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  • April 14, 2017 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SCA Spring Newsletter is now available and ready for reading. Take a look at what the SCA is doing and at what fellow archivists and their repositories are doing throughout the state.

  • April 12, 2017 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don't forget to register for the 2017 AGM in Pasadena!  Online registration closes on Thursday, April 20.  On-site registration will be available beginning April 27 at noon.

    More registration information can be found here.

  • February 20, 2017 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Education Committee is pleased to announce that registration for two Spring workshops is now available. Details on the workshops and information on how to register is available HERE. Scholarships are available for both as well.
  • February 15, 2017 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Local Arrangements Committee is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 AGM in beautiful Pasadena is now open! The theme for this year's meeting is "New Media, Same Process" and will take place April 27-29 at the Westin Pasadena. 

    Information about workshops, sessions, the hotel, and more can be found here.

  • January 10, 2017 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The 31st annual Western Archives Institute (WAI) will be held at Santa Clara University from July 9-21, 2017. Dennis Meissner has agreed to be this year's Principal Faculty Member for WAI, an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds. The application deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.

    For more information see

  • January 05, 2017 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists Awards Committee is seeking applications for the James V. Mink Scholarship.  

    Completed forms must be postmarked by February 28, 2017.

    For full awards criteria, past recipients, and nomination forms, please visit the SCA Awards & Scholarships page. 

  • January 05, 2017 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the annual awards honoring achievement.  

    Completed forms must be postmarked by February 28, 2017.

    For full awards criteria, past recipients, and nomination forms, please visit the SCA Awards & Scholarships page.

  • November 07, 2016 8:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    SCA's Nominating Committee will be accepting nominations and self-nominations until November 15, 2016 for the following positions:
    • Vice President / President Elect (3-year term)
    • Secretary (2-year term)
    • Membership Director (2-year term)
    • Director at Large (2-year term)
    • Nominating Committee member (2-year term)
    Submit your name or the name of a colleague by completing the SCA Candidate Nominating Form.

    SCA service is a great way to have an impact on the archival profession in California. It provides opportunities to engage with colleagues while sharing, learning, and developing leadership skills. Furthermore, it's a chance to work with a team of wonderful archival colleagues from around the state.

    More information about the positions and their responsibilities can be found in the SCA Handbook, sections 3-11 and 3-11-5.

    Thank you,
    SCA Nominating Committee

    Ellen Jarosz, Chair
    Josh Schneider
    Tanya Hollis
  • November 04, 2016 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the Southern California Workshop The Ins and Outs of Being an Effective Supervisor located at Loyal Marymount University on December 9th from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

    Registration closes December 2nd!!

  • October 31, 2016 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SCA newsletter is seeking articles and notices about your
    activities and accomplishments for the Winter issue.
    The newsletter relies entirely on submissions from community members,
    so please share your news with the California archives community. We
    all enjoy reading what members of our community are up to.

    How about an article on newly processed collections, new acquisitions,
    your institution's response to the challenging budget environment,
    grants received, or an ongoing project? Or you might consider a short
    notice on upcoming events, exhibit openings, new hires, student
    activities, internship opportunities, or workshops? Have you read a
    great book that other archivists might find interesting? How about
    submitting a short review of it? Submissions on any topics of interest
    to the California archives community are welcome. We would love to
    have short news and events items from repositories and archivists
    throughout the state.

    Format for submissions: All articles and items
    submitted for consideration should be delivered via email attachment.
    Be sure to include the author's name, repository name, location, and contact
    information at the end of your article. Please attach any images separately as
    JPG or PDF files and include the caption for each image in the article document file.

    The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 1, 2016. Email your
    submissions to . Be sure to include your
    repository name, location, and contact information.

    For more information, please contact Emily Vigor or Steve Kutay at .

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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.

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.

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