Standing Committees

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

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.

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

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

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.

Labor, 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.

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

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

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.

Develops, produces and markets SCA’s publications: SCA Newsletter, Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California, and other publications.

Western Archives Institute 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 and SCA.

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