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SAA Mentoring Subcommittee call for volunteers

  • 1.  SAA Mentoring Subcommittee call for volunteers

    Posted Jun 27, 2022 05:04 PM
    Join the SAA Mentoring Subcommittee!

    Do you enjoy networking and are looking to make an impact on our profession? The Mentoring Subcommittee is looking for new team members to connect archivists through mentoring partnerships.

    Subcommittee members match applicants on a monthly basis and support themed cohorts.

    - The Mentoring Subcommittee term is for two (2) years.
    - The Mentoring Subcommittee typically meets for an hour every month. Additional outside work might be encouraged, depending on projects, but an average time commitment is around 1-2 hours per month.
    - Subcommittee members sign up for 1-2 months to match mentoring program applicants and conduct occasional participant recruitment efforts. Depending on the number of applicants, this can take 3 or more hours a month.
    - Subcommittee members also can develop and implement new initiatives such as mentoring cohorts or other projects to continue to enhance meeting the mentoring needs of SAA membership as interests and personal capacity allows.

    Applications are now open. To apply, please submit this application by the end of the day Friday, August 5th. The Statement of Interest should address why you wish to serve on the Subcommittee and provides the opportunity to share ideas for initiatives the Subcommittee should pursue. Particular consideration will be given to people who express interest and ideas for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, supporting student and early career archivists, and mentoring cohorts or other creative models of mentorship. We particularly encourage applicants who are early career, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, or who have other marginalized identities. All applicants will be notified of a decision by Friday, August 19th.

    Please note that Mentoring Subcommittee volunteers must be current members of SAA. If you have any further questions, please contact the SAA Mentoring Program at

    With thanks for your consideration,

    SAA Membership Committee

    Daniel Hartwig
    Director of Digital Services
    Wisconsin Historical Society