We've heard of a new conference you-all might be interested in.
Archival Training Collaborative (ATC) Workshop
Saturday May 14, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Troy H. Middleton Library, Room 230C
LSU Baton Rouge Campus
Records Management for Public and Private Organizations:
Assessing RM Policies and Practices in Your Institution
Archivists, librarians, curators, and others employed in institutions of
information and culture are among the most prolific users of paper,
electronic, and hybrid records. The daily functions and administration of any
organization depends on the steady flow and accessibility of records that are
created as result of regular business operations and transactions. Periodic
assessments of records and information policies and practices are necessary
to help eliminate inefficiencies and meet larger organizational objectives.
This workshop offers an introduction to the basic concepts of records
management for individuals working in libraries, archives repositories,
museums, and other similar organizations. It also provides a review of
records management resources, methods, and best practices that might be
applied at the organizational and office level.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Assess the deficiencies and strengths of their institution’s records
• Identify tools and resources that are available online in open access
• Provide informed recommendations on how to implement or improve records
management policies and practices
The Archival Training Collaborative (ATC) presents workshops for staff and
volunteers responsible for historical documents. Led by a variety of
well-trained archivists in a town near you, these workshops cover basic
topics in managing historic documents. The workshops are part of a grant
project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The fee for this workshop is $20. All fees go toward costs of workshop and
future ATC programs. Mail payment (check or money order to “LAMA-ATC”)
and completed registration form to: Bradley J. Wiles, 108 Hill Memorial
Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. For registration
forms and more information on the Archival Training Collaborative, visit our
website at www.archivaltraining.org.
Space in this workshop is limited to 15, so please register by Friday May 6,
2011. For more information or questions, please contact Bradley J. Wiles at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 436-6648.