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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.

October 25, 2016 - Comments Off on Call for LAAC Subcommittee Members

Call for LAAC Subcommittee Members

The Los Angeles Archivists Collective (LAAC) seeks subcommittee members to help develop and organize programming for the upcoming 2017 year. 

Beach beauties raising hands, view 4 [ca. 1930], Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

The subcommittees 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.

The LAAC subcommittees address five areas of focus - Archival Education, Community Outreach and Advocacy, Diversity, Press and Publications, and Social Activities. Each subcommittee consists of one chairperson and two or more members. Chairpersons are responsible for overseeing projects and reporting back to the LAAC Steering Committee as needed.

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. Students are especially encouraged to participate - LAAC is interested in having local student representatives from UCLA, San Jose State, University of North Texas, and USC.

To sign up for a position, please email hello@laacollective.org by Monday, Nov. 7th and specify which subcommittee you are interested in and if you are interested in a chairperson position.

Archival Education
The Archival Education Subcommittee is charged with sharing information about educational efforts and pursuing collaborations with other professional organizations, including workshops, lectures, skill-shares, and webinars.
Vacancies: Chair, 1 or more members

Community Outreach and Advocacy
The Community Outreach and Advocacy Subcommittee will reach out to local communities to help serve their archival needs, as well as develop programs/plans for local associations to advocate for archives and archivists in the public foray.
Vacancies: 2 or more members

Diversity
The Diversity Subcommittee will foster engagement with underrepresented communities as well as ensure inclusion of all types of archivists and archival repositories (e.g. lone arrangers, film archivists, citizen archivists, community archives, etc.) in LAAC programming.
Vacancies: Chair, 1 or more members

Press and Publications
The Press and Publications Subcommittee will head efforts to develop and solicit content for the LAAC blog, social media sites, zine series, as well as professional journals and publications.
Vacancies: Chair, 1 or more members

Social Activities
The Social Activities Subcommittee will coordinate and promote LAAC social activities, including but not limited to happy hours, meetups, and repository tours.
Vacancies: Chair, 2 or more members