I&A Needs Help with AT—No, Not that AT…

If you’re a member of I&A, you might know that we have an Advocacy Toolkit. (Hint, it’s the second from the left on our menu bar.) Compiled in 2013 and updated periodically by the I&A Steering Committee, the Advocacy Toolkit is meant to provide a starting place for advocacy. Your current Steering Committee has decided that the time has come to revamp the Advocacy Toolkit. We’re partnering up with the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) Advocacy Subcommittee and need your help.

When you have a few minutes to spare, go check out the Advocacy Toolkit. Once you’ve perused it, take our quick survey. Tell us how you’d improve the Advocacy Toolkit and what resources you’d add. The survey will be open until 5/16/16. Feel free to share this with all your archivist friends.

If you have questions about the survey, or thoughts beyond the survey, feel free to contact us at archivesissues[at]gmail[dot]com. And stay tuned. We’ll keep you posted with our progress.

Apply to be the I&A Intern!

We are seeking an Intern to take the lead on an exciting collaboration with the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC). The I&A Intern will work closely with the RAAC Advocacy Subcommittee and I&A leadership to revise and expand the I&A Advocacy Toolkit, a resource that empowers archivists to advocate for their work.

The internship would start in March and end at the 2016 Annual Meeting. The time commitment is expected to be approximately 5 hours per month.

If interested, please apply by submitting a brief statement of interest using this form by Wednesday, February 24. The Intern will be selected based on how well their statement of interest aligns with the scope of work for the internship.

Students, new SAA members, and early career professionals are particularly encouraged to apply, but everyone is welcome! Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, March 2.