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Registration Open Now for Efficient Processing Webinar

August 23, 2017 9:04 AM | Kelsi Evans

Sign up now through September 15 for SCA's upcoming webinar -  An Archivist Walks into a Backlog: Strategies for Efficient Processing, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Learn more and register here. 


SCA Letter Supporting Funding for NARA, NHPRC, NEH, and IMLS

July 20, 2017 7:53 PM | Kelsi Evans

On June 14, 2017, SCA sent a letter to the Honorable Thomas Cole, Chairman of the Committee of Appropriations, United States Congress, supporting funding for NARA, NHPRC, NEH, and IMLS. Read the full letter here. 


SCA Summer Newsletter Now Online!

July 05, 2017 8:32 AM | SCA Newsletter

The SCA Summer 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.


SCA Spring Newsletter Now Online!

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.

AGM Online Registration closes on April 20!

April 12, 2017 9:45 AM | SCA Local Arrangements Committee

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.


Registration for the 2017 AGM is now open!

February 15, 2017 9:50 AM | SCA Local Arrangements Committee

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.


2017 Western Archives Institute

January 10, 2017 9:20 AM | SCA Past President
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 http://calarchivists.org/WAI


2017 James V. Mink Scholarship award applications

January 05, 2017 2:38 PM | SCA Awards Committee

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. 


2017 Annual Awards Nominations

January 05, 2017 2:36 PM | SCA Awards Committee

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.


REMINDER: Call for Nominations

November 07, 2016 8:31 AM | SCA Past President
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


Southern California Workshop

November 04, 2016 3:38 PM | SCA Education Committee

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!!


Call for submissions, Winter 2016 SCA newsletter

October 31, 2016 10:27 AM | SCA Newsletter

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 newsletter@calarchivists.org . Be sure to include your
repository name, location, and contact information.

For more information, please contact Emily Vigor or Steve Kutay at
newsletter@calarchivists.org .


Northern California Fall Workshop

October 04, 2016 1:44 PM | SCA Education Committee

Registration is now open for the SCA-sponsored fall workshop in Santa Clara, offered by the Society of American Archivists:

Appraisal of Electronic Records (#1772)

Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Santa Clara University, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This is a Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Foundation Course.

The first 25 SCA members who register for the course will receive the special discount of $100 off the SAA member and non-member registration fees; SCA members who are not members of SAA will receive an additional $25 discount. Prior to registering, please email the SCA Northern California Education Committee Chair, Marie Silva, to receive the promotional codes: msilva@calhist.org

For a full description of the course, please visit the SAA website: http://saa.archivists.org/events/appraisal-of-electronic-records-1772/745/

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 20, 2016

Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Remember that you may qualify for a Gray Scholarship to help with workshop costs.

The Walter P. Gray III Education Fund Scholarship offers up to $250 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget, to Marie Silva (msilva@calhist.org) by October 20, 2016. Additional information and a link to the application form are available here: http://www.calarchivists.org/Awards_Scholarships/Gray

We look forward to seeing you there!


SCA Fall Newsletter now online!

October 04, 2016 1:55 AM | SCA Newsletter
The SCA Fall 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.


AGM 2017 Call for Proposals

September 23, 2016 10:17 AM | Supriya Wronkiewicz

The Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held April 27-29 in Pasadena, California. The Program Committee would like to invite you to submit your session proposals to make this our best AGM yet!

The theme of next year’s AGM is New Media, Same Process: Reconsidering Archives in Old Pasadena. The Program Committee welcomes proposals on any archival topic, and particularly welcomes those concerning fundamental archival theory in the context of new media, tools and practices, as well as proposals that feature:

  • The intersection between digital asset management and archives
  • management.
  • ArchivesSpace, and how institutions have customized it for their
  • needs.
  • Crowdsourcing and community engagement in archives.
  • Archivists doing their own research.
  • Intake procedures for born-digital materials.
  • Capturing social media.
  • Serving digital collections.
  • Metadata use and reuse.
  • Linked data.
  • Archives and inclusivity.
  • Archival value.

A proposal form is available here.

The deadline for submitting session proposals is Monday, October 31, 2016.

If you have any questions, or ideas to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact Program Committee Chair David Uhlich. Thanks so much for helping us to make next year’s conference a successful one!

See you in Pasadena!


Call for Nominations

September 15, 2016 3:55 PM | SCA Past President

SCA's Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations and self-nominations 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.

