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Western Archivists Listserv

"West_Arch" is the Western Archivists Listserv, the email list for the following archival organizations in the Western United States:

The listserv is intended for official communications of the above organizations and as a means for archivists and other professionals and individuals who are interested in and/or tasked with collecting, caring for, and providing access to the documentary heritage of the West to share information, including job openings. The listserv is also a professional resource for members to query their peers about issues/problems in their day-to-day work.

Subscribe to the listserv

To subscribe, visit https://groups.google.com/a/lists.berkeley.edu/d/forum/west_arch or, via email, send a message to west_arch+subscribe@lists.berkeley.edu.

Once you are subscribed, you can send west_arch mailing list submissions to west_arch@lists.berkeley.edu

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to west_arch+unsubscribe@lists.berkeley.edu.

You can reach the person managing the list at west_arch+managers@lists.berkeley.edu


You will need to set your mail delivery for the digest.
Go to https://groups.google.com/a/lists.berkeley.edu/d/forum/west_arch
On the left click on "My membership settings."
There are four options under the "Subscription" drop down:
--Each email
--Digest (full text of each email)
--Abridged (summary. Use web interface to see complete contents.)
--No email (Use web interface only.)

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Salary Transparency Statement and Job Posting Policy

As part of its mission to support those who collect, care for, and provide access to the documentary heritage of California, the Society of California Archivists promotes fair and equitable hiring practices and advocates for salary transparency for all emerging and established archival workers.

Lack of transparency in salaries and earning potential has been demonstrated to be of significant concern to members of our professional community at all stages of their careers. Failure to disclose salary information perpetuates systemic inequalities and diminishes access to our profession; a recent study showed that “not mentioning salary or only providing qualitative salary descriptors is problematic from a DEA&I lens.” When combined with the prevalence of uncompensated internships within the profession, a lack of transparency further devalues the skilled work performed by our professional community. As part of our broader effort to advocate for fair labor practices, it is imperative that SCA add its voice to a strong and growing chorus of national and regional professional organizations which publicly support transparent and ethical labor practices for archival professionals.

The following guidelines for acceptable job postings on the Western Archivists Listserv (west_arch) align with SCA’s ethical guidelines and commitment to dismantling structural inequities within the professional community, as outlined in our Code of Conduct. We endorse these guidelines as part of our commitment to advocate for increased diversity and equity for our professional community of archivists, librarians, and records managers. These guidelines are as follows:

  1. All job postings on the west_arch listserv must provide a salary or salary range. We encourage that posted salaries or ranges provide for a livable wage.
  2. Unpaid internships and unpaid positions are highly discouraged. If unpaid, postings on the west_arch listserv should adhere to the following:
  3. Job postings that are in violation of U.S. labor laws or professional best practices will not be shared or disseminated via any official organizational channels. Postings found to be in violation will be removed.
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