CoSA * NAGARA * SAA Annual Meeting Agenda


The Council of State Archivists (CoSA), the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) will be hosting a joint meeting August 12-18, 2018 in Washington, DC.

We are joining forces with the International Archival Affairs Section (IAAS) to hold our annual section meeting at the SAA Archives Records Conference. The joint meeting will take place on Friday, August 17, at 11:00 am, room Washington 4 (Exhibition Level), at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel.

Our agenda for the meeting includes the following:

11:00 am:              Welcome, LACCHA & IAAS Updates
11:10 am:              Hilda Teresa Ayala-Gonzalez, LACCHA Guest Speaker
11:35 am:              Maria Canela Garayoa, IAAS Guest Speaker
12:00 pm:              Q & A, Any other business
12:1 5pm:              Meeting Ends

You are all invited to attend and participate in our meeting. Hope to see you all there!



New Website Redesign!



By: Leah Rios

We are thrilled to announce our new website redesign! While we kept all the same content we thought it would be great to refresh the site and change the website address to include SAA. Our old website will still be available but eventually will be fazed out. Please feel free to send us feedback through our contact page and share the site.

Please check out our website at the new address:

We will also be creating a new logo which should be completed soon. Looking forward to a great new year!


Join us for our next Webinar! Mark your calendars for November 28, 2017 and find more information below


Están cordialmente invitados al próximo webinar de la serie Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders. Sylvia A. Fernández y Maira E. Álvarez, estudiantes de doctorado en la Universidad de Houston, en Texas, y creadoras del proyecto digital Borderlands Archives Cartography (BAC) serán las presentadoras invitadas. Ellas nos hablarán sobre la misión del BAC, un mapa digital que preserva y presenta una sintesis visual de periódicos publicados en la region de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos.  El evento es en español y se llevará a cabo el martes, 28 de noviembre 2017 a las siguientes horas locales:

  • EEUU 14:00 horas EST / 13:00 CST / 11:00 PST
  • México D.F. / Honduras 13:00 horas
  • Quito / Bogotá / Lima 14:00 horas
  • Buenos Aires / Santiago de Chile 16:00 horas
  • Cáracas 14:30 horas

You are cordially invited to the next webinar event of the Desmantelando Fronteras / Breaking Down Borders webinar series. Sylvia A. Fernández and Maira E. Álvarez, doctoral students from the University of Houston and founders of the Borderlands Archives Cartography (BAC), are the invited speakers. Ms. Fernández and Álvarez will discuss the mission of BAC, a digital map that displays the U.S.-Mexico border newspaper’s cartography that records geographic locations of nineteenth and mid-twentieth century periodicals. The webinar is in Spanish and will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the following local times:

  • United States 2 PM EST / 1PM CST / 11AM PST
  • Mexico City / Honduras 1PM
  • Quito / Bogotá / Lima 2 PM
  • Buenos Aires / Santiago de Chile 4 PM
  • Cáracas 2:30 PM

Presentador@s Invitad@s / Invited Speakers

Maira E. Álvarez

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Houston

Sylvia A. Fernández

Doctoral student

Hispanic Studies, University of Houston


Haga clic aqui para accede al evento en vivo

Click here to participate in the online event


La sección de los Archivos de Patrimonio Cultural de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LACCHA) de la Sociedad de Archivistas Americanos (SAA), en asociación con la Biblioteca Digital del Caribe (dLOC) y la Asociación de Bibliotecas Universitarias, de Investigación e Institucionales del Caribe (ACURIL), ha organizado Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders, una serie de seminarios por Internet recalcando proyectos archivísticos de Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Esta serie provee un espacio colaborativo para archivistas de Latinoamérica y el Caribe donde se pueden compartir proyectos, experiencias y mensajes principales y a la vez fomentar comunicación bidireccional entre profesionales a lo largo de las Américas.

The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives section (LACCHA) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), in partnership with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), has organized a series of online events, Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders, a webinar series showcasing archival projects of Latin America and the Caribbean. This series provides a collaborative space for Latin American and Caribbean archivists to share their projects, experiences, and takeaways and fostering a two-way communication between professionals throughout the Americas.



