Society of American Archivists Theodore Calvin Pease Award
Nominate Student Papers by February 28, 2020
If you’ve supervised a particularly strong
student paper in the previous calendar year related to archives, consider
nominating the student’s paper for the Theodore Calvin Pease Award.
Master’s and doctoral students are eligible.
Purpose and Criteria for Selection:
The Theodore Calvin Pease Award recognizes superior writing achievements by
students of archival studies. Entries are judged on innovation, scholarship,
pertinence, and clarity of writing. Papers examining major trends and issues in
the archives profession are preferred. Created in 1987 (and modified in 2007
and 2012), this award honors Theodore Calvin Pease, the first editor of
American Archivist, the journal of the Society of American Archivists.
Eligible entries are written by students enrolled in archival studies
classes at either the master’s or doctoral level. A faculty member or
instructor associated with the archival studies program must submit the entry
to verify that the student paper was written within the context of an archival
studies program and completed during the preceding calendar year. A faculty
member or instructor in an archival studies program may submit one entry per
award cycle. There is no cap on the number of papers than can be submitted by a
school or program, provided no individual faculty member submits more than one
Entries should be unpublished manuscripts of 5,000-8,000 words, must include an
abstract, and should conform to the stylistic guidelines described in the
editorial policy of American Archivist. Submit only the title with the paper.
The name of the author, the program, or the faculty member or instructor must
not appear on the manuscript.
Sponsor and Funding:
The Society of American Archivists Foundation.
A certificate and cash prize of $250. The winning manuscript, after going
through the editorial process with the editor of American Archivist, will be
published in American Archivist.
Papers will be judged in a blind review by the Pease Subcommittee of the
SAA Awards Committee. The subcommittee consists of the editor of American
Archivist (who also serves as chair), the vice chair of the Committee on
Education, and a member of the Society of American Archivists with experience
in archival research and literature appointed annually by the president-elect
to serve a one-year term. The editor of American Archivist also edits the
manuscript and leads the student through the editorial process in preparation
Preview the form and start your nomination: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45675-Society-Of-American-Archivists
February 28, 2020
Spotlight Award Subcommittee invites nominations for the
2020 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.
Please share this message as you think appropriate. I hope you will
consider recognizing a colleague (or yourself!) in this way. Additional
information about the criteria and process is found below.
and Criteria for Selection: Established in 2005, the Spotlight 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. The nominee(s) should have achieved
distinction in one or more of the following ways:
* Participating in special projects.
* Exhibiting tireless committee or advocacy work.
* Responding effectively to an unforeseen or pressing need or
* Contributing innovative or creative ideas to the
* Performing extraordinary volunteerism.
* Quietly but effectively promoting the profession.
Eligibility: Awarded to an individual archivist or a group of up
to five archivists who have collaborated on a project. Preference is given to
archivists working in smaller repositories, especially those without
institutional support for professional activities.
Prize: A certificate and complimentary registration for the
individual recipient or group (of up to five individuals) to the SAA Annual
Meeting occurring in the year in which the award is presented.
Nomination Form: Click here
to preview the nomination form and/or to start a nomination.
Deadline: February 28, 2018.
Cristina Ribeiro Horak, Chair
Know an archivist or institution who is contributing to the
profession in creative or innovative ways? Think they should be recognized for
their innovative work? Then nominate them for the SAA Archival Innovator Award!
February 28, 2020
Purpose and Criteria for Selection:
Created in 2011, this award recognizes an individual archivist, a
group of archivists, a repository, or an organization that demonstrates
significant impact on the archives profession or within their communities.
Nominations will be assessed for the following criteria:
Creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges.
Demonstrated ability to think outside of professional or
Ability to translate creativity, innovation, and new thinking
into working solutions.
Development of an archives program or outreach activity that has
an extraordinary impact on a community.
Commitment to the advancement of professional knowledge through
traditional or emerging information-sharing media.
Presented to an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or
organization for work undertaken within the past three years. The work need not
be completed, but it must be sufficiently advanced to demonstrate results.
Unsuccessful nominations from previous years are welcome!
To make a nomination, complete the form at: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45851-Society-Of-American-Archivists.
soliciting applications for the 2020 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for
Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial
assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival
administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership
and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied
by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.
to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American
Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student
currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in
archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0
(on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program. If the program is not listed in the
SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse
standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s
current departmental catalog. The applicant must also be either a resident of
the MAC region or registered in a qualified program, onsite or online, that is
based in the MAC region.
are due March 1, 2020 and must include the following documents:
applications should be sent to:
Description and Access Archivist
Kautz Family YMCA Archives
University of Minnesota Libraries
318 Elemer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S, Ste 318
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2020.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2020.
New York State Archives is pleased to announce its Documentary Heritage Program
(DHP) grants for 2020-2021. The new DHP Grant Guidelines and Application
are now available on the NYS Archives website http://www.archives.nysed.gov/grants/documentary-heritage-program-grants
Application deadline is Wednesday, January 14, 2020 for projects to be carried out from July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.
Registration now open!
Accessibility for All ArchivesLearning Center, Room 334, third floor of the National Archives at New York
City, 1 Bowling Green
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:00 PM-4:30 PM EDT
What is web accessibility? How can you make sure your website and content
are accessible? Come to this hands-on workshop with Amy Wolfe,
Accessibility Librarian at the CUNY Office of Library Services and OER Web
Developer at Brooklyn College, to learn about best practices for website
accessibility, how to evaluate your current site and content for accessibility
issues, and how to include accessibility in your workflow.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop with the latest
version of Microsoft Office, and (optionally) Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Other
accessibility tools can be found here: https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/
Cost: $35 ($30 for ART members)
THANKS TO METRO AND ART’s PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
SPECIAL THANKS TO CHRISTOPHER ZARR AND THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Cornell University Library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technical Services Archivist. Reporting to the Director of the Kheel Center, the Technical Services Archivist administers the intake of accessions, in all formats, and manages processing, preservation, and description of rare and manuscript physical collections and the records of the ILR School at Cornell to ensure their long-term care and discoverability. Additionally, the Technical Services Archivist maintains a collection management database, supervises 1 FTE and student assistants, and oversees on-site collection storage and technical services work areas.
How to Apply: The application deadline is April 19, 2019. All candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site at: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Technical-Services-Archivist–Kheel-Center-for-Labor-Management-Documentation—Archives_WDR-00018305-1 . Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred).
The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) seeks nominations for the 2019 award.
This Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents (which can be a specific archival collection or thematic aggregation) through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Work that has impact on a local, regional, national, and/or international level is welcomed.
Recent winners include:
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, organizations. This award is open to nominees within and outside of the United States, and is not limited to SAA members.
A certificate and a cash prize of $500.
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year.
For more information on this award, including the nomination form, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-hamer.
For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to https://www2.archivists.org/aboutsaa/awardsandscholarships.