SAASC is Looking for Officer Nominations
Published: May 11, 2018 by Katie Kuryla
Have you not applied to being part of the SJSU Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists because you just don’t know what you will be doing? Do you think you don’t have enough time? Well, Catherine Folnovic, a former SAASC member, let’s you know what to expect as a member of the chapter.
Choosing to get involved with SAASC was one of the best decisions I made while in the MARA program at SJSU. A downside to online education is not having as many opportunities to make meaningful connections with your colleagues, professors and the larger professional community. However, one way to hone your leadership skills and make meaningful connections is to get involved in student chapters! Being a part of SAASC provided me with the opportunity to attend my first professional conference, connect with amazing professionals and make lifelong friendships.
You might be thinking: “But I just don’t have enough time!” Of course the time commitment is a consideration; however, you as a chapter get to decide how many events you host and how much of a time commitment is reasonable. SAASC documents their events really well so you can look to the past for inspiration. You can recruit more students to assist with short-term or one-time projects. You also have Lori Lindberg as an advisor! Lori is well connected within the archival community and great at helping to recruit guest speakers!
My advice…get involved with SAASC and you will not regret it! I chaired the student chapter while working full-time and taking a full course load. It was do-able and such a great experience!
Please don’t let the chapter die! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination and/or questions. Position description can be found on their blog!