Call for Nominations — IAART Steering Committee

The International Archival Affairs Roundtable (IAART) of the Society of American Archivists is seeking candidates for two steering committee positions during this election cycle.

We encourage anyone who has an interest in global archival issues to submit their nomination, whether you work as an archivist abroad, manage international collections or collaborative projects, or would simply like to interact with other archivists who do!

Currently, the IAART is seeking to fill the following positions:

·* Junior co-chair (2 year term, first year as junior chair/second year as senior chair)

·* Steering committee member-at-large (3 year term)

If you are an SAA member in good standing, and an IAART member, please do feel free to send us your nominations. You can nominate colleagues who are passionate about these issues, or you may nominate yourself. Self-nominations are always welcome. Please send your nominations to Danielle Scott Taylor, IAART Junior co-chair, at drscott1@stanford.com no later than Wednesday, June 10th.

Thank you!

IAART Steering Committee

Christian Kelleher, University of Texas
Danielle Scott Taylor, Hoover Institution Library and Archives, Stanford University
Christopher Laico, Columbia University
Ryder Kouba, The American University in Cairo
Katharina Hering, NEJL, Georgetown University Law Center
Polina Ilieva, University of California, San Francisco

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – May 29, 2015

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

  • Africa: They are selling records of African history. Unique historical evidence of the ancient cultures of a continent is being put up for sale on the open market in Europe. Yet in the countries of Africa where these priceless treasures belong, there is little public interest in the matter.
  • Rare manuscripts from Iraq are on display as part of an exhibition on Mesopotamia at the French National Archives (in French).

Call for Applications

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – May 22, 2015

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

  • The Librarians and Archivists to Palestine released its 2015 Delegation Report and Solidarity Statement.
  • International Archives Day (IAD) 2015 is just around the corner, June 9th. There are a few ways to participate this year, including:
    • Sharing archival stories about democracy and rights on Twitter with the tags #IAD15 and #democracy. See #AskArchivists for more!
    • Submitting content to the International Archives Day site, which will go live on June 9th.
  • If you missed the live 2015 Itinerant Archivists service-learning trip to Ecuador info session on Thursday, May 22, the recorded session is now available on YouTube.

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – May 15, 2015

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – May 8, 2015

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – May 1, 2015

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe