Executive Committee Ballot- Online Voting now open

Online voting will be open until Monday, June 10 at 11:59PM. Last chance for members to vote will be in-person at the top of the June 11 General Membership meeting. Please read nominee statements below. There are THREE Executive Committe seats available, one Chairperson and two members.

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Nominee for Executive Committee Chair (one opening):

Mallory Furnier, Archivist, California State University, Northridge
Mallory Furnier is the Archivist for the Urban Archives and Old China Hands Archives at California State University, Northridge. She has an MLIS, an MA in History with a focus on American History and Archival Administration, and is a Certified Archivist. Prior to joining the team at CSUN, Mallory spent seven years working with archival collections at the Library and Archives of the Autry Museum. She has a passion for Southern California neighborhood history, and a strong interest in making sure that diverse and inclusive stories about the people and places that made us who we are today are preserved and made accessible. She is running again with an interest in continuing for one more term as Chair of the Executive Committee, in order to see through the work that began over the previous two years.

Nominees for Executive Committee members (two openings):

Phyllis Hansen, Board member of the Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association and the San Fernando Valley Historical Society
Phyllis Hansen has served on the Executive Committee since 2017 and is currently co-chair of the membership and nominating committee. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association and the San Fernando Valley Historical Society and also maintains a personal archive of early figures prominent in California history. She volunteers as a Wikipedia editor, contributing to the history of Southern California and helping to close the gender gap in the encyclopedia content. She has been a frequent speaker on local historical subjects. Professionally, Phyllis is a freelance writer and author and a former creative director in the retail advertising industry.  She is interested in continuing the work in progress of the committee for the 2019-2021 term and helping with projects focusing on the upcoming LAAS anniversary. 

Julie Yamashita, Archivist, Lanterman House Museum
Julie Yamashita is the Archivist at the Lanterman House Museum in La Cañada Flintridge, California as well as an independent archives consultant. In both capacities, her work revolves around expanding access to larger audiences through strategic implementation of digitization projects and customizing solutions to fit each unique institution or clients. Her areas of expertise include retro-conversion projects involving legacy finding aids, controlled vocabularies, and creating pre-digitization workflows. She is currently a member of the Independent Archivists Steering Committee and serves on the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives Committee of SAA.  Employers have included the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Broad; UCLA; LAC-Group; the Historical Society of Long Beach; as well as private clients.  Julie holds an MLIS in Archival Studies, an MA in Art History/Museum Studies, a Digital Archives Certification, and is a Certified Archivist.


See LAAS Charter, Sections III.C and IV (2017) for qualifications for nominees, election procedures, descriptions of Executive Committee responsibilities, and terms of office.

If you are interested in running for the next the 2018-2020 term, please contact a current Executive Committee member or LA as Subject Coordinator, Liza Posas.