Pre-Conference Workshops


Protocols 101: How to Start the Conversation at Your Institution – View as Webinar

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $0-$75 [This is a donation based workshop. When you register you will be prompted to select a payment level between $0 and $75]

Location: Tucson Marriott University Park, Madera Room

Trainer: Nicholas Wojcik

Description: This workshop will explore the tenets of the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (PNAAM), a recently endorsed Society of American Archivists (SAA) standard, and examine how institutions have implemented them to meet the needs of tribal communities. Participants will delve into a case study that highlights best practices for successful outreach and collaboration. Attendees will participate in peer group discussions involving possible answers to the question: “How can your institution prepare for proactive communications with tribal communities?”

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How to Manage a Diverse Staff: A Workshop Presented by SSA Diversity Committee

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Tucson Marriott University Park, Madera Room

Trainers: Cheylon Woods, Gerrianne Schaad, Paulita Aguilar, and Samantha Winn

Description: “How to Manage a Diverse Staff” is a workshop that will focus on how to effectively and empathetically utilize a department’s diverse composition to better serve the needs of a repository and its patrons. The central premise of this workshop is to learn how to a) identify and b) encourage all of the unique perspectives, life and work experiences of our staff in a professional and respectful manner. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences with each other and develop practical ways to incorporate them into their working environment.

A major goal of this workshop is to move the idea of diversity beyond the “checkbox” and create a safe space where everyone feels encouraged and empowered.

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SAA DAS Course – Tool Selection and Management: Finding the Right Tool for the Job

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: (early-bird) $199 (SAA member)/$279 (nonmember); SSA members who are not a member of SAA will be offered a $25 discount Lilly Carrel for details: clcarrel[at]utexas[dot]edu

Location: University of Arizona, Main Library-Room 112A

Trainer: Carol Kussmann

Description: Digital archivists work with a variety of tools, such as simple command line scripts and stand-alone products to complete systems that accomplish multiple tasks. Using a sample workflow, this course will walk through the steps to consider when choosing and implementing tools. More information visit SAA website:

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Payment is completely separate from SSA.