Kentucky Geological Survey to host course with the Society of American Archivists

The Kentucky Geological Survey is hosting a Society of American Archivists course on the principles and concepts of collection arrangement and description Thursday, May 3 through Friday, May 4, 2018. The two-day course, “Arrangement and Description: Fundamentals,” will be useful for new archive professionals and graduate students with little or no experience or as a refresher course for those who need to brush up on current standards and practices. This course is part of the SAA Arrangement & Description Certificate Program, and addresses six of the seven A&D Core Competencies. Course attendance will count towards 1.5 general CEU credits and 10 Archival Recertification Credits.

This course introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools that archivists use to establish both physical and intellectual control over archival records. These include developing accession records and processing work plans; identifying common arrangement schemes for certain types of collections, as well as various formats; and how to physically organize materials during processing.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Apply the common arrangement of various types of collections and material formats.
  • Identify the essential elements of a finding aid.
  • Identify basic tools that can be employed to facilitate arrangement and description.

The course instructors will be:

Pam Hackbart-Dean, Director of Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale:

  • Processing archivist for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Study at the University of Georgia
  • Active member of many professional archival organizations including the Academy of Certified Archivists and the Midwest Archives Conference
  • Received a master’s in history from the University of Connecticut and is a graduate of the National Endowment for the Humanities/Society of American Archivists Preservation Management Training Program and the Archives Leadership Institute.

Ann M. Ostendarp, a consulting and project archivist:

    • Archivist in research and college library special collections at several universities
    • Provided historical records consultations to public libraries, town clerks, historical societies, state archives, schools, churches, and other public and private organizations
    • Served on SAA's Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable Steering Committee and Coker Award Prize Subcommittee, and a member of the Committee on the Status of Women

The course will take place at the KGS Well Sample and Core Library on Research Park Drive in Lexington, and lunch will be provided by the Survey.

See here for more information on the registration fees for the workshop. The lower-cost early-bird registration deadline is April 4. Minimum class size is required, so please register before April 19, 2018.

For more information, contact Liz Adams, Kentucky Geological Survey, or (859) 323-0518.


Last Modified on 2019-02-05
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