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Fall 2014 SCA Newsletter - Read it now!

Grab that warm cup of coffee and take some time to catch up on all the activities of your colleagues around the state by reading the Fall 2014 SCA Newsletter!

Western Roundup Call for Proposals!

Now is the time to submit your workshop and session proposals! The 2015 Western Roundup, a joint conference of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), Northwest Archivists (NWA), Society of California Archivists (SCA), and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA), will be held May 27-30, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  

The Workshop and Session Proposal Form can be found on SRMA's website: 

The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, October 31, 2014. Electronic submissions are preferred.​

SAA DAS Course coming to California!

DAS Course "Appraisal of Electronic Records" will be offered on October 24th at the UC Riverside Campus. For more information and to register, click here!

SCA Letter In Support of NEH Funding

SCA has written a letter in support of maintaining current funding levels for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please see the Government Affairs Committee page.

Member-Initiated Events Kicks Off!

SCA's Member Initiated Events helped support the June 11th meeting of the Gold Country Archivists in Sacramento at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building. Thirty-one individuals from Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Yolo Counties attended the meeting. Jason Sarmiento and Kira Dodd of the Society of American Archivists, CSU Sacramento Student Chapter, discussed their online research guide for  archival research in the greater Sacramento area: The Archival Research in Sacramento Guide. After the presentation the group enjoyed a fascinating tour by Curator Emeritus Gary Kurutz of the newly renovated Mosk Library and Courts building followed. Gary regaled us with stories about the history of the building and the artwork.

Member Initiated Events provides support to bring California archivists together for networking, discussion forums, site visits, special speakers, and mini-conferences. If you are interested in support for your group, please contact Kate Tasker of the Membership Committee

Welcome New SCA Board Members

Here are the results of the SCA Election:

Vice President/President Elect – Ellen Jarosz, California State University, Northridge 

Treasurer – Leilani Marshall, Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History 

Member at Large – Polina Ilieva, University of California, San Francisco 

Nominating Committee – Sue Luftschein, University of Southern California

The new Board members will assume office in June 2014.

Congratulations to 2014 SCA Awards Recipients!

The SCA's 2014 Annual General Meeting in Palm Springs saw the following SCA and state awards  announced at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, 10 May. The SCA applauds this year’s winners and thanks them for their contributions to our organization and profession. If you have someone you wish to nominate for these awards for next year, please contact the chair of the SCA Awards Committee, Chuck Wilson, 

Society of California Archivists Mink Scholarship: Joanna Chen and Karen Raines
Named for James V. Mink, archivist at UCLA and the first SCA president, this award supports the development of students concentrating on archival work.

Society of California Archivists Career Achievement Award: Chuck Wilson
The Career Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession. This is only the third time that the award has been given.

Society of California Archivists Sustained Service Award: Jennifer Martinez Wormser and Laura O’Hara
Recipients are recognized on the basis of continuous service to the Society of California Archivists.

Society of California Archives Appreciation Award: Mission Inn Foundation, Riverside, California
This award is given to an agency, organization, or institution that supports archives and their work.

California Historical Records Advisory Board Archival Award of Excellence: Pamela Jean Vadakan
The award is for persons who “have made an outstanding contribution to the archives profession and accomplished exceptional work in the archives and records management field.”

Annual General Meeting 2014

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Annual General Meeting a success!   Check back soon - presentations from the speakers and panel members will be posted on the AGMs Past web page.                      

Member-Initiated Events page has been launched!

As promised in the Winter 2014 Newsletter, SCA has launched a new Member-Initiated Events Program. Support is available for members that would like to organize  events in their region. SCA can help fund networking gatherings, site visits, guest speaker events, webinar viewings, and more. 

Full details and a proposal form can be found here. Please take advantage of this opportunity to bring archivists together informally or for professional development events -- coming soon to a location near you!

Report of the Strategic Planning Task Force

Thank you SCA members who filled out our Strategic Planning survey in November 2012.  The results of the survey and the Task Force's recommendations on SCA priorities were presented at our AGM in April 2013.  The report itself can be read from the Strategic Planning Task Force page.

SCA Workshops, A Timeline

Look! A comprehensive list of all SCA past workshops, dating back to our earliest years.

Our latest Membership Roster

SCA members are invited to log in to see our most recent Membership Roster.

Preserving Your History brochure series

Do your patrons want information on how to care for their own materials, and do family and neighborhood history?  Check out SCA's Preserving Your History brochure series. These guides will help you to care for your photographs and family history documents, and give you useful “how to” advice on conducting an oral history or a neighborhood history.  Now available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Upcoming events

November 04, 2014 9:00 AM • African-American Museum & Library, Oakland
November 21, 2014 9:00 AM • The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, CA) Danner Conference Room, in the Botanical Center
November 22, 2014 9:00 AM • The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, CA) Danner Conference Room, in the Botanical Center

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