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)

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!

radical empathy in archival practice

Twitter chat hosted by CritLib.org 92nd chat, Monday October 23 2017: radical empathy in archival practice 11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern moderated by @dinahhandel & @kellywooten Suggested resources: Caswell, Michelle and Cifor, Marika. From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives. Archivaria, May 2016. Radical Empathy in Archival Practice Tumblr Radical Empathy … Continue reading radical empathy in archival practice

Directed Fieldwork Journal: Archiving Born-Digital Material

Ben Riesenberg, SAA-UW's Vice Chair, had the opportunity to complete directed fieldwork over the summer supervised by Ann Lally, Digital Collections Curator at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. He has posted a record of the fieldwork so that others can gain a glimpse into what he learned about archiving born-digital material! Check it … Continue reading Directed Fieldwork Journal: Archiving Born-Digital Material

Say Hello! to the 2017-2018 Officers

  Alyson Sharp, Co-Chair MLIS Online Student, 2019 Casper, Wyoming I fell in love with archives while utilizing the National Archives in Washington DC for an undergraduate history paper competition. There is a connection to the past and an eye-opening that comes from reading the words and thoughts of those who have paved the way … Continue reading Say Hello! to the 2017-2018 Officers

Annual SAA Meeting

Check out details about the annual meeting for the Society of American Archivists here, including important dates, calls for submissions and presenters, and accommodation information.

Culture in Transit: Community Archiving

Culture in Transit focused on smaller collections and individuals to digitize and democratize metropolitan New York’s cultural heritage.

Presentation for ACA Exam Info Session

As promised, here are the slides Emily Dominick presented at the information session for the Academy of Certified Archivists exam. ACA Outreach PPT 2016-2017 Following the presentation, Emily answered some questions posed by the audience. Both questions and answers are paraphrased. What qualifies as an archival program/degree concentration? An archival concentration is considered 9 semester … Continue reading Presentation for ACA Exam Info Session