We wanted to put out a reminder that there are two weeks left (nominations close on April 30) to put your names on the ballot for the upcoming 2021-2023 steering committee elections!
To be honest, this is a plea to those of you who are considering it but haven’t yet submitted to please do so. We have received very few nominations and we would hate to see this transition result in a half full committee. Worse, if we don’t receive enough nominations we may find ourselves forced to dissolve Seattle Area Archivists. Without a new group of wonderfully talented and committed people such as yourselves, the future of Seattle Area Archivists is uncertain.This has been a tough year for everyone. We understand that people may be more hesitant to put themselves out there for something like this. But let’s be optimistic! With the vaccine rolling out and more and more things going back to “normal” we think this new committee would have the potential to do a lot of fun things! This will be a completely new committee; all 5 positions are up for election right now:
This really means if you have ideas on how SeArch could be improved now is the time to shape it into what you really want. The current committee will remain available along the way to answer questions or to give advice. Whatever you need to make SeArch great going into a post-pandemic world we’re here to help. But we need more nominations; we need you and your brilliant minds!
Four Reasons to Serve on the SeArch Steering Committee
- It’s fun! Meeting other professionals (and making friends!), putting on exciting events, planning tours, going behind the scenes of amazing places, and so much more!
- It’s a fantastic networking opportunity! You’ll be in an excellent position to connect with dozens of local archives and information organizations.
- It looks great on a resume! This is a great way to dip your toe into professional service without the stress and overwhelming size of larger organizations like SAA.
- The time commitment is low! Current steering committee members spend 8 hours a month or less dedicated to SeArch activities. This may increase slightly when life returns to normal, but the cadence with which SeArch events occur is up to YOU, the future steering committee!
So please, if you’re considering putting your name in the hat and haven’t yet, email us your name, a brief bio, and if you like, a beautiful selfie. It’s a great opportunity and really is a lot of fun. As always, let us know if you have any questions, and we hope to see your names on the ballot soon!
Your (outgoing) Steering Committee