Spring 2018 Online Chat

SAA-UW hosted two archivists, Terry Baxter, Archivist at Multnomah County Archives and John Bolcer, UW Archivist, for our quarterly online chat on May 16th. Below are some of the topics discussed during the chat: Technical knowledge and skills, such as programming, are important for archivists today. Strategic planning as well! Network! Building connections is so … Continue reading Spring 2018 Online Chat


Conservation Center Tour – Spring 2018

SAA-UW members recently had the opportunity to tour UW’s Conservation Center on Friday, April 27 during Preservation Week 2018. Located on the fifth floor of Suzzallo Library, the 4,000 square-foot Conservation Center opened in April 2016. About 10,000 items flow through the Conservation Center each year where they are preserved, stabilized, or restored. The staff … Continue reading Conservation Center Tour – Spring 2018

Meet your officers! (Round 2)

Rebekah (Bekah) Leidenfrost - Secretary Beyond libraries and this most recent degree journey at the iSchool I received my B.A. in English from the Master’s University in 2015. I’ve spent the last 6 years in libraries. My experience began as a Museum Library volunteer and since I’ve gone on to work in a University Library … Continue reading Meet your officers! (Round 2)

Spring 2018 Archives Service Learning Event

The Labor Archives of Washington (LAW) and Society of American Archivists - UW Student Chapter (SAA-UW) co-hosted an archives service and learning event on Friday, April 13 at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Classroom. In addition to Labor Archivist Conor Casey and Assistant Labor Archivist Crystal Rodgers from LAW, 13 people attended the … Continue reading Spring 2018 Archives Service Learning Event

Meet your new officers for 2018-2019!

Candice Larson - Co-chair I received my B.A. in History with a Secondary Education concentration from the University of West Georgia in 2012. I also gained my M.A. in History from West Georgia, majoring in European History with a minor in Women’s Studies. The entire time I was studying for my M.A. in History, I … Continue reading Meet your new officers for 2018-2019!

Interview with Brynn White, Archivist for the American Kennel Club Library and Archives

One of my personal favorite forms of information gathering is serendipity:  discovering an unexpected piece of information by happy accident. And recently, serendipity struck as I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Criminal. Criminal is a twice-a-month podcast dedicated to examining the human aspects of true crime - how breaking the law can … Continue reading Interview with Brynn White, Archivist for the American Kennel Club Library and Archives

Academy of Certified Archivists Informational Session

SAA-UW members were recently invited to attend an informational session about the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA). Emily Hughes Dominick, Head of UW Special Collections Technical Services, presented a lecture about the benefits of joining ACA and becoming a certified archivist.

Seattle Archivists Quarterly Meeting

Interested in archives, and live in the Seattle area? Join Seattle Area Archivists for their quarterly meeting to be held at the UW campus on March 14, from 3-5.  There will be a tour of the Media Arcade and Ethnomusiology Lab, with a happy hour to follow.  Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/StlKKkoMkusSoO582 SAA is looking into setting up mentorship speed dating, and … Continue reading Seattle Archivists Quarterly Meeting

Movie Night!

iSchool Huskies! Come by March 2nd @ 5pm to watch The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.  We'll be relaxing in Savery Hall, Room 157. Popcorn and snacks will be provided!

Movie Night—Cast Your Vote

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, March 2nd at 5pm. Location TBA. We'll be watching The Librarian's first adventure!       SAA-UW is hosting an on-campus movie night! Please take our quick survey to vote on a title and time. Voting ends at the end of the day, Tuesday, February 1, 2018.