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Tuesday, August 11
 

11:00am

Human Rights Archives Section / Native American Archives Section
The Native American Archives Section and Human Rights Archives Section will hold a joint section meeting this year to discuss our experiences hosting instructional and interactive webinars over the past year. We will focus on the webinar our two sections hosted together, in collaboration with the National Native American Boarding School (NABS) Healing Coalition, regarding the dispersed archival records of Native American Boarding Schools and the work that NABS is doing to locate and aggregate this material. Our goal for our joint meeting is to share best practices, lessons learned, and additional resources for archivists working on similar projects or whose work centers around collections documenting marginalized communities and human rights issues. We will also dedicate time to discuss the topic of Indigenous and Tribal archivists and their work upholding and supporting tribal information sovereignty - a human right based on tribal nations' unique and distinct socio-political identities. There will also be time during this meeting for individual section updates, questions, and feedback.
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Speakers
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Daniel McCormack

Archivist/Records Manager, Town of Burlington
Daniel McCormack, CA, has served as Archivist/Records Manager for the Town of Burlington (MA) since 2002. He holds masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Simmons College. Previously, he was a newspaper reporter and editor in New Hampshire and Massachusett... Read More →
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Joy Novak

Head of Special Collections Management, Washington University in Saint Louis
Joy Novak is Head of Special Collections Management at Washington University. She earned her PhD in Information Studies at UCLA & MA in Public History at UC Riverside.
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Caitlin Haynes

Coordinator, Smithsonian Transcription Center, Quotient, Inc.
Caitlin Haynes is the Coordinator for the Smithsonian Transcription Center, where she is responsible for outreach, engagement, and project management of Smithsonian digitized content for crowdsourced transcription. She manages the platform's worldwide digital volunteer community and... Read More →
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Itza Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin
Itza A. Carbajal works as a Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson after having received a M.S. in Information Studies with a focus on metadata, archival management and digital records from the University of Texas at Austin iSchool.
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Sara Guzman

Museum Archivist, Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum
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Rose Buchanan

Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration
Rose is an Archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC. She provides on- and off-site reference to researchers interested in NARA's holdings, specifically records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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Stephen R. Curley

Director of Digital Archives, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
As Director of the Digital Archives program, Curley is committed to illuminating truth in the history documented in U.S. Indian boarding school records. He serves as previous chair on the Steering Committee of SAA's Native American Archives Section.
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Mark Matienzo

Stanford University Libraries
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Hilary Barlow

Associate Librarian, Institute for Christian Studies
Hilary Barlow is an American archivist and librarian based in Toronto, Canada. She is Associate Librarian at the Institute for Christian Studies, a theology and philosophy graduate program in downtown Toronto. Hilary revived the Human Rights Archives Section Blog in 2017 and has... Read More →
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Hsiu-Ann Tom

Amistad Research Center, Tulane University


Tuesday August 11, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)

11:00am

Intellectual Property Working Group
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Tuesday August 11, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:30pm

Reference, Access, & Outreach Section
As a part of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, the Reference, Access, & Outreach (RAO) section will host its 8th annual Marketplace of Ideas. The Marketplace of Ideas takes place in conjunction with the annual RAO business meeting, and offers participants a chance to learn more about creative instruction, outreach, and reference programs piloted by colleagues. This year, COVID-19 brought unexpected changes and new challenges to our work. As a result, both the RAO business meeting and Marketplace of Ideas will focus on innovative ways that colleagues have met these challenges.
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Tuesday August 11, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

Public Library Archives/Special Collections Section
Join the Public Library Archives & Special Collections Section for a Steering Committee report, and hear from public library archivists and allied professionals as they discuss collections development, donor relations, and funding opportunities within their institutions. Time at the end of the meeting will be reserved for questions and participant interaction.
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Speakers
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Beth Loch

Archival Specialist, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, Woodson Regional Library, Chicago Public Library
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Johanna Russ

Senior Archival Specialist, Special Collections Division, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library
Johanna Russ, Senior Archival Specialist for Chicago Public Library's Special Collections Division, holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an MA in Public History from North Carolina State University. She is a 2016 Archives Leadership Institute parti... Read More →
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Kate Nardin

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Chicago Public Library Foundation


Tuesday August 11, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Wednesday, August 12
 

11:00am

Diverse Sexuality & Gender Section / Women's Collections Section
The 2020 DSGS / WCS joint section meeting will feature speakers discussing stories of women and the LGBTQIA+ community from collections that are not traditionally seen as being LGBTQIA+ or women’s collections. Blake Spitz will share updates and questions from a project interrogating the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers for records of women contributing to his work, and the world, intellectually, culturally, and via invisible labor. Brian M. Watson will present on "50 Years On, Many Years Past: Nonfictions of Sexuality" an open-source, freely-available digital resource, and collection focused on the history of sexuality. Alongside a bibliography, it includes a directory of archives and libraries relevant to LGBTQIA+ research across the world. In addition to the panel DSGS and WCS leadership will facilitate discussions on new section business and call for announcements from section members regarding recent projects, initiatives, concerns, etc. that are relevant to our communities.
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Speakers
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Brian M. Watson

Graduate Assistant, University of British Columbia's School of Library Archival and Information Studies
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Blake Spitz

Archivist, UMass Amherst Libraries


Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
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1:30pm

Archival History Section
The Archival History Section will begin with a brief business meeting, featuring the presentation of the Archival History Article Award. We will then have presentations on how archival repositories have historically documented tragedies or crises, and explore the guidelines and resources developed by the SAA Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force.
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Peter Alter

Chicago History Museum
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Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn

Syracuse University


Wednesday August 12, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA

3:00pm

Military Archives Section
At its annual meeting the Military Archives Section will address section business. Professor Edward Benoit from Louisiana State University will give an update on the Virtual Footlocker Project. The majority of the meeting will be devoted to a discussion about declassification led by staff from the National Archives and Records Administration's Information Security Oversight Office.
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William Carpenter

Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration
William C. Carpenter is a senior program analyst at the Information Security Oversight Office at NARA, where he works on declassification policy and leads the staff of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel.
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John Powers

Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration
John Powers serves as the senior staff officer managing the work of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel,leads a team supporting the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), and represents ISOO on interagency working groups.
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Edward Benoit

Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University


Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Thursday, August 13
 

11:00am

Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (EAS)
TS-EAS is holding a meeting open for all to attend covering our new outreach work, the on-going revision of EAC-CPF and an update on current EAD work. There will be short presentations made and opportunities for you to ask questions and give comments.

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Speakers
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Karin Bredenberg

Metadata Strategist, Kommunbalförbundet Sydarkivera
Encoded Archival Standards and Preservation metadata in various formats.
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Jessica Purkis

Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art
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Adrian Turner

Senior Product Manager, University of California
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Kerstin Arnold

Technical Coordinator, Archives Portal Europe Foundation
Kerstin has been working in the archives domain for more than 15 years, after initially starting her career in public relations and editing. During this time, she has gained expertise in a variety of areas, from academic editions of archival collections via records management and... Read More →
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Silke Jagodzinski

Geheimes Staatsarchiv OK
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Cory Nimer

University Archivist, Brigham Young University Library
Cory Nimer is the University Archivist at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and he is... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm

Business Archives Section
The Business Archives Section meeting is open to anyone interested in archiving business records. Members will review section business, discuss new opportunities, and announce section election results. Join us for some great networking opportunities, as well as some inspired dialogue on the current business environment.
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Speakers
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Neil Dahlstrom

Manager, Corporate Archives & History, John Deere
Corporate art and archives, historical farm and construction equipment, State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRAB), Illinois history, digital archives, corporate advertising, Business Archives mentor, Archives Leadership Institute alumn


Thursday August 13, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:00pm

CoSA Business Meeting
Join the Council of State Archivists for its annual Business Meeting, which includes the presentation of CoSA Awards (sponsored by Family Search).

