To our wonderful SeaAA members:

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:

– Chair
– Vice-Chair
– Treasurer
– Secretary
– Member-at-Large

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

Free webinar via ARCC/Educational Resources Working Group

Forging a New Vision for Religious Archives

Thursday, May 6, 2021

9 a.m. PDT || 12 Noon EDT || 5:00 p.m. GMT

Forging a New Vision for Religious Archives is an international webinar focusing on the preservation and promotion of Catholic religious community archives. Reflecting the diversity of the Church’s religious institutes, religious women and men served a global audience by sponsoring educational institutions, medical care facilities, charitable agencies, and catechetical missions.  These historical collections provide foundational material for understanding world history and offer primary sources for documenting the urban working-class experience, immigrant assimilation, gender identity, the formation of ethnic leadership, and the religious encounter with non-Western peoples.  

Each speaker provides relevant information from the point of view of a religious leader, an archivist, and a scholar. The webinar provides an opportunity for people to understand the importance of preserving these records and making them available to community members, residents, scholars.  Although communities may close, their work and legacy will live on in these repositories.

For more information about the webinar consult ARCC’s website, To register for this 75 minute webinar, please connect use this link: 

Registration will close on Friday, April 30, 2021.  ARCC would like to thank Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas for hosting the event.

Virtual Event: “Ask Us!”

Election season is here for SeaAA. Nominate yourself or another for one of the 2021-2023 steering committee positions. 

Are you interested in running for the SeaAA Steering Committee but need more details about the positions? Drop in anytime during our upcoming Q&A and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

“Ask Us” with SeaAA current committee 

When: Monday, April 12th, 5:30pm to 7pm

Where: Zoom (no registration required). Zoom link has been sent to all members via an email blast – if you did not get the email and would like to attend, please email us and we will make sure you get the link.

If you cannot make the event, please feel free to email us anytime at

SeaAA 2021-2023 Steering Committee: Call for Nominations

Folks, it’s time to nominate yourself or others for a position on the SeaAA Steering Committee.  All five positions are open for nominations:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Treasurer 
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large

Nominations will close on April 30. Voting will run May 1- May 12. Results to be announced May 14. Transition will occur through rest of May to end of June.

To nominate yourself or another, please send an email to with your name, a short bio, a picture, and let us know if you have a specific position in mind (if you don’t  – that’s okay). 

Not sure you want to run? Need more details? We will be hosting a “Ask Us!” session ON APRIL 12 from 5:30pm to 7pm via Zoom (evet link was sent via email; if you didn’t get it please email us at and we will make sure you get it). If you cannot make that, you can email with any questions you may have!