All nominations must be received by November 15, 2016.

Thank you,
SCA Nominating Committee

Ellen Jarosz, Chair
Josh Schneider
Tanya Hollis


October is American Archives Month!

September 14, 2016 11:25 AM | Supriya Wronkiewicz
Is your repository or institution planning an event for American Archives month? If so, please let us know by posting a comment or contacting SCA at admin@calarchivists.org. All California based events will be added to our Upcoming Events calendar and promoting on SCA's social media.

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  • September 20, 2016 4:21 PM | Summer Espinoza
    Go For Broke National Education Center's Special Collections and Archives will present their personal interactions with the Go For Broke Oral History Project. This is a partner-event with the Japanese American National Museum and is located at the museum. To RSVP, please go to: http://www.janm.org/events/2016/10/

    Saturday, October 22, 2016
    2:00 PM

    Remember, Educate, and Inspire: Learning from Our Past to Improve Our Future


    Members of Go For Broke’s exhibitions and archives staff will speak about the inspiration that they draw from working with the history of the Nisei veteran experience.

    Gavin Do, Assistant Director of Archives and Special Collections, will share his experiences of discovery while working with the Hiroshi Sugiyama collection. Erin Sato will speak about how her life, work, and passions all intersect through her job as Lead Cataloger for the archives. Megan Keller, Director of Education and Exhibitions, will introduce a new and exciting traveling exhibition. Please join GFBNEC as they explore personal and professions connections in their work.


            
          September 29, 2016 11:00 AM | Kelsi Evans
The University of California, San Francisco Archives and Special Collections is celebrating Archives Month. On October 5, 2016, we’re hosting an Open House in the Archives from 12noon-1pm. We’re also encouraging everyone to tweet @ucsf_archives using #AskAnArchivist. Learn more and RSVP for the event: https://blogs.library.ucsf.edu/broughttolight/2016/09/29/archives-month-october-2016/




SCA Summer Newsletter online!

July 06, 2016 9:40 AM | SCA Newsletter

The SCA Summer 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.


SCA Election Results

April 15, 2016 8:48 AM | William Stalls

The new officers for the 2016-2017 Board of the Society of California Archivists are:

Vice-President/President-Elect: David Uhlich

Board Member-at-Large: Chris Marino

Treasurer: Kate Tasker

Nominating Committee: Tanya Hollis

These persons will take office on 8 May and join incoming president Mattie Taormina, Immediate Past President Ellen Jarosz, Board Member-at-Large Li Wei Yang, Membership Director Christy Horton, and Secretary Lisa Crane to form the 2016-2017 SCA Board.



SCA Awards Announced

April 15, 2016 8:43 AM | William Stalls

At the Awards Luncheon of our Annual General Meeting on 10 April, our society's awards were announced:

Sustained Service Award: Teresa Mora

Career Achievement Award: Lynn Downey

James V. Mink Award: Mary Priest

Archives Appreciation Award: Computer History Museum

Archival Award of Excellence: Adrian Turner

For more on our awards go here


Register now for Spring Workshops!

February 20, 2017 9:54 AM | SCA Education Committee
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.

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Summer Mini-Conference in Laguna - Sunday August 14 and Monday August 15

June 21, 2016 3:29 PM 



SAVE THE DATES - Sunday, August 14 & Monday, August 15, 2016 For *ENDLESS IMAGES*: A SoCal Summer Program organized by the Visual Resources Association (VRA), Society of CA Archivists (SCA), and Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-SC)

Come enjoy what we hope will be an endless summer in one of the best places
in SoCal to do so, beautiful Laguna Beach! We will be hosted by the Laguna
College of Art + Design's Dennis and Leslie Power Library.

Program details and registration information will be posted soon, but plan
for a fun Sunday afternoon and evening with colleagues, including a visit
to the Laguna Art Museum and Pageant of the Masters performance. Monday
will be a full day at the LCAD campus consisting of panels, sessions, and a
lightning round focused on the many aspects of image management and digital
projects from grant writing to curation to metadata and preservation. The
day will conclude with a reception at Sherman Library & Gardens, in nearby
Corona del Mar.

