Paid Archives Intern at private archives

Job Description

A private archival repository in Bellevue, WA is seeking a motivated student/recent graduate to assist the institution with processing photograph collections. This is a term position starting the first week of April and ending June 22nd, 2018 (with possibility of extension). The intern will work two full-days per week (16 hours).


  • Scan or photograph negatives, prints, and other types of material to preservation standards.
  • Metadata entry according to institutional standards.
  • Intern will work with two professional archivists and may receive additional experience in the field of archives in areas such as arrangement and description or preservation.


  • Current graduate student, or recent graduate, in the areas of Archives, History, or Library Science.
  • Research skills, familiarity with Macintosh OS, and knowledge of archival theory and practice.


  • Flexible weekdays: First week of April – June 22nd, 2018
  • 16 hr/week (two days per week)
  • Possibility of extension


  • Bellevue, WA


  • $15/hr

Application Instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Jonathan Lawler, Archives Manager –



Digital Collections Survey

The following has been posted on behalf of Jodi Allison-Bunnell of Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Four organizations–the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Oregon State Library’s LSTA program, the Washington State Library’s Rural Heritage Program, and the Oregon Heritage Commission–are collaborating to support digital collections at cultural heritage organizations in Oregon and Washington. Our work together began in 2015 with the Northwest Digital Summit, which brought together cultural heritage organizations in Washington and Oregon to discuss the types of support most needed. Based on the report from that summit, we worked together successfully in 2016-2017 to develop standards, documentation, and training. We’re honored to have received LSTA funding for 2017-2018 as well.


Seattle Area Archivists Tour the Living Computers Museum + Labs

Guest post by Ryan Anthony Donaldson

On December 21st, the Living Computers Museum + Labs (LCM+L) hosted over 20 members of the Seattle Area Archivists (SeArch) for the year-end business meeting. Amelia Roberts, LCM+L Archivist, and Dorian Bowen, Media Archivist, also led the group on an informative behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s archives & collections.


2018 Western Archives Institute

The 32nd annual Western Archives Institute (WAI) will be held at San Diego State University from June 1022, 2018. WAI is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education; those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials; those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction; and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career.


SAA Awards and Scholarships 2018

‘Tis the season for the Society of American Archivists’ awards and scholarships! Below are brief highlights of each of the awards and scholarships currently open, which include financial support for archival education and attendance of the SAA Annual Meeting, as well as recognition of achievements in the archival field such as programming, finding aids, and publications. For more information and to apply, follow the links to the official SAA pages for each award. All applications and nominations are due February 28, 2018. Please consider nominating your colleagues and/or applying!