The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) presents FREE professional development workshop for archivists, librarians, and other staff members in Texas archival repositories in fulfillment of its initiative to support education and training for professionals.

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop | Registration Open!

University of Texas at El Paso

Date: August 21, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Classroom TBD, UTEP University Library, 1900 Wiggins Way, El Paso, TX 79968

Course: Introduction to Grant Proposals
Instructor: Gina Minks
This course surveys the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants, types of funders, elements of a grant proposal, the grant review process, managing your grant project, reporting requirements, and funding resources.
Who Should Attend?
Archivists, librarians, and staff members at Texas archival repositories who have a responsibility to explore and an interest in funding resources for preservation, processing, digitization and similar projects. An emphasis on NHPRC and other federal grants is stressed.

Class Limit:

25 attendees. Spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

To register, please complete this THRAB Professional Development workshop form

May 2018 - Registration Now Closed

1. Preserving Digital Archives

As part of its efforts to support education and training for archivists, librarians, and others charged with preserving and providing access to the rich documentary heritage of the state, the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board is pleased to announce a FREE workshop on “Preserving Digital Archives.”

The workshop was developed by the Society of American Archivists as part of its Digital Archives Specialist curriculum and is open only to archivists, librarians, and staff members who reside in and work at Texas public archival repositories and who are responsible for the preservation of born-digital materials. 

Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: Tocker Learning Center (2nd Floor), Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
This course is designed to help practitioners move from understanding the core vocabulary, standards, and best practices of digital preservation toward program planning, policy development, and systems evaluation. Through presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises, the course will build on core concepts, explore organizational aspects of digital preservation, introduce tools and standards for technical and preservation metadata, and examine factors to consider in evaluating and selecting digital preservation systems.
Attendees may bring a laptop to participate in this course, but it is not required.

Class Limit:

Spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.  Maximum size is 30 attendees.  Limited to one (1) attendee per institution. Additional registration requests from the same institution will be processed upon seat availability after registration has closed.

Registration is not final until registrant receives a confirmation email.     

Registration closes on May 4, 2018 or when class is full.

To register, please complete this THRAB Professional Development workshop form


Sponsored by Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


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