Archives Outreach and Advocacy

$200.00

Dates: August 1 - August 28

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Outreach and advocacy are critical components of successful archival programs, encompassing broad areas of user concerns from digital exhibitions to educational programs to social responsibility. In this course, students will explore the principles of outreach, as well as strategies for identifying professional and community partners. They will learn how to develop, execute and market outreach programming that meets the needs of diverse user populations. They will also learn how to tell the right stories to convince funders of the importance of the archival mission. This course includes discussions about professional ethics, core values of advocacy, and social responsibility in national and international settings.

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Session

Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

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

Outreach and advocacy are critical components of successful archival programs, encompassing broad areas of user concerns from digital exhibitions to educational programs to social responsibility. In this course, students will explore the principles of outreach, as well as strategies for identifying professional and community partners. They will learn how to develop, execute and market outreach programming that meets the needs of diverse user populations. They will also learn how to tell the right stories to convince funders of the importance of the archival mission. This course includes discussions about professional ethics, core values of advocacy, and social responsibility in national and international settings.

Rebecka Taves Sheffield

Rebecka Taves Sheffield is an archivist, educator, and policy advisor based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She researches and advises in the areas of recordkeeping and archives, information and data governance, cultural heritage, and 2SLGBTQ+ histories. Rebecka has served as a senior policy advisor for the Archives of Ontario and currently works with Ontario Digital Service. Previously, she was the executive director of the ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ+ Archives. Rebecka has taught at the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Simmons University, and the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Documenting Rebellions: A Study of Four Lesbian and Gay Archives in Queer Times (Litwin, 2020). She is online atwww.rebeckasheffield.com.

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