SAA 2016 Roundtable Agenda

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

6:00-6:10              Welcome + words from our Council Liaison, Kris Kiesling

6:15-6:40              Chair report

6:45-7:00              Enrique Chmelnik will give a presentation on Mexico’s new laws regulating archives and how those laws affect private archives and libraries, such as CDIJUM.

7:00-7:15              Q&A for Enrique

(Enrique Chmelnik will also participate in the Diversity Forum: Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm – 1:30pm Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.)

Enrique Chmelnik to Speak at SAA Annual Meeting

The LACCHA Roundtable meeting at the annual meeting this year will be on Wednesday, August 3, 6″00-7:30 pm, at Salon E at the Hilton Atlanta. The program will feature  Enrique Chmelnik, President of the Association of Mexican Private Archives and Libraries (AMABPAC) and Director of the Center of Documentation and Research of the Jewish Communities in Mexico (CDIJUM). LACCHA was able to secure funding from SAA to bring Chmelnik to the meeting.

Chmelnik will also participate in the Diversity Forum: Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm – 1:30pm Salon E Hilton Atlanta.

Mtro. Enrique Chmelnik Lubinsky

Enrique Chmelnik Lubinsky was born in Mexico City on January 28, 1978. He got a B.A. in Journalism at the renowned school of journalism Escuela Carlos Septién García, and an M.A. in Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Since 2004, he is the presenter of the radio Chmelnik2program El Aleph: la voz judía de la radio (The Aleph, the Jewish Voice on Radio) at the radio station Radio Red from Grupo Radio Centro, the most renowned Mexican radio station. He is the Director of the Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México (Center of Documentation and Research of the Jewish Community in Mexico), previously known as Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Comunidad Ashkenazí (Center of Documentation and Research of the Ashkenazi Community in Mexico). In addition, he is the current President of the Asociación Mexicana de Archivos y Bibliotecas Privados A.C. (Mexican Association of the Private Archives and Libraries), Member of the Executive Board of the Mexican Committee of Memory of the World (MOW), UNESCO, and Member of the Scholarly Board of Advisors of Mexico’s National Archives (AGN).

Chmelnik has worked in Editorial Mapas, the newspaper El Independiente, Once TV, and the Museum of Memory and Tolerance. He has given lectures on philosophy and history in Mexican and US universities, such as the Universidad Tecnológica de México, Universidad La Salle, the University of California (Irvine), and the University of New Mexico. At the K-12 level, he has taught history and contemporary thought, and has led workshops in Centers of Social Readaptation as well as in the cultural programs of Mexico City’s Commission of Human Rights.

Finally, he has published articles, chapters, and introductions in history and philosophy books, such as the Guía Mexicana de Archivos y Bibliotecas Privados and the essay anthology Levinas confrontado.

He obtained the Award of the Instituto Cultural México-Israel in 2014.



SAA Annual Meeting Schedule

The SAA Annual Meeting Schedule is live, and accessible at and

Whether you are attending or will be following along on twitter, here is a list of events of interest to LACCHA. Please add any other SAA or related activities of interest in the comments.

  • Committee Meetings:
    SAA Diversity Committee (1-3pm)
  • Roundtables:
    Human Rights Archives Roundtable meeting (Wed 4-5:30 pm)
    Archives and Archivists of Color Roundtable meeting (Wed 6-7:30 pm)
    LACCHA Roundtable meeting (Wed 6-7:30 pm)
    International Archival Affairs Roundtable meeting (Fri 7:30-9 am)
  • Brown bag Forums:
    Diversity Committee forum (Thurs 12:15-1:30)
    The American Archivist Article discussion (Thurs 12:15-1:30)
  • Sessions:
    A Year in the Clouds: Itinerant Archivists Pilot Trip to Ecuador (#507 Fri 3-4pm)
    Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me: Displaced Records Go Home (#604 Sat 9-10:15 am)