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Scott Cline is City Archivist and director of the Seattle (WA) Municipal Archives, a position he has held since 1985. Prior to his current job, he was the Jewish History Archivist at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio (1982-1985). Scott’s graduate training is in history and archives administration; he received a Master’s degree in 1982 from Portland State University. He has taught the introduction to archives administration course in the UW Information School since 1998. Prior to that he taught Organizational Archives in the UW Extension's certificate program in records management from 1991-1997. Scott was elected to a three-year term on the Society of American Archivits' governing Council. He is a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists (2005-2006), the profession's national certifying body. He is active regionally and nationally in other archival and historical organizations. He has chaired several Society of American Archivists groups including the Committee on Evaluation and Institutional Development, the Government Records Section, and the Local Government Records Roundtable. And he is a former president of Northwest Archivists. Scott has published articles and presented papers on archives topics, American Jewish history, Pacific Northwest history, and sports history.