Archives for November 2017

November 13, 2017 - Comments Off on 2017 LAAC Holiday Party: Wednesday, December 13

2017 LAAC Holiday Party: Wednesday, December 13

Join us for our annual holiday party!

A Canine Christmas at Valley Animal Shelter, 1963, Los Angeles Public Library, Valley Times Collection.

The Los Angeles Archivists Collective warmly invites you for an evening of drinks and good cheer on Wednesday, December 13th at The Red Lion Tavern.

We're hosting a raffle at the event, and invite you to donate items. Our new tote bags will also be making their big debut!

All proceeds will be disbursed to LAAC to support memberships, professional development, and/or other special initiatives of the organizations.



All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

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November 12, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Call for Nominations

LAAC Call for Nominations


The Los Angeles Archivists Collective (LAAC) is accepting nominations for the following positions:

-Steering Committee member (3 year term)
-Secretary (2 year term)
-Archival Education Subcommittee chair (1 year term)
-Outreach and Advocacy Subcommittee chair (1 year term)
-Social Activities Subcommittee chair (1 year term)

These positions will provide LAAC members with an opportunity to lead and contribute to future programming efforts, as well as engage, collaborate, and build relationships with the other local archivists and professional organizations. For a complete description of the duties and responsibilities carried out by these positions, see the LAAC bylaws at

The Steering Committee coordinates the organization’s meetings; presides at all meetings; seeks members to serve on subcommittees; reports to the Advisory Board; explores avenues for sustainability and growth; and provides directional oversight for the organization.

The Secretary takes minutes of all meetings of the organization, sends report of all meeting minutes to be posted on the website, maintains a copy of the current by-laws, maintains an accurate membership roster, and keeps records of organization documents.

Subcommittee Chairs organize subcommittee meetings for five areas of focus - Archival Education, Community Outreach and Advocacy, Diversity, Press and Publications, and Social Activities to ensure subcommittee activities are scheduled and executed, and report to the membership on their progress at each meeting.

The deadline for nominations is Friday Dec. 1, 2017  Dec. 15, 2017 (self-nominations are encouraged). Please note that current students may not be elected to Steering Committee or Subcommittee Chair positions. To submit nominations, email with the nominee name and position. Include a short biography and candidate statement detailing current work, professional interests, and ideas for the candidate's role in LAAC (approximately 200 words). 

In addition, LAAC seeks the following subcommittee members:

-Archival Education, 1-3 members
-Diversity, 1 member
-Social Activities, 1-2 members
-Outreach and Advocacy, 1-3 members

Members are not elected--they volunteer to be active subcommittee members. Terms are for 1 year. Students are especially encouraged to participate in these positions - LAAC is interested in having local student representatives from UCLA, San Jose State, University of North Texas, and USC.

Each subcommittee will meet in-person or virtually three times a year, and check in with other local professional organizations to avoid duplicate efforts and/or identify potential collaborations for projects or events. For more information, see the Subcommittees section on our about page at

To sign up for a subcommittee member position, email by Friday, Dec. 1 Friday, Dec. 15 and specify which subcommittee you are interested in. Please also include a few sentences about yourself.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and applications. Please feel free to email with any questions.