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Group Looking for Accreditation of Archival Education by SAA

Just in case you haven’t seen the postings elsewhere – a group of archivists and archivists-in-training is gathering support for their Request to Appoint a Task Force to Examine the Feasibility of SAA Accreditation of Graduate Archival Education Programs. The plan is to submit this as an item for consideration by the Council of the Society of America Archivists at the annual meeting in San Francisco in August. The full text of the request is online, along with this recent update: ... 

SAA2007: Opening Plenary Session Ponders Diversity

In his introduction, Bruce Bruemmer began with a disarming “Thank you disembodied voice” – and merrily rolled along through a short, cheery and heartfelt introduction for SAA president Elizabeth W. Adkins. He saved time (and likely vocal stress) by prerecording a YouTube video enumerating Adkins’s accomplishments . He led rounds of applause for Adkins’s father, aunt, uncle and husband. Bruemmer claims her only fault is that she is too serious. That she did not perceive the inherent humor of Velveeta and Miracle Whip concerned him. ...