Two new pre-conference workshops added to 2015 Annual Meeting Schedule

19 Mar 2015 12:18 PM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

We're very excited to announce that in addition to the SAA pre-conference workshop, SFA will host two additional workshops for our attendees:

Tuesday, May 12, 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Information Literacy Lab
Wikipedia with Mairelys Lemus-Rojas and Natalie Baur


Wikipedia is the place where people from all over the world, with different backgrounds and interests, come together to contribute to the sum of the human knowledge. Rated as the 10th most-visited site, Wikipedia is used as a starting point by general users as well as serious researchers. As Archivists and Librarians, we are in a unique position to contribute curated information to Wikipedia. By doing so, we are not only providing access to underrepresented subjects, but we also have an opportunity to highlight our local collections.

Mairelys Lemus-Rojas will present this engaging, interactive, free workshop as a half-day session.

Goals:
• Learn how to create a Wikipedia user account
• Include the Wikipedia Conflict of Interest Statement in your user page
• Become familiar with Wikipedia’s five core principles
• Learn how to do basic editing


Tuesday, May 12, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Information Literacy Lab
SAA Advocating for Archives with Tomaro Taylor


In August 2014, the Regional Archival Associations Consortium's Education Sub-Committee participated in the Society of American Archivists' Advocating for Archives workshop as part of a train-the-trainer program sponsored by SAA.

Advocating for Archives provides information on how to identify goals, develop and deliver a message, and methods to employ in advocating for archival programs and archival issues. Practical approaches, tangible models, and examples of materials needed to advocate for your archival programs and issues are offered as well (http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/tst-advocating-for-archives).

As a peer trainer, Tomaro Taylor will present this engaging, interactive, free workshop as a half-day session. Participants will leave the workshop with at least one advocacy goal and the skills to develop and deliver a strong advocacy message.

To register for these free workshops, click here. Registration is limited so be sure to register early!

For information on directions and parking for the workshops, please visit http://library.miami.edu/maps-directions/

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