‘Tis the season for the Society of American Archivists’ awards and scholarships! Below are brief highlights of each of the awards and scholarships currently open, which include financial support for archival education and attendance of the SAA Annual Meeting, as well as recognition of achievements in the archival field such as programming, finding aids, and publications. For more information and to apply, follow the links to the official SAA pages for each award. All applications and nominations are due February 28, 2018. Please consider nominating your colleagues and/or applying!
SAA Donald Peterson Student Travel Award
The Donald Peterson Student Travel Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs. The award subsidizes travel to the SAA Annual Meeting for students presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.
SAA/SeArch Co-hosted Workshop
We are happy to report that we have at last nailed down a date for the Society of American Archivists course “Teaching with Primary Sources” here in Seattle!
On Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (Seattle Public Schools), SAA and SeArch will co-host the course “Teaching with Primary Sources: How to Design for Active Learning.” This course is part of SAA’s Foundational program and offers continuing education credits upon completion. For more information on the course, see the SAA website.
SeArch will have registration discount codes for members in good standing. Stay tuned for information on this, plus a scholarship opportunity!
SAA seeks award nominations
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
SAA seeks nominations for 2017 Diversity Award
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.