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SCA Launches Survey on Current Labor Issues in CA Archives

December 17, 2019 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Members of the recently created SCA Task Force on Labor Issues in Archives seek your input for a broad survey of labor issues in archives throughout the state of California: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WLJCY6

The survey, which will inform and direct the future work of the Task Force, asks questions concerning demographics, certification and employment history, salary, temporary positions (grant-funded or otherwise), workplace safety, union membership, job satisfaction, and future directions for the task force and for the Society of California Archivists. It seeks responses from a wide range of archival workers at various types of institutions (academic, museum, corporate, state, religious, etc.) and across a wide range of employment categories (tenure-track, librarian, temporary, student, volunteer, etc.). Anyone who identifies as an archivist and who is working, or has worked, in the state of California is encouraged to participate. You do not need to be a current SCA member. No names or other personally identifying information will be collected, and participants will remain anonymous. 

We thank you sincerely for your input. We understand that reflecting on workplace issues can be emotionally difficult, and urge you to prioritize your own health and well-being. The survey has 45 questions and should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All questions are optional, and you can save the survey partway through and return to it later. Additionally, once the survey is submitted you may return to the link to edit and/or complete additional questions.

The survey will remain open until January 15, 2020. For questions or concerns please contact the SCA Labor Task Force co-chairs: George Thompson or Courtney Dean.

Please share the survey link widely! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WLJCY6

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