Archives Overview

Certificate Eligibility: 
N/A
Credits: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
Length: 
1 day
Format: 
In-Person
Max Attendees: 
35
Tier: 
Foundational
Description: 

Are you working in a small public library or historical society? Do you have historical records that you don’t quite know what to do with? In this workshop you’ll get an overview of basic archival theory, functions, and practices that protect the integrity of historical records. The workshop will give you a basis for further learning.

Learning Outcomes: 
Describe archives and historical records terminology, and explain an overview of the body of knowledge needed, ethical responsibilities, and resources for additional information
Explain core policy statements, professional standards, and best practices
Establish tools for control of your collections
Recognize basic preservation steps you can implement
Describe the basics of arrangement and description
Recognize what your next steps should be
Who Should Attend?: 

Librarians, museum staff, administrators, and volunteers in small repositories with historical records and without archives training

What You Should Already Know: 

No prior experience is necessary

Faculty: 
Reviews: 
"The instructor was well prepared and greatly experienced." — Eric Sears
"Organizational advice—Lots of awesome reference materials to look up now." —Liza Schade
"Excellent workbook, which I annotated heavily during the session. Anne's speaking pace is perfect for note-taking and comprehension." — Judith Puckett
"I found the question and answer sessions really helpful."
"An excellent presenter—engaging and discerning regarding our needs and interests. A strong professional able to share what she has learned—this is meaningful, credible." — Carolyn Sellers
Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Classroom: 6-foot tables with two chairs each or 8-foot tables with three chairs each
  • A table at the back of the room
  • Flip chart
  • Table, chair, and lectern for instructor
  • Instructor workstation (a PC or laptop that has a USB port, runs standard MS Office software, and has PowerPoint)
  • LCD projector and replacement bulb for the LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • Clicker for the PowerPoint slideshow, if possible
  • Lapel microphone, if possible
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break