We are seeking 5-minute lighting round presentations about any elements of
image management and/or other digital projects. If you have any interest in
participating, please complete this form by July 20th:

https://docs.google.com/a/lcad.edu/forms/d/1x1kGEyubbWxIViXd5xGSxCdMtHhGdkA4ObxkgJRm0Ko/edit?usp=sharing

Any program suggestions or questions should go to Maureen Burns
moaburns@gmail.com or Jennifer Martinez Wormser at jwormser@lcad.edu.

If you want to make hotel reservations, here are some nearby suggestions
(double-up for economies & book early):

Best Western Laguna Brisas:  <http://www.lagunabrisas.com/>
http://www.lagunabrisas.com/

Hotel Laguna:  <http://hotellaguna.com/>http://hotellaguna.com/

Inn at Laguna Beach:  <http://www.innatlagunabeach.com/>
http://www.innatlagunabeach.com/

Marriott Courtyard Irvine Spectrum:
<http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snasi-courtyard-irvine-spectrum/>
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snasi-courtyard-irvine-spectrum/

Renaissance Club Sport Aliso Viejo:
<https://www.renaissanceclubsport.com/aliso-viejo/be-our-guest>
https://www.renaissanceclubsport.com/aliso-viejo/be-our-guest

The closest campsites are at Crystal Cove State Park (Corona del Mar),
Doheny State Beach (Dana Point), and San Clemente State Beach (San
Clemente), for those lucky enough to find a campground cancellation at
www.reserveamerica.com.

Links of Interest:

Laguna College of Art + Design:  http://www.lcad.edu/

Laguna Art Museum:  http://lagunaartmuseum.org/

Pageant of the Masters:  https://www.foapom.com/

Sherman Library & Gardens:  http://www.slgardens.org/

Visit Laguna Beach:  http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/

Art Libraries Society of North America: https://www.arlisna.org/

Society of California Archivists:  http://www.calarchivists.org/

Visual Resources Association:  www.vraweb.org

We'll see you in Laguna Beach in August!

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Maureen Burns, ImageEd Consulting

Jennifer Martinez Wormser, Laguna College of Art + Design

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SCA Member Initiated Event - Society of California Pioneers Tour and Talk

May 31, 2016 2:03 PM



Please come to the Society of California Pioneers SCA sponsored site visit on Thursday June 9, 2016, 4-6pm.

It will be an open house, with a tour of the library, and a brief talk on the current exhibit: What's the Rush? - How California Became the Golden State, hosted by Pat Keats, Director of Library and Archives, the museum will be open from 10am - 5pm that day, so come early if you wish

Light refreshments will be served during the site visit. But, also, that same evening is Presidio Twilight food trucks (5pm-9pm) will be right outside their door

Please see the evite below for more details, rsvping (which is necessary), and a map.

Please feel free to email Pat if you have any other questions!.

Hope you all can attend!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-at-the-society-of-california-pioneers-registration-25362130816

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*Patricia L. Keats*
*Director of Library and Archives*
*Alice Phelan Sullivan Library*
*The Society of California Pioneers*
*101 Montgomery Street, Suite 150*
*Presidio of San Francisco*
*San Francisco, CA  94129*
*415.957.1849*
*pkeats@californiapioneers.org*
*http://www.californiapioneers.org/*

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AGM Opening Reception scheduled for Paradise Ridge Winery!

March 25, 2016 2:02 PM

This year's Opening Reception will be held at Paradise Ridge Winery, located high on a hillside of the Russian River Valley Estate. We'll be there in time for sunset and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the countryside, including life-sized sculpture gardens just down the hill.  In addition to the art and sculptures that adorn the winery, in the cellar you'll find a Fountaingrove historical exhibit, which focuses on the life of winemaker Kanaye Nagasawa, who helped establish the winery in the late 1800s.  Along with plentiful hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages, there will be two wood-fired pizza ovens churning out gourmet food to accompany the wine and beer available at the cash bar.  The reception starts at 6:00, but if you are interested in walking through the estate’s sculpture gardens beforehand, the shuttle buses will run between the hotel and the winery, starting at 5:00pm.

For more information see http://calarchivists.org/AGM-2016

Register online for the AGM by April 1! 

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Vote! SCA Officers Election Closing Soon

February 19, 2016 12:56 PM

The 2016 election for the officers of the Society of California Archivists will close on 21 March 2016. If you haven't voted, please do so.  

If you have not received your electronic ballot, or have election questions, feedback or want to be removed from future ballot lists, please email the Society of California Archivists Election Committee chair at peter.runge@nau.edu.

