Introduction to Archives Administration and Management

$250.00

Dates: July 6 - August 16

Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

With an increase in demand for access to primary sources and a trend toward LAM convergence, librarians are now more often responsible for the management and administration of archival materials. This course provides a gentle introduction to archival methods and best practices to better equip librarians without previous specialized training to care for this kind of material.

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2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

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We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

With an increase in demand for access to primary sources and a trend toward LAM convergence, librarians are now more often responsible for the management and administration of archival materials. This course provides a gentle introduction to archival methods and best practices to better equip librarians without previous specialized training to care for this kind of material.

The six-week course will include practical and hands-on assignments. We will discuss the theoretical principles upon which archival work is based, and the key practices of archival work: appraisal, acquisition, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and use. We will touch upon the purposes and structure of records management programs, legal and ethical issues, public programming and advocacy, and the impact of new information technologies and electronic records upon archival practice.

Rebecka Sheffield

Rebecca SheffieldRebecka Sheffield is a senior lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College (Boston). She previously served as Executive Director and Archives Manager at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA), where she first began as a volunteer archivist in 2007. Rebecka holds a graduate degree in archives and records management and completed a PhD at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information, in collaboration with the Mark S Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. She is passionate about archives and finding innovative ways to bring researchers and collections together. Visit her website at www.archivalobjects.com.

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