These are the elected members of the SCA Board for 2021-2022.
Liza Posas, President
Liza Posas joined the Autry Museum of the American West in 2005 where she currently serves as the Head of Research Services and Archives. In this capacity, she oversees the long-range planning and implementation of the Autry’s archival program that includes the acquisition, processing, collection management, and curatorial activities of the Autry’s institutional archive and manuscript collections as well as supervises archive and reference staff. Her recent projects at the Autry include the development of interdepartmental procedures and practices related to proper and ethical stewardship for archive collections that contain culturally sensitive information or restricted tribal knowledge. Liza is also the Coordinator for L.A. as Subject (LAAS) since 2009. LAAS is a collaborative network hosted by the USC Libraries that works to promote and preserve the rich history of Los Angeles and Southern California. To this end, Liza facilitates collaborative projects with different organizations and individuals within the LAAS membership. These projects include the LA as Subject Resident Archivist program, grant-funded by IMLS, the Monomania LA video series funded by CalHumanties, and the annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar co-hosted with the USC Libraries.
Lisa Mix, Vice-President/President Elect
Lisa A. Mix is the Director of University Archives & Special Collections at California State University, Fullerton. She leads all aspects of the program, including planning, collection development, outreach, reference, processing, developing budgets, and supervising staff and students. Immediately prior to that, she worked as a part-time contract archivist on the Opioid Industry Documents Archive and did archives consulting work for various non-profits. She was Head of the Medical Center Archives at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York city, 2011-2017. From 2002-2011 she was the Manager of Archives & Special Collections at UC San Francisco, during which time she was active in SCA. She recently served SCA as Co-Chair of the Committee on Labor, Advocacy, and Public Policy (2020-2022) and helped to develop SCA’s Salary Transparency Policy. Her professional interests include advocacy for archives workers, digital
archives, archival ethics, and strengthening the diversity of the archival record through reparative collection and descriptive work.
Christine Kim, Secretary
|In her current role as OAC/Calisphere Service & Outreach Manager, Christine Kim supports the Online Archive of California and Calisphere: statewide services that aggregate finding aids and digital collections stewarded by cultural heritage organizations across California. In supporting aggregations of finding aids and digital collections, she is researching and engaging in work to: provide background context for users about digital collections and metadata, including archival practice, ethics, and values; develop communication workflows with partner organizations to conduct reparative work to remediate harmful language; and improve the user experience to support primary source literacy of archival materials and metadata. Through her role she also has the opportunity to engage with partner organizations to discuss technical challenges, confer on usability enhancements, and strategize to facilitate access and discovery to otherwise distributed unique primary sources. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a demonstrated priority across cultural heritage organizations in California.|
Alex Post, Treasurer
Alix Norton, Membership Director
|Alix Norton has been the Archivist at the Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 2015. In this position she trains 5 graduate students per year in archival processing techniques, supervises processing work, and guides curation of exhibits.|
Kate Dundon, Board Member-at-Large
|Kate Dundon is the Supervisory Archivist for Special Collections & Archives at University of California Santa Cruz where she oversees archival processing, collection management, and born-digital stewardship programs. Prior to this, she held positions at Occidental College Library, New York University Law Library, and the New York Public Library.|
Mallory Furnier, Board Member-at-Large
Mallory Furnier is Special Collections & Archives Librarian at California State University, Northridge. She previously worked as the Archivist for the Urban Archives and Old China Hands Archives. Prior to joining the team at CSUN, Mallory spent seven years working with archival collections at the Library and Archives of the Autry Museum. There she worked on everything from small collections related to arts and cultures of the American West, to large collections documenting productions that created the imaginary West. She also has experience with large photographic collections, conducting oral histories, and collection moves. She has an MLIS, an MA in History with a focus in American History and Archival Administration, and is a Certified Archivist.
Leilani Marshall, Immediate Past-President
|Leilani Marshall is currently the Archivist at the Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History, located in the King Library at San Jose State University. She has previously held archivist positions in the SJSU Special Collections and Archives, NASA Ames Research Center, and the Hawaii Medical Library.|
Board Statement in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, June 11, 2020
Statement in Support of Temporary Archivists at UCLA, November 27, 2018, signed Members of the 2018-2019 SCA Board of Directors.
Statement by the SCA Board affirming SCA's core values, signed Members of the 2016-2017 SCA Board.