Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is proud to announce that registration is open for the following continuing education workshops. The MARAC workshops are approved for Academy of Certified Archivist credits upon request. To register go to: *Archival Instruction: Promoting Collections, Information Literacy and Collaboration - December 6, 2012 Johnson Center Library, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Instructors: Jason Byrd, George Mason University and Leah Richardson, University of Chicago Description: Instruction has become an increasingly popular trend in the archival field for promoting collections and educating users on the research process. Too often archivists and librarians are working in isolation on instruction efforts. In 2011, the presenters started an outreach initiative at George Mason University Libraries using library and archival resources to collaboratively teach primary and secondary source research skills at the undergraduate level. The workshop will draw from the presenters' experience in developing these programs with a focus on primary source research. Workshop participants will craft learning outcomes and research assignments that are appropriate for a variety of educational levels and institutions, focusing on four key aspects: research; instruction: collaboration; and outreach. MARAC is also offering pre-conference workshops at its upcoming Fall 2012 conference in Richmond, VA, October 25-27, 2012. For more information about the Richmond conference go to: