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.


Career Journeys: Jennifer Olguin

Jennifer Olguin, MLS, is the Rio Grande Historical Collections Archivist at New Mexico State University Library, Archives, and Special Collections. Jennifer, what are your main responsibilities as an archivist? As a tenure-track archivist at a university archive, my main responsibilities include the following:  Assist the campus community along with the public with their research needs … Continue reading Career Journeys: Jennifer Olguin

Mentoring Partnerships: Nora Plant and Jennifer Motszko

Nora Plant is an Audio-Visual Archivist at the University of Wyoming. She will be serving on the SAA Membership Committee as Key Contact for Wyoming beginning in August. Jennifer Motszko works at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is the current Chair of the SAA Membership Committee, and Chair-elect for the Manuscripts Repository Section. Motszko volunteered … Continue reading Mentoring Partnerships: Nora Plant and Jennifer Motszko

Career Journeys: Nicole Diehm

Nicole Diehm, M.A. and M.S.I., is Digital Collections Librarian at the St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library. Nicole is also Co-Chair of the Conference Committee of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium. What are your main responsibilities as an archivist? While not an archivist by title, my main responsibilities are digital preservation and access. We’ve established … Continue reading Career Journeys: Nicole Diehm