Presenter: Meral Agish, Community Coordinator, Queens Memory
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Volunteers are integral to many collecting institutions, providing time and insight that an organization may not otherwise have access to. However, many organizations have little or no formal process or program in place for managing a volunteer program. In this webinar, Meral Agish, Community Coordinator, will cover volunteer outreach and engagement, training and retention at the Queens Memory Project.
Instructors: Anastasia Matijkiw, Program Manager, DHPSNY;
Emilia Boehm Emig, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA
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An institution’s collections care practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents.
This month-long online course will provide an overview of policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as collections management policies, handling guidelines, and mission statements. Participants will learn the critical components of these documents and be given tangible examples of how to adapt them to different institutions. Policy development, approval, and implementation responsibilities for staff, volunteers, and board members will be discussed.
Course content will explore getting started with policy and procedure development; collections policies; policies for preservation; policies for access; and the long-term development, review, and revision of policies and procedures. Instruction will be provided through recorded videos, online resources, and live Q&A sessions.
Anastasia Matijkiw, Program Manager, Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York;
Emilia Boehm Emig, Preservation Specialist, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Participants are expected to be active in course discussion boards, complete relevant assignments, and attend live sessions. In order to be eligible for a certificate of participation, participants will need to meet participation requirements.
Register by Monday, June 6, 2022. Please note that this program has limited registration and is only offered to constituents representing institutions in New York. If you are registering from outside of New York State your registration may be denied.Registration closes Monday, June 6, 2022.