Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was recently elected to a three-year term on the Society of American Archivists’ Council. The 12-member SAA Council is the organization’s governing body. It is responsible for ensuring SAA’s financial stability and growth, developing and implementing the Society’s strategic priorities, providing overall leadership and direction for SAA and its component groups, building and coordinating relationships with individuals and groups outside of SAA, and providing oversight of the Society’s executive office.
Lawrimore holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and an M.S. in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her 2011 arrival at UNCG, she worked at North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also serves as a lecturer for San Jose State University's School of Information.
Lawrimore has been an active member of SAA since 2001, previously serving as vice chair of the Committee on Public Awareness, chair of the SAA Awards Committee, chair of the Description Section, and steering committee member of both the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section and the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable.
Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America's oldest and largest national professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of archives and archivists. SAA represents more than 6,200 professional archivists employed by governments, universities, businesses, libraries, and historical organizations nationally.