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2016 Annual General Meeting Registration Now Open!

February 17, 2016 11:57 AM



Conference and hotel registration is now open for the Annual General Meeting of the Society of California Archivists. The AGM will take place April 7-9, in Santa Rosa, at the Hyatt Creek Vineyard Hotel.  For more details and to register, go to the AGM home page.

See you in Santa Rosa!

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SAA User Experience Design and Digital Archives Webinar Viewing - Davis, CA
February 11, 2016 4:41 PM



The Gold Country Archivists (GCA) are hosting a free viewing of the SAA webinar User Experience Design and Digital Archives at Shields Library, UC Davis on March 1, 2016.  This is a Society of California Archivists Member Initiated Event

If you would like to attend, RSVP to goldcountryarchivists@gmail.com by February 28, 2016. The webinar is limited to 35 attendees. If interest exceeds thirty five participants, we'll start a waiting list. 

Meeting Details

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

10:45am-12:30pm

Location:

Shields Library (Room 205), UC Davis

100 NW Quad

Davis, CA 95616-5292

Directions and parking information:

1. From I-80, exit at UC Davis.

2. Turn right on Old Davis Road if you exit west bound. Turn left on Old Davis Road if you exit east bound. Continue past the Visitor Information Kiosk toward the parking structure.

3. Turn right directly before the parking structure and continue into Visitor Parking Lot 1 or 2.

4. Purchase your $9 all day parking permit from the yellow dispense machine located after the first four rows on your left when first entering the lot. Permit dispensers will accept quarters, one-dollar bills, Visa or MasterCard.

5. Walk 2 blocks north to Shields Library which is located between Peter J. Shields Avenue and Hutchison Drive near the center of campus, at the south end of the quad.

6. The Library Instruction Room (Room 205) is on the second floor.

A UC Davis campus map is available here.

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SCA Winter Newsletter is Now Available!

January 11, 2016 9:08 AM



The SCA Winter 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.

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SCA Fall Newsletter Is Now Available

November 03, 2015 12:12 PM



The SCA Fall 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.

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Nominations Sought for SCA Offices

September 28, 2015 7:55 AM



For the next Society of California Archivists general election (2016), our organization has these offices to fill: (1) Vice-President/President-Elect; (2) Treasurer; (3) Board Member-at- Large; and (4) Nominating Committee Member. The SCA Nominating Committee is now asking SCA members to nominate persons as candidates for these positions; self-nominations are welcome. Nominees must be an individual member in good standing (no unpaid past dues or interruption in membership for the past three years). For information about the responsibilities of a position please see the relevant sections of the Society’s Handbook (3-11-5). The deadline for the submission of nominations is December 1, 2015.

To nominate someone, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee:

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AGM proposals are due on Friday, Oct. 16th

October 12, 2015 11:05 AM



We are only a week away from the deadline for AGM proposals (The deadline is October 16, 2015). The Program Committee welcomes proposals and encourages masters and doctoral students to create student panels. Please see the webpage below for more information:

http://www.calarchivists.org/page-1859601

 

The Program Committee thanks you in advance for your help us make this a truly exceptional conference.


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Summer, 2015 SCA Newsletter--Read it Now!


July 10, 2015 3:58 PM



Grab a cool summer beverage and take some time to catch up on all the activities of your colleagues around the state by reading the Summer 2015 SCA Newsletter.

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Registration open for Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals #1624

July 01, 2015 11:43 AM

Going to the SCA & Gold Country Archivists Mini-Conference?

Come a day early for the pre-conference workshop:

Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals #1624

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the California State Library in Sacramento

(Offered by the Society of American Archivists, sponsored by SCA)
Instructor: Martin J. Gengenbach, Assistant Archivist at the Bill and Melinda Gates Archives

SCA Members receive special pricing.

Register on the SAA website, where you'll find a full description.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 27, 2015.

We hope to see you there!

July 14, 2015 1:21 PM 
Addendum: We will be awarding Gray scholarships:

The Walter P. Gray III Education Endowment Fund Scholarship offers funds up to $250 for registration and travel to SCA workshops. Submit an application form, including a proposed budget to Dee Dee Kramer (educationcommittee@calarchivists.org) by August 3, 2015. Application forms and additional information are available here.


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Registration Open for the SCA/GCA Mini-conference in Sacramento!

