SAVE THE DATE! - KCAA January event!

After a quiet 2014, we are kicking off this year with a fun event in Kansas City, Kansas.

We invite you to join us January 22nd at the Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center. The museum and archive, which celebrates the history and Slavic heritage of the surrounding neighborhood, sits on a bluff overlooking the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and downtown KCMO. Local volunteers will be providing light refreshments (including povitica, of course!) and guiding a few tours of the mansion and its exhibits. The event will last from 4pm-7pm, so please come and go at your convenience.

This should be an exciting chance for students and practitioners to network and make contacts for upcoming internships and practicums and, just as importantly, come out of winter hibernation to catch up with colleagues! You'll also have the opportunity to renew your KCAA membership and, for those looking to be even more involved, learn about the open volunteer positions on the steering committee!

For directions, please visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/directions/. Hope to see you there!

KCAA Meeting Hosts Needed

KCAA is looking for member institutions willing to host upcoming meetings.  If your institution is willing and able to host a future Spring or Fall meeting please contact Education Chair Ashley Todd-Diaz atodddia@emporia.edu The requirements for hosting include, at minimum, the ability to seat between 30 to 40 attendees and the ability to have food and drink in the meeting area.  Access to A/V equipment or hook-ups will also likely be required.

Thank you for your consideration.


Get involved in 2015!

KCAA is Seeking Committee Leaders and Members

Becoming active with KCAA is a great way to meet other archivists and learn more about the profession. Committee chairs and officers will have the chance to build leadership skills as well as advance the mission of the organization. KCAA depends on member volunteers and cannot operate without you. Please consider volunteering for the following openings:

Junior Co-Chair
The Junior Co-Chair works directly with the Senior Chair to plan and organize events, provide direction for KCAA, and a variety of other administrative duties crucial to the continuing support of KCAA.

Awards and Nominations Chair
This position helps to recruit officers and committee members as well as organizes the annual KCAA awards presentation at our Spring meeting. This important position works closely with the steering committee.

Scholarship Committee Chair
This position leads the Scholarship Committee to evaluate applications and award scholarships for a variety of purposes.

Newsletter Editor
This position oversees the contributions and layout of the KCAA newsletter, published twice a year in the Spring and Fall.

Committee Members
We are also looking for members to serve on the committee for arranging the 2015 Fall Symposium. It's a fun job, and we always learn a lot! If you're thinking about getting involved, this might be the place for you.

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer for a position, or just want some more information on how you can get involved, please contact :

Adam Paxson
KCAA Senior Co-Chair
adam.paxson@gmail.com