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Be the Next Editor of The American Archivist!
February 1, 2017
In the Loop - SAA's Biweekly Newsletter

SAA Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry into the United States by Individuals from Muslim-Majority Countries
The Society of American Archivists strongly opposes the discriminatory executive order, issued by the Trump Administration on Friday, January 27, 2017, that restricts entry into the United States by individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" directly affects members of our community with whom we work and serve, including archival colleagues, students, faculty, researchers, donors, and their families. Read more here.

Meet the Candidates!
Fourteen candidates are slated for SAA’s 2017 ballot, for Vice President/President Elect, three seats on the Council, and three positions on the 2018 Nominating Committee. Read the candidates’ statements and learn more about the election here.
Standing for office. (Top row, left to right): Terry Baxter, Meredith Evans (Vice President / President-Elect); Sharmila Bhatia, Steven Booth, Mike Bullington (Council). (Second row): Brenda Gunn, Tomaro Taylor, Audra Eagle Yun (Council); Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Aaisha Haykal (Nominating Committee). (Third row): Samantha Norling, Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Stacie Williams, Samantha Winn (Nominating Committee).
ADVOCACY

Oral History Excluded from Revised IRB Regulations
On January 19 the federal government released its revised protocol for Institutional Review Boards, which “explicitly removes” oral history and journalism from the regulations. The National Coalition for History (of which SAA is a policy board member) has advocated that scholarly history projects should not be subject to standard IRB procedures.

The final rule provides that, “For purposes of this part, the following activities are deemed not to be research: (1) Scholarly and journalistic activities (e.g., oral history, journalism, biography, literary criticism, legal research, and historical scholarship), including the collection and use of information that focus directly on the specific individuals about whom the information is collected.” The new IRB rule goes into effect in one year, on January 19, 2018. Read more here.
AROUND SAA
SAA Seeks Editor of The American Archivist
Are you an avid reader of the professional literature? Are you a published author? Do you have experience as an editor? Do you get excited about nurturing new and veteran voices? Are you brimming with ideas for expanding the journal’s readership? If so, then you could be the next editor of The American Archivist! For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline to apply: April 14.

Nominate a Colleague—or Yourself—for an SAA Award
Do you know of an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the archives profession? Or promoted greater public awareness of archives? Have you published a groundbreaking book, written an outstanding article, or developed an innovative finding aid? Do you need financial assistance to attend graduate school or a professional conference? SAA and the SAA Foundation offer a variety of opportunities for professional recognition and financial assistance through the naming of Fellows, an awards competition, and scholarships. To learn more about these recognitions, click here. Deadline to nominate: February 28.
 
ARCHIVES IN THE NEWS

At a Glance: 
  • After restricting access to four computers in a room in Washington, DC, the CIA is putting 12 million declassified pages on the web. View the documents here.
  • The papers of notable poets Robert Bly, Margaret Hasse, and Bill Holm find a home within the University of Minnesota Libraries’ archives. 
  • The Chicagoist featured Newberry Library’s efforts to preserve protest signs from the Women’s March in Chicago on January 21. The collection is one of many such efforts among archives around the country.
  • The Internet Archive launches the Trump Archive as a tool to track Trump’s statements on public policy, reports Discover Magazine.
  • The Ann Arbor Data Rescue project enlisted volunteers on January 27–28 to back up federal agency data, starting with environmental data, reports Michigan Radio.
  • The Labor Archives of Washington’s regular segment “Learn Yourself” on the radio show We Do the Work features archivist Conor Casey (of the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections) being interviewed about a history topic by host Mike Dumovich with an emphasis on archival collections and secondary sources related to the topic. The latest episode examines the life and work of printmaker Richard V. Correll, who was featured in several Labor Archives exhibits at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, Northwest Folklife, and the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Conference.
PUBLICATIONS
Spanish Translation of Brochure Now Available

Thanks to SAA’s LACCHA Section for the Spanish translation of the brochure "Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository." 

Agradecemos a la sección de Archivos de Herencia Cultural Latinoamericana y del Caribe por la traducción de este folleto.

