Position Announcement: Women Archivists Section Salary Survey Project Assistant

Society of American Archivists, Women Archivists Section Salary Survey Project Assistant (paid)

 Description: The Women Archivists Section (WArS) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is in need of a short-term paid project assistant to assist with data analysis of a new employment survey of SAA members. The project assistant will help collect, sort, and perform preliminary analysis of survey data. The project assistant will work under the direct supervision of the WArS co-chairs and in collaboration with the WArS steering committee and the SAA staff.

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work; experience with survey instruments (such as SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics), analyzing qualitative data, and preparing survey data reports; general knowledge and basic application and use of concepts, theories, and terminology in the social and behavioral sciences. Must be an SAA member.

Preferred Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences *or* equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work; experience designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative surveys; advanced experience with data analytics.

Stipend: $1,800

Term: 60 hours maximum (to be completed by July 1)

Please forward a résumé and cover letter to women.archivists.roundtable@gmail.com by May 9, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Stacie Williams at smariwilliams1979@gmail.com or Bethany Anderson at bgandrsn@gmail.com.




Call for WArS Nominations!

The Women Archivists Section is currently seeking nominations for one Co-chair and one Steering Committee member. Terms begin this July at the close of the annual meeting in Portland.

(1 position) – Co-chairs share leadership of WArS and work with the Steering Committee members on WArS events and projects, plan the annual meeting, and lead the overall direction of the section. The Co-chair serves a two-year term, followed by one year on the steering committee.
(1 position) – Steering Committee members collaborate on a variety of activities and projects, including organizing and participating in Twitter chats and working with the co-chairs to organize the annual meeting program. Steering Committee members serve three-year terms.
Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague. Submit a brief biography and candidate statement (1-2 paragraphs each) describing your interest in serving as a Co-chair or Steering Committee member by Thursday, May 25, 2017. Submit your nomination here: https://goo.gl/forms/bwXmMerAfPvPf0hB3
Voting begins in early July and candidates will be notified of election results mid-late July. 
Please consider joining WArS! We’d love to answer any questions you have about serving on WArS, so feel free to contact Bethany Anderson (bgandrsn@gmail.com) or Stacie Williams (smariwilliams1979@gmail.com).

SAA and WArS Launch Salary Survey!

The Women Archivists Section (WArS) and the Society of American Archivists invite you to take part in a research survey about salary, employment, and leadership in the archives profession. The survey, created by WArS and funded by SAA, is being conducted in response to interest by members for more recent and comprehensive salary data about the archives profession, and seeks to explore the ways in which age, race, gender identity, and socioeconomic status interact to affect outcomes on salary, employment, leadership, and professional advancement in the field.

The survey period will begin on Monday, April 17, and end on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete the survey online. We are not collecting or storing IP information, nor are we asking for personally identifiable contact information or the name of your place of employment. Taking part in this survey is completely voluntary. You can withdraw at any time if you do not wish to complete the survey. If you discontinue your participation, any information gathered up to that point will be discarded.

We hope this survey will provide useful and meaningful data about the profession that can be used to study and advocate for equitable application of labor and compensation throughout the field.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M62KKFH