SAA 2010 Election Results
SAA has posted the results from the 2010 election. I am assuming that you all voted, right? Anyway, congrats to all the winners and thanks for everyone who ran for your willingness to make our profession better. A note, the above link goes to a page on SAA’s website, but you have to open the PDF on that page to actually get the results, for some reason.
Call for Nominations for Best Archives on the Web Awards
Kate Theimer of ArchivesNext (and new SAA Council member!) has opened a call for nominations for the Best Archives on the Web awards, this year featuring all new categories designed to highlight innovation. We New Archivists are all over this archives on the web stuff, so go on over and make your nominations now!
Meredith Lowe has created a blog focusing on “careers, jobs, and internships in the world of Archives & Records Management.” Basically a reposing of positions from multiple sources, this is a great resource to add to your job searching arsenal. Nice job, Meredith!
SAA’s 2010 Election
SAA is currently holding elections for Vice President/President-Elect, Council, and Nominating Committee positions. Members can vote until April 11th. While we here at NewArchivist are too chicken cautious to actually endorse any candidates, we can encourage all of you get out there and vote. But Lance, you say, I don’t know any of the candidates. Well:
2010 Candidate Statements
All candidates answer one question specific to each position. A great way to get a feel for where they stand on important things like vision, transparentcy, and how to identify a new generation of leaders (that last one sounds especially important to us New Archivists). Still need convincing?
Please vote in the SAA Elections at ArchivesNext
Kate writes on SAA voting, including a discussion on student members and voting. The same issue facing students (knowledge of the candidates) is also faced by new professionals, but we already solved that problem with bullet two! Seriously, it is weak that only 21% of eligible members voted in 2009. We can do better than that. And after you are done voting, treat yourself to some comedy: