4-Week Course Starts Oct 21, 2019
This course delves into the arenas in which collections care professionals can advocate for their preservation programs and strategies they can employ to build awareness of collections and their preservation needs. Covering internal advocacy, public engagement, national and regional campaigns, and soliciting funding organizations, the course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to raise the profile of preservation in your community.
Topics to be addressed during the course:
- Who and what are stakeholders
- How to advocate to different audiences
- Planning an event featuring collections
- Evaluating advocacy efforts
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Recognize opportunities for advocacy to coworkers and administrators, their community, the general public, and funding bodies.
- Draft a plan for an advocacy event or program at their institution.
- Design an assessment of their advocacy event or program.
Mēgan Oliver is the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of South Carolina. Her work at UofSC, the State University of New York’s Purchase College, and Florida State University’s Ringling Museum of Art has informed her career as a collections and content manager. She focuses on assessing, digitizing, cataloging, and publishing special collections and archives, regardless of format. She is especially passionate about digital accessibility, labor practices, outreach, and lateral pedagogy in information science. Mēgan holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and English Literature, and a Masters in Library and Information Science, all from the University of South Florida.
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 writing assignments.
- It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments
When you complete these three items you can expect to receive you certificate within 2 weeks.
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