Thursday, March 10, 2011

Archival continuing education opportunities in New York's Capital District

If you're an archivist who lives or works in the Hudson Valley, southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, or eastern Connecticut, the following continuing education opportunities may be of interest to you.

17 March 2011, Albany: FREE Security Training
The New York State Office of Cultural Education Security Committee is hosting a special training event on the protection of cultural property. Entitled "Identifying and Responding to Both External and Internal Loss Incidents," this interactive session was developed by the National Archives and Records Administration’s new Holdings Protection Team and is being delivered to NARA branches throughout the country as part of their security initiative. Larry Evangelista, Michael Knight and Lee Johnson, members of NARA’s Holdings Protection Team, will present and facilitate this 90-minute version of the training session, especially customized for us. Topics include:
  • Warning signs of external and internal theft
  • Loss Prevention techniques for all types of facilities
  • Policies and procedures for prevention strategy
  • Communicating security concerns and incident response
  • Strategies for interacting with the public when a theft is suspected
The session is Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 10:00am until 12:00pm, with a brief break. It will be held at the Cultural Education Center's Huxley Theater. The CEC is part of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY and is on Madison Avenue, across the Plaza from the State Capitol Building. For directions, public transit and parking information, visit

There is no cost to attend this presentation; however, reservations are required. To RSVP, please contact Brittany Turner at call 518-473-0130 by Wednesday, March 15, 2011.

27 April 2011, Waterford: Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation Workshop
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Conservation's Bureau of Historic Sites is hosting a fundraising workshop at its Peebles Island Resource Center (PIRC) headquarters.

Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your organization can be competitive in the race for public and private funding to preserve cultural collections. This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the components that make a grant request compelling. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, program participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement a funding strategy to raise money for their collections.

The workshop will address:
  • Planning: Moving from a preservation needs assessment to a funding strategy
  • Potential funding sources: Triaging your time to focus on your best funding prospects
  • Writing the request: Anticipating the funder's questions and answering them concisely
  • Evaluation: Incorporating the new standards
Instructor Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, has worked as a fundraising consultant for many regional and national cultural institutions. He has written successful grant requests for preservation funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Save America's Treasures.

Peebles Island Resource Center (PIRC)
Peebles Island State Park
Waterford, NY 12188
Driving directions are available at:

Program times
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Registration & Refreshments
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM Program
4:45 PM Optional tour of the Conservation Laboratory, PIRC, Waterford, NY [not to be missed!]

There is a program fee of $110, and registrations must be completed two weeks prior to the workshop date. Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at:
  • Lunch will not be provided. However, a list of local restaurants will be available and
  • participants are welcome to bring lunch.
  • Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the program date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
  • If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA three weeks prior to the workshop date so that accommodations can be made.
The Academy of Certified Archivists will award five Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program. For more information, go to:

To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit its website at If you have any questions about this workshop, call CCAHA Preservation Services at 215-545-0613 or send an e-mail to

1 comment:

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