Created in 2011, this award recognizes an individual archivist, a group of archivists, a repository, or an organization that demonstrates, through a combination of as many as possible of the criteria below, the greatest overall current impact on the profession or their communities.
Presented to an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization for work undertaken within the past three years. The work need not be completed, but it must be sufficiently advanced to demonstrate results.
Society of American Archivists Foundation.
A certificate and complimentary registration for one individual to the SAA Annual Meeting occurring in the year in which the award is presented.
The Archival Innovators Award Subcommittee of the Awards Committee is composed of three members of the Society of American Archivists and one of the co-chairs of the SAA Awards Committee (ex officio). One member of the subcommittee shall be appointed each year by the SAA President-elect to serve a three-year term. The senior member of the subcommittee in years of service shall serve as its chair and shall present the award during the Awards Ceremony at the SAA Annual Meeting.
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the nomination form.
2012: Not awarded
2013: Augmented Processing Table Research Team, The University of Texas at Austin School of Information,
Dr. Ciaran B. Trace and Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla
2014: Trevor Owens, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress
2015: State Archives of Florida's Florida Memory Team
2016: Dr. Foy Scalf, head of the Research Archives and Integrated Database Project Team at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago