Intro to Community Archiving
4-Week Course starts Spring 2021
What are community archives? How are they different than “traditional” archives? How do you start a community archive? This course will introduce the basics, challenges, and opportunities of community archives, how to plan a community archive, and explore examples of digital and physical community archives. The course is geared toward archive and library professionals.
- Describe and explain what community archives are
- Plan a community archive project
- Compare and contrast community archives and traditional archives
- List the elements of a successful community archiving project
"This course has been an excellent learning experience for me. The instructor put together a strong course, with some powerful readings and assignments, and I look forward to continuing my education and working more thoughtfully with our communities and community archives."
- Lynn Prime, Special Collections & University Archives Librarian, Sonoma State University, CA
Aaisha N. Haykal is the manager of archival services at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. In this position, she is responsible for collection development, public programming, instruction, reference, and administrative duties. She has been professionally involved in a number of associations including serving in leadership roles within the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH); she previously served on the board of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) in Chicago, IL, and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB). Haykal is the former university archivist at Chicago State University (Chicago, IL). She has been involved with community archival projects in Chicago and in southern Illinois. Her research interests include African American history, digital preservation, censorship, and community archiving.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes, and completing discussion, reading, and written assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
1. View all lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments .
You will receive your certificate approximately 2 weeks after the course ends..
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