Community Archiving Workshop – A Regional Training of Trainers: California

The Community Archiving Workshop Training of Trainers (TOT) – California is the west region of the Regional Training of Trainers Project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This regional TOT will focus its work on the audiovisual needs of arts and cultural heritage organizations and accidental archives of California. The anchor site California Revealed is a California State Library initiative that provides free digitization, digital preservation and online access services for archival materials documenting state history. With State Library support, this project potentially could extend beyond the current sites to Southern California and support additional workshops there. California Revealed will serve as liaison to regional partners, building upon its partnership of over 200 libraries, archives, and historical societies across the state.

The full curriculum for the CA TOT (CA_TOT_CUR.pdf ) as well as all of the individual elements can be found in the Curricula area of the website. The CA TOT curriculum was also adapted for use in the Midwest TOT.

CAW mentor: Pamela Vadakan

CAW consultant: Mona Jimenez

Anchor site: California Revealed, California State Library, Sacramento, CA

Contact: Pamela Vadakan, Director, California Revealed

Spring 2020: Community Archiving Workshop, AAMLO, OaklandNorthern California Workshop Schedule:

April 5, 2019: Webinar #1: Welcome and the CAW Concept

April 12, 2019: Webinar #2: The CAW Collaboration

April 22-24, 2019: On-site TOT Sessions & Community Archiving Workshop, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento

September 2019: Community Archiving Workshop, Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center and Museum, Bishop

Spring 2020: Community Archiving Workshop, Karuk Tribal Libraries, Happy Camp


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