• March 18, 2024 11:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists depends on its members to help the organization function at its best. In advance of the SCA AGM 2024 on April 15th, members are invited to consider becoming a volunteer with any of our committees.

    Below is a list of committees that have announced vacancies for the coming year. You can learn more about these and all of our committees at our SCA Standing Committees page. You will find contacts listed at the bottom of each committee page.

    We sincerely thank all our 2023-2024 committee members for generously volunteering their time and skills. We could not do SCA’s work without you!

    Please consider volunteering to join or chair a committee.

    Many thanks,

    Lisa Mix

    SCA President

    Communications and Outreach (contact committee)

    Disseminates information about the archival profession and about SCA activities to allied organizations and professions and the public. Also designs, maintains and updates the SCA website, and SCA social media sites, to facilitate communication among SCA members and others.

    Open chairs: 2 Co-Chairs

    Members needed: New members welcome

    Development (contact committee)

    Fundraises to support SCA's activities and programs, through both member gifts and outside funding sources.

    Open chairs: 1 Co-Chair

    Members needed: None

    Election (contact committee)

    Conducts annual elections for SCA Board member positions.

    Open chairs: None

    Members needed: 1 (one of our two members will leave after this election cycle)

    Labor, Advocacy and Public Policy (contact committee)

    Responsible for promoting advocacy in response to key issues that may impact archives, diversity, and the role of archives and archivists within society.

    Open chairs: None

    Members needed: No members needed, but always open to interested volunteers

    Local Arrangements (AGM) (contact committee)

    Manages all physical arrangements of the Annual General Meeting (hotel, event venues, catering, travel, etc).

    Open chairs: Junior chair

    Members needed: New members welcome

    Publications (contact committee)

    Develops, produces and markets SCA’s publications: SCA Newsletter, Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California, and other publications.

    Open chairs: None

    Members needed: 3 (two assistant editors; 1 layout editor)

  • March 11, 2024 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Strategic Planning Task Force invites you to participate in a survey on your experience with the Society of California Archivists. Your responses are important to us and will be used to guide  recommendations to the SCA Board for directing the resources and activities of SCA in the coming years. You do not need to be a current member to participate in this survey.

    Access the membership survey at this link: bit.ly/sca-survey-2024 

    The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All responses to this survey will be anonymous. Answers to some questions are required in order to complete the survey and are marked with a red asterisk (*). Some multiple-choice questions have an option to explain your answer more fully in writing, and we encourage you to do so when you feel you have more to share. There are two questions on demographics at the end of the survey, which are optional.

    The survey will close on May 31, 2024.

    In addition to this membership survey, the SCA Strategic Planning Task Force will be conducting Zoom interviews with focus groups in Spring 2024 to get more information on the experiences of archives workers in California. 

    If you are interested in learning more about participating in the SCA focus groups, or if you have any questions about this survey or about the strategic planning process, please email us at strategicplanning@calarchivists.org.

    Thank you for participating!


    SCA Strategic Planning Task Force
    Alix Norton and Leilani Marshall, co-chairs
    Melissa Haley
    Anne Hall
    Ellen Jarosz

    Eric Milenkiewicz

    Penelope Neder-Muro
    Mattie Taormina

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