• January 13, 2022 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SCA Nominating Committee is reopening nominations for the following positions:

    • Vice President / President Elect (3-year term)
    • Treasurer (2-year term)

    Due to the limited timeframe remaining for us to find candidates for these two positions, we are seeking in particular self-nominations from those that are willing to run for office; however, we will also accept nominations of colleagues.

    Submit your name or the name of a colleague by completing the SCA Candidate Nominating Form by January 21, 2022https://forms.gle/zuGC8W4XerKjrLsq9

    SCA service is a great way to have an impact on the archival profession in California and provides opportunities to engage with your 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 each of these positions and their responsibilities can be found in the SCA Handbook, sections 2-2 and 2-5, (http://www.calarchivists.org/About_SCA/Handbook_Bylaws) or email past-president@calarchivists.org with any questions you have about service in SCA.

    Thank you,

    SCA Nominating Committee

    Azalea Camacho

    Elena Colón-Marrero

    Tanya Hollis (Chair)

  • December 20, 2021 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2022 AGM Call for Proposals has been extended! Proposals are due by Monday, January 10, 2022 (11:59p PT).

    The Society of California Archivists (SCA) invites you to submit session proposals for the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)! It will be held IN-PERSON from May 18-21 at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

    The Program Committee invites your submissions, especially those based on next year’s theme Archives Represent. The theme can be broadly interpreted as what archives should, do, and could represent, such as:

    • Issues regarding inclusivity and reparative work in the archives
    • How archivists are represented in the workplace and labor force
    • Archives as authority and how it relates to power imbalances, privilege, and colonial practices
    • Archivists’ "presence" during 2020 (i.e. work from home projects, "COVID collecting" projects, archives & activism)
    • Redefinition of archives/archivists (what does it mean to be an archivist today?)
    • Archives & the digital realm
    • Advocacy
    • Archives and collaborative work within a community
    • Considerations on the operational costs of stewardship

    Other aspects of archival practice and research are also welcomed.

    First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, lone arrangers, community members, and other individuals who work with archival materials in less traditional or unconventional roles are encouraged to apply.

    SUBMIT YOUR 2022 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, January 10, 2022 (11:59p PT).

    We look forward to seeing you all in Palm Spring!!!

    - The 2022 SCA-AGM Program Committee

  • December 20, 2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists (SCA) is now accepting applications for two scholarships that provide SCA members with financial assistance for continuing education in California and outside the state.

    The Walter P. Gray III Scholarship provides up to $500 per event for members to attend SCA-sponsored continuing education workshops or other training offered in California or online to enhance their professional training. All SCA members in good standing who have limited or no access to institutional funding for continuing education may apply. For more information and to apply: https://calarchivists.org/Awards_Scholarships/Gray

    The Lynn A. Bonfield Professional Development Scholarship provides members up to $1,000 per event to attend in-person training and educational opportunities that are independent of SCA sponsored events, whether in California or out of state. All SCA members in good standing who have limited or no access to institutional funding for continuing education may apply. For more information and to apply: https://calarchivists.org/Awards_Scholarships/Bonfield

    For both scholarships, complete application materials must be received at least three weeks (21 days) prior to the event

    Thank you! 


    Julie Yamashita

    Lanterman House
    4420 Encinas Drive
    La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

  • December 14, 2021 11:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists (SCA) is currently accepting nominations for the Sustained Service Award, first initiated and awarded on the 20th anniversary of SCA in 1991.

    Please consider submitting nominations to recognize colleagues for their prolonged and quality service to the Society of California Archivists. The award will be presented during the 2022 SCA Annual General Meeting at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs, held May 18-21, 2022 (https://calarchivists.org/AGM-2022).

    Nominees should meet as many of the following criteria as possible: 

    • Work of merit that has made a substantive contribution to SCA over a period of at least 12 years
    • Holds promise for future contributions
    • Demonstrated leadership through collaborative work or exemplary service to SCA

    For the nomination form and additional information, please visit: https://www.calarchivists.org/Awards_Scholarships/Sustained-Service

    All applications must be submitted no later than Monday, February 28, 2022. 

    Please let me know if you have any questions about this award or the nomination form.

    Tanya Hollis

    SCA Awards Committee

  • December 11, 2021 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists (SCA) is now accepting applications for the James V. Mink ScholarshipApplications can be submitted through February 28, 2022.

    The Mink Scholarship provides financial support for an archival studies student or recent graduate to attend the 2022 SCA Annual General Meeting (AGM), plus a pre-conference workshop. James V. Mink was the first president of the Society of California Archivists, and a long-serving archivist at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a passionate advocate of archival education.

    The scholarship of $1,500 covers conference and workshop registration, and assists with any travel, lodging, and food expenses; the post-registration balance will be awarded as a check. The recipient will be recognized and introduced at an Awards Ceremony during the AGM. 2022’s AGM will be held from May 18-21 in Palm Springs, CA (https://www.calarchivists.org/AGM-2022).

    For more information and the online application, please visit: https://calarchivists.org/Awards_Scholarships/Mink

    All applicants must submit an application form, a resume or CV, and a letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant's goals in the archival profession. 

    Additionally, applicants must meet one of the following criteria: 

    • Is enrolled in an archival education program in California OR is a student member of SCA enrolled in an archival education program outside the state
    • Has completed an archival education program in California, is a member of SCA, and has less than one year of archival work experience

    Scholarship recipients are required to write a brief article for the SCA Newsletter following the AGM, introducing themselves and describing their conference experience.

    Please contact the Awards Committee at awards@calarchivists.org if you have any questions. Thanks!

    Best wishes,


  • December 08, 2021 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists (SCA) is now accepting nominations for the Archives Appreciation Award until February 28, 2022!

    Please consider recognizing an agency, organization or institution that has provided extraordinary support for archival programs of all sorts by completing the 2022 Archives Appreciation Nomination form before the February 28th deadline!

    The award will be presented during the 2022 SCA Annual General Meeting at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs, held May 18-21, 2022 (https://calarchivists.org/AGM-2022).

    Remember, these archival programs can include arrangement and description programs, public service programs, reference, exhibits, or outreach. The award is sponsored by our longtime partner Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc. Nominees should meet as many of the following criteria as possible: 

    • Serving its user constituency in an outstanding fashion
    • Demonstrated creativity and resourcefulness toward improving operations or methods of the archival endeavor
    • Going beyond the normal requirements expected of an archival agency and providing a model for others
    • Developing over a period of time a program of such depth and scope as to warrant special recognition

    For the nomination form and information about this award and others, visit the SCA website at: http://www.calarchivists.org/Awards_Scholarships.

    Wishing you all a peaceful, healthy, and safe holiday season!

    All the best,

    Lisa Crane

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