• February 09, 2023 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to a new Society of California Archivists (SCA) election! This is your opportunity to select our leaders for the coming year. The election is open now through 11:45pm on March 17, 2023.

    Due to the lack of candidates for the Vice-President/President-Elect position before the election opened, the election will move forward with write-in votes! If a Vice-President has not been selected before the Annual General Meeting, the Executive Board will follow the procedure provided in the bylaws for this situation.

    All current, active SCA members are eligible to vote and should have received a personalized electronic ballot from Society of California Archivists <invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com>. If you did not receive the message, please check your SPAM folder and/or check to see if your SCA membership is current. If you join or renew before March 17th, a personalized ballot will be sent once your membership is active. Don’t miss out, join or renew your membership today!

    The 2023 SCA Election page provides position descriptions along with a brief bio, statement, and response to a position-specific question from each candidate. As an added bonus, you can also see how many members have already voted!

    Please contact a member of the Election Committee directly with any questions. Happy voting!

    Marlayna Christensen (mkchristensen@ucsd.edu)

    Suzanne Noruschat (noruscha@usc.edu)

    Kiera Sullivan (kiera.eb.sullivan@gmail.com)

  • February 03, 2023 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When: February 23, 2023 10:30 AM, PST
    Where: Webinar


    Hacking the Academic Interview Session 2: Day of Interview

    Thursday, February 23, 2023

    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

    Webinar Description:

    Co-hosted by the SCA Education Committee and Membership Committee, "Hacking the Academic Interview" is a workshop series featuring roundtable discussions with library professionals who have navigated the technical, logistical, and emotional aspects of the academic interview process. This three-part series is designed for anyone interested in learning about the various stages of the interview process—the job search and application process, interview day, salary negotiation and recuperation from a failed search. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the interview process. 

    Session 2 of this series covers the day-of interview. Speakers will discuss preparing for an all-day interview and what to expect, with an emphasis on how to own your narrative, practice self-care, and feel empowered throughout the process. The session will open with speaker introductions and will then proceed to a Q&A session using questions submitted live and in advance. This series will not be recorded.

    • SCA Members: $10
    • Student Members: $5
    • Non-members: $20
    • Unemployed/precariously employed: $5


    Carly Marino (she/her/hers) is the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, California. She is a Certified Archivist and member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. Carly has a BA in Film Studies from the University of Vermont, a MA in the Cinematic Arts and Critical Studies from the University of Southern California, and a MLIS from San Jose State University. Prior to Cal Poly Humboldt, Carly worked at the Academy of Motion Pictures Margaret Herrick Library, the Clarke Historical Museum, and the Humboldt County Public Library. Carly has chaired several academic librarian search committees and loves a good interview question.

    Jason Sarmiento (he/him) is the Head of Archival Processing at the UC Davis Library. He has an M.A. in Public History from California State University, Sacramento, is a Certified Archivist from the Academy of Certified Archivists, and is currently completing an MLIS from San Jose State University. In his 11-year career in the archives and public history field, Jason has worked with multiple institutions in the Greater Sacramento Region, including the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis, the California State Archives, the Sacramento State University Library, and the Sacramento Public Library.

    Lizeth Zepeda (she/her/hers) goes by Liz and is the university archivist at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Liz holds a M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona's School of Information and is a Knowledge River Scholar. Prior to her current role, Liz has also worked at California State University, Monterey Bay, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson Arizona. Her interests include working with community archives, campus and community outreach, Spanish-language materials, born-digital archives, Latinx, Queer(ing) and LGBTQ+ archives.

    Registration is open until February 22. Online payment is required.

    • Questions about your membership? Contact Alix Norton
    • Questions about Registration? Contact Sandy Enriquez
    • Problems with your credit card payment? Need to request a refund involving credit card or PayPal? Contact Alex Post

    Best regards,
    Society of California Archivists

  • January 17, 2023 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Society of California Archivists is opening this Blog space to its members. Initially, the Communications and Outreach (C&O) Committee would like to post a blog from a Society-member guest blogger once a month. We’re open to a variety of topics, from announcements to tools & techniques.

    We are working with the Publications Committee to facilitate cross-publication content. Blogs should be short-form, 500-600 words. They may be followed up by longer pieces in the SCA Newsletter per Publications Committee approval. Likewise, Blog posts may be updates to pieces previously published in the newsletter. All posts will be shared via SCA social media.

    If you’re interested in blogging with SCA, please see the Guidelines for SCA Bloggers, where you will find details regarding topics, tone, copyright, how to submit your topic, and more.

    C&O is looking forward to working more closely with the SCA membership!

    Please direct questions and/or comments to outreach@calarchivists.org.

  • January 17, 2023 8:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), a public-private partnership between FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, is supporting response and recovery efforts of California’s arts & culture sector – and the public. 

    Cultural institutions and arts organizations affected by the flooding can call the National Heritage Responders hotline: 202.661.8068. The National Heritage Responders, a team of trained conservators and collections care professionals administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, are available 24/7 to provide advice and guidance.

    • HENTF’s Save Your Family Treasures guidance is available at https://www.fema.gov/assistance/save-family-treasures. Here you can find the downloadable FEMA fact sheets “After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures” and “Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms,” available in multiple languages.

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