SAVE THE DATES - Sunday, August 14 & Monday, August 15, 2016 For *ENDLESS IMAGES*:
A SoCal Summer Program organized by the Visual Resources Association
(VRA), Society of CA Archivists (SCA), and Art Libraries Society of
North America (ARLIS-SC)
Visual Resources Association: www.vraweb.org
We'll see you in Laguna Beach in August!
Maureen Burns, ImageEd Consulting
Jennifer Martinez Wormser, Laguna College of Art + Design
Please come to the Society of California Pioneers SCA sponsored site visit on Thursday June 9, 2016, 4-6pm.
It will be an open house, with a tour of the library, and a brief talk on the current exhibit: What's the Rush? - How California Became the Golden State, hosted by Pat Keats, Director of Library and Archives, the museum will be open from 10am - 5pm that day, so come early if you wish
Light refreshments will be served during the
site visit. But, also, that same evening is Presidio Twilight food
trucks (5pm-9pm) will be right outside their door
Please see the evite below for more details, rsvping (which is necessary), and a map.
This year's Opening
Reception will be held at Paradise Ridge Winery, located high on a
hillside of the Russian River Valley Estate. We'll be there in time for
sunset and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the countryside,
including life-sized sculpture gardens just down the hill. In addition
to the art and sculptures that adorn the winery, in the cellar you'll
find a Fountaingrove historical exhibit, which focuses on the life of
winemaker Kanaye Nagasawa, who helped establish the winery in the late
1800s. Along with plentiful hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages,
there will be two wood-fired pizza ovens churning out gourmet food to
accompany the wine and beer available at the cash bar. The reception
starts at 6:00, but if you are interested in walking through the
estate’s sculpture gardens beforehand, the shuttle buses will run
between the hotel and the winery, starting at 5:00pm.
For more information see http://calarchivists.org/AGM-2016.
Register online for the AGM by April 1!
The 2016 election for the officers of the Society of California Archivists will close on 21 March 2016. If you haven't voted, please do so.
If you have not received your electronic ballot, or have election questions, feedback or want to be removed from future ballot lists, please email the Society of California Archivists Election Committee chair at email@example.com.
Conference and hotel registration is now open for the Annual General Meeting of the Society of California Archivists. The AGM will take place April 7-9, in Santa Rosa, at the Hyatt Creek Vineyard Hotel. For more details and to register, go to the AGM home page.
See you in Santa Rosa!
The Gold Country Archivists (GCA) are hosting a free viewing of the SAA webinar User Experience Design and Digital Archives at Shields Library, UC Davis on March 1, 2016. This is a Society of California Archivists Member Initiated Event!
If you would like to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2016. The webinar is limited to 35 attendees. If interest exceeds thirty five participants, we'll start a waiting list.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Shields Library (Room 205), UC Davis
100 NW Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Directions and parking information:
1. From I-80, exit at UC Davis.
2. Turn right on Old Davis Road if you exit west bound. Turn left on Old Davis Road if you exit east bound. Continue past the Visitor Information Kiosk toward the parking structure.
3. Turn right directly before the parking structure and continue into Visitor Parking Lot 1 or 2.
4. Purchase your $9 all day parking permit from the yellow dispense machine located after the first four rows on your left when first entering the lot. Permit dispensers will accept quarters, one-dollar bills, Visa or MasterCard.
5. Walk 2 blocks north to Shields Library which is located between Peter J. Shields Avenue and Hutchison Drive near the center of campus, at the south end of the quad.
6. The Library Instruction Room (Room 205) is on the second floor.
A UC Davis campus map is available here.
The SCA Fall newsletter
is now available and ready for reading. Take a look at what the SCA
is doing and at what fellow archivists and their repositories are doing
throughout the state.
For the next Society of California Archivists general election (2016), our organization has these offices to fill: (1) Vice-President/President-Elect; (2) Treasurer; (3) Board Member-at- Large; and (4) Nominating Committee Member. The SCA Nominating Committee is now asking SCA members to nominate persons as candidates for these positions; self-nominations are welcome. Nominees must be an individual member in good standing (no unpaid past dues or interruption in membership for the past three years). For information about the responsibilities of a position please see the relevant sections of the Society’s Handbook (3-11-5). The deadline for the submission of nominations is December 1, 2015.
To nominate someone, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee:
We are only a week away from the deadline for AGM proposals (The deadline is October 16, 2015). The Program Committee welcomes proposals and encourages masters and doctoral students to create student panels. Please see the webpage below for more information:
The Program Committee thanks you in advance for your help us make this a truly exceptional conference.
Going to the SCA & Gold Country Archivists Mini-Conference?
Come a day early for the pre-conference workshop:
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the California State Library in Sacramento
(Offered by the Society of American Archivists, sponsored by SCA)
Instructor: Martin J. Gengenbach, Assistant Archivist at the Bill and Melinda Gates Archives
Register on the SAA website, where you'll find a full description.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 27, 2015.
We hope to see you there!
The mini-conference program, which will take place at the California State Archives and the California State Library, will feature plenary sessions, three concurrent sessions, and a luncheon. The day will conclude with site tours of the California State Archives, the California State Library, and the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park. For additional information and to view the preliminary program, click here.
Registration is now open for The Future is Now: Digital Initiatives in the Archives mini-conference at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on August 28th. To view the preliminary program or to register please visit here.
