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Monday, August 11 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Advocating for Archives #1509 LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Fees: Advance / Regular

CoSA / NAGARA / SAA Members: $39 / $49
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $49 / $59
Nonmembers: $79 / $99

Course Description

You value your profession, but aren’t sure how to make an impact in advocating for it?  This workshopoffered in support of SAA’s Strategic Goal 1: “Society values the vital role of archivists and archives”provides information on how to identify goals, develop and deliver a message, and implement methods for advocating for archives programs (including your own!) and archives issues.  The instructors offer practical approaches, tangible models, and examples of materials needed to be an effective advocate.

 In this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a focused statement of an advocacy goal for your institution or an archives issue of concern;

  • Create a profile of the audience/individual to whom your advocacy efforts will be directed and develop a plan for how to approach that person/organization;

  • Craft advocacy support materials as part of the effort;

  • Deliver a three- to five-minute “pitch” to support your advocacy goal; and

  • Construct a framework (plan) for reaching your advocacy objectives.


Who should attend?  Archivists, librarians, museum curators, and others at any experience level who want to enhance their skills in advocating for archives programs and issues.

Attendance is limited to 60.

(This workshop is offered at a very low registration fee in support of SAA’s Strategic Goal 1. Sorry, no refunds for cancellations received less than 10 business days prior to the workshop.)

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David Carmicheal

Director, Records and Information Management, Atlanta Housing Authority
Former Director, Georgia Archives. Past President, Council of State Archivists. Author of: Implementing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level (Heritage Preservation and RescuingRecords.com).

Jelain Chubb

State Archivist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Jelain Chubb joined the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in June 2010 as director of the Archives and Information Services Division and Texas state archivist. She oversees the commission’s public service areas: the Texas State Archives, the Reference and Information Center... Read More →

Monday August 11, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
Washington 4 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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