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Call for Proposals - AGM 2021

October 12, 2020 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online April 27-30, 2021. The Program Committee would like to invite you to submit your session proposals to make our first ever virtual meeting a successful and exceptional experience.

The theme of next year’s AGM is “Diversity and Inclusion” and the Program Committee welcomes proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research. We are especially interested in proposals that feature:

  • Aspects of discrimination, equity and bias in staffing, collections and collection development, access and description

  • Institutional responses to the current pandemic (including remote work and workspaces, remote access, what is considered "essential," the effect on labor, etc.) and the effect of the pandemic on user services and outreach

  • Labor and precarity

  • Archivists as activists

  • Successes and failures in archival practices

  • New technologies and tools

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

Presentations that are framed within archival theory and promote discussions that are more broadly applicable to a range of organizations/individuals will be given preference over sessions that simply discuss completed projects with narrow applicability. We strongly encourage presentations that are thought-provoking, inform decision-making, and/or advance thinking on archival topics.

If you have an idea for a proposal, please fill out and submit the 2021 SCA AGM Session Proposal Form which is available at https://calarchivists.org/AGM2021

The deadline for submitting session proposals is Sunday, November 15, 2020.

If you have any questions, or ideas to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact me at lmarshall@sourisseauacademy.org. Thanks so much for helping us make next year’s conference a successful one!

Leilani Marshall
2021 AGM Program Committee Chair
Society of California Archivist

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