Archival Basics: Tools for the Unexpected Archivist

This workshop will provide an introduction to archival principles, standards, and practices with an emphasis on arrangement, description, and preservation. It is designed with the "non-­archivist" in mind, especially librarians in diverse library settings who, by happy accident or formal design, are charged with the care of archival material in their collections. The workshop will use a hybrid approach that will include both lecture and hands-­on demonstration with the primary goal of providing a basic grounding in archival management to make the participants more comfortable working with archival materials as well as providing the tools with which they can continue to explore and understand archives.

Presented by:
Erika Gorder, Archivist & Library Faculty, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Tim Corlis, Head of Preservation, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

*Free parking will be available for registrants, on a first come first served basis, in the College Avenue deck.


  • Student/Retiree: $10
  • NJLA Member: $20
  • Non-member: $30


Registration limited to 20 attendees.
Registration deadline: March 2, 2018


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Sponsored by: NJLA History & Preservation Section

Event Time: 
March 7, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Pane Room of Alexander Library at Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

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