Committees

SCA members are encouraged to volunteer! To inquire about volunteering for a specific committee, contact its chair.

Standing Committees
Provide essential services to SCA. Committee Chairs are not elected (exception: Nominating Committee); Chairs are appointed by the Board.
Special Committees
Provide limited-time services as ad hoc committees, or task force groups, established by the Board.
External Relations
Provide representation for SCA on allied groups and endeavors; Representatives are appointed by the Board.



Standing Committees

Advocacy and Public Policy

Responsible for promoting advocacy in response to key issues that may impact archives, diversity, and the role of archives and archivists within society.

Awards

Administers SCA's various awards; develops criteria for the awards, promotes the awards, and selects recipients.

Communications and Outreach
Disseminates information about the archival profession and about SCA activities to allied organizations and professions and the public. Also designs, maintains and updates the SCA website, and SCA social media sites, to facilitate communication among SCA members and others.

Development
Fundraises to support SCA's activities and programs, through both member gifts and outside funding sources.

Education
Provides archival education and professional development; coordinates several workshops each year; analyzes the educational needs of SCA members; and pursues other training opportunities.

Election
Conducts annual elections for SCA Board member positions.

Ethics and Inclusion

This standing committee works to promote and develop a culture that values diversity, inclusion and ethical behavior within SCA.  

Finance and Investment

Manages SCA’s assets; advises the Board of SCA's financial outlook.

Local Arrangements (AGM)
Manages all physical arrangements of the Annual General Meeting (hotel, event venues, catering, travel, etc).

Membership
Solicits new members, renews existing memberships, manages the current interests and concerns of the membership, and encourages participation in SCA activities and programs.

Nominating
Solicits candidates for SCA Board member positions, prepares a slate of candidates for offices falling vacant within a given year. This is the only committee whose members are elected.

Program (AGM)
Plans and presents the program of the Annual General Meeting; develops a theme, contacts speaker candidates, solicits and reviews session proposals.
Publications
Develops, produces and markets SCA’s publications: SCA Newsletter, Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California, and other publications.

Western Archives Institute Joint Management
Plans, develops, and oversees the Western Archives Institute (WAI), a two-week archival training program held each summer; consists of representatives from the California State Archives, SCA Board and WAI.

Special Committees

SCA Golden (50th) Anniversary Special Committee (2019-2021)

This special committee is tasked with creating, compiling, preparing, and disseminating content to membership and the general public alike in recognition of the SCA Golden (50th) Anniversary that will occur in 2021.

Chair:
Gabriele Carey

Task Force on Labor Issues within the Profession (2019-2021)

Started in 2019, this special committee is tasked with reviewing labor issues within the archival profession. Specifically the Board is interested in gathering information on how labor issues might result in barriers to entry into the profession, opportunities for professional growth, and retention, and for the task force to suggest ways SCA can better advocate for its membership in this regard.  

Co-Chairs:
Courtney Dean and George Thompson

Task Force on Professional Ethics and Inclusion (2017-2018)

Started in 2017, this special committee was tasked with reviewing the SCA’s need for a code of conduct and to review the society’s websites, programs, policies and statements regarding the need for more inclusive language. 

Co-Chairs:
Chris Marino and Robin Chandler

Membership and Website Management Task Force (2016-2018)

Started in 2016, this special committee was tasked with reviewing SCA's needs regarding our website functionality, membership, and events management. The task force will evaluate software vendors who could meet those needs, including Wild Apricot, and then recommend the best options to the SCA Board.  

Co-Chairs:
Laura O'Hara and Maggie Hughes
Strategic Planning Task Force (2011-2013)

Started in 2011, this special committee was tasked with learning and shaping SCA's future direction, which we do roughly every ten years.

Co-Chairs:
Anne Hall and Chuck Wilson


External Relations

California Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB)

As the central advisory body for historical records in California, CHRAB carries out statewide planning and assessment activities, facilitates cooperation among historical record-keepers within the state, and serves as a state-level reviewer of NHPRC grant applications.

SCA Representative

Laurel McPhee

California Preservation Program

The California Preservation Program (CPP) provides information, education, and expert assistance on preservation of collections to libraries, archives, historical societies, history museums, and records repositories in California.

SCA Representative

Gabriele Carey

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