Read it, use it, and share it for free here!
Inaugural Addresses
Want to find what Elizabeth Adkins said on diversity or Helen Tibbo on archives in the digital era—or ponder the wisdom of other SAA past presidents? You're in luck! Every presidential address published in The American Archivist is now easily accessible on the SAA website at http://www2.archivists.org/history/leaders/presidential-addresses. The late Brenda S. Banks said it best in her address: "Armed with the lessons of the past . . . we will move confidently ahead to meet the challenges of the future with knowledge, courage, and determination."
 
January/February Issue of Archival Outlook Now Live!
The latest issue of Archival Outlook is here! Follow archival sleuth Sarah Pratt as she searches for clues in Boston to unearth a time capsule in Paraguay, celebrate important milestones in the archival community with President Nancy McGovern, and meet Marcella Huggard, author of the winning entry in SAA’s Archives Short Fiction Contest! The issue also features tips from Shanee’ Yvette Murrain, Cecily Marcus, Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, and Kara Tucina Olidge on building radical new partnerships to highlight black collections, David McCartney’s encounter with love and friendship in the archives, the SAA Foundation’s 2016 donors, and much more! Read the digital edition of the January/February 2017 issue here.
AROUND THE PROFESSION

Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invites you to celebrate World IP Day, Innovation—Improving Lives, on April 26. Post your events and photos on the World IP Day Facebook page (the wall re-opens in March), share on Twitter using the hashtag #worldipday, and follow @wipo on Twitter for updates. Find more information and resources, including activity ideas, on the World IP Day website.

Apply for the ICA New Professional Bursary
To engage with future leaders, the International Council on Archives (ICA) has developed the New Professionals Programme. New professionals from around the world are selected to be members of the Programme for one year and participate in all its activities, including the ones taking place during the ICA annual conference. Recipients will be funded to attend the conference, taking place in Mexico City, November 27–29. If you are an archives student or archival professional with less than 5 years of experience, then you are eligible to apply. Find more details here. Deadline to apply: February 6.

Early-bird Deadline for ACA Exam
The Academy of Certified Archivists' early-bird exam deadline is February 15. Click here for the application.

Provide Feedback for Statistical Measures and Metrics Draft
A draft of “Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries,” written by members of SAA and ACRL/RBMS, is now available for comment through Friday, February 17. Find the proposed standard here. Comment on individual pages or send comments to the Task Force co-chairs Amy Schindler (SAA) at amycschindler@gmail.com and Christian Dupont (ACRL/RBMS) at christian.dupont@bc.edu. You can also join the task force for an online webinar on Wednesday, February 8, from 11:00am to 12:00pm EST. A recording of the webinar will be available shortly after the live broadcast.

2017 Western Archives Institute
The Western Archives Institute will be held at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, July 9–21. The Institute integrates instruction in basic archival practices with the history, development, and theory of the profession and includes visits to historical records repositories. Thomas Wilsted is the featured principal faculty member. Find more information hereDeadline for applications: March 3.

CLIR Announces 2016 Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Read more about the winning projects here. CLIR invites applications for a new Digitizing Hidden Collections awards cycle—find more information here. Deadline to apply: March 3.

ANNUAL MEETING
Call for Graduate Student Paper and Poster Proposals
The 2017 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 23–29, 2017. Work from both master's and doctoral students will be considered. Click here for submission guidelines. Deadline to submit a proposal: February 3.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
The Deep Questions

There are many practices and principles of archivy (a word coined by an unknown hero at the first annual meeting) to debate, though none apparently was as newsworthy in 1937 as the pronunciation of “archivist.”

