The Society of American Archivist Student Chapter (SAASC) is pleased to announce that we are putting three unopposed nominees forward for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary for the 2017-2018 academic year and move to cancel the election. The membership has one week to oppose this motion. To oppose, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2017 at midnight Pacific time.
And the nominees are...
Jennifer Castle, Chair
My name is Jennifer Castle, and this is my formal self-nomination for the position of SAASC Chair.
I’m a Master of Library and Information Science student on the Archival Studies and Records Management career pathway, and I plan to graduate in December 2018. Being on the east coast, participating in SAASC provides me opportunity to interact with other students outside of course work (as I’m unable to attend any in-person meet-ups in California), and to feel a sense of camaraderie. I volunteered this academic year to be an editor for Archeota, which is allowing me to put my writing and editing skills to good use, and I’ve enjoyed seeing the inner workings of how the SAASC executive committee operates.
I would love the opportunity to help the chapter continue and thrive. I believe I have some fresh ideas on programming and marketing, and I relish the prospect of collaborating with other present and future archivists.
Jennifer is a graduate student at San Jose State University pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science with an emphasis on archival studies and records management. She graduated magna cum laude from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BA in visual communication/photography. Before college, she was an arts correspondent for The Tampa Tribune, a staff writer/photographer for The Paintsville Herald, and the owner/photographer of Cardboard Sea Photography. She now works as the student news writer for the SJSU iSchool blog and as a library clerk at South College Asheville. Jennifer also serves as the assistant blog editor for the Special Libraries Association Student Chapter and an editor for the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter’s publication, Archeota. After graduation, she would like to pursue a career in photographic collections or as an art librarian.
April Austin, Vice-Chair
Hello! I'm focusing on Archives and Records Management and am planning to graduate in Spring 2018. I have done research in manuscript archives as a graduate student, so my passion lies in preserving rare books and materials to show students, scholars, patrons, and the public what we as a society have done, said, and created over time. Since the events hosted by the SAASC have been important for my professional development, including archive tours and online lectures, I hope to help plan these activities to introduce the students at SJSU to the many benefits of the SAA and this career path.
Theresa Berger, Secretary
Hi Everyone, I'm Theresa. I'm a first-year student in SJSU's MLIS program and very happy to be here. I have a B.A. in American Studies from UC Berkeley and a serious passion for history and archives. Right now, I'm fortunate enough to work as an archival intern at the Hoover Institute Library & Archives at Stanford University. I also volunteer with my local historical society in processing and digitizing collections. I'm excited to be a part of the SJSU SAASC and as secretary, would like to use the chapter's web platforms to grow our membership and spread as much archival-related news as possible. When I'm not studying or organizing, I can usually be found on the couch reading a history book or watching Star Wars. I look forward to working with all of you and continuing to build the SJSU SAASC together.