Executive Board

The SAOA Executive Board consists of both elected and ex officio members.

Three representatives from SAOA members are elected to three year terms by the members of SAMP.  The terms of office of these elected members are staggered, so that one seat on the SAOA Executive Board becomes open each year.  Membership on the Executive Board is limited to two consecutive terms.  The current SAMP Chairperson (ex officio) and a representative from the Center for Research Libraries (non-voting ex officio) are also members of the SAOA Executive Board.

The Executive Board selects a Chair from among its members for a one year term; reappointment is permitted.

Current Executive Board

  • Mary Rader (Chair of SAOA Exec Board, 2017-2018, Member of SAOA Exec Board 2016-2019), University of Texas at Austin
  • Judy Alspach, Center for Research Libraries
  • Karen Farrell (Chair of SAMP Exec Board 2017-2019), Indiana University
  • Aruna Magier (2016-2018), New York University
  • David Magier (2017-2020), Princeton University

Featured: Kaiser-I-Hind

Founded in 1882 in Bombay, Kaiser-I-Hind was the voice of the fledgling Indian National Congress and the Parsi community in the 19th and 20th centuries and is now available in the World Newspaper Archive’s new South Asian module.