The Society of California Archivists (SCA) invites submissions of session proposals for our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in-person from April 6-8, 2023 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.
Next year's theme, History by the People, can be broadly interpreted, expanding on the scope of who “the people” are. We aim to include a broad and diverse range of sessions and topics. Possible session topics could include:
- Archives and collaborative work within a community
- Archives as authority and how it relates to power imbalances, privilege, and colonial practices
- Advocacy initiatives
- Considerations on the operational costs of stewardship
- Digital projects involving community archives
- Inclusivity and reparative work
- Labor issues
Other aspects of archival practice and research are also welcomed.
First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, solo archivists, community members, and other individuals who work with archival materials in less traditional or unconventional roles are encouraged to submit a proposal. We welcome proposals from archivists and memory workers at all stages of their career.
In an effort to be more intentionally inclusive of underrepresented voices in discussions centered around community archives, non-traditional archives and/or memory projects, a limited number of stipends will be available to support the participation of community archivists and memory workers. Please see eligibility criteria...
SUBMIT YOUR 2023 SCA-AGM PROPOSALS HERE.
Or if you have a session topic in mind and want to reach out to possible co-presenters, feel free to use this AGM Session Idea Sheet to help make connections.
The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 5, 2022 (11:59p PT).
We look forward to seeing your proposals and to seeing you in Sacramento!
The 2023 SCA-AGM Program Committee
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.
Please review all submission guidelines online.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 25, 2022. Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your repository name, location, and contact information.
For more information, please contact the newsletter editors at email@example.com.
Thank you for sharing!
Editors, SCA Newsletter
Increasing Access: Transforming Physical Archive Inventory into Online Learning Resources
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
This webinar is a step-by-step exploration of Beckman Foundation’s “Let’s Learn Science” online learning resources project, developed for middle school students. The six-month project utilized historical documents and images from the institution’s archive in conjunction with objects from its small museum exhibit to highlight the contributions of 20th century scientific instrumentation pioneer, Dr. Arnold O. Beckman. The aims of the project were to generate awareness of grade-specific science concepts and spark interest in future science careers by increasing accessibility to archive and museum collections and widening the audience for the materials. The deliverables of the project included a range of resources in both English and Spanish that could be retrieved online by public, private, and home school students and teachers.
The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; $20 for non-members; and $5 for unemployed or precariously employed individuals.
Registration is open until December 6. Online payment is required.
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