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.

Emergency Planning Workshop Series 2019

Hurricane Harvey caused historic, catastrophic flooding in Texas and reignited the demand for education and training in disaster preparedness and response. The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is offering in 2019 a series of professional development opportunities to equip those caring for archival materials with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience needed to prepare repositories for threats and recover damaged collections. THRAB has contracted with Cultural Heritage Preservation Consultant Rebecca Elder to teach two 90-minute webinars on emergency planning and recovery and two-day hands-on workshops in Austin and Houston. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), workshops are provided free of charge and available to those working in Texas repositories. Registration is now open for the webinars, which will take place April 23 and May 1.

Hands-on workshops are scheduled for June 13-14 in Austin and in Houston June 27-28. Each will be a two-day event. The first day will focus on emergency preparedness, and the second day will focus on response, including a wet salvage exercise. Each workshop will be limited to 20 attendees working for a Texas repository. Registration will open in early May. Please note that THRAB may limit registration to one person per institution to allocate space equitably.

Webinars: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness: *Note: Registration closes Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m.*

Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Emergency Response:

Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

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.


Page last modified: April 19, 2019