The application to attend the 2021 Western Archives Institute (WAI) is now live! WAI is an intensive, two-week program co-sponsored by the California State Archives and Society of California Archivists that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, especially those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education.
If you are interested in applying, please visit the webpage for more information: https://calarchivists.org/WAI
Check out the latest SCA Newsletter online here: https://www.calarchivists.org/Publications/SCANewsletter
At our February First Friday meeting, we will be discussing the documentary film "Change the Subject":
The story of a group of college students, who from their first days at Dartmouth College, were committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented peoples. Sparked by an instance of anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog, these students carried their advocacy all the way from Dartmouth Library to the halls of Congress. The film shows how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.
We invite you to watch Change the Subject (54 minutes and streaming online) before this meeting, where we will discuss the film and talk about its relevance to reparative description work we are doing or embarking upon in our respective workplaces.
Optionally, you can also watch this supplementary video of a panel discussion held with the filmmakers in October 2020.
Please RSVP for this meeting on this page, and register via Zoom to receive the meeting link for added meeting security. Details for the meeting are below:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 5, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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