(Archivists Coin Word for Field, 1937, Box 2, Folder 2, Society of American Archivists Records, UWM Mss 172, SAA 200.3.1, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Archives Department.)
DEADLINES
Feb. 3
Student Paper and Poster Proposals Due for 2017 Annual Meeting
Feb. 6
Applications for ICA New Professional Bursary
Feb. 15
Early-bird Deadline to Apply for the Academy of Certified Archivists Exam
Feb. 17
Provide Feedback for Statistical Measures and Metrics Draft
Feb. 28
Deadline for SAA awards, scholarship applications, and Fellow nominations
Mar. 3
Applications for 2017 Western Archives Institute
Mar. 3
Applications for Digitizing Hidden Collections Awards
Apr. 14
Applications due for The American Archivist Editor position
JOBS

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Arrangement & Description (A&D) Certificate Program 
Implementing “More Product, Less Process” in Cleveland, Ohio, has been rescheduled for February 10 due to inclement weather. That means you can still register! 
If you're wondering what the pre-course videos for Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) on February 22 in Orlando are about, contact education@archivists.org with the subject line "DACS videos," and we’ll send them to you! Previous attendees commented on how the exercises ensured that they could incorporate DACS into their work and that the pre-course videos were exactly what they needed to understand what was being taught.

Questions about the A&D Certificate Program and where you might start? Contact us!
Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate Program
Having trouble finding the course you need to complete your requirements? Contact us at at education@archivists.org so we can help! 

The new course, Tool Selection and Management: Finding the Right Tool for the Job, is available for hosting. See what it’s all about!

Contact us at education@archivists.org and let us help you bring courses and workshops to your institution! Consider scheduling up to four certificate program courses back-to-back—participants like to take advantage of that kind of schedule and your staff will thank you for getting comprehensive training.
Upcoming A&D and DAS Courses and Workshops 
WESTERN REGION
Feb. 24
Comprehensive Exam [DAS]
Los Angeles, CA, MUST REGISTER BY FEB 1
Apr. 5
Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals [DAS]
Eugene, OR, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 6
Apr. 6

Apr. 7
Digital Forensics for Archivists: Advanced [DAS]
Eugene, OR, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 7
Apr. 27
Copyright Issues for Digital Archives [A&D, DAS]
Pasadena, CA, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 27
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
Feb. 24
Comprehensive Exam [DAS]
Denver, CO, MUST REGISTER BY FEB 1
Apr. 14
Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives
Arvada, CO, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 14
May 16
Preserving Digital Archives  [DAS]
Arvada, CO, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE APR 17
MIDWEST
Feb. 10
Implementing "More Product, Less Process" [A&D]
Cleveland, OH
Feb. 24
Comprehensive Exam [DAS]
Chicago, IL, MUST REGISTER BY FEB 1
Apr. 5
Cultural Diversity Competency
Omaha, NE, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 5
Apr. 24
Reappraising and Deaccessioning Archival Materials from Start to Finish
Bowling Green, OH, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 24
Apr. 24

Apr. 25
Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals [A&D]
Evanston, IL EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 25
May 23
Reappraising and Deaccessioning Archival Materials from Start to Finish
Chicago, IL, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE APR 24
NORTHEAST
Feb. 24
Comprehensive Exam [DAS]
Boston, MA, MUST REGISTER BY FEB 1
Feb. 24
Comprehensive Exam [DAS]
College Park, MD, MUST REGISTER BY FEB 1
Mar. 6

Mar. 7
Planning New and Remodeled Archival Facilities 
Pittsburgh, PA, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE FEB 7
Mar. 21
Digital Repositories [DAS]
College Park, MD, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE FEB 21
Mar. 23
Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists [A&D]
Hyannis, MA, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE FEB 23
Apr. 27

Apr. 28
Arrangement and Description of Electronic Records [DAS]
New York City, NY EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 28
SOUTHEAST
Feb. 22
Describing Archives: A Content Standard [DASC]
Orlando, FL 
Apr. 10
Photographs: Archival Principles and Practices [A&D]
Fayetteville, AR, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE MAR 10
May 24
Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives [A&D, DAS]
Fayetteville, AR, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE APR 24
SOUTHWEST
Feb. 24
Comprehensive Exam [DAS]
Austin, TX, MUST REGISTER BY FEB 1
Mar. 6

Mar. 7
Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals [A&D]
Dallas, TX, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE FEB 6
May 16
Photographs: Archival Principles and Practices [DAS]
Tucson, AZ, EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE APR 16
LIVE WEBINARS
Feb. 7
  Advocacy Café Session 3: Developing Your Message 
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Plan a DAS or A&D Course or Workshop at Your Institution!
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