OCLC Research Program Officer Jackie Dooley elected Vice President/President-Elect of Society of American Archivists
DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 2 May 2011—Jackie Dooley, OCLC Research Program Officer, has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Her one-year term as Vice President will begin in August, and she will serve as SAA’s 68th President in 2012–2013.
Ms. Dooley has been a member of SAA for 25 years and was named a Fellow in 2000. She notes the challenges that lay ahead for SAA in implementing a vision that reflects core values of archivists.
"The daily newspapers regularly inform us of political and societal issues on which SAA should (and does) speak truth to power," says Dooley. "Governments and other institutions experience records-based crises that SAA can use to both support the archivists who are directly affected and offer wise counsel to organizational leaders who perpetrate poor practice."
She further notes that graduate students in archival programs have expressed strong opinions about how the professional society can help them learn and thrive, and SAA's leaders must both listen carefully and act productively.
Ms. Dooley has served SAA in a variety of leadership positions, including on the SAA Council from 2000 to 2003. She has also chaired the Publications Board, Program Committee and Nominating Committee. Other professional affiliations include the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Society of California Archivists, advisory councils of the Online Archive of California, and as an instructor at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School. Dooley holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine, and an MLS from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ms. Dooley is eager to join current leaders in continuing to carry out the association's strategic priorities of technology, diversity, and public awareness, as well as its core values. "SAA is a fantastic society populated with dedicated archivists who are supported by a superlative Executive Office staff," she said. "It'll be both an honor and a pleasure to once again participate in its governance."
About the Society of American Archivists
The Society of American Archivists is a Chicago-based national professional organization representing more than 6,000 individual and institutional members. Founded in 1936, its mission is to serve the education and information needs of its members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation’s historical record.
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