Philadelphia named for Pick-Your-Site Location, 2016

Philadelphia will be an exam site for the 2016 examination, thanks to support from Early Bird registrants.  Philadelphia joins predetermined sites Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle as locations for the 2016 examination.

“Pick Your Site” locations need 5 or more candidates to be selected, but, only 3 candidates need to choose a “Pick Your Site” in the Early Bird registration process.

 Other locations that Early Bird candidates have listed as “Pick Your Site” locations are New York, San Antonio, and Tampa (two candidates each); and Albany (NY), Boise, Buffalo, Charleston (SC), Davenport (IA), Honolulu, Little Rock, Montgomery (AL), New Orleans, St. Louis, Ventura/Thousand Oaks (CA), and Washington (DC) (one candidate each).

 Reminder that Early Bird registration ends on February 15

ICA Conference Call for Papers September 2016

 The call for papers for the Congress of the International Council on Archives, in Seoul, South Korea, from 5-10 September 2016 is now open.

 We invite you to submit proposals on the theme ” Archives, Harmony and

Friendship: ensuring cultural sensitivity, justice and cooperation in a globalized world “.

 More information about the Congress theme, topics and sessions is available here:




Submissions can be made online and close on 1 February 2016. If you have any questions about the call for papers contact the ICA at

 Please share this information with your colleagues, including those in other professional networks. We look forward to seeing you in Seoul!

The Congress Programme Committee

ICA – International Council on Archives

ACA RAFFLE – Cleveland!

In recognition of all we do as members to support, promote and acknowledge our membership in the Academy of Certified Archivists, a raffle will be held at the SAA Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

You may enter the raffle by dropping off your card with “CA” on it at the ACA table or complete an entry form that lists one way that you support, promote and acknowledge your membership.

Raffle winners will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting/Luncheon (Thursday, August 20) and will receive an ACA-logo item.

Good luck!

Continuing Education/Professional Development -SAA Thursday, August 20th

A focus group on Continuing Education/Professional Development needs across the Archives, Library, and Museum communities will be held at the Society of American Archivists’ conference on Thursday, August 20 from Noon-2 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center (Room TBD).

The focus group, sponsored by the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums, will discuss key education issues for archives and other types of cultural heritage institutions. The findings will inform the Coalition’s work to gather information about the needs across these communities.

For more information, or to register and receive meeting room information, please send your contact information, including name/organization/phone/e-mail to Laurie Gemmill Arp at, by Noon Eastern on Wednesday, August 12.

Please note, space is limited so please register early to ensure your attendance.