The Southwest


The Southwest region of the IMLS-funded Regional Training of Trainers project addresses audiovisual needs of four cultural centers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. It supports regional networking and resource sharing in the region. Due to COVID-19, this region’s project training and workshops are occurring remotely.  Project partners participate in online training webinars, receive training kits and regional digitization and film inspection kits, develop a preservation plan with a CAW mentor, and digitize a small sample from their collection. The project also supports the translation of select CAW resources into Spanish. 


This project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by the Community Archiving Workshop, a project of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.  Some project resources and support is provided by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.

CAW mentors:

Kelli Hix, CAW / Program Manager, Audiovisual Heritage Center, Nashville Metro Archives, Nashville, TN

Marie Lascu, Audiovisual Archivist, Crowing Rooster Arts, New York, NY

Moriah Ulinskas, CAW Project Manager, Oakland, CA

Sandra Yates, Head of McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX

Regional partners:

University of Texas at El Paso Library

Huhugam Heritage Center-Gila River Indian Community

Museum of the Pawnee Nation

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library & Archives

A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center

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 Training Schedule
*Webinars details may change

April 14    AV Basics with Kelli Hix

April 28    Inspection and inventory with Moriah Ulinskas

May 12    Metadata for audiovisual collections with Marie Lascu

May 26    Digitization: in-house vs out-of-house with Marie and Kelli

June 9    Disaster preparedness for audiovisual collections with Pamela Vadakan

June 23    Mukurtu with Melissa Dollman and Jennifer Jones