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What is your name?What is the name of your workshop?Please provide a brief description of the workshop.What is the target audience? (i.e. beginners, administrators, etc.)How long is the presentation? (Use the "Other" option if you can scale the length of your workshop.)What are your computer and A/V requirements? (If you would prefer to use your own laptop, use the "Other" option.)Room requirements? (auditorium preferred, table space for people to work with materials, etc.)Location preferences for teaching? (states, cities, etc.)Availability for teaching? (i.e. certain times of year, specific months, etc.)Maximum number of attendees preferred:
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Christina Bleyer, PhDArrangement and DescriptionLearn how to arrange and describe archival materials in this fun hands-on workshop.All levels are welcome4 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Table space for people to work with materialsAnyAny30
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Dwayne ButtlerCopyrights, Archives, and Digital Preservation StrategiesCopyright and related influences play a central role in the creation, preservation, and dissemination of an enormous range of creative and even more mundane works. Digital technologies, format fragility, and preservation imperatives have produced new and novel challenges for not only preserving protected works but also making them accessible consistent with the possibilities and limits of copyright law and the underlying technologies. This workshop concentrates on identifying the influence of copyright on archival, preservation, and dissemination strategies while placing those strategies in the larger realm of how the law applies to understanding ownership and facilitating uses of copyrighted works. The conversation and learning opportunities center on developing practical skills for making reasonable and informed choices among competing risks, uncertainties, and possibilities embedded in copyright law.Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced2 - 4 hours, depending on the particular interests of workshop hostsWifi available to participants, Standard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by institution)Space for working materials and conversations.MidwestFlexible50
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Elizabeth Myers and Tanya Zanish-BelcherCareer Planning for ArchivistsThis workshop will help beginning to mid-career archivists realistically assess their career situation and assume greater control over their professional development. You will examine current workplace trends and demographic factors, evaluate potential career paths and alternatives, and devise appropriate strategies and courses of action. We will offer an opportunity for you to explore the basic elements of career planning, including assessing your strengths; reviewing the archival profession and your current position; deciding to “make the leap” and interview for another position; and interviewing/ salary negotiation role play. Other topics to be discussed will include work/life balance, mentoring and internships, and managing up.Beginning through mid-career4 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Table space for attendees to fill out worksheets, move into small groupsIllinois, Indiana, Kentucky, OhioYear-round (depending on our schedules)20
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Erik NordbergGrant Writing: An Introduction for Archives and Heritage AgenciesRegardless of current resource stability, the ability to secure external funding from granting agencies can support strategic initiatives for your organization. Writing successful funding applications isn’t a secret art genetically born into a few elite professionals, but a simple and direct process of describing problems, identifying solutions, and requesting funding to achieve measurable goals. This workshop will provide an introduction to the grant writing process. Participants will receive a broad overview of approaches to aligning grant writing to strategic goals; review a variety of external funding sources for archival and history-based initiatives; become familiar with the basic structure of grant applications; understand the mechanics of the application, review, and selection processes at different funding agencies; discuss important “dos and don’ts” for successful applications; outline the critical post-award work of running and closing funded projects; and understand how to solicit feedback on failed applications to make improvements and reapply.Beginner4 hours minimal; a longer workshop allows inclusion of more hands-on exercises.Standard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Podium for speaker, table space for participants to work with materials, flip chart.Willing to consider any location, with the understanding that driving distances of more than 200 miles (one way) may require consideration of train/airline alternatives (and possibly increased travel costs). Willing to consider any date. up to 40
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Greg KockenTeaching with Primary SourcesThis workshop will prepare you to develop an education program within your own archival repository. You will learn the fundamentals of teaching with primary sources, including instructional design, assessment, and outreach. You will leave with the confidence to develop and deliver instructional activities across a spectrum of archival repositories that engage with a variety of audience types. Inquiry-based learning is vital to developing a strong educational program within archives. As such, this workshop will use inquiry-based learning techniques to engage with this topic. You will be expected to complete several activities, both as individuals and in small groups. You will be asked to complete readings prior to attending the workshop. The concepts introduced in these readings will help guide the discussion components of the workshop. You do not need to bring copies of the preworkshop readings, but you will need to bring a copy of the mission/vision/values statement for a repository of your own choosing. This will be an important document for one of the activities planned. You are also encouraged to bring other learning tools, such as laptops, tablets, or notebooks.Beginners - intermediate4 hours; can be modifiedStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Flexible table space to allow for small group work is idealMAC region30
