Our group formed in March 2020 to organize aid for archival workers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Since then, we have worked with the SAA Foundation to establish the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (or AWE Fund, for short).
Applications to the AWE Fund are open. All archival workers are eligible. SAA membership is not required. Support of up to $1,000 will be given.
Learn more about the application guidelines.
Support your fellow archival workers. Every donation helps.
Please note: If you are not an SAA member, you may be asked to create an account to login before donating. This is for security — you do not have to be an SAA member or join the SAA to donate.
For more information about the AWE Fund Organizing Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWE Fund Updates
Calling all snowbound and stir-crazy archivists and crafters who support archival workers! As we head into what is projected to be a difficult and hearbreaking season, in the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic here in the United States, the AWE Fund Organizing Committee has, once again, teamed up with the crafting collaborative Persistent Stitches … Continue reading #Auction4AWEfund … Take 2!
As we prepare to bid good riddance to 2020, now is a good time to give to the AWE Fund. If supporting archival workers through this time of crisis is not enough inspiration – which for hundreds of you (over 800!!) it has been – now there is also a tax incentive. To encourage giving … Continue reading Bye, 2020
The recording of Disclose This! Advancing Disability Awareness in Libraries and Archives is now available on YouTube. This October 26, 2020, panel discussion included Jasmine Clark, chair of the DLF Digital Accessibility Working Group; Michelle Ganz, chair of the SAA Accessibility & Disability Section; and Karina Hagelin, librarian, activist, and organizer. The conversation was moderated … Continue reading Disclose This! Advancing Disability Awareness in Libraries and Archives Panel Recap
Prepared by Lydia Tang, Katharina Hering, Alison Clemens, Bridget Malley, and Amy Wickner on behalf of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund Organizing Committee. Comment on this report in Google Docs. Introduction Alongside fundraising efforts meant to aid archival workers impacted by COVID-19, the Archival Workers Emergency Fund Organizing Committee created a survey to quantify and … Continue reading Summer 2020 Archival Workers Emergency Fund Survey Summary
The September 21, 2020 panel discussion on Making and Talking Money: LAM Salary Transparency, hosted by AWE Fund Organizing Committee is now available online on YouTube. Participants included Brenda Flora of the Association of Moving Image Archivists Advocacy Committee; Elena Colón-Marrero and Melissa Gonzales of the Society of American Archivists Archival Compensation Task Force; … Continue reading Making and Talking Money: LAM Salary Transparency Panel Recap