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Happy Holidays from SAA!

The SAA office will be closed on Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; Thursday, December 31; and Friday, January 1, so that the staff can celebrate the holidays with family and friends. We wish you a safe, healthy, and happy new year!

Winner of the Archives Short Fiction Contest

We're pleased to announce the winner of our first-ever Archives Short Fiction Contest, Stephanie Vaillant, for her story "A Silent Promise." In addition, there were two honorable mentions: Laura Millar for "Principles of Provenance" and JoyEllen Freeman for "Coco Mio." Read their stories here.

November Council Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the November 8-10 Council meeting here

Member Dues Increase Approved

A Council-proposed dues increase has been approved in an all-member referendum, with 71% voting in favor. The increase will take effect on July 1. For the full schedule and other details, please see the Briefing Paper

SAA Holiday Book Sale!

Enjoy 20% off these select print titles and 50% off a bonus book from SAA's Bookstore from December 14 to 23, 2015. Happy holidays!

SAA Remembers Frank G. Burke

SAA Fellow and Past President Frank G. Burke, 88, passed away November 30, 2015, in Annapolis, MD. As a friend, mentor, and colleague, Frank influenced many lives in the archives profession and beyond. We invite you to share your stories and memories of him here.

SAA Bookstore to Close for Inventory

SAA is conducting a periodic inventory December 28-30. Orders placed after 12:00pm CT on Monday, December 28, will be fulfilled after the inventory is complete, starting Monday, January 4, 2016. We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your business.

Ballot Set for 2016 Election

Sixteen candidates are slated for SAA's 2016 ballot. Click here to see who is standing for election.

Read All About It in Archival Outlook—Nov./Dec. Issue Is Here!

The Schomburg’s oral history project on Black LGBTQ individuals, an Italian neorealism film collection at Wake Forest University, Cold War intrigue at the Smithsonian, and how to pool resources to create a useful staff library are among the features in the latest Archival Outlook (Nov./Dec. 2015). Plus learn about SAA’s new A&D Certificate, building the Dictionary of Archives Terminology, and The Archival Advantage from OCLC Research. Click here for digital edition. The print edition will be mailed in December.

Call for 2016 Student Paper and Poster Proposals

The 2016 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions—a paper session and a poster session—dedicated to student scholarship during the Joint Annual Meeting in Atlanta, July 31–August 6, 2016. Work from both master’s and doctoral students will be considered. Proposals are due February 3, 2016. Read more and submit your proposal here.

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