Advocating for Archives

You value your profession, but aren’t sure how to make an impact in advocating for it?  This workshop offered in support of SAA’s Strategic Goal 1: “Society values the vital role of archivists and archives”provides information on how to identify goals, develop and deliver a message, and implement methods for advocating for archives programs (including your own!) and archives issues.  The instructor offer practical approaches, tangible models, and examples of materials needed to be an effective advocate.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a focused statement of an advocacy goal for your institution or an archives issue of concern;
  • Create a profile of the audience/individual to whom your advocacy efforts will be directed and develop a plan for how to approach that person/organization;
  • Craft advocacy support materials as part of the effort;
  • Deliver a three- to five-minute “pitch” to support your advocacy goal; and
  • Construct a framework (plan) for reaching your advocacy objectives.

Who should attend?  Archivists, librarians, museum curators, and others at any experience level who want to enhance their skills in advocating for archives programs and issues.


This event is co-hosted by SAA. Register here. The fees for this course are $60 for SAA members and $90 for non-members.


Mon, Jun. 27, 2016
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. America/New_York


METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States