Secure and Protect Your Collections

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

Protecting your holdings remains a big challenge as you continue to hear about theft, damage, or just plain oversight. In this workshop, you’ll get a fresh look at the issues including security, post-theft response, and key infrastructure. And, at the end, everything you’ve learned will be tested in an exercise that has you doing a survey, completing a checklist, and creating an action plan.

Learning Outcomes: 
Identify risks that need to be addressed
Detect ways to reduce the risk of theft, damage, and loss in your institution
Name the resources you need to compile for effective response
Develop an action plan
Who Should Attend?: 

Archivists and others who are responsible for keeping the holdings of their institutions safe. This workshop will be of benefit whether you are a lone arranger or an administrator at a larger institution.

What You Should Already Know: 

An understanding of archival principles and practices

Faculty: 
Reviews: 
"The overall session was extremely helpful in allowing me to gauge what my institution is doing correctly and also to identify areas where improvement is needed. The segment on how to best deal with suspicious researchers was extremely as it gave me some very good tips to take back with me and good ideas to include in staff refresher training."
"The class exercise was good, even though I think we could have used a bit more time for the exercise itself. Even though I entered the workshop with pretty good knowledge, overall it was an extremely good workshop."