ARA’s first Training Programme is supports the roll-out of Archive Service Accreditation, with 8 half-day workshops in the English regions aimed at applicants to the scheme. The sessions will introduce the Standard and its supporting guidance, and include some practical exercises to bring its content to life. The sessions are scheduled to run:
• D2013/007 West Midlands Region: 11 December, at the new Library of Birmingham from 10.30 (introduction to the Library and tour in the morning followed by lunch, with Accreditation training from 1pm). To book: contact Rachel MacGregor, joint training officer (Rachel.Macgregor@birmingham.gov.uk)
• D2014/001 North West Region: 4 February 2014, 12.45 for 1pm, Lancashire Archives, Preston. To book: contact training officer Michael Stephens (Michael.Stephens@cumbria.gov.uk).
• D2014/002 Eastern Region: 3 March, 9.45 for 10am at the John Clare Theatre, Peterborough. To book: contact training officer Diane Hodgson (Diane.Hodgson@hertfordshire.gov.uk).
• D2014/003 London Region: 26 March, 1.45 for 2pm at News UK (3 Thomas More Square, Thomas More Street, London E98 1XY). To book: contact training officer Anne-Grethe Jensen (email@example.com).