Registration is now open for the in-person 2023 SCAA Annual Conference at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC on Friday, October 20, 2023.
Don't miss the keynote speaker Leah Worthington, Digital Projects Librarian at the College of Charleston, and other presenters representing a variety of institutions, including public libraries, academic institutions, and community historical societies.
Visit the Events section of the SCAA website to view the Annual Meeting agenda, the full schedule of presentations, local hotel options, conference parking, the USC Upstate campus map, and the link to Eventbrite to REGISTER for the 2023 SCAA Annual Conference!
Register today!: http://www.scarchivists.org/index.php/events
Nominations are open for the vacancies for the 2024 SCAA Executive Board; a formal election will occur at the SCAA's annual meeting on October 20, 2023 at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC.
1st Year Director: Serves on the program committee, supports 2nd Year Director with organizing programs, including the SCAA annual meeting, throughout the year. Ideally, this is a minimum 2-year commitment with the role changing to that of the 2nd Year Director in year two of service on Executive Board.
Membership Officer: Oversees maintenance of membership lists, sends out dues notices, and other duties as requested by the Board. Ideally, this is a 2-year commitment.
A nominee has already been secured for the role of VP/President-Elect but if you have questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the chair of the nominating committee.
Please reach out to Mary Jo Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the nominating committee, with questions or suggestions.
Are you feeling inspired after attending recent national conferences? Did it Spark Ideas for you? We've extended the deadline for session proposals to Tuesday, August 15th from the SCAA 2023 Annual Conference. Visit the 2023 Annual Conference page for the details and submission form.
The South Carolina Archival Association Annual Conference is back, and it’s in person this year! After several years of meeting virtually, SCAA is happy to return to an in-person format at the University of South Carolina Upstate Library on Friday, October 20, 2023. This year’s conference theme is “Spark Ideas,” and it encompasses just about any topic you want to share. From your latest projects to new tools and ways to approach familiar workflows, or creative ways you’ve used outreach to grow collections or collaborate with others, we want to hear all about it! We’re also encouraging participation by students, whether MLIS candidates or undergraduates you’ve collaborated with on research, digital projects, or exhibits. Poster presentations will also be solicited, with a separate CFP going out in late August for posters.
The SCAA Board of Directors, which serves as the Annual Conference Planning Committee, invites you to submit proposals for presentations relating to the theme of “Spark Ideas," including but not limited to the following:
- Advocacy, diversity, and inclusion in archival research, education, training, and collections
- Case studies highlighting collections or resources within collections
- Creative approaches to funding, physical resources, and staffing
- Innovative strategies for outreach and community partnerships
- Making our collections accessible to a wider range of patrons and audiences
- Successful methodologies for creating and sustaining collections management policies
- Raising awareness of collections through events, exhibits, and publications
Additional details regarding presentation proposals:
- Presentations can be done solo or in groups of 2-3 presenters.
- Time slots are 50 minutes; allow approximately 30-40 minutes for your presentation with 10-20 minutes for Q&A and to “Spark Ideas.”
- Proposals are due by August 7, 2023.
- Submissions will be reviewed by the SCAA Board of Directors, and presenters will be notified by September 1, 2023.
- NOTE: Please limit your proposal to 250 words maximum.
Both SCAA members and non-members are encouraged to submit. To submit a proposal, complete the SCAA 2023 Conference Proposal Submission Form. A separate call for poster session proposals will go out in late August.
Job Announcement: Art & Architecture Librarian & Director of the Gunnin Architecture Library, Clemson University Libraries
Clemson University Libraries seeks an outgoing, collaborative, and creative librarian to guide and direct the services and collections at the Gunnin Architecture Library. The Emery A. Gunnin Architecture Library is a two-story facility located in Lee Hall on the Clemson campus and supports programs in art, architecture, city and regional planning, construction, landscape architecture, real estate development, and historic preservation. The collection includes over 36,000 circulating volumes, over 100 print periodicals, a media collection, and over 500 rare books. The Art & Architecture Librarian will play a key role in activities related to embedded librarianship, building relationships with faculty, providing opportunities for experiential learning for students, expanding engagement in state-of-the-art facilities, and supporting programs in Charleston, SC and Genoa, Italy. The Gunnin Architecture Library also manages the Clemson Design Center Library, located in Charleston, SC, to support the Center's award-winning service learning studios for undergraduates in architecture and landscape architecture and graduate students in historic preservation. This position will be critical to the Libraries' strategic growth as an R1 institution.
The Architecture Librarian provides research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for the School of Architecture, Nieri Department of Construction, Development, and Planning, and the Department of Art. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and departments to develop and support innovative programs and services. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position in the Teaching, Learning, & Research division and works under the direction of the Head of Teaching & Learning Department.
Additional information about the position, including a more detailed list of responsibilities and required and preferred qualifications for the position may be found at the link below.
Salary and Benefits
Faculty rank and minimum salary of $71,700 based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/123607. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by May 5, 2023 will be guaranteed consideration.
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