LA as Subject Executive Committee meeting minutes

Meeting notes for the LA as Subject Executive Committee meeting held on November 16, 2016 are included below.

Executive Committee meeting – November 16, 2016

Attendees: Liza Posas, Hollie Teltoe, Jessica Hough, David Boulé, Angel Diaz

Lost L.A. Season II

  • Next episodes are in development
  • Assignment: Identify which LAAS collections might have materials relevant to the proposed subject matter
    • Executive Committee members to review episode outlines and recommend collections to Liza Posas

LAAS website

  • Executive Committee members now have “editorial privledges” – the ability to post articles on the website
    • Angel Diaz to post Archives Bazaar images on FaceBook and LAAS site
    • Hollie Teltoe to post article on “How to Throw an LAAS Blockparty”
    • David Boulé to post General and Executive Committee meeting minutes

History Keepers:

  • Further discussion on pros and cons
    • Opportunities
      • Exhibit draws significant visitors, and media attention
      • Is a strong platform for advocating to the general public the value of preserving history, and the importance of supporting archives, museums and libraries
    • Challenges:
      • Desire to have exhibit reflect best practices, and attract most compelling objects
      • Short lead time to develop and execute
      • Venue: Light and climate control issues, security, control over signage/front desk, maximum 3-week duration of exhibit
      • Staffing requirements
        • Need professional contract registrar
    • Ideas:
      • Possible “Pop-Up exhibits” to fill-in exhibit “dark times” at area institutions
      • Pursue grant opportunities:
        • Fund traveling exhibit
        • Underwrite “self-contained,” climate-controlled exhibit cases that could be set-up in many types of environments
      • Organize related workshop on how to prepare materials for exhibit
      • Launch exhibit at El Pueblo, then move to Doheny Library exhibit space
    • Jessica Hough to draft “History Keepers” mission statement, and outline opportunities/ challenges/solutions, that can be used as basis for wider discussion with LAAS members


  • Reviewed proposals from Bill Dotson (USC Libraries grant writer) and Sue Luftschein

Archives Bazaar

  • Begin organizing committee and planning in March
  • Make a discussion topic at December general meeting
    • Need an Archives Bazaar Committee chairperson

Executive Committee

  • Need applicants to run for positions that will open in August, 2017, due to current members rotating out
  • Make a discussion topic at December general meeting

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