2015 Western Roundup Registration Open
Registration for 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), is open. Information about registration, hotel room rates, workshops, tours, and more is available on the SRMA website.
Western Archives Institute Accepting Applications!
The 29th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at Santa Clara University from July 5-17, 2015, and is now accepting applications. Dennis Meissner will serve as this year's Principal Faculty Member. Applications are due March 1, 2015.
Winter 2015 SCA Newsletter out - Read it now!
Grab your favorite hot beverage and take some time to catch up on all the activities of your colleagues around the state by reading the Winter 2015 SCA Newsletter.
Announcing SCA's New Speaker's Bureau
The Society of California Archivists is excited to announce the creation of the SCA Speakers Bureau. We are looking for SCA members willing to go and speak to groups about our profession to encourage public interest in and support for archival facilities. Click here for further information on how to get involved!
Recent Member-Initiated Events!
SCA's Member Initiated Events helped support the following meetings.
On September 22 there was a Member-Initiated Event at UC Riverside's California Museum of Photography hosted by Leigh Gleason, of that institution. There were a total of twenty-three attendees, who came from Orange County, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, besides the Riverside area. There was site tour of the museum, as well as a discussion of continuing this kind of gathering for archivists in the area.
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 Committeememberevents@calarchivists.org.
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.
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, email@example.com
Society of California Archivists Mink Scholarship: Joanna Chen and Karen Raines
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.