CAA Subcommittee Restructuring - call for new volunteers and leadership

13 Mar 2018 1:53 PM | Erin Matson (Administrator)

To all members of Chicago Area Archivists:

Please consider joining a CAA subcommittee! If you are looking to become involved in Chicago’s archives community, this is a great opportunity to gain experience while expanding your network. Leadership opportunities are also available as subcommittee chairs are needed as well. CAA is a great way to gain local leadership experience while giving back to your professional community.

This is an exciting time to be involved in CAA because we have reorganized our subcommittee structure in order to more effectively serve and engage with the archives community. This was done with thoughtful input by the subcommittees themselves and with the overall goal of streamlining our programming.

Subcommittees are a great way to become more acquainted with local archivists, make changes at the ground level, and implement your ideas. CAA has experienced significant increase in size as well as in its diversity of programming in recent years, and we encourage your participation in this growth.

Beginning with CAA’s new term on April 4, 2018, CAA’s new Subcommittee structure will be as follows:

  • Programming Subcommittee will be responsible for programming geared toward our member base, including social events, archives salons, panels, lectures, tours, and Day of Service.
    • New members needed

  • Outreach and Member Engagement Subcommittee will be responsible for social media coordination, membership recruitment and analytics, new member referral incentive planning, and advocacy.
  • New members needed
  • Chair or co-chairs needed

  • Special Events Subcommittee will be responsible for the planning and execution of Chicago Open Archives.
  • New members needed
  • Chair or co-chairs needed

More information will be shared at the CAA Annual Members’ Meeting on April 4 (registration closes 3/28). You will also have an opportunity to speak to current CAA leadership. If you have any questions in the meantime, or to volunteer to chair or become a member of a subcommittee,  please contact

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