The deadline for submitting for the SCAA 2021 Annual Meeting--which will be held virtually on Friday, October 29, 2021--has been extended! Presentation proposals will now be accepted from SCAA members and non-members through Thursday, September 30, 2021. Student poster session proposals will continue to be accepted through Thursday, September 30, 2021. Submit your proposal using the SCAA Fall 2021 Conference Proposal Submission Form.


For more information about proposal topics and types see the original Call for Proposals at



Digital and Preservation Archivist

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Digital and Preservation Archivist.  The archivist will provide leadership and expertise in digital archiving and electronic records management, as well as digital preservation for the Special Collections and Archives.  The unit is comprised of the Manuscript Collections, University Archives, Records Management, and Rare Books.  The Special Collections and Archives, distinguished for its strong collections in university history, agriculture, and textile history, is part of the Clemson University Libraries. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service.  This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Special Collections and Archives.   

Responsibilities of the role include managing the digital conversion and online delivery of born-digital and digitized archival collections in collaboration with appropriate library partners, developing and implementing policies, standards, and procedures for the management of the digital content within the Special Collections and Archives, and integrating proper digital forensic tools to help ensure authentic and appropriately protected archival materials. The incumbent will also manage the conversion of analog formats and audiovisual materials and Coordinates with Records Management on the training of electronic records management and preservation.

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.


The required qualifications for the role include an ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship; or an SAA-accredited graduate degree in archives administration or records management; or a relevant, accredited graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries, two years’ experience with digital preservation in some aspect of archives, special collections, or records repository, and demonstrated knowledge of digital archives and emerging digital curation practices. The incumbent should also demonstrate knowledge of national preservation standards and have the ability to learn new technologies and standards.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an academic or research library, experience with digital preservation tools such as Preservica, Bitcurator, or Archive-It, and experience working with archival collections, research, and outreach in a digital environment. The ideal candidate will also have a SAA Digital Archives Specialist certificate.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio .The deadline for full consideration is October 1, 2021.

Krista Oldham resigned her position as SCAA President effective July 12, 2021 to take a position at Texas A&M University. Vice President/President-Elect Ann Abney will take over her duties as President for the remainder of her term and then serve as President for 2021-2022 as provided for in our Constitution.

In her resignation letter Krista said "It has been a pleasure being a part of SCAA and serving as an officer. I am so proud of all we have accomplished during my time on SCAA, and I have no doubt that SCAA will continue these successes in the future."

We wish Krista well in her new endeavor.

We are excited to announce the first Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Planning Summit. There has not been any kind of library connected statewide emergency training in well over a decade. With the guidance of a statewide committee that includes staff representation from several public libraries as well as State Library staff, the Summit will provide two days of comprehensive training to address a variety of topics to assist libraries before, during, and after disasters.  

The Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning Summit is a workshop for library administrators, staff, and partners who seek to improve their knowledge around preparedness before, during, and after disasters. The Summit will address topics such as: Introduction to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Planning, Creating a Disaster Plan, Emergency Preparedness Considerations for People with Disabilities, Design before Disaster, Crisis Communications, Mental Health for Staff, Librarians’ Roles and Supporting Staff in Emergencies, Planning for a Successful Disaster Recovery, and Partnerships including the FEMA Ambassador program. Hear from colleagues who will talk about living through disasters, and participate in a Collections & Salvage workshop and Disaster Plan Stress Test with the NEDCC. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet potential partners for collection preservation, staff development, and statewide emergency management contacts. Please also feel free to share with your community partners as this is a great opportunity for everyone to work together! 

The Summit takes place September 9 and 10, 2021 from 8am-5pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia. Travel grants to cover hotel costs are available for you and your library staff. We will continue to update the information page: -Registration is $25 which includes two days of training, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Register here: Rooms are $124.26 per night including tax and are limited so please reserve your rooms now using this link: and parking is free. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at or 803.734.6061. We hope to see all of you there. 


Aubrey B. Carroll  
Chief of Headquarters Library Services 
Florence County Library System 
(843) 413 - 7070

I’m relocating to New Hampshire in a few weeks and I'll be leaving Historic Charleston Foundation after 17 years as the Archivist/Librarian. HCF will be looking to hire a new person soon. Briefly, HCF’s Archives isn’t traditional; in fact, I’ve set it up as a “hybrid,” incorporating library practices with archival.  Also the scope of the collections is largely historic buildings and historic preservation. I serve about 600 researchers a year in-person and via phone and email, including HCF preservation and other staff members, owners of historic homes, architects, undergrad/grad students, realtors, etc.  I also field many inquiries from other types of researchers with questions about Charleston history, genealogy, etc., so providing reference services is also a big part of the job. Aside from the rewarding work itself, the perks are very nice, e.g., relative autonomy, 35-hour work week, alternate Fridays off, good benefits (health insurance/retirement), parking, and one of the best views in Charleston!


I want to do all I can to help ensure the continued success of the Archives so I’ve reached out to the Charleston archival community and now to the broader SC community to let y’all know that the position will be open and, hopefully, announced soon. To let HCF know of your interest in the position, please send an email to Kerry Erlanger at You can also check HCF's website periodically or consider subscribing to HCF's newsletter, although I’m not sure when or where else it will be advertised. 


Many thanks,

Karen Emmons


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