How to Advocate for Your Archive

Self-Paced Course

"This course presents easy to digest information that can be applied practically for any type of archive. Useful for the archivist who is new to this type of work or the seasoned professional who needs a refresher."

- Christina Rice, Senior Librarian at Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA

Course Description

Advocacy is more than just educating people on the role of archives and archivists. It is building a community of supporters to strengthen your archives’ operations and the resources needed for long-term success. In this course, you will explore the role of advocacy in the archival profession and learn strategies for developing advocacy opportunities for your archive.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role of advocacy in the archival profession.
  • Recognize the best ways to utilize advocacy to increase funding.
  • Identify a target audience for their advocacy efforts.
  • Develop strategies for creating, implementing and maintaining advocacy efforts.

Note: This course is designed for individual participation; each individual must enroll.

Total Course Hours: 10 Hours/1 CEU

Your Instructor

Samantha Lawrence
Samantha Lawrence

Samantha Lawrence is the archivist at a small local history museum in Michigan. As the solo archivist, she manages the Museum’s archives, coordinates preservation projects, conducts research, and develops outreach opportunities. Samantha has also worked with several other organizations in Southeast Michigan to digitize archival material, create exhibits and make local history material accessible online. She received a Master of Library and Information Science with a Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University in 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course is completely self-paced. You my start and finish whenever you would like. The time commitment to complete this course is 10 hours.
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
Because this is a completely self-paced course, the instructor will not be available to answer any questions. However, your quizzes are automatically graded and any questions related to technical issues, certificates, or billing will be handled by emailing [email protected].
How long do I have access to the course material?
You will have lifetime access to the course.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
Yes. Once you have completed all the materials, and your course progress reaches 100% a certificate of completion will be automatically emailed to you within 3 business days.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your course, contact us within 3 days of purchase and we will gladly give you a refund.
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