Reflections on Being an Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Intern

October 16, 2018 by Kathi Isham This past year I had the privilege of serving as the SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section intern. As I hand over the reins to this year’s intern, Taylor de Klerk, I’d like to share my reflections on my internship; not only the new skills I developed, but how it … Continue reading Reflections on Being an Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Intern

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Acquisitions & Appraisal Annual Section Meeting – Archives*Records 2018

by Kathi Isham/A&A Section Intern On August 17th around 200 people attended the joint meeting of the SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section and the Records Management Section. The meeting started with a lively round of Networking Bingo which inspired this tweet: Rachel Donahue @sheepeeh Networking bingo might be my fave icebreaker activity. (Acq/Appraisal & RM joint … Continue reading Acquisitions & Appraisal Annual Section Meeting – Archives*Records 2018

Now Accepting Nominations for SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Steering Committee

Update: Deadline for nominations has been extended to May 28! Dear colleagues, The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section has openings for three positions on the steering committee: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Steering Committee At-Large Member (2 positions available) In order to be nominated for these positions, candidates must be a member of the Society of American Archivists and a … Continue reading Now Accepting Nominations for SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Steering Committee

April 19 Twitter Chat: Collection Development and Acquisition Policies

Join us April 19 at 7pm EST for a twitter chat on collection development and acquisition policies! We'll be asking the archives community to weigh in on the following questions: Do you think collection development or acquisition policies are necessary?  After reading through the survey at http://bit.ly/2rtGwr2, any initial thoughts or feedback? Do the survey … Continue reading April 19 Twitter Chat: Collection Development and Acquisition Policies

Recap: Third Thursday and Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active, the chat may be accessed at Chat_201711_CollectingWomensMaterials. A summary recap of November's Third Thursday chat on Twitter is now up on the A&A’s Storify page.  Read through to check out what was brought up during our conversation on collecting materials from the Women's March and women's collections in archives. Thanks to … Continue reading Recap: Third Thursday and Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

Recap: Third Thursday & Faculty Papers

Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active. The chat may be accessed at ThirdThursday5_20170713 A summary recap of last week's Third Thursday chat on Twitter is now up on the A&A's Storify page.  Read through to check out what was brought up during our conversation on appraising faculty papers. Thanks to the College & University Archives … Continue reading Recap: Third Thursday & Faculty Papers