Announcement: 2015 Western Archives Institute

The Western Archives Institute invites applications for an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education; those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials; those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction; and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career. The 29th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at the University of Santa Clara from July 517, 2015.

The Institute also features site visits to historical records repositories and a diverse curriculum that includes history and development of the profession, theory and terminology, records management, appraisal, arrangement, description, manuscripts acquisition, archives and the law, photographs, preservation administration, reference and access, outreach programs, and managing archival programs and institutions. Dennis Meissner will serve as Principal Faculty Member for the 2015 Institute.

Tuition for the Institute is $700 and includes a selection of archival publications. Other non-negotiable fees including program transportation, facility fees, opening dinner, and luncheon at the closing program will be available in early February.  Housing and meal plans are available at additional cost. The application deadline for the 2015 Western Archives Institute is March 1, 2015. For additional program information, see http://www.calarchivists.org/WAI .

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