[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council

Quimby, Sean smquimby at upenn.edu
Sun Apr 2 15:59:47 EDT 2023

Dear Members of the ArchivesSpace Community:

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to serve on the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council (UAC).

The User Advisory Council (https://archivesspace.org/governance-board-and-councils#UAC) is a critical part of the ArchivesSpace community, serving as a communication conduit between ArchivesSpace governance groups and ArchivesSpace users. UAC members have told us time and again that they find their service to be a fun and valuable way to apply their knowledge of ArchivesSpace and connect with other users around common issues and challenges.

Some of the activities UAC is currently engaged in are:

*Reviewing user-submitted enhancements and priorities for the application, in collaboration with the User Advisory Council. (Development Prioritization<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/AC/pages/38502430/Development+Prioritization+Sub-Team>)

*Conducting user-centered testing of the application prior to releases, in collaboration with the User Advisory Council. (Testing<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/AC/pages/38502432/Testing+Sub-Team>)

*Maintaining and updating user documentation. (User Documentation<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/AC/pages/103258189/User+Documentation>)

*Advocating on the usability and functionality of the application. (Usability<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/AC/pages/893714474/Usability>)

*Coordinating member-centered activities like our peer-to-peer Member Match support program. (Member Engagement<https://archivesspace.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/AC/pages/1306394630/Member+Engagement>)

*Advising the ArchivesSpace Governance Board and the ArchivesSpace Organizational Home on the design and delivery of services, such as community engagement and support services, technical support, and training.

Nominees should be presently employed at an ArchivesSpace member institution (please refer to the categorized member list at: http://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace/). As the community for a software application used in many different settings, we seek diverse voices in working to improve ArchivesSpace and support those who use or may benefit from using it. We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and others currently less represented in our governance groups to consider joining us in these important leadership roles.

The anticipated time commitment for each appointee is expected to be two hours per week on average.

The term of service will be July 1, 2023-June 30, 2026.

To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council, please submit this form at https://forms.gle/woG5k56oRcxo1kBY7.  The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments to the Governance Board for approval.

Nominations must be received by 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday April 28th. Please contact Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, at christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/mailman/listinfo/archivesspace_users_group><mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<http://lyralists.lyrasis.org/mailman/listinfo/archivesspace_users_group>> or any member of the Nominating Committee with questions.

Thank you for your participation in this important process, which is an essential part of our identity and operations as a community-based software organization.


Sean Quimby

University of Pennsylvania

Chair, and Governance Board member

On behalf of Nominating Committee members:

Valerie Addonizio (Atlas Systems), Technical Advisory Council Chair

Regina Carra (American Folk Art Museum), User Advisory Council Chair

Courtney Dean (University of California Los Angeles), representing the Very Large membership level

Suzanne Reller (University of Cincinnati) User Advisory Council Vice Chair

Caitlin Rizzo (Institute for Advanced Study), representing the Very Small membership level

Rachel Searcy (New York University), Technical Advisory Council Vice Chair

Joshua Shaw (Dartmouth College), representing the Medium membership level

Holly Smith (Spelman College), representing the Small membership level

Michelle Sweetser (Bowling Green State University), representing the Large membership level

Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, ex officio

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