Issue 96 of ACA News, the academy’s newsletter, is available in PDF format . Just click here.
Among the items in this issue, view the slate of candidates for upcoming election of officers, the president’s report on the annual mid-winter meeting of the governing board, And articles by regents of the academy.
Exam Registration Closed May 15, 2017 for the 2017 exams.
We are no longer accepting applications at this time.
We have just ended a temporary break in the posting of job announcements for positions requiring or preferring Certified Archivists. The new posts have started with the May 2017 set.
Please address questions or send CA required/requested announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org
The ICA Newsletter April 2017/ Avril 2017 is available.
It may be found at: http://mailchi.mp/ica/ica-newsletter-april-2017-avril-2017
The deadline to register for the Academy of Certified Archivists’ exam is May 15, 2017. The exam will be held on July 26, 2017 and there are currently there are a dozen sites where you can take the test throughout the country. For more information about those sites and the exam application, click here.
Another new site has been added to the list for the administration of the Certified Archivist exam on July 26, 2017. The site is:
If having this site available might affect your plans, consider it. It has already been added to the list at: http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/get-certified/test-locations
Five new locations have been added to the current list of testing sites for the certification exam, bringing the total to 11. The exam will be held on July 26, 2017. Consider these locations if it affects your plans to take the exam in anyway. They have already been added to the list at: http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/get-certified/test-locations
The sites are:
Salt Lake City, UT
If you haven’t received your copy of the current newsletter, 95_Winter_2017, Please feel free to check it out. Among other things there are messages from our ACA President, ACA Vice President, ACA Regent for Certification Maintenance, and ACA Regent for Nominations. Find someone you know (or would like to) in the list of new members, as well as making sure sure you are on track with your own recertification when the time arrives. There is information about SAA elections, including statements from the presidential candidates, and, of course, some ACA business. If you need to contact someone at ACA about some issue, the officers are listed here. This is 1 of only 4 this year.
February 21, 2017 — The Academy of Certified Archivists Issues a Statement Opposing the Executive Order of January 27, 2017
As an archival organization representing archivists internationally and seeking to expand its membership base, the Academy of Certified Archivists strongly opposes the Executive Order of January 27, 2017– and any similarly restrictive measures – banning immigrants and refugees to the United States from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya Somalia, and Yemen, even for a temporary period. Our opposition is consistent with one of the purposes in our bylaws to “[d]evelop and administer a program of certification and certification maintenance for archivists in the United States and Internationally.” When an archivist, depending upon where he or she lives, is unable to actively participate in the professional archival work of collecting, preserving and providing access to the documentary heritage of the human experience or pursue an education with that goal in mind, then important qualifications of archival certification are similarly closed to these professionals and students. The travel required to give presentations and workshops, attend conferences, conduct research leading to publications, or continue their education may disqualify them from pursuing or maintaining archival certification, if this or a similar executive order is allowed to meet with success. With this in mind, the Academy of Certified Archivists is unwilling to allow this measure to go forward without expressing its strong opposition to it.