• November 10, 2021 5:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists (SCA) invites you to submit session proposals for the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)! It will be held IN-PERSON from May 18-21 at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

    The Program Committee invites your submissions, especially those based on next year’s theme Archives Represent. The theme can be broadly interpreted as what archives should, do, and could represent, such as:

    • Issues regarding inclusivity and reparative work in the archives
    • How archivists are represented in the workplace and labor force
    • Archives as authority and how it relates to power imbalances, privilege, and colonial practices
    • Archivists’ "presence" during 2020 (i.e. work from home projects, "COVID collecting" projects, archives & activism)
    • Redefinition of archives/archivists (what does it mean to be an archivist today?)
    • Archives & the digital realm
    • Advocacy
    • Archives and collaborative work within a community
    • Considerations on the operational costs of stewardship

    Other aspects of archival practice and research are also welcomed.

    First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, lone arrangers, community members, and other individuals who work with archival materials in less traditional or unconventional roles are encouraged to apply.

    SUBMIT YOUR 2022 SCA-AGM PROPOSALS HERE. Or if you have a session topic in mind and want to reach out to possible co-presenters, feel free to use this AGM Session Idea Sheet to help make connections.

    The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (11:59p PT).

    We look forward to seeing you all in Palm Spring!!!


    - The 2022 SCA-AGM Program Committee

  • October 18, 2021 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SCA newsletter is seeking articles and notices about your activities and accomplishments for the Winter issue. The newsletter relies entirely on submissions from community members, so please share your news with the California archives community. We all enjoy reading what members of our community are up to.

    How about an article on newly processed collections, new acquisitions, your institution's response to the challenging budget environment, grants received, or an ongoing project? Or you might consider a short notice on upcoming events, exhibit openings, new hires, student activities, internship opportunities, or workshops? Have you read a great book that other archivists might find interesting? How about submitting a short review of it? Submissions on any topics of interest to the California archives community are welcome. We would love to have short news and events items from repositories and archivists throughout the state.

    Format for submissions: All articles and items submitted for consideration should be delivered via email attachment. Be sure to include the author's name, repository name, location, and contact information at the end of your article. Please attach any images separately as JPG or PDF files and include the caption for each image in the article document file.

    Please review all submission guidelines online.

    The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Email your submissions to newsletter@calarchivists.org. Be sure to include your repository name, location, and contact information.

    For more information, please contact any of the editorial staff at newsletter@calarchivists.org.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Sue Luftschein

    Marissa Friedman

    Sue Tyson

    Shaula Stephenson

    Editors, SCA Newsletter


  • October 12, 2021 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over the past year, SCA Membership has been hosting informal, virtual meetings every month as part of its First Friday series, which have included presentations on labor issues and archives tools like WebRecorder, readings and discussions on reparative description, and even a virtual holiday party where we “zoomed” to a goat farm in Half Moon Bay. SCA will be ending these monthly virtual meetings for the time being, but we are committed to hosting similar virtual meetings as needed. Do let us know if you have an idea for a future topic!

    In the meantime, member-initiated events (MIEs) are a great way to gather with your peers throughout the state, either in-person or virtually. SCA offers support for members to bring California archives workers together for networking, discussion forums, site visits, special speakers, mini-conferences, and more. The guidelines for proposing MIEs were recently updated to offer more flexibility on qualifying expenses that can be paid for and/or reimbursed by SCA. Types of expenses include webinar fees, speakers/facilitators and panelists, facilities/equipment, non-alcoholic refreshments, and meals.

    Visit https://www.calarchivists.org/MemberEvents to see all of the new guidelines, and propose a member-initiated event today! Just fill out the proposal form and email it to memberevents@calarchivists.org.  

    As always, please contact the Membership Director with any questions or suggestions, and we look forward to seeing you soon, virtually or in person, at a SCA member event.

    Alix Norton

    SCA Membership Director


  • September 23, 2021 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Education Committee is seeking proposals for webinars through Fall 2022. We are aiming to host at least four webinars throughout the year in addition to webinars in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting in the Spring. We would love to hear from those with presentations and work they would like to share!

    Please submit your proposals using the SCA 2021-22 Webinar Proposals form, where you can indicate what you would like to present on and what timing will work best for you.  

  • April 02, 2021 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SCA is celebrating 50 years! Since its founding, SCA has proven to be essential to the professional lives of its members and to the preservation of records which reveal the multi-faceted history of California.  In lieu of the annual Silent Auction, please consider making a monetary donation to SCA so that we may continue to provide resources, support, and education to the archival community.  Donations of other amounts are also welcome! Those who donate $50 or more during the "$50 for 50" anniversary campaign will receive a tote bag honoring SCA’s 50th anniversary.

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