Chela Scott Weber Receives SAA Council Resolution

She is being recognized for her work on the Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries.

The Society of American Archivists Council periodically presents special awards to recognize special contributions to the Society and the archives profession. This year, the SAA Council is recognizing OCLC Research’s Chela Scott Weber “for her contributions to the profession on the Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries, published by OCLC Research in October 2017.”

“I’m honored to be recognized by SAA for my work on the Research and Learning Agenda, especially alongside the other talented colleagues and important projects Council honored this year,” says Weber. “I think the resolution recognizes not just my work, but the contributions of many colleagues whose input helped to inform and shape the agenda. Having SAA acknowledge it as a benchmark document makes me proud, and also grateful to be a part of the OCLC Research team who get to serve the library profession by producing research such as this.”

The full resolution reads:

WHEREAS Chela Scott Weber architected and authored the Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries, published by OCLC Research in October 2017; and

WHEREAS The Research and Learning Agenda was designed as a tool for the broader community of archivists and special collections professionals; and

WHEREAS Chela successfully implemented a comprehensive, inclusive, and broad level of outreach to professionals representing a variety of specializations, areas of expertise, and leadership levels to develop a holistic view of current and future professional practice; and

WHEREAS She demonstrated her commitment to synthesizing emerging needs and strategic priorities for archives and special collections in the development and publication of this report, which is a benchmark document for archivists in the United States and beyond;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Chela Scott Weber be honored with a 2019 SAA Council Resolution for her important contribution to the profession.

Council resolutions will be presented during the 2019 SAA Membership Business Meeting on Monday, 5 August, during ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019, the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA and SAA, in Austin, Texas.

Read more about the 2019 SAA Council awards and resolutions.

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