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Annual Meeting Local Arrangements
The Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee is responsible for planning all aspects of the local arrangements for the Annual Meeting of the Society. The committee selects the dates, hotel, arrangements, programs, finances, etc. of the annual meeting. Visit our annual meeting page or the Annual Meeting Guide to learn more.
 
Committee for the Fayetteville, AR annual meeting, 2017


Chair:
Joshua Cobbs Youngblood, University of Arkansas


Vice-Chair:

Valerie Sallis, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Library



Committee for the San Antonio, TX annual meeting, 2018


Chair:

Melissa Gonzales, Witte Museum


Annual Meeting Program
The Annual Meeting Program Committee is responsible for planning the program each spring. The Vice-President (President-Elect) also serves as the Annual Meeting Program Chair. Visit our annual meeting page or the Annual Meeting Guide to learn more.

Chair:

Jennifer Day, The City of Oklahoma City, Office of City Clerk

 

Members:

Elizabeth Dunham, Archives & Special Collections, Arizona State University, Tempe

Michele King, University Libraries University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Sarah Milligan, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater

Timothy G. Nutt, Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, Little Rock

Michelle Riggs, Archives & Central Louisiana Collections, Louisiana State Univ., Alexandria 

Betty Shankle, University & Labor Collections Archivist, Univ. of Texas, Arlington Libraries 

John H. Slate, Dallas Municipal Archives, City Secretary's Office, City of Dallas 

Ann E. Smith Case, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans

Karin Strohbeck, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth

Benna Vaughan, The Texas Collection, Baylor University, Waco

Carolina Villarroel, Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, University of Houston

James Williamson, Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University, Dallas


Annual Meeting Site Selection
The Annual Meeting Site Selection Committee is responsible for selecting a suitable site for the SSA’s Annual Meeting. The chair for this committee is nominated by the president and approved by the board. Visit our annual meeting page or the Annual Meeting Guide to learn more.
   
Chair:
Katie Salzmann, Texas State University

Members:

Stephanie Bayless, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Dara Flinn, Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Heather Kushnerick, South Texas College of Law

 
Distinguished Service Award
The SSA's Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member who has made significant contributions to the society and the wider archival profession. In 1996 Metal Edge, Inc., graciously began sponsoring the award.
The Distinguished Service Award recipient is chosen by the Executive Board based on recommendations made by a committee chaired by the Immediate Past President. It does not have to be given annually.
We welcome nominations. Please send them to the chair of the Distinguished Service Award Committee and include a description of the nominee's society activities and her or his activities outside the society (typically at the national or international level) that benefited the profession as a whole.
The next deadline for nominations is Friday, January 13, 2017.

We invite you to learn more about this award and its past honorees by visiting the scholarships & awards page.
 
Chair:

Mary Manning,
University of Houston
Tim Nutt, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Jennifer Day, The City of Oklahoma City
Trish Nugent, Loyola University

         

Finance
The Finance Committee assists the Treasurer with overseeing the finances of the organization.
 

Chair:

Kristy Sorensen, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

 

Members:

Claudia Rivers (President), University of Texas El Paso

Melissa Gonzales (Appointed Board Member), Witte Museum

Mat Darby, University of Georgia Libraries

Mike Miller, Austin History Center


    
               
Internet Outreach
The Internet Outreach Committee is responsible for maintaining this web site. The chair for this committee is nominated by the president and approved by the board.
 

Chair:
Pati Threatt, McNeese State University

Vice-Chair:
Melissa Gottwald, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



Membership
The Membership Committee is responsible for our members and the member directory. The chair for this committee is nominated by the president and approved by the board. Visit our membership page to learn more.
 
Chair:
Remesia Bolerjack, Archdiocese of New Orleans

Vice-Chair:
Robert Weaver
,
Texas Tech University

Members:
Jonna Paden
, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library and Archive
Amanda Paige, Arkansas Historical Commission
Lynn Gates, New Mexico Highland University
Brad Robison, Rose State College

Nominating  
The Nominating Committee nominates candidates for officers of the Society and runs the annual election. The chair for this position elected during SSA's annual election. Visit our Bylaws to learn more.

Chair:
Kate Blalack, Woody Guthrie Center - Archives

Vice-Chair:
Vince Lee, University of Houston

Member:

Lynn Whitfield, Texas Tech University


Professional Development
The Professional Development Committee is in charge of encouraging members' professional development. The chair for this committee is appointed by a committee consisting of the President, Vice-President and the Nominating Committee. Visit our education page to learn more.

Chair:   
Rebecca Russell, Rice University

 

Vice-Chair:
Amy Allen, University of Arkansas


Members:

Greg Bailey, Cushing Library, Texas A&M University

Judith Matthews, Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Jennifer Mitchell,  Louisiana State University

Rachel Adler, New Mexico State Archive



Publications
The Publications Committee is in charge of our quarterly newsletter, The Southwestern Archivist. The chair for this committee is nominated by the president and approved by the board. Visit our newsletter page to learn more about the committee members and how to submit information.

Chair:
Amanda Norman, Baylor University


Vice-Chair:

Dara Flinn, Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Members:

Lynn Gates, New Mexico Highlands University [For New Mexico news]

Phyllis Kinnison, Museum of South Texas History [For South and West Texas news]

Shannon Lausch, University of Arkansas at Little Rock [For Arkansas news]

Jennifer Mitchell, Louisiana State University [For Louisiana news]

Patrizia Nava, University of Texas Dallas [For North Texas news]

Krishna Shenoy, Sixth Floor Museum [Leadership Log]

Misty Long, Oklahoma State University [For Oklahoma news]

Lindsey Stegemoller, University of Arizona [For Arizona news]

Melissa Gonzales, Witte Museum [Twitter Administrator]

Shelly Croteau, Missouri State Archives [For out-of-state news]


Scholarships
The Scholarship Committee is in charge of SSA-based scholarships. The chair for this position elected during SSA's annual election. Visit our scholarship & awards page to learn more.

Chair:   

Jennifer Hecker, University of Texas

 

Vice-Chair:

Amanda Norman, Baylor University


Members:
Alexis Van Pool,
El Paso
Public Library
Joyce Martin, Labriola National American India Data Center

 

Diversity and Outreach
The Diversity and Outreach Committee is responsible for promoting diversity in the archival profession and in SSA and reaching out to smaller communities.
 

Chair:
Lauren Goodley, Texas State University

 

Members:

Jeremy Brett, Texas A&M University

Rebecca Hankins, Texas A&M University

Veronica Pipestem, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center & Archives

Jerry Thompson, Cherokee National Archives, Cherokee Heritage Center

Jessica Tucker, Texas State Library and Archives

Rebecca Russell, Rice University (ex officio-Professional Development Committee Chair)

Remesia Bolerjack, Archdiocese of New Orleans (ex officio-Membership Committee Chair)


 
Ad Hoc Committee on Records Retention/SSA Archivist:
Barry Cowan
, Louisiana State University

Ad Hoc State Partnership/Outreach committee:
Mike Miller
, Austin History Center

Ad Hoc Committee on Conference Manual revision:
Jennifer Day,
The City of Oklahoma City, Office of City Clerk

RAAC Liaison:
Melissa Torres, University of Houston

SAA Disaster Fund Committee Liaison:
Melissa Torres, University of Houston
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