The 2019 Society of California Archivists’ (SCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held April 24-27, 2019 in Long Beach, CA at the Hilton Long Beach.

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Friday, April 26 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
S11: Solution Room: Archivists at Work / as Workers

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Though some archivists are fortunate to work as full time employees or faculty in large universities or public institutions, a rising number are lone arrangers working in isolation, itinerant archivists holding temporary positions as project archivists, or recent graduates unable to find professional positions in our field. This forum proposes to bring us together to discuss the issues facing archivists as workers: pay, job stability, equity, diversity and commitment to the professional advancement of new archivists in our profession.  Through pre-readings and facilitated discussions, our hope is to come away with proposals for action and a strengthened sense of community.

Some questions we might consider:

  • How can we create communities of support, and find common cause?  
  • What actions can we take to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of new graduates? 
  • How can we build a diverse profession that fully represents the demographics of California, and address unconscious bias in our searches?  
  • How can we advocate for, and contribute to, better working conditions and fair wages for ourselves and our colleagues? 

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Azalea Camacho

Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, California State Univeristy, Los Angeles
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James Fox

Head, SCUA, CSU, Sacramento
James Fox has over 30 years of curatorial and managerial experience in special collections and university archives. He reguarly teaches courses on the history of the book and the uses of archives and manuscript collections. He recently has taken the position of Head of Special Collections... Read More →
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Julia Hause

Archivist, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
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Tanya Hollis

Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives, Labor Archives and Research Center
Society of California Archivists VP/President Elect; Program Chair of the 2020 Western Archivists Meeting, San Francisco.
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Dee Dee Kramer

Manager, James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library
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Pamela Kruger

Archivist & Librarian, CSU Chico Meriam Library
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Berlin Loa

Asst. Professor / Knowledge River Program Mgr., University of Arizona iSchool
Museums and archives collections management; inclusivity and representation in interpretation, curation, and access; capacity building and collaborations in small organizations. Assistant Professor and Knowledge River Program Manager.
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Eva Martinez

Archivist, San Francisco State University
I also am a processing archivist at San Francisco State University Special Collections.

Ian McGlory

Harry Reid Papers Archivist, University of Nevada, Reno
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George Thompson

CSU Chico
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Audra Eagle Yun

Head of Special Collections & Archives, University of California Irvine
Audra Eagle Yun is the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the University, of California, Irvine. She is the principal investigator for "Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries," a three-year IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program research grant project to explore... Read More →

Friday April 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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