Please join us for this important meeting on Friday, May 26th, from 2-4 PM. We will be at: NARA SEATTLE, 6125 SAND POINT WAY NE.
The outgoing Steering Committee will announce the results of the Steering Committee election for the 2017-2019 term. We will also learn about the National Archives, their holdings, and how one can perform research.
We hope to see many of you there!
The Seattle Area Archivists Steering Committee would like to thank everyone who attended our special happy hour last week to discuss the future of SeaAA. We were so pleased with the turnout and it was clear from the meeting that our membership wants SeaAA to continue! We made a call for nominations and volunteers to serve on the steering committee and have already heard from several of you who expressed interest. If you have not already contacted us with a nomination or to volunteer, we ask that you please do so by March 31. If we have exactly five potential new members, we will proceed without an election. If we receive more than five, we will hold an election in April. Thank you again to everyone!
The Seattle Area Archivists asks you to please attend a special topic Happy Hour at 6 PM on March 8th at the Elysian Tangletown pub in Wallingford.
The Steering Committee would like to discuss the future of SeaAA and we need to hear input from our membership. SeaAA has been a positive presence in the Seattle archival community for more than 30 years, however, we have recently been unsuccessful in recruiting new officers to serve on the Steering Committee. We have been operating with only three members for almost a year now (there are five established positions) and the current officers’ terms all expire at the end of June 2017. Please come and bring your energy and ideas to discuss how SeaAA might continue. The organization needs guidance and leadership from within its membership to continue to operate successfully. If we are unable to find at least 3 new officers, ideally 5 to return to the norm, SeaAA will unfortunately be forced to disincorporate at the end of the current officers’ terms. We hope to see many of you at this special happy hour – the first round is on SeaAA, so please join us!
Yesterday, at the spring membership meeting, the newly elected steering committee members were announced. 48 ballots were distributed and 32 ballots were received and tabulated. The three new members of the committee will be replacing outgoing members Kathleen Crosman, Josh Zimmerman, and Emily Hughes Dominick. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process!
The committee for 2010-2011 year stands as follows:
New members of the steering committee
Seth Dalby who is currently head of Archives and Records Management at the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle
Odile Dumbleton who is currently a volunteer with the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries
Jennifer Hawkins who is an MLIS student at the University of Washington iSchool, a student technician in Special Collections at UW, and a volunteer at the Redmond Historical Society.
Returning members of the steering committee
Nicolette Bromberg who is Visual Materials Curator in the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries
Ken House who is an archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration in Seattle
Keep an eye out for the Seattle Area Archivists steering committee election ballot. If you are a current member, you should be receiving your ballot in the next couple of days.
The deadline for receiving completed ballots is May 28th! Election results will be announced at the spring meeting to be held in early June. More details will be forthcoming regarding the membership meeting.
Thanks to all of the candidates for being a part of the process. Best of luck to all!