Final week of #JoinCAA2021! Join, refer, or renew now!

09 Mar 2021 9:37 AM | Jill Waycie

This is the last week of #JoinCAA2021 and your last opportunity to win a CAA-branded journal for new members or a $15 gift card for referring members. 

If you’ve been hesitating to join, don’t wait! For existing members, refer your friends and colleagues and you could win too!

From Brittan Nannenga and Jill Waycie, outgoing co-chairs of the Outreach and Member Engagement subcommittee:

Jill: I joined CAA as someone newer to the field and was pretty intimidated by the prospect of getting involved in the Society of American Archivists or even the Midwest Archives Conference. What I really appreciate about CAA is that I have had the opportunity to be involved and co-chair a subcommittee at a level I was comfortable with, which built my confidence to move forward. It’s also an incredibly valuable space to get to know other colleagues in the area, share knowledge and ideas, and support each other. 

Brittan: The stories from CAA members about the benefits of membership that have been posted throughout this year’s drive are familiar and consistent. These seem to be the tried-and-true benefits of joining CAA: opportunities to expand your local network, learn from your colleagues, gain leadership experience, engage socially with your professional peers, and develop friendships along the way. Much about this past year of the pandemic has been unfamiliar and inconsistent, and the realities of social distancing and quarantine have made expanding your network and developing new professional relationships somewhat tricky. But I think that CAA has managed to sustain those tried-and-true benefits of membership in new and creative ways this past year, while also challenging itself to grow as an organization, making it a great time to join -- especially as a student or someone new to Chicago or the profession.

The 2021 Membership Drive runs from February 1 to March 15. Follow us here and on Twitter and Facebook throughout the drive for more on why you should #JoinCAA2021

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