Not in Austin? Livestream 18 Sessions from ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019
July 31, 2019
In the Loop - SAA's Biweekly Newsletter
Not in Austin? Now you can have live, real-time access to the two plenary sessions as well as 18 education sessions. In addition, you’ll have on-demand access to the live-streamed video (for viewing at your convenience) as well as to all session recordings (audio with presentation slides) of the conference. That’s nearly 90 education sessions plus the two plenaries plus—for the first time—all SAA section meetings! The recordings will be available online within two weeks of the end of the conference. ORDER NOW.

You can also participate from afar by:
  • Experiencing the same great prices on SAA Books as conference-goers. Use this Rain Check before August 30 to submit your book order and receive conference pricing. (Note that orders won't be fulfilled until August 12.)    
  • Following along on Twitter using the hashtag #saa19 as participants live-tweet highlights from different sessions.

Everything You Need to Know About ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019 

We're so excited to be in Austin this week for a TRANSFORMATIVE Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and SAA! Before you go, download the conference app to find last-minute room changes and announcements.

If you're planning to register onsite, save time and register online! Once onsite, head to the registration desk to print out your badge. As you prepare for the conference, plan to arrive early to sessions and use lines as a networking opportunity. We (and your colleagues!) appreciate your patience.
Offset Your Travel to the Joint Annual Meeting—and Beyond!
SAA is partnering with Cool Effect to provide you with a simple way to reduce the greenhouse gases produced by our travel to the Joint Annual Meeting (and beyond). Cool Effect is a crowd-funding platform that provides individuals with a way to support carbon emissions reductions by funding carbon-reducing projects around the world. SAA has chosen to support the Nitrous Oxide Abatement project at this time, but we encourage you to explore Cool Effect’s range of projects to see if there’s one you’d prefer to support.

Let's Do Lunch!
Dive into a lunch discussion of new SAA content with your colleagues during ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019 Find Out How to Become an SAA Education Instructor
Join an information and discussion session on August 2. Learn how SAA supports instructors in developing courses, brainstorm ideas for new courses, and connect with the Committee on Education and current instructors. 

Four New Books to Improve the Way You Work

Archival Fundamentals Series III
Check out the first three volumes in SAA's new seven-volume series on best practices for archives and manuscripts.
  • Volume 1Leading and Managing Archives and Manuscripts Programs, edited by Peter Gottlieb and David W. Carmicheal, provides plentiful examples of successful leadership practices from the archives field for students, aspiring and newly appointed managers, those working alone or with few staff, and veteran practitioners. 
  • Volume 2Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts, by Dennis Meissner, provides a solid foundation in the history, theory, and standards supporting arrangement and description, and demonstrates the methods and mechanics required to process archival collections.
  • Volume 3Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists, by Kathleen D. Roe, will help you adopt an “advocacy frame of mind” and encourage you to do the work that will bring the change you seek.
One Book, One Profession
  • Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark A. Greene, edited by Christine Weideman and Mary A. Caldera, is the 2019 selection for SAA's One Book, One Profession reading initiative. In this exquisite collection of essays, twenty-three archivists from repositories across the profession examine the values that comprise SAA's Core Values statement.

Read the Latest Issue of Archival Outlook 
In the July/August 2019 issue, Christopher Livingston shows how a new acquisition reveals additional evidence from an unsolved murder case; Anna Trammell travels by road, boat, and on foot to assist with the archives of the remote Holden Village; and Lydia Tang shares a checklist that can help in designing accessible archives spaces. Also in this issue, Brian Watson considers bias and inclusivity in metadata; Mary B. Hansen discusses how a collaborative project makes Portland’s African American history more accessible; Nadia Nasr works to save collections from women religious communities; and the Nomadic Archivists Project creates the Black Podcast Archives, with support from a Strategic Growth grant from the SAA Foundation. Start reading online now!

Trello for Archivists
How can archivists use the popular organizational tool Trello to their advantage? Becky Briggs Becker, editor-at-large for the American Archivist Reviews Portal, takes a closer look at the web-based app. Read more.
2019 SAA Council Exemplary Service Award and Resolutions
The SAA Council periodically presents special awards to recognize special contributions to the Society and the archives profession. The Council will present Dr. Michael J. Kurtz with a 2019 Council Exemplary Service Award, in honor of his outstanding, life-long contributions to the profession, at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting during Plenary 1. The Council will also honor seven individuals and institutions with 2019 Council Resolutions during SAA Membership Business Meeting on Monday, August 5. Learn more about each of this year's recipients and follow the hyperlinks to read the full text of each award.
Congratulations to SAA’s 2019–2020 Early-Career Members
Congratulations and welcome to the twelve SAA students and new professionals who have been selected to serve as early-career members on SAA appointed groups for the 2019-2020 term. Learn more and join us in celebrating these new leaders!

Where Are They Now?
The ArchivesAWARE! blog takes a look back at the storytelling workshop held at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 in Washington, DC, and checks in with participants to see what changes the workshop sparked in their work. Read more.

Call for Submissions to Performance!
Submit to Performance!, the SAA Performing Arts Section's newsletter. Browse the Spring 2019 issue of Performance! then share your news, projects, and experience working with performing arts collections. Send your ideas to and kelly.kress@gmail.comDeadline: August 9.

Fall Into Professional Devleopment
Register today for these September courses!


At a Glance
  • SBS News in Australia shares how archivists are preserving rare recordings of Indigenous languages.  
  • Listen to recent episodes from An Archivist's Tale, which include interviews with Bill Saffady, an independent consultant and researcher, and Steve Goodfellow of Access Systems.

NARA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Disposition of ICE Detainee Records
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced that it’s in the final stages of a records scheduling process with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for schedule DAA-0567-2015-0013, Detainee Records. The schedule, which covers records related to deaths of detainees and allegations of sexual assault and abuse of detainees, received a record number of public comments when initially released in 2017. NARA has published a Notice in the Federal Register and consolidated reply to comments on The public has an additional 45 days to submit comments to NARA specifically related to items proposed for disposition on the schedule. Read SAA’s news release. SAA encourages individual members to comment. Deadline: August 5.

New Reads from Archives Journals

  • Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association 54.1Archives focuses on the needs of users by providing information about the whereabouts, interpretation, and historical significance of records in all media. Issue 54.1 contains papers presented at the 2017 conference on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
  • “Not ‘Just My Problem to Handle’: Emerging Themes on Secondary Trauma and Archivists,” written by Katie Sloan, Jennifer Vanderfluit, and Jennifer Douglas of the University of British Columbia iSchool, is available from the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies.

USHRAB Grants for Increasing Access and Preserving Collections
The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is offering grants of up to $7,500 for local governments and nonprofit cultural heritage institutions seeking funding on projects designed to increase access to and preserve historical records. Applications due August 31.

Call for Papers on Teaching, History, and Pop Culture
The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is accepting submissions for the 2020 Popular Culture Association National Conference, held April 15–18 in Philadelphia. Submissions should address themes of schooling and education, teaching throughout history, history, and archival studies in light of their connections to popular culture. Undergraduate presentations are encouraged. Submit proposals by November 1.


Attention, Job Seekers!
Here are the latest career opportunities posted to SAA’s Career Center. View all postings.

Aug. 5
Comment on NARA's Proposed Disposition of ICE Detainee Records
Aug. 9
Submissions to Performance! Newsletter
Aug. 30
Rain Check for SAA Books
Aug. 31
Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Grants
Nov. 1
Call for Papers on Teaching, History, and Pop Culture
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