SCA members are encouraged to volunteer! To inquire about volunteering for a specific committee, contact its chair.

Standing Committees
Provide essential services to SCA. Committee Chairs are not elected (exception: Nominating Committee); Chairs are appointed by the Board.
Special Committees
Provide limited-time services as ad hoc committees, or task force groups, established by the Board.
External Relations
Provide representation of SCA for allied groups and endeavors.

Standing Committees

Administers SCA's various awards; develops criteria for the awards, promotes the awards, and selects recipients.

Communications and Outreach
Disseminates information about the archival profession and about SCA activities to allied organizations and professions and the public. Also designs, maintains and updates the SCA website, and SCA social media sites, to facilitate communication among SCA members and others.

Fundraises to support SCA's activities and programs, through both member gifts and outside funding sources.

Provides archival education and professional development; coordinates several workshops each year; analyzes the educational needs of SCA members; and pursues other training opportunities.

Conducts annual elections for SCA Board member positions.

Finance and Investment
Manages SCA’s assets; advises the Board of SCA's financial outlook.

Government Affairs
Monitors national, state and local legislation, governmental funding agencies, political appointments, and political issues of interest to archivists; coordinates special governmental projects.

Local Arrangements (AGM)
Manages all physical arrangements of the Annual General Meeting (hotel, event venues, catering, travel, etc).

Solicits new members, renews existing memberships, manages the current interests and concerns of the membership, and encourages participation in SCA activities and programs.

Solicits candidates for SCA Board member positions, prepares a slate of candidates for offices falling vacant within a given year. This is the only committee whose members are elected.

Program (AGM)
Plans and presents the program of the Annual General Meeting; develops a theme, contacts speaker candidates, solicits and reviews session proposals.
Develops, produces and markets SCA’s publications: SCA Newsletter, Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California, and other publications.

Site Selection (AGM)

Locates and recommends to the Board options for hotel sites for the Annual General Meeting in the city or area designated by the Board, according to prescribed criteria.

Western Archives Institute Joint Management
Plans, develops, and oversees the Western Archives Institute (WAI), a two-week archival training program held each summer; consists of representatives from the California State Archives, SCA Board and WAI.
Kira Dres, Adminstrator
California State Archives  (916) 695-1393

Special Committees

Membership and Website Management Task Force

Started in 2016, this special committee was tasked with reviewing SCA's needs regarding our website functionality, membership, and events management. The task force will evaluate software vendors who could meet those needs, including Wild Apricot, and then recommend the best options to the SCA Board.  

Laura O'Hara and Maggie Hughes
Strategic Planning Task Force

Started in 2011, this special committee was tasked with learning and shaping SCA's future direction, which we do roughly every ten years.

External Relations

California Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB)

As the central advisory body for historical records in California, CHRAB carries out statewide planning and assessment activities, facilitates cooperation among historical record-keepers within the state, and serves as a state-level reviewer of NHPRC grant applications.

SCA Representative
Laurel McPhee (UC San Diego)

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