Society of Southwest Archivists

The SAA Archival Innovator Award

  • 17 Jan 2014 9:28 AM
    Message # 1477118
    The Archival Innovator Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2014 award.

    Established in 2011, this award recognizes the role of innovative practices in the archival profession. Key areas of innovation are outlined by the criteria below, with preference given to nominees who have clearly demonstrated the greatest impact on the profession or their communities through the use of groundbreaking strategies, approaches, and/or technologies.

    • Creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges.
    • Demonstrated ability to think outside of professional or institutional norms.
    • Ability to translate creativity, innovation, and new thinking into working solutions.
    • Development of an archives program or outreach activity that has an extraordinary impact on a community.
    • Commitment to the advancement of professional knowledge through traditional or emerging information-sharing media.

    The Archival Innovator Award is presented to an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization for work undertaken within the past three years. The work need not be completed, but it must be sufficiently advanced to demonstrate results.

    Application Deadline:
    All nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2014. Additional information and applications are available online at

    The winner will receive a certificate and complimentary registration for one individual to the 2014 SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

    Previous winners:
    2013:  Augmented Processing Table Research Team, The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, Dr. Ciaran B. Trace and Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla

© Society of Southwest Archivists

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software