Archives for Learning and Education Section Events
23 MarALES spring training day: 'Archives go to school: creating educational resources for teachers that teachers want'Training | The Langley Academy, SloughFrom : Friday, 23 March 2012 10:00
Until : Friday, 23 March 2012 16:00
11 JunTraining | Hull History Centre, Lecture TheatreFrom : Monday, 11 June 2012 10:00
Until : Monday, 11 June 2012 16:15
28 NovALES trained event - Learning from Experience: How to Evaluate Education and Outreach Programmes and Develop Sustainable OutcomesTraining | Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives, London EC1R 0HBFrom : Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:45
Until : Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:30
Archives for Learning and Education Section Annual Conference
Bridging the Gap: Archives for HE/FE Students
The Public Record of Northern Ireland, 24 June 2013
Increasing user participation and reaching out to new audiences rank high in the archives agenda for the 21st century. However, how are archivists ensuring that university and further education students, one of their traditional user-groups, are also part of this inclusive approach?
While training and induction sessions to the archives are often available to schoolchildren and adult learners, we expect students to navigate complex sets of catalogues and finding aids and to decipher difficult handwriting without having been trained to do so.
This year’s ALES conference will focus on the steps archivists are taking to bridge the gap and in so doing attract students into the archives to train and equip them with the necessary skills to approach archival research confidently.
The purpose of the conference is:
• To identify good practice across the whole sector and not exclusively amongst HE/FE archivists.
• To exchange ideas and approaches to training for university and further education students.
• To raise awareness amongst professional archivists about the need to take shared responsibility for providing this user-group with transferable skills that go beyond academic research.
• To identify opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
The conference will be held in the Public Record of Northern Ireland on Monday 24 June 2013. It will be followed by ALES AGM.
For information about how to get to PRONI see: http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/visiting_proni.htm.
Cost: £30 for ARA members, £40 for non-ARA members, including lunch and refreshments
For the full programme and to book your place, go to the ARA events calendar.