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.
Dr. Ian Bruce Turner
Dr. Ian Bruce Turner, CA, age 70, passed away August 9, 2016. Dr. Turner was a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists’ Class of 1989, the initial group of archivists to be certified by the association.
Since 1983, Dr. Turner had been Associate Professor of Library Sciences and Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During his 33 years at ULL, he obtained to the rank of Professor, published over 26 articles in six different journals, curated 30 exhibits, wrote multiple grants, and participated in numerous committees. From 1998-2001, he was the recipient of the Friends of the Edith Garland Dupré Library Board of Regents Support Fund Professorship.
Besides being a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists for over 25 years, Dr. Turner was an active member of the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association and the Society of Southwest Archivists, serving over the years as president, president-elect, vice president, and board and committee member for both organizations. He also chaired multiple committees for the Society of American Archivists and the Louisiana Historical Association.
~ Lee Miller, CA
The exam will be held on July 26, 2017, in Portland, OR (SAA site); Albuquerque, NM; Annapolis, MD; Chattanooga, TN; Des Moines, IA; and San Jose, CA, as well as anywhere 3 Early Bird applicants or 5 regular applicants wish to take it.
Exam Application: https://certifiedarchivists.wufoo.com/forms/aca-2017-exam-application/
We are pleased to announce that the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) had a record number of exam applicants this year with 231 persons registered. ACA also provided a record number of exam locations at 20 to accommodate the demand. In an effort to make the registration process easier for the 2017 exams, ACA plans to open up registration in early August. Hurray!!