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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
SCA Membership Director