Kara Adams Appointed Director of Education

SAA is pleased to announce the appointment of Kara Adams as Director of Education, effective January 18, 2017. Adams will be responsible for the design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation of SAA’s continuing education offerings and resources for archivists and other related professionals.

12 Earn Digital Archives Specialist Certificates from Society of American Archivists

Congratulations to the twelve new Digital Archives Specialists (DAS). These archivists, who represent a variety of repositories from around the country, earned a DAS Certificate from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) after completing required coursework within twenty-four months and passing comprehensive examinations in November 2016.

Winner of the 2016 Archives Short Fiction Contest!

The winner of SAA’s second Archives Short Fiction Contest is Marcella Huggard for her short story, “Family Stories.” 

The jury noted that Huggard's submission addresses issues in the archival profession through a moving story of sifting through the evidence and reminders left behind by relatives after death. Her story speaks to the process of appraisal and its conundrums and how personal relationships can provide perspective.