Professional Development Workshops

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.

If you would like to be notified about upcoming professional development opportunities, contact us at thrab@tsl.texas.gov.

Funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission


Society of American Archivists (SAA) Workshops 2019

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives (Registration Closed)

Date: November 22, 2019
Time: 9a.m. -5p.m.
Location: Texas State Library and Archives Commission / 1201 Brazos St. Austin, TX 78701
Cost:  Free
Deadline: October 25, 2019

SAA Course Summary:This course covers privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech, and freedom to research/write, and focus on how digital records and the digital realm have altered the scene. You’ll look at privacy and confidentiality issues in the context of third-party rights, donors, special situations such as medical and education records, national security legislation, and the overriding impact of the digital world. Through case studies, you will examine specific situations pertinent to the work of archivists. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered privacy and confidentiality legal issues regarding digital records. More information about the workshop content: https://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/privacy-and-confidentiality-issues-in-digital-archives

Registration Information:

This workshop was developed by the Society of American Archives (SAA) as part of its Digital Archives Specialist curriculum and are open to archivists, librarians and staff members at Texas archival repositories who are charged with managing digital projects. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

REGISTRATION FORM: https://forms.gle/A7n1e3zgNPhTBMfXA

 

Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives (Registration Closed)

Date: December 12, 2019
Time:   9a.m. -5p.m.
Location: Texas State Library and Archives Commission / 1201 Brazos ST. Austin, TX 78701
Cost:  Free
Deadline: October 25, 2019

SAA Course Summary: Are you ready to build a digital archives program? This course will provide the core components necessary to gather support, engage stakeholders, and enact the change necessary to be able to handle digital archives in your institution. Participants will learn techniques for engaging collection donors and technology staff in order to collect and manage born-digital materials effectively. More information about the workshop content: https://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/building-advocacy-and-support-for-digital-archives

Registration Information:

This workshop was developed by the Society of American Archives (SAA) as part of its Digital Archives Specialist curriculum and are open to archivists, librarians and staff members at Texas archival repositories who are charged with managing digital projects. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

REGISTRATION FORM: https://forms.gle/wMqiLovzEVazAHb27

 

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.

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 has closed for the webinars.

Workshops: Emergency Preparedness and Response *Note: Registration closed.*

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. (This is one workshop offered in two locations.)

Austin
Dates: June 13-14, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: TSLAC Shoal Creek, State Records Center

Houston
Dates: June 27-28, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Fondren Library, Rice University

To register, please complete this THRAB Professional Development workshop form.


Webinars: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness: *Note: Registration closed.*

Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Recording: This webinar has concluded. Fill out the name and email address fields on the registration page to link to a recording of the session.

Emergency Response: *Note: Registration closed.*

Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online
Recording: This webinar has concluded. Fill out the name and email address fields on the registration page to link to a recording of the session.

 

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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