The deadline for proposals for the South Carolina Archival Association 2019 Annual meeting has been extended until October 15, 2019. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present at this conference, please follow this link.
This year‘s theme is “Connecting Collections”, and will focus on how we support smaller archival projects and institutions, how we connect records for greater accessibility, and how we can create a greater awareness of lesser-known but very valuable collections!
The Association will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the meeting being held at Newberry College, at the Gnann Conference Center at the Center for Teacher Education, in the historic Speers Street Elementary School on October 25, 2019 from 9:30am-3pm.
Register now for early bird rates. Rates will increase by $10 after October 4th.
South Carolina Archival Association
Annual Meeting 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Gnann Conference Center at the Center for Teacher Education
1121 Speers Street
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:50 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. Session 1
10:30 a.m. Session 2
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Session 3
11:45 a.m. Session 4
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Business Meeting
1:15 p.m. Session 5
1:45 p.m. Session 6
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Session 7
It is that time of year again and the Association needs your help. This is the perfect time to give a little bit of your time back to SCAA and your fellow archivists, as well as gain valuable service experience for your vita. SCAA relies on volunteers to arrange for quality professional development opportunities at an affordable price, to provide networking opportunities, to make available opportunities for sharing expertise and information via our blog (a publishing opportunity as well) and listserv, and to maintain a professional presence in the state.
Nominations for officers is open for the following positions:
• President - the president shall direct and coordinate the affairs of the Association, shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Executive Board, and shall perform such duties as may be directed by the Executive Board. Please note that this is office does not usually appear on the ballot. Unfortunately, April Akin’s new position will not allow her to continue as an officer of SCAA. We all wish her well in her new position at Lander University.
• Vice President/President-Elect - the vice president shall perform the duties of the president in case of the president's resignation or absence. The vice president shall serve as the president-elect and as the official Association liaison with other organizations or committees with which the Association cooperates, and shall perform other duties as requested by the president.
• Secretary - the secretary shall notify Executive Board members of Board meetings, record and disseminate the minutes of the Executive Board and business meetings as directed by the Board, shall maintain updated copies of the constitution and bylaws of the Association and provide copies upon request. The secretary shall conduct the correspondence necessary to transacting the Association's business including the sending of notices to members concerning meetings. The secretary shall also serve as the archivist for the Association.
• First Year Director - Directors in their first year shall serve on the Program Committee and perform other duties as requested by the Executive Board or president. Directors (2nd year): Directors in their second year shall chair the Program Committee, coordinate arrangements for the annual meeting, and perform other duties as requested by the Executive Board or president.
Please consider running for one of the positions above. Or if you know of a colleague who would make a good candidate, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Beth Bilderback at email@example.com. Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, October 4, 2019.
The South Carolina Archival Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! Join us for our annual conference to be held at Newberry College, at the Gnann Conference Center at the Center for Teacher Education, in the historic Speers Street Elementary School. This year‘s theme is “Connecting Collections”, and will focus on how we support smaller archival projects and institutions, how we connect records for greater accessibility, and how we can create a greater awareness of lesser-known but very valuable collections!
SCAA 2019 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting
Newberry College Gnann Conference Center at the Center for Teacher Education
1121 Speers Street
Friday, October 25, 2019
9:30 am - 3 pm
Mark your calendar for October 25th! Register now for early bird rates. Rates will increase by $10 after October 4th.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present at this conference, please follow this link. Proposals are due by September 20.
by April Akins
Members of the South Carolina Archival Association, stepped outdoors to enjoy the rays of sun that welcomed us to the Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site in Greenwood, South Carolina for our annual summer social. This year’s event raised money for the Darrick L. Hart Scholarship Fund which honors a SCAA charter member and Conservation Specialist at the University of South Carolina Conservation Lab who passed away in 2002. Funds raised from the Summer Social are designated for scholarships which are awarded to current SCAA members to help offset the costs associated with attending professional meetings and workshops.
Those in attendance enjoyed some amazing pizza options at The Mill House, before heading over to the site for a tour of Dr. Mays’ birth home, a one room school house, the gardens, and the museum. The tour was provided by Director Chris Thomas. The group learned about the life and legacy of a South Carolina native who was an amazing educator, civil rights pioneer, theologian, author and as quoted on the statue “last of the great schoolmasters.”
I have been to the site multiple times during my few years in Greenwood and I always seem to walk away with more knowledge and admiration for Dr. Mays. It was a great time of socializing and learning that got some of us outdoors for a change.
Photographs courtsey of Kimberly McClure
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