STHC Nomination Deadline Extended through June 15

  • 1.  STHC Nomination Deadline Extended through June 15

    Posted Jun 01, 2021 04:40 PM

    The Science, Technology, and Health Care (STHC) section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is still seeking nominations for the roles of Junior Co-Chair and Steering Committee Members at Large, with terms beginning in August 2021. The STHC section provides a forum for professionals with interests or holdings in science, technology, and health care.

    This is a great opportunity to shape the future of STHC while gaining leadership experience. The normalization of telework this past year has actually aided SAA's mission in "promoting the value and diversity of archives and archivists" through the diminishing of travel barriers to participation. Although the annual meeting in 2022 will resume in-person, STHC seeks to provide remote opportunities in participation in addition to attracting members and leadership from those previously underrepresented in STHC and SAA. Please refer to the SAA Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Core Values and Code of Conduct for more information.

    Please contact Co-chairs Jennifer Langford and Gabrielle Barr for more information and/or to submit your nominations. The NEW deadline for nominations is June 15. 


     This individual will serve one year as junior co-chair of the section and the following year as the senior co-chair of the section. The junior co-chair serves as acting Chair in the absence of the senior co-chair and participates as a member of the Steering Committee in all its activities. Traditionally, the STHC junior co-chair organizes the programming for the annual meeting of the section, records minutes, and helps to draft the annual report. The senior co-chair directs and reports the activities of the section, organizes and conducts the annual meeting of the section, chairs the steering committee, acts as liaison for the section to other bodies, appoints section committees as needed, and is responsible for administrative matters, including, but not limited to, annual reports to the SAA.


    The Steering Committee directs and coordinates activities of the section and makes appointments for additional steering committee members, including ex-officio appointments and when vacancies occur. Committee members help establish projects to work on through the year, and plan the annual section meeting. In appointing Members-at-Large, every effort shall be made to reflect geographic and subject area diversity reflected in the mission statement. Members-at-Large shall be appointed to a 3-year term. Members-At-Large may be reappointed. Members-At-Large shall maintain their good standing through a combination of at minimum biennial Annual Steering Committee Meeting attendance, contributing to the section's development and vitality, listserv participation, responsiveness to requests from the Chairs, and meeting deadlines. 

    Jennifer Langford
    Archivist/Special Collections Librarian
    University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
    Memphis TN