Seattle Area Archivists will co-host SAA Appraisal of Electronic Records course in October

The Society of American Archivists will offer the Appraisal of Electronic Records course in Seattle on Friday, October 21st. This all-day course will be in downtown Seattle.

Seattle Area Archivists is happy to be co-hosting with SAA. SeaAA members who take the course will be eligible to receive a $25 rebate.

This course is part of SAA’s Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, and offers continuing education credits upon completion.  For course information and registration links, please click here

We would like to see many people attend this local event!


SAA Digital Archives Specialist workshop to be held April 30th

Seattle Area Archivists is hosting a new SAA Digital Archives Specialist workshop (DAS 1594) on April 30 at the Seattle Municipal Tower (Room 1650). “Digital Forensics: What You Must Know!” is an introduction to the principles and technologies of digital forensics and demonstrates their uses in an archival setting. The course is taught by Seattle’s own Marty Gengenbach, of the Gates Archive.

For more information and to register, please click here.

It’s time for SAA 2015 Spotlight award nominations

The SAA Spotlight Award Subcommittee invites nominations for the 2015 Spotlight Award.  This award “recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition.”  Nominees do not have to be members of SAA. To find out more, please click here.

Call for nominations and applications for SAA Awards and Scholarships

“And the winner is…!”

Please submit your nominations and applications for the following Society of American Archivists Awards and Scholarships. Submission deadline for all is February 28th, 2015.

2015 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that is head and shoulders above the rest? Has a new web publication really stood out to you? If you have, please consider nominating it for the Society of American Archivists Waldo Gifford Leland Award.

2015 Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award.

This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of religious archives. Criteria for nomination include:

  • Involvement and work in the Archivists of Religious Collections Section (ARCS) of the Society of American Archivists.
  • Contributions to archival literature that relates to religious archives.
  • Participation and leadership in religious archives organizations.
  • Evidence of leadership in specific religious archives

To nominate an individual for the Lane Award, click here.

2015 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

The Pinkett Award recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. The Pinkett is awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year proceeding the date on which the award is given. Please click here for more information.

2015  Josephine Forman Scholarship

The Josephine Forman Scholarship provides financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, encourages students to pursue a career as an archivist, and promotes the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

  • The applicant must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent.
  • The applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year.
  • The applicant shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of the award (i.e., June 1).
  • The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award.
  • Applicants may have full-time or part-time status.

For more information, please click here.