It is my pleasure to call for nominations for a new Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the EAD Roundtable.


The newly elected Vice Chair/Chair Elect will serve for one year as Vice Chair then proceed to serve as Chair for the following year. The primary responsibilities of the Vice Chair are:


-Supporting the Chair with administrative tasks, including planning the annual meeting


-Acting as webmaster, which includes maintenance of the EAD Help Pages



The Chair is responsible for:

-All administrative tasks, including information sharing, coordinating elections, and planning and leading the annual meeting


-Acting as a liaison to other groups and to SAA leadership


-Serving as an ex officio member on the Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD) of the Standards Committee



Roundtable leadership is a great way to become acquainted with the inner workings of SAA and to get to know your EAD colleagues. If you are interested in nominating someone for this position, please send me his or her name, email address, and institutional affiliation. Self-nominations are also encouraged. All candidates will be asked to provide a brief statement. Nominations will be accepted until June 1, 2011.


If you would like additional information about the responsibilities of the Vice Chair and Chair, please contact me ([log in to unmask]) or current Vice Chair Mark Matienzo ([log in to unmask]). Thanks,




John R. Nemmers

Descriptive and Technical Services Archivist

Special and Area Studies Collections

University of Florida Smathers Libraries

Gainesville, FL 32611-7005