SAA workshop at Tulane on June 20th

Tulane University is pleased to host the Society of American Archivists workshop, “Real World Reference: Moving Beyond Theory,” June 20 in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

We especially wanted to host this particular workshop because it will focus on practical, day-to-day aspects of providing archival reference, managing an archival reading room, overseeing reading room security, and advocating for better user services. Those are all basic archival practices we each have to perform every single day. This workshop will therefore offer techniques, ideas, and recommendations that should directly benefit our work in a useful, practical manner.

The workshop will be taught by Kathy Marquis, Head of Public Services at the Albany County Public Library in Laramie, Wyoming. She was previously the Head of Reference and Access Services at the Bentley Historical Library, a reference archivist at the Minnesota Historical Society, and Head of Reference at MIT’s Institute Archives and Special Collections.

You can find out more about the workshop, under education and events, in the Society of American Archivists web site. The class will be designed for beginning to intermediate archivists, as well as librarians and support staff who are responsible for special collections reference work. Seating will be limited, and the early-bird registration deadline (SAA members $185) will be May 20, 2011, so please consider registering as soon as possible.

Posted by Susanna Powers


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