The Society of Ohio Archivists held its normally scheduled election online for the first time ever, over the period of May 6-22. This election moved online due to the global pandemic and cancellation of the in-person Annual Meeting (usually held in mid-May), during which members voted.
With the results now in and officially recognized, SOA welcomes its new leaders:
- Melissa Dalton, Greene County Records Center & Archives, as Council member;
- Sherri Goudy, Nerd Girl History Adventure, as Vice-President/President Elect;
- Lisa Rickey, Wright State University Libraries, as Treasurer.
Council would like to thank Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University, outgoing Council member; and Mark Bloom, University of Akron, outgoing Treasurer; for all that they have done for SOA. Council also thanks the members who voted, and the Nominating Committee.
For more information see the Officer and Council Member roster and the Nominating Committee page.
The Society of Ohio Archivists Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for 3 positions: one open Council position and the President-Elect/Vice President and Treasurer positions. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations. All positions are for two year terms of office. Continue reading
The SOA Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for the following open SOA Council positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and two Council positions. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations. All positions are for two year terms of office.
Candidates must be current SOA members in good standing and be willing and able to attend regular council meetings and business activities (both in-person and virtually).
The election will be held during the SOA Annual Business Meeting held during the SOA Spring Meeting on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel. Candidates will be required to write a response to a question to be printed in the Ohio Archivist prior to the election.
More details about responsibilities and terms can be located in the SOA bylaws.
Please send any questions to Jillian Ramage at email@example.com, and make sure to submit your nominations to Jillian by Friday, January 4, 2019.
Although the SOA Annual meeting is over, we have a couple of new bits of information to share below:
The newest council members and treasurer have been announced!
- Cate Putirskis – Special Collections Processing Manager, Ohio State University Libraries
- Sherri Goudy – Ohio History Service Corps Member, Logan County History Center/Ohio History Connection
- Mark Bloom – Archives Associate, Senior, The University of Akron
We also have the new list of Council Liaisons (check the various committee pages for updates soon)
Congratulations to incoming SOA Council members Andrew Harris and Suzanne Maggard and to re-elected SOA Treasurer Emily Gainer! Thank you to all of the candidates for their willingness to serve on the SOA Council.
This year’s SOA election will be held May 16, 2014 during the business meeting at the SOA Annual Conference. At this time, the SOA Treasurer and 2 Council members will be elected. The candidates are:
For Council (2 Seats):
For the candidates’ statements, see the SOA Spring 2014 newsletter or click here. For information about how to register for the SOA Annual Conference, see the Annual Conference page.