Welcome to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Membership Blog! The blog shares the work of the SAA Membership Committee and its Key Contacts, Career Development, and Mentoring programs; highlights the perspectives and experiences of SAA members; and shares resources about SAA and archival work.


SAA Committee Member Highlights: Jennifer Motszko

This post is from Jennifer Motszko of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Jennifer is the chair of the SAA Membership Committee, 2020-2021. Jennifer, what drew you to archives?I have always been interested in history and planned to make that my career in some way. As I was working towards my masters degree in History … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Jennifer Motszko

Mentoring Partnerships: Mary Jackson and Steven D. Booth

Mary Jackson is currently working on a cataloging project at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and a community preservation project, African Americans in Berkeley’s History and Legacy. She was a member of the SAA Host Committee in 2008 and has been an SAA member since 2018. Steven D. Booth is the Archivist/Project … Continue reading Mentoring Partnerships: Mary Jackson and Steven D. Booth

SAA Committee Member Highlights: Brittany Newberry

This post is from Brittany Newberry (she/her), Processing Archivist at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library in Atlanta, GA, current advisor and past chair of the Career Development Subcommittee. Brittany is also a steering committee member for the Archivists and Archives of Color section. Brittany, what drew you to archives?  My first year … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Brittany Newberry