The Society of American Archivists is seeking nominations for the following 2017 awards. The deadline for all nominations is February 28.
!. The Distinguished Service Award — Nominees should be an archival institution that has “provided outstanding service to its public and has made an exemplary contribution to the archives profession”. Archival institutions, education programs, nonprofit organizations, and government organizations providing service or support to the archives community in North America are eligible. A description of the award and nomination form is located here: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-service
2. The Donald Peterson Student Travel Award — This award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable. A description of the award and nomination form is located here: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-peterson
3. The Waldo Gifford Leland award — this prize encourages and rewards writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice. The author(s) of a monograph, finding aid, or documentary publication published in English during the previous calendar year is / are eligible. A description of the award and nomination form is located here: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-leland
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) is asking for nominations for its 2017 Diversity Award. This award recognizes an individual, group, or institution for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession, SAA, or the archival record. For full information and the link to the nomination form, please click here. Nominations are due by February 28th, 2017.
The Society of American Archivists will offer the Appraisal of Electronic Records course in Seattle on Friday, October 21st. This all-day course will be in downtown Seattle.
Seattle Area Archivists is happy to be co-hosting with SAA. SeaAA members who take the course will be eligible to receive a $25 rebate.
This course is part of SAA’s Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, and offers continuing education credits upon completion. For course information and registration links, please click here
We would like to see many people attend this local event!
Early-bird notice! The Seattle Area Archivists Education Committee has arranged to co-host another SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) course in Seattle at Seattle Municipal Tower on October 21, 2016. The course is Appraisal of Electronic Records. For full details, please click here.
Seattle Area Archivists is hosting a new SAA Digital Archives Specialist workshop (DAS 1594) on April 30 at the Seattle Municipal Tower (Room 1650). “Digital Forensics: What You Must Know!” is an introduction to the principles and technologies of digital forensics and demonstrates their uses in an archival setting. The course is taught by Seattle’s own Marty Gengenbach, of the Gates Archive.
For more information and to register, please click here.