Education & Workshops

DAS Curriculum and Certificate Program

Follow Erica Boudreau's blog on her experiences in the DAS program at her blog, Diary of a DAS Student.


Save the Date for these NEA Workshops!

“Career Development Strategies for Early- and Mid-Career Professionals”

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Simmons College. This is a half-day workshop.

This workshop aims to help new and mid-career archivists navigate the job market, improve their prospects, and provide support during what can be a stressful and confusing experience. Whether you are just starting out, are trying to climb the ladder, or are transitioning career tracks, this workshop will try to give you tools to make these processes a little easier. Some of the topics we will cover include post-graduate career planning, tailoring your education, internships, and entry-level or part-time positions to further your goals, networking and finding mentors, and affordable methods of professional development.

“AV 101”

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Massachusetts Historical Society. This is a full day workshop.

In the 2015 NEA membership survey, one-third of NEA members indicated a desire to gain skills and expertise necessary to effectively manage, preserve, and provide access to their audiovisual collections. We’re excited to offer a day-long workshop focusing on the basics of moving image and recorded sound collections, taught by staff from the WGBH Media Library and Archives. This workshop will cover the following topics: identification of analog and digital formats, basic care and handling, storage of analog and digital AV collections, inventorying analog collections, metadata for audiovisual materials, digitization best practices, characteristics of digital audiovisual files, rights and access, and digital repositories. Attendees will leave the workshop with confidence, knowledge and resources to ensure the preservation and access of the cultural heritage documented in their audiovisual collections.

More details and registration information coming soon!

The Society of American Archivists also hosts a wide range of live workshops and webinar.

For more information on these educational opportunities, check out their website.

Education Committee Membership

Co-Chair: Stephanie Call, (March 2015 - March 2017)
Kate Wells (Spring 2014 - Spring 2017)
Michelle Chiles, (Fall 2013 - Fall 2016)
Amanda Strauss (Spring 2014 - Spring 2017)
Elizabeth Roscio (Spring 2014 ­ - Spring 2017)
Lily Troia, Student Member, (March 2015 - March 2016)
Caleigh Ross, Student Member, (March 2015-March 2016)
Abigail Cramer, Board Representative, Member-at-Large
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