Regent for Outreach as the Coordinator of Public Relations

ACA is looking for a member to work with the Regent for Outreach as the Coordinator of Public Relations.  This CA will write and coordinate the writing of press releases and articles that publicize ACA.  We are hoping that the person we select has some sort of training and/or experience in journalism or public relations (examples would include having worked in a public relations office, earned a degree in journalism, edited an archival newsletter, etc.).

Are you interested?  Email the President Mott Linn at by September 14, 2015 and explain why you are interested in and qualified for this position.

ACA Exam Development Committee- Looking for Members

Do you want to serve on the ACA Exam Development Committee (EDC)? Two positions are available. ACA members with expertise or interest in digital records are strongly encouraged to apply, as are members with experience in non-academic settings.

Members must be willing to serve three-year terms and be able to attend the committee’s annual meeting, typically held in late winter/early spring. Additionally, committee members are responsible for writing and reviewing exam questions, maintaining the ACA exam item bank, ensuring the currency and relevancy of the ACA bibliography, and working collaboratively to develop the ACA exam.

Still interested? Please contact the Regent for Examination Development, Tomaro Taylor, at by September 14, 2015. In your email, please include a brief statement describing your interest, what you hope to contribute, and your current obligation(s) to other service activities.

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.


Updated ACA polo shirts are available for purchase for $10/each.

To purchase online:

They can be picked up at the SAA Annual meeting in Cleveland at the ACA table or mailed out for an additional $3.00. Please mail checks to ACA Secretariat, Steve Grandin, 1450 Western Avenue, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12203.


For members that are attending the SAA Annual Meeting in Cleveland show your support for ACA by wearing your polo shirt during the SAA conference and at the SAA Business Meeting on Saturday August 22, 2015.

See you in Cleveland!

2014-2015 ACA President

Eighteen locations around the United States will host the August 19 Certified Archivists examination.

Atlanta – Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Austin – University of Texas at Austin
Baton Rouge – Louisiana State Archives
Boise – Idaho State Archives
Buffalo – Buffalo State College
Chicago – Dominican University
Cleveland – Cleveland Convention Center
Dayton – University of Dayton
Helena – Montana Historical Society
Honolulu – University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Jacksonville – University of North Florida
Kansas City – National World War I Museum
Little Rock – Arkansas Studies Institute
Los Angeles – Chapman University
New York – Museum of Jewish Heritage
Philadelphia – Temple University
Sacramento – Center for Sacramento History
Washington – National Archives & Records Administration (College Park)

This is the first time the examination has been offered in Boise, Helena and Jacksonville.  It is the 18th time it has been offered in both Philadelphia and Washington, the 16th time it has been offered in Atlanta and New York, the 14th time it has been offered in Chicago, and the 10th time it has been offered in Austin.

ACA would like to thank all of the members who helped secure the sites, as well as the administrators of the sites for their support of archival certification through the use of their facilities for this examination.

Volunteers Needed- NAGARA/COSA joint meeting, July 22-25, 2015 in Austin, TX

The Academy of Certified Archivists is looking for volunteers to staff the vendor exhibit at the NAGARA/COSA joint meeting, July 22-25, 2015 in Austin, TX.

Volunteers will staff the ACA display near the registration desk. The primary responsibility will be to distribute ACA brochures and discuss your experiences in the Academy with interested attendees. It’s also a fun opportunity to network with colleagues and students.

One or more volunteers are needed to set-up and break down and return the display. The exhibit dates will be Thursday July 23rd and Friday July 24th.

And don’t forget: volunteering for the ACA display counts as points toward your next recertification!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ACA Regent for Outreach Elizabeth Scott at or sign up via this Google Doc.