June 22, 2015 12:19 PM
On-line registration for the mini-conference is available until August 21st or when attendance capacity is reached, whichever comes first! No on-site registration will be available.  Click here to register!

The mini-conference program, which will take place at the California State Archives and the California State Library, will feature plenary sessions, three concurrent sessions, and a luncheon.  The day will conclude with site tours of the California State Archives, the California State Library, and the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park.   For additional information and to view the preliminary program, click here.

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Registration Open for the Mini-Conference in San Diego!

June 21, 2015 10:49 PM




 


Registration is now open for The Future is Now: Digital Initiatives in the Archives mini-conference at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on August 28th. To view the preliminary program or to register please visit here.

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SCA Voters Approve Revision to Bylaws

June 10, 2015 2:03 PM




Society of California Archivists members recently voted to approve a revision to section 3-4 of SCA’s Bylaws by the three fifths majority vote required for such a revision.  The revision now makes the position of immediate past president on the SCA’s Board of Directors  a voting director.  The vote was necessary because the California Non-Profits Corporation Code no longer allows non-voting members on the board of mutual non-profit organizations. Our position of immediate past president had been  non-voting. The vote to revise our bylaws was coupled with SCA’s general election, which ended 3 May.

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Upcoming Member-Initiated Networking Event - June 10, 2015 (Los Angeles Area)

June 09, 2015 1:38 PM

Please mark your calendar for this Member-Initiated Event on interview techniques and professional networking!

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More Prep, Less Panic: Mock Interviews with Real Professionals!

Join the Los Angeles Archivists Collective and LA as Subject for More Prep, Less Panic, a speed mock interviewing and networking event on Wednesday, June 10th from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM at the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (DML 240).

Open to archives students, new professionals looking for a job, or for anyone interested in practicing their interviewing skills. Similar to speed dating, More Prep, Less Panic will provide an opportunity to practice interviewing techniques with experienced professionals in an informal, no-pressure learning environment. The event will also include networking opportunities and light refreshments will be provided.

Participants will interview and rotate with a professional every five minutes, receiving valuable feedback on how to present oneself in a face-to-face interview.  

Please wear professional attire and bring plenty of copies of your resume! 

Professionals participating in the event

Jackie Dooley, OCLC Program Officer (former SAA president)

Megan Fraser, UCLA, Head of Processing Projects/Co-Head of Collection Management

Mahnaz Ghaznavi, UCLA Faculty

Ellen Jarosz, CSUN, Head of Special Collections (current SCA president)

...and more to be announced!

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 | 6pm-8pm

Location: Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (DML 240) 

Doheny Memorial Library, USC

Parking: USC Parking Structure X (PSX), Gate 3, off McCarthy Way and Figueroa

Cost: Free

This event will be capped at 25 participants, so please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1RQgDJs

For questions, email laacollective@gmail.com   

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Member-Initiated Event in Northern California, June 4th at UCSF Library

June 01, 2015 10:34 AM

Come to Another Member-Initiated Event!

UCSF will be hosting a Bay Area Member-Initiated Event this Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.

Come to mingle with other Bay Area archivists and get a chance to see the new exhibits at the UCSF Library: Many Faces, One UCSF - celebrating the 150th anniversary and the history, science, and art of ocular prosthetics. 

There will also be a presentation by Sherri Berger at the California Digital Library about the new Calisphere redesign, learn more about this great resource and bring your questions!

Directions to the Library are at http://www.library.ucsf.edu/visit/directions

Light but yummy refreshments will be served.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ucsf-library-exhibit-tour-calisphere-presentation-tickets-16792540942 

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SCA Election Results

May 30, 2015 8:32 AM 



Thank you to everyone who ran in this year's election! Here are the results:

VP/Pres Elect: Mattie Taormina | Secretary: Lisa Crane
Membership Director: Christy Horton | Director at Large: Li Wei Yang

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Save the Date! Two Regional Mini-Conferences, August 27-28

May 19, 2015 11:38 AM 



Mark your calendars for two "mini-conferences" to take place in Sacramento and San Diego on August 28th, each with a workshop offering on August 27.

SCA is sponsoring these gatherings under its Member Initiated Events program, and each has a regional organizing committee.  With our AGM out of state at the Denver Western Roundup this year, these small conferences will provide great in-state programming and training opportunities for our members -- at minimal cost!

