C&U Section’s Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates

The Nominating Committee of the College & University Archives Section seeks a diverse slate of candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 1 seat
  • Steering Committee Member – 2 seats
  • Early Career Professional Position – 1 seat

Please consider nominating yourself, or a colleague, to stand for election this summer. Elected individuals will take office at the close of the Section business meeting in August 2020. The terms for each office will be three years each for the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and the Steering Committee members; one year for the Early Career Professional position.

Please note that physical attendance at the Section business meetings (typically held at the SAA Annual Meeting) is not mandatory; much of our activity is conducted by email, shared drives, and virtual conferencing. All Steering Committee Members will be asked to provide regular content for the Section’s Academic Archivist blog. Next year’s Steering projects include conducting a landscape survey of college and university archivists within the United States (position descriptions, tasks of archivists, etc.), campus case studies, and virtual coffee chats.

The Nominating Committee encourages individuals from colleges and universities of all sizes and with diverse professional experience to stand for election. Individuals should be members in good standing of the Society of American Archivists and the College & University Archives Section. All candidates must declare their intentions to stand for election by emailing Christy Fic (cmfic@ship.edu) no later than June 1, 2020 and to submit a brief biography and a statement to voters. Examples can be found here and the current steering committee members are very happy to help interested members develop their own statement. Steering committee participation is a great way to get involved in SAA leadership and contribute to the College & University Archives community. Please contact us with any questions you may have about candidacy or the election.

Sincerely,

The College & University Section Nominating Committee
(Ellen Engseth, Christy Fic, Tracy Jackson)

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