Introduction to Archives Administration and Management

$250.00

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

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 Taves Sheffield

Rebecca SheffieldRebecka Taves Sheffield is an archivist and archival educator based in Hamilton, Ontario. She has taught in graduate programs at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science and the University of Toronto iSchool. Presently, she is a senior policy advisor for the Archives of Ontario and works on digital recordkeeping strategies. Rebecka previously served as the Executive Director for the ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives), where she spent the better part of a decade learning as much as possible about Canada’s LGBTQ2+ histories. She has studied sociology, gender studies, publishing, and archives. She completed a PhD in information studies and sexual diversity studies at the University of Toronto.

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