Still seeking nominations for Vice Chair!

Do you have a passion for acquiring collection material?  Are you interested in appraisal theories and enjoy applying them to real world situations?  Love appraising, reappraising, or deaccessioning collections?  Want to contribute to one of the most important functions of the archival profession?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have what it takes to be the next Acquisitions and Appraisal Section’s vice chair/chair elect!

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop activities, facilitate discussions, and assist with educational materials about acquisition and appraisal.  With the influx of born digital materials, it’s an exciting time to become involved in the SAA section that is most involved with these two core functions.  We hope you consider nominating yourself, a friend, or a colleague to help lead the section and advance the profession’s knowledge and discourse about what Gerald Ham termed “our most important and intellectually demanding task as archivists”.

The deadline for nominations has been extended.   Please send name, email address, phone number, and institution (if available) of the suggested candidate to all members of the nominating committee.  Candidates must be members of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section to be considered for election. All candidates will be asked to contribute a bio and answer one question by June 14 for their candidate statement.

Duties include:

–    Once elected, the Vice Chair serves for one year as vice chair (2014-2015), beginning at the conclusion of the SAA Annual Meeting. During this time, the Vice Chair assists with communication and outreach efforts, takes minutes at Section meetings, and acts as the chair in the absence of the Section Chair.

–     At the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting, the Vice Chair then assumes the role of Chair for the next year (2015-2016), and subsequently, as Past Chair (2016-2017).

–      While serving as Chair, this person will preside at meetings of the Section and the steering committee; coordinate Section-proposed sessions for the annual meeting and section endorsements; and with other officers sets the Section’s agenda for the year. The chair also represents the Section in its relations with SAA in general and with the Council and other groups within the Society; appoints Section committees as needed; and coordinates preparation of an annual report of Section activities and submits it to the SAA executive office.

–       While serving as the Past Chair, this person will be responsible for chairing the Nominating Committee for that year’s section election. In each role, this person is expected to attend the SAA Annual Meeting.
Please note the deadline for the member-at-large position has passed.  Questions?  Please submit to any member of the nominating committee.


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