Upcoming Workshops 

Successful Grant Writing for Archives (Webinar)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)

Register HERE

Webinar description:

Successful grants have the ability to transform access by increasing visibility to archival collection material. However, the limited number of archival grant opportunities can prove to be a challenge for grant writers. This webinar, presented by Greg Williams, Director, Gerth Archives & Special Collections, CSU Dominguez Hills Library, will focus on preparing successful grants for individual archival institutions as well as collaborative projects spanning several institutions.

Please join us as Greg guides potential grant writers through the multi-faceted process in generating a sellable project, which can include: writing the various elements of a successful grant proposal; pitching to grant program officers; managing a successful grant-funded project; and dealing with reviewers, feedback, and rejection.

The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; and $20 for non-members. All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording after the webinar is completed.

Presenter:

Greg Williams has been Director of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department in the CSU Dominguez Hills Library for 15 years. He has been an Archivist and Curator for 38 years at the Oregon State Archives, Rutgers University, the San Diego Historical Society and the other institutions. He is the principal investigator for the statewide collaborative project entitled the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project that has digitized 35,000 archival documents and photographs. He has written, been awarded and administered grants for over 25 years from the NEH, NHPRC, IMLS, the Haynes Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the California State Library, and the National Parks Service.

Registration open until February 21. Online payment is required.



Constructing Archival Authorities: Describing Archives: A Content Standard Part II

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., AGM pre-conference, Hilton Long Beach

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Workshop description:

Archival authorities (creator name records) are becoming an increasingly important part of archival description. With the advent of Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), EAC-CPF, and linked open data, properly constructed authority records allow researchers to find information and make connections about archival creators and their materials in new and exciting ways. This workshop will teach participants how to construct authority records according to DACS, and will provide an opportunity to learn more about authority records and why they are important to the work that we do as archivists, and some tools for implementing these authority records in their day to day archival description practices.

The cost is $75 for SCA and Institutional members; $40 for student members; and $125 for non-members.

Instructor:

Sue Luftschein is the Head of Special Collections in the USC Libraries, where she oversees a department that houses rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Since joining the USC Libraries in 2009, she has played a leading role in helping to improve the care of and public access to USC’s unique archival collections.



Principled Archivists: How to Make the New DACS Principles Work for You and Your Users

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., AGM pre-conference, Hilton Long Beach

Register HERE

Workshop description:

Is your description helping your users?

In this workshop, participants will test the newly-revised DACS principles against real-world researcher needs. The revised DACS principles provide an updated framework for archival description. This workshop is a chance for the community to learn more about the revision process and the rationale for revision. Most importantly, archivists will leave the workshop with a framework for determining how these principles can help structure a descriptive program.

The cost is $75 for SCA and Institutional members; $40 for student members; and $125 for non-members.

Instructors:

Maureen Callahan is the steward for the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History at Smith College, where she is responsible for acquiring documentation of the ways that people have changed the world on behalf of women and other gender minorities. She has formerly worked as an archives technologist at Yale University and managed technical services at New York University. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Bryn Mawr College.

Carrie Hintz is the Head of Collection Services at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library where the manuscript processing, rare book cataloging, and collection management functions for the library. Prior to coming to Emory, she served as the Head of Archives Processing at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She holds an MSI in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. Carrie is particularly interested in developing and managing sane, efficient, standards-based technical services programs in special collections.


If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic or if you have any questions, contact the Education Committee Co-Chairs.
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