ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee Committee
Education (Programs and Certificates)
Also division-level committees, which meet as a group as the Library Education Assembly
Education (Programs and Certificates)
Standards and Guidelines
Organizational Crosswalk on Similar Topics and Issues
Mission Statements of Organizations
Association Magazine or Journal
SAA (American Archivist Journal)
AAM (Museum Magazine)
ALA (American Libraries)
Annual Meetings Schedule
Organization Staff Directory
SAA ("Strategic Priorities")
AAM ("Strategic Framework")
ALA ("Governing & Strategic Documents")
Electronic Discussion Lists
Associations' Relevant Sections, Roundtables and Committees to CALM
AAM Committees & Councils
AAM Relevant Committees to CALM
ALA Committees & Roundtables
ALA Divisions Sections Relevant to CALM
ALA Roundables Relevant to CALM
SAA Committees & Roundtables
SAA Sections Relevant to CALM
SAA Roundtables Relevant to CALM
SAA Issues and Advocacy Roundtable Steering Committee: Dedicated to finding news of, and formulating possible responses to archives and records related issues and events, for SAA Council's consideration.
SAA Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable: Promotes discussion, education, and collaboration among archivists who are interested in digital archival objects and the metadata that enables their access, management, and preservation.
SAA Privacy of Confidentiality Roundtable: Provides a forum for the discussion of privacy and confidentiality issues and their legal and ethical implications for archival practice.
Security Roundtable: Focuses on issues relating to the prevention of theft in archival and manuscript repositories.
AAM Digitization information available only to AAM members
ALA Digital Rights Management & Licensing
Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative
Digitization & Copyright
Legislation & Budget
Established by the ALA Executive Board in 1970 as a special committee and extended by the Board in 1972 for another two years. Upon recommendation of the Committee on Organization, the ALA Council, at its July, 1974, meeting, established the committee as a Standing Joint Committee. The membership consisted of ten members, five from each association. Co-chairs appointed by each association biennially for two-year terms. Prior to 1985, the chair alternated biennially between ALA and SAA. Upon recommendation of the Committee on Organization, the ALA Council, at its January 2003, meeting renamed the committee as the American Library Association/Society of American Archivists/American Association of Museums Joint Committee (ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee). The membership consists of fifteen members, five from each association. Co-chairs appointed by each association biennially for two-year terms.
The functions established for the committee in 1974 included: The common purpose of archivists and librarians is to acquire, preserve, and deliver to users as needed the written and graphic record of man's intellect and experience. To these ends, it is the function of the committee to: (1) increase communications and the exchange of information between the two professions; (2) identify and explore areas of shared concern by considering mutual needs, techniques, problems, and objectives; (3) recommend joint activities and encourage the establishment of common standards; (4) plan and implement program meetings at both ALA and SAA annual conferences in the interest of strengthening service to mutual clientele and assisting members of both professions in understanding fundamental concerns; (5) refer matters of common concern to appropriate committees of SAA or ALA; (6) undertake such additional activities as are assigned to the committee by either of its parent bodies.
The functions were revised in January, 1985, with SAA concurrence to read: The common purpose of archivists and librarians is to acquire, preserve, and deliver to users as needed the written and graphic record of man's intellect and experience. In order to enable such professionals to achieve these purposes, it is desirable to strengthen the relationship between the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association and to coordinate the goals and activities of the two organizations. To these ends, it is the function of this committee: (1) to foster and develop ways and means of effecting closer cooperation between the organizations; (2) to encourage the establishment of common standards; (3) to undertake such activities as are assigned to the committee by either of its parent bodies; (4) to initiate programs of relevant and timely nature at the annual meetings of either or both parent bodies either through direct ALA/SAA Joint Committee sponsorship or by forwarding particular program plans to the appropriate unit of either parent body for action; (5) to refer matters of concern to appropriate units of SAA or ALA.
The functions were revised in January 2003, with SAA and AAM concurrence to read: "(1) To foster and develop ways and means of effecting closer cooperation among the organizations; (2) encourage the establishment of common standards; (3) undertake such activities as are assigned to the committee by either of its parent bodies; (4) initiate programs of a relevant and timely nature at the annual meetings of one or more parent bodies either through direct Combined Committee sponsorship or by forwarding particular program plans to the appropriate unit of one or more parent bodies for action; and (5) refer matters of common concern to appropriate committees of ALA, SAA or AAM." The Committee is referred to as the Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums (CALM) in all three associations.
Joint Statement on Access to Original Research Materials This proposed revision of the ALA-SAA Joint Statement on Access to Original Research Materials has been submitted by the ALA/SAA Joint Committee on Library-Archives Relationships. Approved by the ACRL Standards & Accreditation Committee, ACRL Board of Directors, and the ALA Standards Committee, February, 1994.
Definitions of Digital Preservation June 18th 2009, revised from 2007 original
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SAA-ALA-AAM Joint Committee on Libraries, Archives, and Museums (CALM)
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Convention Center, 111A
- Appointment of Notetaker and Review of Minutes
- ALA (Danielle Plumer)
- RBMS (Christian Dupont)
- PARS (Becky Ryder)
- AAM (Nik Honeysett)
- SAA (Su Kim Chung)
- IMLS (Robert Horton)
- Other Reports
- Old Business
- Programs for Annual Meetings
Theme: Twenty-First-Century LAM Education
Twenty-first century libraries, archives, and museums require people with twenty-first century skills. This session will look at the range of expectations and opportunities for new and seasoned professionals including certification, credentialing, badging, portfolios, and more.
Speakers: Maureen Sullivan, David Ferriero, Renee Hobbes, Holly Witchey
- Programs for Annual Meetings
- AAM 2014 (Seattle, WA): Monday, May 19, 1:45-3 p.m.
- ALA 2014 (Las Vegas, NV): Saturday, June 28, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
- SAA 2014 (Washington, D.C.): ???
- New Business
- ALA: Center for the Future of Libraries (Mary Ghikas)
- sxswLAM: South by Southwest Interactive + Libraries + Archives + Museums (Carson Block)
- ALA Committee Reporting Changes
- Other New Business