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Western Archives Institute

From: Ellen Jarosz <ellen.jarosz<-a>
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
2014 Western Archives Institute
University of California, Riverside
July 6-18, 2014

The 28th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at the
University of California, Riverside from July 6-18, 2014.  The
Western Archives Institute is 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 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.

Ciaran B. Trace has graciously agreed to serve as Principal Faculty
Member for the 2014 Institute. She trained and worked as an
archivist in Ireland before moving to the United States in 1997 to
pursue a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science at the
University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she worked
as the Associate Director of the Institute on Primary Resources, a
program aimed at fostering the use of archival materials in the K-12
classroom. Ciaran currently works as an assistant professor at the
School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin where she
teaches courses on archives and records management. In her research
and writing Ciaran studies the nature, meaning, and function of
everyday writing, recording, and recordkeeping. Another research
strand looks at how and why individuals and institutions collect
material culture, the intersection of material culture and
information behavior, and issues of digital materiality, including
the study of the artifactual nature of computers, computer systems,
and digital objects.

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, 2014.  Housing
and meal plans are available at additional cost.

The application deadline for the 2014 Western Archives Institute is
March 1, 2014. For additional program information, see


or contact:

    Western Archives Institute
    1020 O Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Fax: 916-653-7134
    archivesweb<-a t->sos< . >ca< . >gov

The Western Archives Institute is co-sponsored by the Society of
California Archivists and the California State Archives.

The application package is available on the California State
Archives web site at


and on the Society of California Archivists web site (above)

Ellen Jarosz
Associate Administrator
Western Archives Institute
Special Collections and Archives Librarian
Oviatt Library
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge CA 91330-8326

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