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Hilary SeoSoot, Mud, and Mold: Beyond the Basics of Salvaging Archives CollectionsYou have a disaster plan but still don’t feel like you would know what to do in the event of a large-scale disaster? This half-day workshop takes you to the next step in terms of implementing your plan under stress. Through lecture, simulations, and hands-on activities you will develop an understanding of how to respond to the emergency, prioritize salvage operations and work with vendors. Know what your immediate responses should be and feel confident in your decision making process by becoming familiar with your treatment options and knowing how to get the salvage operation started. Participants will be asked to come prepared with their own institution-specific plans and information.Intermediate--Archivists and para-professionals responsible for the physical care of their archives collections and mitigation of collection damaging events4 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Large tables to do salvage work, classroom set-up16-20
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Jennifer Hain TeperPreservation of Historic ScrapbooksThis workshop will present the different structures and preservation challenges of historic scrapbooks often found in archival collections. After understanding common challenges, participants will be introduced to different simple methods to assist with handling and long-term storage of these valuable and unique artifacts. Attendees are encouraged to bring scrapbooks (or photographs) that present preservation challenges in their own collections for discussion.Anybody interested in the care and preservation of historic scrapbook collections, beginning through more seasoned archivists. If they have a lot of experience performing repairs on such materials, this may be a bit too basic, however.4-6 hours is ideal; presenter can be flexibleStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution), can bring my own laptop, but would require a projector/screen setupEach attendee will need table space to work on as there is a hands-on component. either class room or horseshoe setup is fine. A horseshoe/"U" is ideal for smaller groupsNo preferences, but the further from Illinois the more challenging travel may be.generally available25
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Lara Shedlov, Lisa Calahan, Carol KussmannGoing Rogue: Practical Hacks (and Pitfalls) for Electronic Records ProcessingThe challenges of born digital records are well-known to most archivists by now. For years professional literature, workshops, and trainings have informed us of the complexities and issues around these materials. But what happens when theory meets reality? What kinds of collections are we actually encountering, and what are the real-life tools and procedures that repositories are using? After a brief review of recognised best practices for working with electronic records, this workshop will demonstrate practical options for ingesting and processing born digital material, and potential access strategies based on experience, struggles, and developed solutions. Presenters will demonstrate tools addressing various issues including how to capture information to create an inventory, transfer files, collect metadata, address inconsistencies and duplicates, and monitoring fixity/stability over time. The full-day workshop will include hands-on experience for the participants with the tools (negotiable for the half-day workshop). We propose having two presenters for each workshop to more effectively address participants' needs.Basic knowledge of electronic records best practices expected, Intermediate, Advanced4 hours (no hand's-on activities); 8 hours (includes hand's on activities); 6 hours can also be arranged with host institutionFull day: Computer lab, or all participants bring their own computers and have access to wifi. Presenters will send list of software tools to be downloaded to host institution and/or participants beforehand. Half-day: standard (laptop, project, and screen provided by host institution)Full day: Computer lab or space appropriate for participants to use computers. Half day: classroom set-upMAC regionAny time30
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Menzi Behrnd-KlodtCopyright Legal Issues in Archival Records (beginning to intermediate)This basic to intermediate workshop will examine copyright law and concepts and how copyright affects the work of archivists. We will learn about copyright fundamentals including copyright ownership, duration and public domain, and copyright transfers, and move on to other issues of concern to archivists and librarians: copyright exemptions (fair use, archives/library use, and others), orphan works, digitization, and managing copyright and risk in the archives. Participants will gain a basic to intermediate understanding of the law and best practices, and identify practical policies and tools to better manage work, assist users, and understand and manage risk to avoid copyright infringement claims.Archivists wishing to understand copyright legal issues at a beginning to intermediate level and to develop and apply good policies, best practices, and practical tools in working with researchers, donors, and records. Minimum of 4 to maximum of 8 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Classroom or roundtableMAC regionAnytime, subject to scheduling30
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Menzi Behrnd-KlodtCopyright Legal Issues in Archival Records (intermediate to advanced)This intermediate to advanced workshop will build on participants’ existing knowledge of basic copyright (copyright ownership, duration, and transfers) to further explore issues and apply knowledge through an exercise. After a very brief review of copyright basics, the workshop will focus in depth on copyright exemptions (fair use, archives/library use, and others), orphan works, mass digitization projects and digital issues, the changing landscape of copyright, open access and copyright alternatives, related rights, using a variety of materials in complex new works (websites, etc.), and managing copyright and risk in the archives. Participants will gain in depth knowledge and understanding of the law, best practices, and how to use and apply practical policies and tools to better manage the archives’ work, assist users, and understand and manage risk to avoid copyright infringement claims.Archivists with a basic knowledge of copyright who wish to develop and apply their understanding of copyright issues and create new archival works (websites, mass digitization projects, etc.) at an intermediate to advanced level Minimum of 6 to a maximum of 8 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Classroom or roundtableMAC regionAnytime subject to scheduling20-30
