SAA Call for Student Paper and Poster Presentations: SAA 2012 Annual Meeting

This year’s SAA annual conference will be held in San Diego August 6 – 11 and the
Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during the meeting.

We highly recommend anyone who is interested apply to present. You can submit a poster individually or if you would like to as apart of the SAA student group.

Please contact us and we will work together to come up with something. This year there were multiple posters from most of the library/information/archive schools so it would be great to have more than one this coming year, especially since the conference will be so close to home.

The deadline is February 1, 2012.

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Call for Student Paper and Poster Presentations: 2012 Annual Meeting
Beyond Borders: Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists
San Diego * August 6 – 11, 2012

The 2012 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during SAA’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, August 6-11, 2012. Work from both master’s and doctoral students will be considered. Proposals that address the program theme are especially encouraged.
Program Theme

Thinking “Beyond Borders” enables us to envision new opportunities beyond our institutions and specializations, to expand our perceptions of history, culture, memory, and recordkeeping to arrive at a more inclusive and holistic view of the great work of archives. In 2012 we have the opportunity to free ourselves from the imaginary borders of our past and leverage the opportunity, knowledge, and experience that lies beyond.

How can we use the power of our professional diversity to do more with less? How can we advance archival knowledge and increase resources by collaborating with partners we’ve never imagined before? How can archives work together to overcome real or imagined barriers to our success? The 2012 Annual Meeting is your chance to strive for a world of archives without borders!
Graduate Student Paper Session

The work of three current archives students will be selected for presentation during a traditional open session format. Each speaker will be allotted 15 minutes to present a paper. Thirty minutes will be reserved for audience questions and discussion. Proposals may relate to the student?s research interests as well as research pertinent to the profession. Incorporating the Annual Meeting theme into proposals is highly encouraged. Participant selection will be based on the quality of proposals submitted. Presenters and topics will be listed in the Preliminary Program.
Graduate Student Poster Session

The 12th annual Graduate Student Poster Session will showcase the work of both individual students and SAA Student Chapters.

Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which students have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Incorporating the Annual Meeting theme into proposals is highly encouraged. Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous academic year (Fall 2011-Summer 2012).

Student Chapter posters may describe chapter activities, events, and/or other involvement with the archives and records professions. Incorporating the Annual Meeting theme into the poster proposals is highly encouraged. A single representative should coordinate the submission of each Student Chapter proposal.

Proposals are due on February 1, 2012.

Proposals received after this date cannot be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Program Subcommittee Chair Tomaro Taylor at


Author: Society of American Archivists at UCLA

Welcome to the Society of American Archivists student chapter at the University of California, Los Angeles! The Chapter is open to all students interested in any aspect of archival management and preservation ranging from traditional materials such as manuscripts, personal papers, and business records to electronic and digital media in all formats.