This Wednesday, April 13, we’re sponsoring an information session about the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) certification exam. Emily Dominick, technical services archivist at UW Special Collections and secretary of the ACA, will be giving a presentation at 12pm in the Special Collections classroom in Suzzallo Library. She will also be raffling off one free admission to the certification test (to be used within three years). I’ve also heard rumors of snacks.

If you’re at all interested in becoming a certified archivist, please join us! If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to contact us at with your questions. We’ll ask them for you at the info session and post the answers along with Emily’s slide deck by the end of the week. (Unfortunately, the Special Collections classroom does not support further IT assistance for hosting asynchronous events.)

To get you started, see the list of resources below about the test and tips on how to study for it.

The exam itself is taken in person. It will be held August 3, 2016 in multiple cities, including Seattle and Atlanta (in conjunction with the SAA Annual Meeting). The deadline to apply to take the test is May 15, 2016.

Resources from ACA:

Resources from SAA’s Student and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable:


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