Society of American Archivists - Advocating for Archives #1575


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Mon, Dec 08, 2014
Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library
Austin, TX

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: November 24, 2014

Co-Sponsor: Texas Historical Records Advisory Board


Workshop Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1575

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board is providing registration scholarships to archivists, librarians, and museum curators living in Texas for this workshop!

Non-Texas Residents:

SAA Members: $49 / $69
Nonmembers: $69 / $89


Workshop Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Advocating for Archives #1575

Mon, Dec 08, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kathleen D. Roe, MA , MLS

General CEU Credits: 0.75
Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 5

Workshop Description

You value your profession, but aren’t sure how to make an impact in advocating for it?  This workshop offered in support of SAA’s Strategic Goal 1: “Society values the vital role of archivists and archives”provides information on how to identify goals, develop and deliver a message, and implement methods for advocating for archives programs (including your own!) and archives issues.  The instructor offer practical approaches, tangible models, and examples of materials needed to be an effective advocate.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a focused statement of an advocacy goal for your institution or an archives issue of concern;
  • Create a profile of the audience/individual to whom your advocacy efforts will be directed and develop a plan for how to approach that person/organization;
  • Craft advocacy support materials as part of the effort;
  • Deliver a three- to five-minute “pitch” to support your advocacy goal; and
  • Construct a framework (plan) for reaching your advocacy objectives.

Who should attend?  Archivists, librarians, museum curators, and others at any experience level who want to enhance their skills in advocating for archives programs and issues.

Attendance is limited to 30.

(This workshop is offered at a very low registration fee in support of SAA’s Strategic Goal 1. Sorry, no refunds for cancellations received less than 10 business days prior to the workshop.)

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