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SAA Workshops


Susan Hamburger

Project Director
126 Paterno Library
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-1808

814-865-1756   FAX 814-863-7293

2009 Archival Advances Level Continuing Education Workshops

Penn State is accepting registrations for a series of workshops developed by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) that will provide archival training opportunities for smaller repositories focusing on advanced-level archival concepts and practices and the needs of institutions primarily staffed by non-professionals and volunteers. A number of scholarships for the one--day workshops are funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The Society of American Archivists' workshops bring subject-expert archival educators to Penn State for libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies in central Pennsylvania—particularly those counties within a one-to-two hour drive from State College—to share knowledge with local repositories' staffs and volunteers who would not normally be able to attend these workshops at a national or regional archival conference because of budgetary constraints.

Registration and scholarship awards for registrants working in any of the targeted counties (Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Clearfield, Columbia, Huntingdon, Lycoming, Northumberland, and Union) are on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship-assisted fees are $20 a day per person. Interested registrants from Pennsylvania who work outside the targeted counties are welcome to contact the project director for space availability.

Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided; lunch is on your own. There is a lunch spot, MacKinnon's Café, in the library, and several other campus eateries within easy walking distance, or you may bring your own lunch. Directions and overnight accommodations information are available on the university's Visitor's Guide.

The workshops will be held in Paterno Library, Penn State University Park campus, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. per the following schedule:

  • June 19, 2009:
    Using Oral Histories: Publications, Exhibits, Internet
    (One Day; 0.75 CEU; 5 Archival Recertification Credits)