The Society of American Archivists (SAA) has elected Nancy McGovern, MIT Libraries’ Head of Curation and Preservation Services, as SAA Vice President/President-Elect. She begins a one-year term this August and will become SAA’s 72nd president in 2016–2017.
Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. Its vision is to “enable archivists to achieve professional excellence and foster innovation to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of enduring value.”
McGovern has been previously recognized by SAA with a Preservation Publication Award for her work in digital preservation.
“We are thrilled that our own Nancy McGovern has been elected as Vice President/President-Elect of the Society of American Archivists, said Chris Bourg, MIT’s Director of Libraries. “Nancy’s election is not only appropriate recognition of her considerable expertise and leadership in the archival community, but it is also a signal of a bright and innovative future for SAA.”