Workshops

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!

SAA Digital Archives Specialist workshop to be held April 30th

Seattle Area Archivists is hosting a new SAA Digital Archives Specialist workshop (DAS 1594) on April 30 at the Seattle Municipal Tower (Room 1650). “Digital Forensics: What You Must Know!” is an introduction to the principles and technologies of digital forensics and demonstrates their uses in an archival setting. The course is taught by Seattle’s own Marty Gengenbach, of the Gates Archive.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Upcoming Archives Workshops in Seattle

Please join us for one of three pre-conference workshop at the Western Round up in Seattle! Sign up today. Remember that the early bird deadline for conference registration ends on March 31st!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

When Disaster Strikes: Emergency Preparedness & Response

The workshop will assist participants in understanding key steps in disaster preparedness and develop tools and techniques and provide opportunities to create a basic plan and to receive feedback. The workshop focuses on critical skills such as insurance, risk assessment / prevention, working with emergency recovery services, training staff, and testing disaster plans.

Presented by: Julie A. Page, Co-Coordinator for the Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) and Gary Menges, Preservation Administrator at the University of Washington Libraries

Full day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Lunch on your own)

Cost: $50.00

Register: http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/Registration

Attendance is limited to 30

Archival Recertification Credits: 5, section B.3.c

Grant Writing

This practical workshop reviews various types of state, federal, and private foundation grants that have the potential to support the archival enterprise and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants and grant funders, fundamentals of effective grant proposal writing, creating realistic budgets, the grant review process, and funding resources.

Presented by: Daniel Stokes, Director for State Programs at the NHPRC, overseeing the State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) grants program.

Full day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Lunch on your own)

Cost: $50.00

Attendance is limited to 25

Archival Recertification Credits: 5, section B.3.c

Register: http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/Registration

Implementing “More Product, Less Process”

Backlogs don’t have to weigh as heavily as they do! Focus on implementing concrete strategies for increasing processing rates and reducing backlogs as outlined in the Greene-Meissner article, “More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing,” and learn as you share information and experiences with your fellow workshop participants. Topics include appraisal, arrangement, description, digitization, and preservation, as well as development of processing plans, policies, and benchmarks.

Presented by: Jennifer Meehan, Accessioning Archivist, at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Time: Full day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Lunch on your own)

Cost: SAA Members: $185 / $235

Nonmembers with WR discount $210 / $260

SAA Student Members: $95.50 / $117.50

Nonmember Student: $117.50 / $142.50

Please note that this is an Society of American Archivists workshop so you must register for it on the SAA website. Click here for more information.

Attendance is limited to 35

Archival Recertification Credits: 5, section B.3.c