[Cancelled]  Archives Overview #1147


Thu, Mar 10, 2011
Durham Academy
Durham, NC

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: February 17, 2011

Co-Sponsor: Durham Academy


Lodging & Travel Information

La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Chapel Hill
4414 Chapel Hilll Blvd
Durham, NC 27707

Additional details

Workshop Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1147

SAA Member $185 / $235
SAA Student or Bridge Members: $92.50 / $117.50

Employees of Member Institutions $210 / $260
Nonmember $235 / $285
Nonmember Students Promotion: $141 / $171
(Please submit proof of enrollment to servicecenter@archivists.org or via fax to 312-606-0728)

Workshop Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Archives Overview #1147

Thu, Mar 10, 2011
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Anne M. Ostendarp

Archival Recertification Credits: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75

Workshop Description

Are you working in a small public library, archives, 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.

In this workshop you’ll:

  1. Learn archives and historical records terminology, and get an overview of the body of knowledge needed, ethical responsibilities, and resources for additional information;
  2. Hear about core policy statements, professional standards, and best practices;
  3. Get tools for control of your collections;
  4. Find out about basic preservation steps you can implement;
  5. Learn the basics of arrangement and description; and,
  6. Walk away knowing what your next steps should be.

Who should attend? Librarians, museum staff, administrators, archivists, and volunteers in small repositories with historical records and without archives training.

Attendance is limited to 35.


When asked “what aspect of the workshop was most valuable to you?” Participant responses included:

  • “Excellent manual which I annotated heavily during the session. Anne’s speaking pace is perfect for note-taking and comprehension.” –Judith Puckett
  • “All of it was, though I'm new to this so everything was new and interesting.”
  • “Definitions, additional resources, handouts.”
  • “Conservation/arrangements because it’s such a difficult issue. Networking was important.”
  • “Knew nothing about 3rd party privacy rights. Also reference interview and patron registration was enlightening.”
  • “Helping me distinguish between my library training and archival practices - first time this has been so clear to me.” –Julia Theobald
  • “Talking about how to properly preserve and store materials. I didn't know enough about that.” – Bethany Snelson