
Regent for Outreach

Society of American Archivists – ACTION ALERT!

A brief reminder to please see the Action Alert on the SAA home page (http://www2.archivists.org/) about supporting the Freedom of Information Improvement Act.

Please contact your Senator’s office – by Monday, December 1, 2014 –  to 1) support the bill and 2) ensure that it comes to a vote during this session of Congress.

One of SAA’s key advocacy objectives is to make transparent and hold accountable government organizations at all levels.  Improving the FOIA law as proposed would significantly advance that agenda.  SAA’s Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy has prepared an excellent issue brief on FOIA that you’ll find here:  http://www2.archivists.org/statements/issue-brief-freedom-of-information-act.