Looking to help out your profession? Looking to get some additional points for recertification?

If the answer is yes to either question, we ask you to consider serving as proctor for the 2015 Certified Archivist examination.  The exam will be given on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Cleveland, OH (the site of the SAA Annual Meeting); Boise, ID; Buffalo, NY; Jacksonville, FL; Little Rock, AR; and Sacramento, CA.  It will also be given anywhere 5 or more eligible candidates wish to sit for the exam (we have averaged 11 additional “Pick Your Site” locations per year since 2004); those sites won’t be finalized until June.

The examination will last from 9:00 a.m. until noon; we ask proctors to arrive by 8:30 to check in candidates.  The proctor’s duties include receiving the examination materials prior to the exam, checking in and reading directions to candidates, distributing and collecting the examinations, and returning the examination materials to the ACA office (we provide pre-addressed, pre-posted envelopes!).

If you would be interested in serving as a proctor, please respond by return email.  Please note that you do not need to host the examination to serve as a proctor; if, however, you would be interested in hosting an administration of the exam (even if you can’t proctor), we would be interested in hearing from you, too!

We have had tremendous responses in the past to our call for proctors and site hosts, so assignments will made on a first-come, first-served basis.  However, if you are in doubt, please do not hesitate to volunteer – we often have to search for some predetermined site proctors, and we never know where “Pick Your Site” locations (and proctors) will be needed!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Grandin at the ACA Central Office at aca@caphill.com

We thank you for your assistance!

Several New Job Postings !

Please see individual websites for more information:



Please send job ads that require, desire, or prefer a CA to kate@certifiedarchivists.org.

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