Society of California
Archivists members recently voted to approve a revision to section 3-4
of SCA’s Bylaws by the three fifths majority vote required for such a
revision. The revision now makes the position of immediate past
president on the SCA’s Board of Directors a voting director. The vote
was necessary because the California Non-Profits Corporation Code no
longer allows non-voting members on the board of mutual non-profit
organizations. Our position of immediate past president had been
non-voting. The vote to revise our bylaws was coupled with SCA’s
general election, which ended 3 May.
Please mark your calendar for this Member-Initiated Event on interview techniques and professional networking!
More Prep, Less Panic: Mock Interviews with Real Professionals!
Join the Los Angeles Archivists Collective and LA as Subject for More Prep, Less Panic, a speed mock interviewing and networking event on Wednesday, June 10th from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM at the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (DML 240).
Open to archives students, new professionals looking for a job, or for anyone interested in practicing their interviewing skills. Similar to speed dating, More Prep, Less Panic will provide an opportunity to practice interviewing techniques with experienced professionals in an informal, no-pressure learning environment. The event will also include networking opportunities and light refreshments will be provided.
Participants will interview and rotate with a professional every five minutes, receiving valuable feedback on how to present oneself in a face-to-face interview.
Please wear professional attire and bring plenty of copies of your resume!
Professionals participating in the event
Jackie Dooley, OCLC Program Officer (former SAA president)
Megan Fraser, UCLA, Head of Processing Projects/Co-Head of Collection Management
Mahnaz Ghaznavi, UCLA Faculty
Ellen Jarosz, CSUN, Head of Special Collections (current SCA president)
...and more to be announced!
Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 | 6pm-8pm
Location: Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (DML 240)
Doheny Memorial Library, USC
Parking: USC Parking Structure X (PSX), Gate 3, off McCarthy Way and Figueroa
This event will be capped at 25 participants, so please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1RQgDJs
For questions, email email@example.com
Come to Another Member-Initiated Event!
UCSF will be hosting a Bay Area Member-Initiated Event this Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.
Come to mingle with other Bay Area archivists and get a chance to see the new exhibits at the UCSF Library: Many Faces, One UCSF - celebrating the 150th anniversary and the history, science, and art of ocular prosthetics.
There will also be a presentation by Sherri Berger at the California Digital Library about the new Calisphere redesign, learn more about this great resource and bring your questions!
Directions to the Library are at http://www.library.ucsf.edu/visit/directions
Light but yummy refreshments will be served.
Thank you to everyone who ran in this year's election! Here are the results:VP/Pres Elect: Mattie Taormina | Secretary: Lisa Crane
SCA is sponsoring these gatherings under its Member Initiated Events program, and each has a regional organizing committee. With our AGM out of state at the Denver Western Roundup this year, these small conferences will provide great in-state programming and training opportunities for our members -- at minimal cost!
Stay tuned on the West Arch listserv and here for further details.
For more information about the Sacramento mini-conference, co-sponsored by the Gold Country Archivists, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information about the San Diego mini-conference, contact program chair Katie Richardson at email@example.com .
The Western Round-Up is just around the
corner! Since we are out of town this year, the SCA will not hold its
usual Silent Auction, which is our major fundraiser.
In advance of the meeting, we wanted to remind members to consider donating to the James V. Mink Scholarship Fund, which was created to ensure that new generations of archivists will have the opportunity to attend an Annual General Meeting and a pre-conference workshop.
The Gold Country Archivists (GCA), an informal organization for archivists in the Sacramento region, are excited to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a two day “mini-conference” with the Society of California Archivists (SCA) this summer. The mini-conference, an SCA Member-Initiated Event, will take place in Sacramento from August 27-28, 2015, and will consist of a pre-conference workshop on Thursday and a day-long conference on Friday.
The pre-conference workshop, Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals, is a Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist foundational course. More information about the course is available here:
SCA members receive special pricing for the workshop!
The mini-conference program, which will take place at the California State Archives and the California State Library, will feature plenary sessions, three concurrent sessions, and a luncheon. The day will conclude with site tours of the California State Archives, the California State Library, and the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park. The conference program will be announced in June.
For more information about the Gold Country Archivists or the mini-conference, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars – we hope to see you there
PowerPoint slides and handouts for Nancy Arms Simon's "Exhibitions for Beginners" workshop, held April 17th at the Environmental Design Archives, are now available for viewing and download on the Past Workshops page.
In response to feedback from the Membership, SCA will be testing out a blog format for news, announcements and other information on our home page. At this point, new blog posts can only be added by SCA Board Members and Committee Chairs, but active members are welcome to leave comments. SCA welcomes all feedback about this new format and we look forward to hearing from you!
September 22 there was a Member-Initiated Event at UC Riverside's
California Museum of Photography hosted by Leigh Gleason, of that
institution. There were a total of twenty-three attendees, who came from
Orange County, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, besides the Riverside
area. There was site tour of the museum, as well as a discussion of
continuing this kind of gathering for archivists in the area.
September 10 saw the Gold Country Archivists host a Society of American Archivists webinar at the Center for Sacramento History. The twenty-six attendees came from Sacramento County, Yolo County, Amador County, San Joaquin County, San Francisco County, and Mariposa County.The event included light refreshments, and a brown-bag lunch.
Member Initiated Events provides support to bring California archivists together for networking, discussion forums, site visits, special speakers, and mini-conferences. If you are interested in support for your group, please contact Kate Tasker of the Membership Committeememberevents@calarchivists.org.