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November 12, 2017 - No Comments!

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 http://www.laacollective.org/about/bylaws/

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 (self-nominations are encouraged). Please note that current students may not be elected to Steering Committee or Subcommittee Chair positions. To submit nominations, email hello@laacollective.org 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 http://www.laacollective.org/about/.

To sign up for a subcommittee member position, email hello@laacollective.org by Friday, Dec. 1 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.

May 8, 2017 - Comments Off on LAAC Bylaws

LAAC Bylaws

Call for feedback on our draft bylaws!

LAAC Community, we've developed some bylaws and would love your feedback. Please comment directly on the document or send an email to hello@laacollective.org. New positions outlined would take effect next calendar year.

December 5, 2016 - Comments Off on LAAC & ARLIS/NA SC, Silent Auction: Request for Donations

LAAC & ARLIS/NA SC, Silent Auction: Request for Donations

The Los Angeles Archivists Collective and ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter kindly request donations for our online silent auction to be held on the LAAC’s Instagram!

The auction items will become available from Sunday, December 11 to Thursday, December 15, 2016. We are accepting books, catalogs, posters, photographs, and other merchandise from local institutions, as well as handmade crafts.

Auction planned 1963, Valley Times Collection photographs, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

Auction planned 1963, Valley Times Collection photographs, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

All proceeds will be disbursed to LAAC and ARLIS/NA-SC to support memberships, professional development, travel awards, and/or other special initiatives of the organizations.

To donate an item for our silent auction, please complete the donation form and email an image of the item (jpeg, maximum 2 MB) to hello@laacollective.org by Friday, December 9, 2016. Please be sure to indicate “Silent Auction” in the subject line and the title of your donation in the email message.

All shipped donations must be received by Monday, December 12th, 2016.

Ship to:
Jennifer Kishi / Los Angeles Archivists Collective
Sterling Ruby Studio
4900 S. Soto Street
Vernon, CA 90058

If you plan to bring your item to the LAAC + ARLIS/NA-SC Holiday Party, please arrive early and drop off the items no later than 7:30 PM.

We will send out reminders as the deadline approaches. Thank you and we hope to see you at our holiday party (details below)!

LAAC + ARLIS/NA SC 2016 Holiday Gathering
Saturday, December 17, 2016
7-10pm
The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 West 24th Street
Please RSVP by December 8, 2016

Questions? Email us at hello@laacollective.org

December 5, 2016 - Comments Off on LAAC & ARLIS/NA SC Holiday Party 2016, AV Screening: Call for Submissions

LAAC & ARLIS/NA SC Holiday Party 2016, AV Screening: Call for Submissions

As part of the programming for the LAAC Holiday Gathering on Dec. 17 at the Velaslavasay Panorama, we hope to include a screening of local collections' audio and visual content.

We'd like to feature a variety of local collections in this screening. We are looking for any audio and visual content that features Los Angeles and/or is holiday themed.

Beach goers with discarded Christmas tree on shoreline with sailboats in background at Marina del Rey, Calif., 1973, Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, UCLA Library Special Collections

Beach goers with discarded Christmas tree on shoreline with sailboats in background at Marina del Rey, Calif., 1973, Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, UCLA Library Special Collections

Your submission should be:

-In a digital format, such as mp4, and can be digitized or born digital

-2 to 7 minutes long

-Available and open for viewing at this free event. Your institution should have rights to present the material. LAAC will not claim rights or ownership over any of the materials and only intends to present the material at this one time event.

Your submission should include the following information:

-Your name

-Name of contributing institution (we will create a program listing submissions)

-Title of piece

-Creator

-Date of creation/publication

-Original format

-Short description

Please email us hello@laacollective.org with questions and to submit your content.

Last day to submit content is Monday, December 12.