Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists #1897  [A&D]


Thu, Apr 12, 2018
University of Arkansas Libraries
Fayetteville, AR

Additional details

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: March 12, 2018


Lodging & Travel Information

The Chancellor Hotel
70 N. East Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Workshop Fees

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Full Registration #1897

SAA Member $199 / $249
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Nonmember $279 / $349

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Workshop Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists #1897

Thu, Apr 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gina L. B. Minks, MLS

Archival Recertification Credits: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75
A&D Tactical & Strategic: 1

Workshop Description

You're involved in a variety of projects every day, from small projects such as developing a new procedures manual to large projects such as digitizing a collection. But because project management methodologies aren't automatically included in formal education or many archival education programs, you'll want to take advantage of this course to acquire the basic knowledge and tools necessary for managing successful projects.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the project life cycle from initiation to completion.
  • Gain an understanding of how to utilize effective project management tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate project outcomes and disseminate project information.
  • Demonstrate how positive personnel management adds to a successful project.

Who should attend? This introductory course can be taken as a refresher course on project management. Project team members who want to become more active in-and achieve a better understanding of the workings of-individual projects are also welcome.

What You Should Already Know: A basic understanding of archives.

A&D Core Competency:

4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.

7. Risk Management: Analyze threats and implement measures to minimize ethical and institutional risks.

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.


When participants were asked "what aspect of the workshop methods/materials was most valuable to you?" responses included:

  • "This is one of the best workshops I have attended. It was very practical and engaging. I think having a survey of attendees' experience and reviewing the results was very informative."-Pam Hackbart-Dean
  • "Practice, exercise. As always it gives the chance to use what you've learned."-Maria Voltera, Reference Archivist, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • "Final exercises! Good to have hands on work."-Ashley Enochs, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
  • "Group projects are common-where these worked best was emphasis on bringing together varied experience to build the project."-Bonita S. Smith, Corporate Archivist, Aerospace Corporation
  • "Presenting project management concepts in a simple but in-depth way. Course booklet was one of the best I've had for an SAA class!"

Attendance is limited to 35.