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Menzi Behrnd-KlodtBasic Legal Issues in Archival RecordsThis basic to intermediate workshop will introduce archivists and librarians to ethical and legal issues in archival records, primarily focusing on archival ethics, access/privacy, and copyright. Participants will learn how to recognize, understand, and analyze typical legal issues and ethical considerations likely encountered in many types of repositories. We will review policies, solutions, and tools to balance legal requirements, ethical considerations, individual rights, and institutional needs in developing a framework for assessing and managing risk.Basic to intermediate. Archivists wishing to understand legal and ethical archival issues in archival records and who want to develop and apply good policies, best practices, and practical tools in working with researchers, donors, and records. Minimum of 4 to maximum of 8 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Classroom or roundtable settingMAC regionAnytime, subject to scheduling30-35
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Menzi Behrnd-KlodtPrivacy and Access Legal Issues in Private Papers and Manuscript Materials (beginning to intermediate)This basic to intermediate workshop will examine privacy and access concepts focusing on individual and third party privacy issues, including medical and student records; the ethics of acquisition, access and use, how privacy rights and law have developed and continue to change, and how archivists best balance competing needs to provide access/use and protect privacy. Participants will gain a basic to intermediate understanding of the law, ethics, and best practices, and identify practical policies to better manage work, assist users, and understand and manage risk to avoid privacy infringement while providing as much access as possible. One or more exercises will allow participants to apply their knowledge.Beginner, Intermediate4 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Classroom or roundtableMAC regionAnytime, subject to scheduling30
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Menzi Behrnd-KlodtPrivacy, Confidentiality, and Access Legal Issues in Business and Organizational Records (beginning to intermediate)This basic to intermediate workshop will examine privacy, confidentiality, and access concepts focusing on business and organizational confidentiality issues. Beginner, Intermediate4 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Classroom or roundtableMAC regionAnytime, subject to scheduling30
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Michelle GanzDigitization: A guide How to set up your own small-scale digitization program with a limited budget. Lone Arrangers, beginners2 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution), small office scanner25
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Miriam KahnGenealogy Research Methods Basic genealogy research methods are the focus of this workshop. Learn how to locate, use, and analyze census indices and records, vital records, and geographic resources. Research archivists, historical society and university archivists with local history & genealogy collections.4 hours, 8 hours, can be modified for institution's needs.Standard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution), Wifi neededFor classroom: table space and laptops. Otherwise lecture in auditorium for basic instructionMAC regionNot Jan, Feb, March, not Saturdays40 if in classroom setting; more if in lecture setting.
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Paul EisloeffelMoving Images: An Introduction for ArchivistsFilms, videotapes and DVDs are often part of an archives’ holdings, but their presence may confound the archivist who is more at home with paper-based materials. This workshop will introduce attendees to moving images on film, videotape and optical discs. They will learn the basic history and technology behind moving images; understand their physical properties; develop a knowledge of the issues surrounding their preservation and how to deal with them; become familiar with the makeup of digital files; and gain an awareness of resources that can help them with their moving images. Beginning to advanced archivists4 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)Auditorium/classroom styleMAC regionAnyAny
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Sandra A EnimilCopyright Issues in Archival CollectionsThe interest in digitizing archival materials has increased tremendously in the last few years at a number of libraries, archives and cultural institutions. With this increased interest has been concerns about determining copyright status and the possible limitations of donor agreements, among other issues. This workshop will cover copyright basics and fair use for libraries and archives. There will also be a section on digitization and providing access to archival materials. The purpose of this seminar/workshop will be to show how it may be possible to address issues and concerns about copyright while still making works and materials accessible. Additionally, some discussion will focus on risk assessment and analysis for these institutions.

Archivists and Librarians4 hoursStandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)MAC regionLate Spring, Summer, Mid-Late Fall40
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Sarah DorpinghausScan everything?!: How to Plan and Implement a Large Scale Digitization ProjectAs access tools improve and digital storage becomes less expensive, many repositories are implementing large scale digitization projects rather than creating selective or boutique digital collections. This course will help institutions plan for and establish large scale digitization workflows. The following topics will be covered:

-selecting and preparing materials
-digitization equipment
-metadata
-long term storage of files
-project management and staffing

Participants will also learn about unexpected challenges and rewards to providing online access to entire collections. The majority of workflows and best practices covered in this course were developed by the University of Kentucky Libraries, which has over fifteen years of experience in large scale digitization and digital preservation.
Archivists, museum professionals, librarians, project managers4 hours, 6 hours, This could be as short as a half day workshop or long as a full day. Also, certain topics could be omitted from the agenda depending on participants needs (would need to know ahead of time)Standard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by host institution)FlexibleMAC regionall year30
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Pam Hackbart-DeanArrangement and Description 101Introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools that archivists use to establish both physical and intellectual control over archival records. You will also learn the essential elements of a finding aid.New archives professionals and graduate students in archival programs who have little or no experience in the arrangement and description of archival record4 hoursstandard (laptop, projector, and screen provided by institution)tables (classroom style)MAC regionall year25-30
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