Call for Candidates!

Want to be part of an engaged and rewarding SAA leadership team and advocate for archives and archivists? I&A is seeking candidates for Roundtable leadership positions, and we want YOU to run!

The open positions:

Vice-Chair (two-year term: first year as Vice-Chair and second year as Chair):

Description:
The Chair and the Vice-Chair serve as joint officers of the Roundtable. Only individual members of SAA and the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable may hold these positions. The Chair and the Vice-Chair direct and report the activities of the Roundtable, organize and conduct the annual meeting of the Roundtable, chair the Steering Committee, act as liaisons for the Roundtable to other bodies, appoint Roundtable committees as needed, and handle administrative matters, including, but not limited to, annual reports to the SAA. As officers, the Chair and the Vice-Chair serve terms that total two years each. Upon completion of his/her term as Vice-Chair, that officer succeeds to the office of Chair for the next term.

Steering Committee Member – two openings for ONE-year terms (because we are implementing the staggered terms approved in our bylaws revision in 2015)

Steering Committee Member – two openings for TWO-year terms (because we are implementing the staggered terms approved in our bylaws revision in 2015)

Description:
The Steering Committee comprises six members, including the Chair and Vice-Chair. The Steering Committee directs and coordinates the activities of the Roundtable and approves appointments made by the Chair and the Vice-Chair if vacancies occur. Committee members establish projects to work on through the year and help to plan the annual business meeting.

Additional details about I&A leadership roles and responsibilities can be found in the bylaws.

To run, submit your contact info, desired position, bio, and brief statement of interest via this web form by Monday, June 6.

Voting will be conducted in early July and candidates will be notified towards the end of July.

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