Monday, March 10, 2014

Basics of Archives workshop

In association with the Friends of California Archives, the California State Archives is presenting a one-day Basics of Archives workshop in Fresno on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 8:30-4:00. The workshop will be held in Room 3212 of the Henry Madden Library on the campus of Fresno State University, 5200 North Barton Ave., Fresno, CA 93740. Taught by highly experienced professionals, the workshop will cover the fundamentals of archives management, including appraisal, acquisitions, collection development, arrangement and description, preservation, reference services, and public outreach. The course is intended for those who have some responsibility for the care and management of historical collections, but do not have any formal training. To register for the workshop, send your name, name of organization, email address, and phone number to Sherrie Lujan at Registration fee is $60.00 per person and includes all workshop handouts, a supply catalog, a guide to collections care, and a buffet lunch. Cash or checks payable to Friends of California Archives should be mailed to Basics of Archives Workshop, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Sorry, but no credit cards are accepted at this time. Payment must be made in full prior to the workshop date. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received. The registration deadline is April 8, 2014. For questions about the workshop, contact Laren Metzer at