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SAA Travel Award information

The Donald Peterson Student Travel Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs.  The award subsidizes travel to the SAA Annual Meeting for students presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

Award and application information follow below.  The application deadline is February 28, 2017.  If you have any questions regarding the award or the application process, please contact Rachel Howard, Donald Peterson Student Travel Award Committee Chair, at jody.thompson@library.gatech.edu.

Purpose and Criteria for Selection

Established in 2005, this award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

Eligibility

Awarded to an SAA member in good standing who is currently enrolled in an archival education program or who graduated from an archival education program in the previous calendar year. Applications are evaluated based on the merits of the applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation.

Sponsor and Funding

The Society of American Archivists, in honor of Donald Peterson (1908-1999), New York lawyer and philatelist, whose deep appreciation of world history and preservation developed early through his stamp collecting and held true throughout his life.

Prize

Up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting.

First Awarded

2006

Application Form and Documentation

Submit three copies of the following to the address on the application form:

  1. A 500-word essay describing the applicant’s career goals and potential impact on the archival profession.
  2. Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications.
  4. Application form

Application Deadline

February 28, 2017

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Is reducing your processing backlog at the top of your to-do list? Need help implementing “concrete strategies” for robust processing rates? Then save the date and sign up now for the SAA MPLP workshop coming to Cleveland in January, 2017

Registration is now open for the SAA Workshop: “Implementing “More Product, Less Process” 

When: January 13, 2017
Where: Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Early-Bird Registration deadline: December 13, 2016

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If, like most of us, you will be juggling projects and deadlines in 2016, consider attending one or both of the SAA workshops coming to Cleveland this March 10 & 11 at the Kelvin Smith Library.

Fundamentals of Project Management
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – March 10 – REGISTER HERE

You’re involved in a variety of projects every day, from such small projects as developing a new procedures manual to such large projects as digitizing a collection. But because project management methodologies aren’t automatically included in formal education or many archival education programs, you’ll want to take advantage of this workshop to acquire the basic knowledge and tools necessary for managing successful projects.

Advanced Project Management – NEW!
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – March 11 – REGISTER HERE

Building upon the basic project management skills you learned in Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists, this workshop delves more deeply into skills you will need to manage more complex project or multiple projects at the same time. Some of the topics discussed include working with partners, risk management, change management, and quality management. You will also learn how to develop business case documentation that helps you get buy in from sponsors and stakeholders, kick off your project, and keep it on track. Finally, you will learn how to evaluate the project management process and the project outcomes to develop a project management methodology that works for you and your institution.

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