SOA would like to welcome Jim DaMico, Archivist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, to Council.
DaMico was elected during a special election for a vacant SOA Council seat during October 2023. The Council seat has a term ending at the SOA Annual Meeting in May 2024.
The SOA Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for
- Vice President/President Elect,
- Treasurer, and
- Member of Council.
Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations. We welcome and encourage nominations of new professionals and/or those seeking to be involved in a professional organization for the first time. All positions are for two year terms of office, with the exception of the VP/President/Past President cycle which is one year in each position (3 year commitment total).
Candidate Statements Available for Vacant Council Seat
Voting for the special election for the vacant SOA Council seat is now open! Voting is open from Monday, October 16 through Tuesday, October 31. Please click here to access the ballot for the special election.
The Council seat will have a term ending at the SOA Annual Meeting in May 2024. The person who completes this term can run for a term in their own right in the regular 2024 election if they wish. More details about responsibilities and terms can be located in the SOA bylaws.
Running for the vacant Council seat are:
- Sophia McGuire, Records Management Analyst, Council Office, City of Gahanna. Read Sophia McGuire’s Candidate Statement.
- Jim DaMico, Archivist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Read Jim DaMico’s Candidate Statement.
Questions? Contact the SOA Nominating Committee.
Volunteers Needed for Bylaws Revision Task Force
The SOA Council recently decided to form a task force that is charged with providing SOA Council recommendations on possible updates to the SOA Bylaws. More specifically the task force has been asked to look at how the Bylaws can better support:
- Increased democratization of organizational decision-making.
- The improved efficiency of Council administration.
- The identification, and where practical, reconciliation of differences between the SOA Council Manual and the SOA Constitution & Bylaws.
Our goal for the task force membership is to have representatives from SOA Council, Committee co-chairs, and the general membership. Consequently, if you are interested in serving on this task force as a representative of the general membership please contact Vice President/President-Elect Matt Francis with your interest by Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Continue reading
Nominating Committee Calls for Nominations
The SOA Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for a special election to fill the Council seat with the term ending at the SOA Annual Meeting in May 2024. The person who completes this term can run for a term in their own right in the regular 2024 election if they wish. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations.
Candidates must be current SOA members in good standing and be willing and able to attend monthly council meetings and business activities (both in-person and virtually).
The election will be held online from October 16-October 31. Candidates will be required to write a response to a question to be published on SOA’s website prior to the election.
More details about responsibilities and terms can be located in the SOA bylaws.
I would also be happy to answer any questions about the position. Please respond to me with any nominations by Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
Past President & Chair, Nominating Committee
Society of Ohio Archivists
Message from the Strategic Planning Committee Chair
I’m pleased to announce that SOA has completed our strategic planning process, and the 2023-2026 strategic plan is now available on the website. This plan has strategies for success across the organization to help SOA meet its vision to be the primary provider of professional development for archivists and historical records professionals in Ohio. You can follow our progress towards these goals by checking the task tracker on the site, which will be updated regularly.
I’d like to thank all the members of SOA’s leadership in 2022-23 and 2023-24 for their work in creating the plan and helping refine the goals and tasks. We would not have this plan without their active participation. I’d especially like to thank the members of the strategic planning committee over the past 18 months: Melissa Dalton, Sherri Goudy, Collette McDonough, and Nick Pavlik for their work every step of the way. Finally, thanks to Rob Colby for helping us start the process and Jennifer Souers Chevraux for helping us bring this plan to fruition.
I hope you take the time to read the plan and see what SOA hopes to achieve for our profession!
Past-President & Chair, Strategic Planning Committee