Seeking Editors-at-large for American Archivist Reviews Portal

The Society of American Archivists is looking for two Editors-at-large to contribute to the American Archivist Reviews Portal. The Portal includes information about professional products and services, and the reviews complement and expand on content published in the reviews section of American Archivist. These are volunteer positions and work in collaboration with the Reviews Editor and the Reviews Portal Coordinator.

The Editors-at-large of American Archivist Reviews Portal will write reviews focusing on Web-based tools, software, and apps; exhibits; digital humanities projects; reports and white papers; and archives and archivists in pop culture and society. The Editors-at-large will focus on the following:

  • Identifying web-based tools, software, apps, exhibits, and other pertinent resources and subjects for archives and archivists for prospective review;

  • Researching and writing approximately one review every other month;

  • Work with the Reviews Editor and Portal Coordinator during the writing and revision process;

  • Collaborating in the growth and expansion of the site;

  • Keeping abreast of technology reviews in other archival and allied professional periodicals.

Candidates must be a member of SAA, demonstrate solid writing skills, and have an unquenchable curiosity about web-based archives “stuff.” New professionals are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the successful candidates would begin in May 2019. The estimated time commitment is 5 hours/month. The term of the positions is two years with the possibility for reappointment.

TO APPLY: Please send letter indicating why you are interested in the position and explaining your writing and editorial experience, along with your résumé and writing samples (preferably a review or blog post), by March 31, 2019 to: Bethany Anderson, Reviews Editor, American ArchivistReviewsEditor@archivists.org. Interviews will be conducted via telephone in mid-April.

Call for Participation: 13th Annual SAA Research Forum

ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!—the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and SAA—will take place at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, July 31–August 6.  If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation, then join us for the 13th annual SAA Research Forum: “Transformative”! If you’d like to propose a platform or paper presentation, submit your abstract by May 15.

New Podcast Series from SAA’s Publications Board and AA Editorial Board

SAA is delighted to present Season 1 of Archives in Context, a podcast highlighting archival literature and technologies, and most importantly, the people behind them. Cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board and American Archivist Editorial Board, the podcast offers a new medium for exploring the often moving and important work of memory-keeping. Season 1 features interviews with Kären M. Mason, Cal Lee, Michelle Caswell, Karen Trivette, Anthony Cocciolo, Dominique Luster, and stories from A Finding Aid to My Soul, an open mic event at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018. Listen to the full season now via the Archives in Context websiteGoogle PlaySpotify, and iTunes.

New Issue: The American Archivist

The American Archivist, Vol. 81 no 2 (Fall/Winter 2018)

FROM THE EDITOR
The People Part of Archives
Christopher A. Lee

ARTICLES

Working as an Embedded Archivist in an Undergraduate Course: Transforming Students into Scholars through an Archival Workshop Series
Christy Fic

Civics in the Archives: Engaging Undergraduate and Graduate Students with Congressional Papers
Danielle Emerling

Rights Review for Sound Recordings: Strategies Using Risk and Fair Use Assessments
Jeremy Evans and Melissa Hernández Durán

“First there is the creative decision, then there is the dollar decision”: Information-Seeking Behaviors of Filmmakers Using Moving Image Archives
Laura Treat and Julie Judkins

“Be Damned Pushy at Times”: The Committee on the Status of Women and Feminism in the Archival Profession, 1972–1998
Alex H. Poole

“Let Me Tell You What I Learned”: Primary Source Literacy and Student Employment in Archives and Special Collections
Erin Passehl-Stoddart

Cultural Competency: A Framework for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Archival Profession in the United States
Ellen Engseth

Inquiry-based Archival Instruction: An Exploratory Study of Affective Impact
Chris Marino

REVIEWS
The Scholarship of Reviews
Bethany Anderson

Review Essay: DIY Music Archiving
Adriana P. Cuervo

Agents of Empire: How E. L. Mitchell’s Photographs Shaped Australia
Ricardo L. Punzalan

Keepers of Our Digital Future: An Assessment of the National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2013–2016
Edith Halvarsson

Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership
Stacie Williams

Digital Preservation Metadata for Practitioners: Implementing PREMIS
Carly Dearborn

Environmental Information: Research, Access and Environmental Decisionmaking
Eira Tansey

Displaced Archives
Christopher M. Laico

Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories
Amy Cooper Cary

Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists
Andy Uhrich

Future-Proofing the News: Preserving the First Draft of History
Julie Rogers

Well, What Came Next? Selections from ArchivesNext, 2007–2017
Marcella Huggard

The Silence of the Archive
Charlotte S. Kostelic