Stay tuned on the West Arch listserv and here for further details.

For more information about the Sacramento mini-conference, co-sponsored by the Gold Country Archivists, please send an email to goldcountryarchivists@gmail.com.

For more information about the San Diego mini-conference, contact program chair Katie Richardson at katie.richardson@pepperdine.edu .
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Annual Fund Drive Reminder
  • May 19, 2015 9:07 AM

    The Western Round-Up is just around the corner! Since we are out of town this year, the SCA will not hold its usual Silent Auction, which is our major fundraiser.

    In advance of the meeting, we wanted to remind members to consider donating to the James V. Mink Scholarship Fund, which was created to ensure that new generations of archivists will have the opportunity to attend an Annual General Meeting and a pre-conference workshop.

    The Mink scholarship is funded entirely through the generous donations of SCA members, and is the focus of this year’s funding drive. Take a moment to donate online, where you can make a payment by debit/credit card, PayPal, or follow up by mailing a check. Please see our Giving to SCA page for more information. There is no minimum amount—every donation helps!

    Thank you for supporting SCA, and we look forward to seeing many of you in Denver!


    Jeanette Berard
    Danielle Scott Taylor
    Co-Chairs, SCA Development Committee

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  • Save the Date! Workshop & Mini-Conference in Sacramento, CA, August 27-28

    May 14, 2015 4:00 PM 

    The Gold Country Archivists (GCA), an informal organization for archivists in the Sacramento region, are excited to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a two day “mini-conference” with the Society of California Archivists (SCA) this summer.  The mini-conference, an SCA Member-Initiated Event, will take place in Sacramento from August 27-28, 2015, and will consist of a pre-conference workshop on Thursday and a day-long conference on Friday.

    The pre-conference workshop, Digital Forensics for Archivists: Fundamentals, is a Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist foundational course. More information about the course is available here:

    http://saa.archivists.org/events/digital-forensics-for-archivists-fundamentals-1624/620/

    SCA members receive special pricing for the workshop!

     The mini-conference program, which will take place at the California State Archives and the California State Library, will feature plenary sessions, three concurrent sessions, and a luncheon.  The day will conclude with site tours of the California State Archives, the California State Library, and the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park.  The conference program will be announced in June.

    For more information about the Gold Country Archivists or the mini-conference, please send an email to goldcountryarchivists@gmail.com.

    Mark your calendars – we hope to see you there

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  • "Exhibitions for Beginners" spring workshop materials now available

    April 28, 2015 3:16 PM

    PowerPoint slides and handouts for Nancy Arms Simon's "Exhibitions for Beginners" workshop, held April 17th at the Environmental Design Archives, are now available for viewing and download on the Past Workshops page.

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2015 Western Roundup Registration Open

March 16, 2015 6:51 PM
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.
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  • Updates to the SCA Homepage!

    April 13, 2015 10:07 AM 

    In response to feedback from the Membership, SCA will be testing out a blog format for news, announcements and other information on our home page. At this point, new blog posts can only be added by SCA Board Members and Committee Chairs, but active members are welcome to leave comments. SCA welcomes all feedback about this new format and we look forward to hearing from you!

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    • Spring 2015 SCA Newsletter is Online!

      April 13, 2015 10:04 AM 
      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 Spring 2015 SCA Newsletter.
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  • Winter 2015 SCA Newsletter out - Read it now!

    February 02, 2015 6:43 PM 
    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.

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    • Announcing SCA's New Speaker's Bureau

      December 01, 2014 6:40 PM
      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!
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      Recent Member-Initiated Events!

      October 06, 2014 6:35 PM 
    • 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.

      September 10 saw the Gold Country Archivists host a Society of American Archivists webinar at the Center for Sacramento History. The twenty-six attendees came from Sacramento County, Yolo County, Amador County, San Joaquin County, San Francisco County, and Mariposa County.The event included light refreshments, and a brown-bag lunch.

      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.


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      • SCA Letter In Support of NEH Funding

        August 25, 2014 6:32 PM
        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.

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      • Congratulations to 2014 SCA Awards Recipients!

        May 26, 2014 6:29 PM | Supriya Wronkiewicz
        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, cwa1989@sbcglobal.net 

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    • May 19, 2014 6:19 PM
    • 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.    

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    • Member-Initiated Events page has been launched!

      April 01, 2014 6:14 PM 
    • 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!

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