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SAA Diversity Award ~ Call for Nominations!

  • 1.  SAA Diversity Award ~ Call for Nominations!

    Posted Jan 22, 2020 04:04 PM

    Apologies for cross-postings 

    Is there an archives individual, group, or organization that you know deserves recognition for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession? Nominate them for the SAA Diversity Award!

    Up to two awards may be given each year. Recent awardees have included the Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project (2019), the Community Archivist Program at the Austin History Center, Maya from the Margins Archives Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018); the Texas Disability History Collection at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, the Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries (2017); the SAA Latin American and Cultural Heritage Archives Roundtable webinar series, "Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders" (2016); and The Shorefront Legacy Center AND Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida (2015)

    Please see details below and on the SAA website.

    We look forward to your nominations!

    Teresa Mora, Cheryl Beredo, Fatemeh Rezaei, and London Stever

    Diversity Award Subcommittee, SAA Awards Committee


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    Society of American Archivists Diversity Award

    Deadline: February 28, 2020 

    Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 2011 and intended to address SAA's strategic priority on diversity, this award recognizes an individual, group, or institution for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession, SAA, or the archival record. The nominee should have achieved distinction in the following ways:

    • Demonstrated outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession;
    • Demonstrated significant achievement in the form of activism, education, outreach, publication, service, or other initiatives in the archives field; 
    • Demonstrated long-term impact on improving and promoting diversity as defined in the SAA Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.

    Eligibility: Open to an individual, group, or organization. To encourage SAA member participation, preference may be given to SAA individual and/or institutional members.

    Nomination Requirements: Two letters of support. Nominations will be accepted from any individual, group, or institution.


    Submission Deadline and Nomination Form: Click here to preview the nomination form and/or to start a nomination. All nominations must be submitted by February 28.



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    Teresa Mora
    Head, Special Collections & Archives
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz CA
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