Stay Engaged - Learning Options

Here you’ll find a whole host of other CPD ideas to consider.

  • The (UK) National Archives is running a webinar on 21st  August about re-opening archives inclusively. The webinar will run through various scenarios that will ask participants to think inclusively about re-opening policies. The scenarios will cover a range of issues in relation to the nine protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010. The group will then look at how these scenarios can be managed to best benefit those concerned. We will also share the results of our recent inclusive re-opening survey, which asked archive users and employees for their concerns about re-opening.

This webinar is primarily aimed at those who are responsible for the re-opening of an archive service or who will be interacting with users once services re-open. Book your place on the webinar here.

  • Cultural Diversity Competency: A free workshop where you’ll be challenged to examine personal perceptions that might surprise you and you’ll be introduced to strategies that will increase your ability to practice inclusion. This webcast provides the four skills to employ CDC and the five stages individuals and organisations can implement to improve relations with internal and external communities. https://www.pathlms.com/saa/courses/4839 

  • London Metropolitan Archives (LMA): A video from LMA which includes tips on how to safely handle, store and clean vinyl and shellac discs in order to preserve them. https://youtu.be/lv4YAy-WjT 

  • Australian Society of Archivists: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Managing Archives: a new self-directed, globally accessible online course for archivists and recordkeeping professionals. Trauma-informed practice is a useful model to consider for professional archival practice that puts the focus on people within archives ensuring best practice access regimes, improved policies and practices, and support for everyone who works and uses the archives. You can watch a webinar about the course here. The course helps raise awareness of the effects of vicarious trauma and emotional labour and the need for resources to support people within the archival profession.

    https://www.archivists.org.au/learning-publications/online-courses?utm_source=ASA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Trauma-Informed%20-%20OLPage&utm_content=ARA%20UK%20and%20Ireland#Toolkits