Thursday August 13, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Live Only (Not Recorded)

3:00pm

Committee on Public Awareness
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Thursday August 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live Only (Not Recorded)

3:00pm

Independent Archivists Section
Please Join the Independent Archivists Section (Society of American Archivists)

Intimate Discussion on Collecting, Music and Archives - Thursday, August 13

1:00 pm PDT| 2 pm MDT| 3 pm CDT | 4 pm EDT

During our panel discussion two veteran collectors (and storytellers) Barry Ollman and Mitch Blank, will provide wisdom and insight focusing on their personal paths, how they do what they do, and how archivists can work with collectors like themselves in a variety of ways.

We welcome you to the world of private collecting, focusing on music archives and show and tell of hidden gems.

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Speakers
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Barry Ollman

Private Collector
I've been a collector of rare letters and manuscript material for 35 + years, with special interest in music, literature, science, the civil rights movement, the women's movement,Lincoln and other historical figures that resonate with me. I'm probably most known for my serious focus... Read More →
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Mitch Blank

Private Collector and Archivist
Whadya got?



Thursday August 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)

5:00pm

Performing Arts Section
We invite all members to join us at the first Performing Arts Section virtual business meeting. The global pandemic undoubtedly has had devastating consequences for the entertainment industry and performing arts archivists have responded to both the distinct challenges and opportunities lockdown has presented. Please join your colleagues to catch up on how you have been coping during these unprecedented times. We also will try to capture some of the Chicago flavor of our original meeting plans. Jenai Cutcher will give a presentation on her work with the Chicago Dance History Project. Frank Villella, who had agreed to host a tour of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Archives will instead share some highlights of the collection online.

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Speakers
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Jenai Cutcher

Executive and Artistic Director, Chicago Dance History Project
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Frank Villella

Director of Archives, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Frank Villella has been a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s Rosenthal Archives staff since 1993, serving as archivist since 2002 and director since 2014. He is responsible for the preservation and access of collections that document the activities of the Chicag... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Live Only (Not Recorded)
 
Friday, August 14
 

8:00am

Membership Committee
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Chair
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Gabrielle Spiers

Archivist, Naval History and Heritage Command
Gabrielle Spiers is an Archivist at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. Previously she worked at the National Archives. She received her MLIS from Wayne State University. She has been involved in SAA in several capacities.

Friday August 14, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Live Only (Not Recorded)

11:00am

Local Government Records Section
Join the Local Government Records Section for a special panel discussion with three State archivists and how they manage relationships with local/municipal government archivists. Our section's business meeting will recap the past year, including a brief discussion of a municipal records project and how you can get involved.

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Speakers
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Courtney Bailey

Records Analyst, State Archives of North Carolina
Courtney Bailey is a Records Analyst for the State Archives of NC. She has an MSLS degree from the UNC Chapel Hill, with an ARM concentration. She serves on the publications board of the Society of North Carolina Archivists and on the steering committee of SAA's Records Management... Read More →
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Mike Saunders

Regional Archivist, Puget Sound Regional Branch of the WA State Archives
Mike Saunders has 44 years of experience in public archives and records management in Washington State.  He has BA in history from Washington State University and a Graduate Certificate in Records Management and Archival Administration from Western Washington University.Mike has... Read More →
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Marikay Hegarty

Local records field officer, Chicago/Cook County, Illinois State Archives


Friday August 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)

1:00pm

Issues & Advocacy Section
Join the Issues & Advocacy section for a discussion on labor equity. The meeting will begin with updates from I&A followed by the presentation and interactive session "Designing for labor equity: Evaluative tools from the Collective Responsibility project" with Sandy Rodriguez and Ruth Tillman. This session will examine how library, archives, and museum professionals -- whether as managers designing projects and positions, as grant reviewers, or as professional peers -- can create a present that equitably supports workers in both term and contingent positions. Members of the IMLS-funded project "Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions" will share tools developed to guide practices for managers and grant reviewers while introducing evaluative tools for labor equity that have been developed or are in development for LAM managers, grant reviewers, and workers. Working together, attendees will practice using the tools to evaluate the labor aspects of a recent, current, or planned project. For more information on the Collective Responsibility project, please visit https://laborforum.diglib.org/.
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Speakers
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Sandy Rodriguez

Associate Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri--Kansas City
Sandy Rodriguez is Associate Dean of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. She currently serves as co-facilitator of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Co-Principal Investigator for "Collective Responsibility... Read More →
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Ruth Kitchin Tillman

Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist, Penn State University Libraries
Co-facilitator of DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Working on discovery, linked data, metadata reuse, and cataloging standards at Penn State University Libraries. Carrying menstrual supplies and possibly a needle/thread for emergencies.



Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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1:00pm

Standards Committee
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Chair
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Rebecca Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
Rebecca Wiederhold received her MLS degree from University of North Texas, and also has Graduate Academic Certificates in Digital Content Management and Advanced Management for Libraries. First introduced to the library industry through her work in the Bibliographic Services division... Read More →

Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Labor Archives Section
The meeting will begin with a round robin of self introductions by all participants, including any important happenings related to labor archives they have participated in over the last year. We will then discuss some key projects related to documenting the labor movement's response to the pandemic and to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, we will discuss Section projects such as the Directory of Labor Archives in the United States and Canada and digital labor history programs.
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Speakers
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Chris Garlock

AFL-CIO Metropolitan Washington Council


Friday August 14, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)
 
Monday, August 17
 

11:00am

Audio & Moving Image Section
The Audio and Moving Image Archivists Section will host a panel of Audio Archivists to discuss pandemic era- activities and managing collections and researchers remotely.

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Sarah Cunningham

Sarah.Cunningham@nara.gov, National Archives (LBJ Library)


Monday August 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Security Section
“Archives, Replevin, Security, and the Courtroom” Legal and security professionals who work with archives, history, and cultural heritage, present their personal experiences and knowledge on the legal remedies available to archivists who have suffered failed security.

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Monday August 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)

2:00pm

American Archivist Editorial Board
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Monday August 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Tuesday, August 18
 

11:00am

Archival Educators Section
SAA’s Archival Educators' Section (AES) and SAA's Graduate Archival Education (GAE) Subcommittee will host a joint meeting to discuss and collect feedback regarding the revision and future direction of the Guidelines for a Graduate Program in Archival Studies (GPAS).

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Speakers
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Edward Benoit

Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
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Jane Zhang

Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America
Jane Zhang is an assistant professor at the Department of Library and Information Science, the Catholic University of America. She holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies with archival concentration from Simmons College, Boston, and a joint Master of Archival Studies and Library... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Thursday, August 20
 

1:00pm

Science, Technology, & Health Care Section
Join the Science, Technology and Health Care Section for a panel discussion led by the Steering Committee in which we will discuss how our institutions are impacted by COVID-19 and the challenges with documenting our communities, specifically to Science, Technology, and Health Care institutions. We will have breakout sessions so all can contribute. We will also hold our annual business meeting.

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DiAnna Hemsath

Archivist and Assistant Professor, McGoogan Health Science Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center
DiAnna has an MA in museum studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a certified archivist. 
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Todd Kosmerick

University Archivist, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Alison Oswald

Archivist , Archives Center and Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution


Thursday August 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Live (Will Be Recorded)

3:00pm

Publications Board
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Thursday August 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Friday, August 21
 

12:00pm

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee will review work from the past year and discuss committee work for the coming year. All SAA members welcome.

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Chair
Friday August 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Live Only (Not Recorded)

1:00pm

SAA Leadership Orientation (Part 2)
Each year all SAA component group leaders are invited to attend an interactive forum that connects experienced leaders with new ones in an effort to help you gain an understanding of your roles and responsibilities as the leader of a board, committee, working group, task force,or section—and to enhance your effectiveness.

All SAA leaders are encouraged to attend this free event! More details to come.

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Don't miss the SAA Leadership Forum (Part 1) on Friday, July 31!  RSVP here.

Friday August 21, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA
 
Thursday, August 27
 

2:00pm

CoSA Work Session
Join the Council of State Archivists for its annual Work Session (sponsored by Ancestry).

Thursday August 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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