• Archival Pay and SAA: Some Modest Proposals

    By Mark Lambert, SSA President, 2018-2019 The Southwestern Archivist, Vol. 42, No. 2 (May 2019): 5-6. I am pleased that my recent articles on low pay in the archives field and the recent SSA Board resolution adopted requiring salaries or salary ranges in all SSA job advertisements have been so well received in the archival […]

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  • SSA Objection to a section of HB 1962, in relation to Texas State records

    Rep. Stan Lambert Texas House, District 71 Room E2.814 P.O. Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78768 Dear Rep. Lambert: The Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) is a professional organization representing over 500 members in the six states of the American Southwest (TX, LA, AR, OK, NM, AZ) who work in or are interested in preserving our […]

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  • Salary Information Now Required in Job Postings

    At its 8 March 2019 meeting, the SSA Board voted unanimously to immediately stop accepting job advertisements that do not list a salary or salary range. This applies to all SSA media including the website forums, Facebook, and Twitter. Any request to post a job announcement that does not include salary information will be held […]

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  • Poor Pay in Archives: How Our National Organizations are Failing Us

    This is the second part of a two-part series. By Mark Lambert, SSA President, 2018-2019 The Southwestern Archivist, Vol. 42, No. 1 (February 2019): 5-6. See Part 1 of this column, “Top archives directors are failing the profession,” in the November 2018 issue of Southwestern Archivist. Our two national professional organizations, the Society of American […]

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  • Calling All Quilters! (Signups extended to 3/5)

    Signups have been extended to Wednesday March 5   Howdy! It’s time for the 2019 SSA Scholarships (virtual) Quilt Bee! This year, we’ll be making the desert bloom with a Tussie Mussie quilt using some truly gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric. If you want to participate, please fill out the form and send in your participation fee […]

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  • Scholarships available!

    Don’t forget to submit your application for an SSA scholarship. Applications are due February 19 (or postmarked by February 15 if submitting by mail). Four scholarships are available to support the continuing education and professional development of our members. These scholarships provide financial assistance to defray the costs of attending the annual meeting, student tuition […]

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  • Call for Student Posters

    The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) and the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting taking place in Tucson, Arizona, on May 15-18, 2019. Posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting […]

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  • SSA Elections: Call for Nominations

    Meet other archivists, gain valuable experience, help the archival community prosper, and earn the admiration of your colleagues by serving the most dynamic organization of archivists in the U.S. The SSA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following positions in 2019:  Vice-President/President Elect (three year term-one as VP, one as President, and one as […]

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  • Poor Pay in Archives: How Top Archives Directors and Our National Organizations Are Failing Us

    The top Archives directors are failing the profession.(1) It appears nearly every day brings a new article contrasting national wage stagnation with the ever-climbing stock market.(2) Even before the great recession, archivists, who are highly degreed professionals comparable to lawyers, accountants, and IT professionals, were poorly paid.(3) The reasons, both before and after the recession […]

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  • Submit Your Session Proposals!

    Don’t forget! The deadline to submit session proposals for “Crossing Borders, Blazing Trails,” the joint SSA/CIMA Annual Meeting is fast approaching. The conference will be in Tucson, Arizona, May 15-18, 2019 at the Tucson Marriot University Park Hotel. The deadline for submission is November 16, 2018. Our friends with CIMA have invited participation in a […]

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