This announcement came to us from Solveig De Sutter, Director of Education, Society of American Archivists:
The Society of American Archivists has developed a face-to-face workshop, Archives Overview, especially for individuals who are near and dear to the hearts of SHRABs nationwide: historical society volunteers, local history librarians, town clerks, and others who may be the hands-on caretakers of records of enduring value. These “accidental archivists” often are committed and passionate, but may not have a full understanding of the nature of archives work. SAA was asked to bring this workshop to the Durham Academy in Durham, NC, on March 10, 2011.
Archives Overview provides a practical, one-day introduction to archival principles and practices. And it’s designed to provide a foundation on which further training and learning can be based.