Training

Workshop – WESTPAS Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Register now for this FREE workshop!

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS), Association of King County Heritage Organizations (AKCHO), Seattle Heritage Emergency Response Network (SHERN), and the University of Washington Libraries.

Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS – Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total)

Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP – Response & Recovery
Thursday, November 16 , 20179:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Odegaard Library, University of Washington, Seattle

The workshop is FREE. Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part 1 webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Gary L Menges,  Librarian Emeritus, University of Washington, WESTPAS trainer

The “Protecting Cultural Collections” training is presented in a sequence of two archived webinars plus one in-person workshop to produce the following outcomes:

  • Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
  • Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

The webinar sessions and the in-person workshop are scheduled to enable participants to prepare short assignments between sessions, resulting in a completed disaster plan. Participating institutions will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in your region.

Who should attend: Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions.  By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.

Cost: No charge to the institution.

Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online for the IN-PERSON session at: http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2

Go to November 16th on the calendar and click on the date.

For registration assistance contact: Wendy Cao
For general & content information contact Gary Menges

Call for Presenters!

SeaAA will be hosting a workshop on ArchivesSpace on February 9 from 2 – 4 pm at the University of Washington. As many of our members work for institutions transitioning from Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon to AS, this workshop is aimed at helping those in different phases in the transition learn from one another about their experiences. At this time, we are looking for members from two other institutions who would be willing to participate in a panel discussion and share their specific experiences (via powerpoint and/or demonstration via ArchivesSpace, if possible) so that we have many different perspectives. If this is something you or someone from your institution would be interested in doing, please let us know at
seattle.area.archivists@gmail.com.
After the panel presentation, we will allow time for questions from the panel and general discussion among the workshop participants. Please consider joining our panel and help your fellow members in their transition to ArchivesSpace!

Seattle Area Archivists will co-host SAA Appraisal of Electronic Records course in October

The Society of American Archivists will offer the Appraisal of Electronic Records course in Seattle on Friday, October 21st. This all-day course will be in downtown Seattle.

Seattle Area Archivists is happy to be co-hosting with SAA. SeaAA members who take the course will be eligible to receive a $25 rebate.

This course is part of SAA’s Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program, and offers continuing education credits upon completion.  For course information and registration links, please click here

We would like to see many people attend this local event!