The 2020 Western Archivists Meeting (WAM) in San Francisco would be well underway today. Unfortunately, as you are all aware the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of WAM and instead of gathering in the City by the Bay many of us are home adjusting to the new norms of remote work and social distancing. Nothing can replace hearing about the great work of our colleagues, catching up with old friends, and talking shop with fellow archivists in-person, but there are some exciting updates on the SCA front that we’d like to share.
First and foremost, all WAM refunds have been issued so those of you that registered should have a little more money back in your accounts now. Many thanks to Kate Tasker and Liz Phillips for all of their hard work on this! The Program committee had put together a stellar program for WAM and while we missed out on it this year, there will be an opportunity to see some of that programming at the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). WAM presenters are being encouraged to re-submit proposals for next year’s AGM where a select number of spots will be reserved for these sessions. And speaking of the AGM, we’ve selected the venue and are happy to announce that we’ll be returning to Palm Springs in 2021, after a seven year hiatus, to celebrate SCA’s 50th Anniversary!
Now onto the 2020 SCA Election results! Before we announce the winners we’d like to thank everyone who ran for office and accepted the call to serve. As a completely volunteer-run organization we count on the participation and engagement of our members. And the winners are...as Vice President/President Elect we welcome Leilani Marshall, as Treasurer we welcome Lara Michels, as At-Large Board Member we welcome Sue Luftschein, and to the Nominating Committee we welcome Elena Colón-Marrero. Congratulations to all and welcome to the SCA Board. We’d also like to take the opportunity to acknowledge our fellow members that will be rotating off the Board: Teresa Mora (Immediate Past President), Liz Phillips (Treasurer), and Dee Dee Kramer (At-Large Board Member). Thank you all for your contributions to the organization during your terms.
And lastly, we’d like to announce that the 2020 Membership Meeting will be held virtually on June 3, 2020 from 2-4p. The full agenda and login information will be released closer to the meeting date but highlights include a review of board activities, financial overview, and committee updates. We look forward to seeing you all there (virtually!) so please mark your calendars.
We hope that everyone is staying health and safe out there,
Your SCA BoardIf you have the capacity please consider donating to the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (AWEF) to help support your fellow archival workers experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis: https://www2.archivists.org/news/2020/archival-workers-emergency-fund-launched-by-saa-foundation