Throughout the year the Washington State Historical Society offers professional development workshops for staff and volunteers working in the heritage field.
Recordings of previous programs can be found HERE.
Diversity in Local History – Grant Workshop
May 24, 2022 at 10am
The Diversity in Local History (DLH) program will host it’s first workshop, focused on supporting organizations through the application process. In this workshop we’ll cover the grantees eligibility, project manager responsibilities and walk through the Heritage Portal application. Then we’ll hear from a current DLH Grantee, Devonshire Lokke from the Holocaust Center for Humanity who will discuss their experience as a grantee, and the project work they completed.
Diversity in Local History – Grant Workshop for Interns & Advisors
May 31, 2022 at 10am
The Diversity in Local History (DLH) program will host it’s second workshop, focused on supporting students and their advisors through the application process. In this workshop we’ll cover the intern’s eligibility, explore the types of internships students can apply for and walk interns and their advisors through the Heritage Portal application. Then we’ll hear from a current DLH Grantee & Intern who will discuss their experience, and the project work they completed.
Collections Concerns – Planning your Digitization Project
June 9, 2022 at 10am
Technology has greatly increased our opportunities to engage communities and increase accessibility of historical materials, and as a result, more and more organizations are undertaking digitization projects. While they may seem straightforward, there are a number of ways in which a project could go sideways. This can be avoided with a good pre-digitization planning process. Join Caitlin Oiye from Densho for a workshop on the importance of planning before you scan.
Collections Concerns – Office Hours
2nd Monday of the month at 10am
Zoom link HERE
Bring your collections questions to our monthly office hours! Beginning in May the collections staff of the Washington State Historical Society will offer drop-in sessions on the second Monday of every month to field your questions and share resources on all aspects of collections management and care. Whether your organization is navigating compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), revisiting your collections policies, or planning to deaccession items stop by and talk it through with our collections team. No need to RSVP.
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