Education: SGA Workshops and Continuing Education Opportunities
The Society of Georgia Archivists is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members as well as archivists around the region. SGA sponsors an annual workshop in the spring and another in the fall in conjunction with the SGA Annual Meeting. For more information about the work of the Education Committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
| SGA 2013 spring workshop
Tri-State Meeting Pre Conference Workshops
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Younts Conference Center
Digital Repositories (SAA DAS Workshop)
Participate in knowledge-building discussions and activities that focus on defining, selecting, and implementing digital repositories (DRs) and a review of basic decisions that must be made before and during the development of a digital collection and digital repository program. The instructors address the role of the archivist in DR construction and deployment; the standards, best practices, and realities of content and metadata deposit; the strategies for developing administrative structures; policies; the long-term preservation concerns; and marketing your repository.
Interactive activities throughout the course lead to a better understanding of your local institution and to a roadmap for program development.
Attendance is limited to 35.
Cost: SAA Member $189 (early bird); $249 (regular)
Employees of Member Institutions $219 (early bird); $279 (regular)
Nonmember $249 (early bird); $299 (regular)
Instructors: Gregory C. Colati and Jessica Branco Colati
If you are responsible for historical records at your institution and don’t know what to do with them, this workshop is for you. Archival Boot Camp has five main modules:
1 Records (what are “records” and what are “archives”)
3. Arrangement and Description
5. Reference and Outreach.
The goal of Archival Boot Camp is to introduce basic archival education to people who are on the front lines of caring for records but have not had the benefit of formal training. Past Boot Camp participants have included librarians, museum curators, and public historians associated with various clubs, religious institutions, businesses, and social organizations.
Attendance is limited to 20.
Instructors: Hal Keiner and Heather South
Beyond Preservation: Oral History as a Dynamic Archival Tool
Question: What do archivists need to know about oral history interviews, and why?
Answer: The more, the better. Archivists with a good working knowledge of oral history can be much more than preservationists: they can help to create dynamic, rich collections that have the potential to strengthen other archival holdings and generate more public interest. In this day-long workshop, we will explore the process of creating and utilizing oral history interviews, from conception to dissemination.
Questions we will ask (and attempt to answer) include, for example: How can I find money to fund an oral history project? What equipment should I use to record the interview, and under what conditions should I use it? What kind of research and preparation should be done before conducting the interview? What sorts of questions should I ask, and how should I deal with difficult or sensitive issues that come up during the interview? What are the legal considerations in managing an oral history project? What are the strengths and weaknesses of oral history interviews as research tools? How can I use oral history collections to reach a broader public, and/or a more diverse demographic?
At the end of the day, you’ll be ready to launch an oral history project of your own.
Instructor: Arwen Donahue
Participation limited to 30.
Visit our History for a listing of past workshops.
View SGA's Scholarships for funding opportunities for various continuing education activities, such as SGA workshops, the SGA Annual Meeting, the SAA Annual Meeting, and the Georgia Archives Institute.
Another great way to get involved with professional development is to participate in SGA's Mentoring Program.
ADDITIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Interested in pursuing a career in archives and records management?
Read So You Want to be an Archivist? An Overview of the Archives Profession.