Conferences and Workshops
Sharpen Your Skills by Attending Training
The following list is gathered by the Local History Services team. Please send updates as needed.
AASLH offers online class "Managing Contacts, Donations, and Membership with PastPerfect 5.0" December 10-12, 2013, 10 a.m. ET. Cost: $86.25/$69 AASLH members. Call 800-562-6080 to register.
IRS Phone Forum
The IRS will hold a phone forum, "ABCs of charitable contributions for 501(c)(3) organizations," December 19, 2013, 2 p.m. ET. Register now. Presentation topics include:
- Examples of qualified and unqualified organizations
- Charitable donations allowed by the IRS
- Acceptable non-cash contributions
- Rules involving vehicle donation
- Required written acknowledgement for donation
- When significant intervening use applies
- Donors’ record-keeping responsibilities
- A brief summary on disaster relief
The 24th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium will be held March 22-23, 2014, Old Courthouse NPS, St. Louis MO. Now soliciting presentations regarding War of 1812 west of the Appalachians, specifically regarding the year 1814. Send abstracts to David Bennett by December 31, 2013.
Public History Conference
MuseumPests.net will hold a two-day conference and workshop at Colonial Williamsburg, March 27-28, 2014.
Call for Proposals
Eastern Illinois University's Historical Administration Program (EIU HAPA) invites your ideas and expertise for its 37th annual symposium, April 11-12, 2014, Charleston IL. Proposals due December 31, 2013. Contact Saige Jedele, 810-223-8448, for more information or to request a proposal form.
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) requests proposals for Forum 2016. The upcoming Forum 2014 will be held in Philadelphia PA, July 16-20, 2014.
Free Collections Care Webinars
Connecting to Collections Online Community offers "Caring for Yesterday's Treasures--Today," a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections. Check online for dates and registration information.
Free webinars available online from PastPerfect.
Connecting to Collections Online Community offers timely discussions on a variety of topics important to colleagues working in museums, archives, or libraries.
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI, offers free PowerPoint presentations from their 2012 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference.
Small Museum Pro! offers online summer classes in Collections Care and Education and Outreach.
Internal Revenue Service offers free webinar, "Starting off Right--What New 501(c)(3) Organizations Need to Know." Includes tips on annual filing requirements and the types of records organizations should maintain.
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works announces their 2012 regional workshop schedule.
Doll Preservation Webinar
Learn about the care and preservation of dolls through a free Connecting to Collections webinar, Community Webinar: Care of Dolls. Presenters: Tom Braun and Tammy Schmitz.
Minnesota Digital Library offers online metadata tutorials.
American Association for State and Local History offers "Building Leaders in State and Local History" workshop series. Online and onsite workshops offered; scholarships available.
Museum Training Webcasts
Texas Historical Commission offers short webcasts from their "Training for Texas Museums" project.
Historic Preservation Certificate
Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH, offers courses toward Historic Preservation Certificate and Master of Education in Heritage Studies with a focus in Historic Preservation. Contact Stacey Yap, 603-535-2333, for more information.
Emergency Response Training
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation seeks candidates for Emergency Response Training (AIC-CERT) program. No registration fee; support for travel, meals, and hotel included. Participants must be willing to make a commitment to FAIC's emergency response requests.
Tribal Records Online Course
Free online workshops regarding identifying and protecting essential government records. Register online.
Minnesota Digital Library webinar "Moving Forward: New Guidelines for Contributors to Minnesota Reflections" now available online.
Online Library Courses
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library & Information Studies offers online continuing education classes on a variety of topics. Contact Meredith Lowe, 608-890-0364, or Anna Palmer, 608-263-4452, for more information.
Project Archaeology Available Online
Project Archaeology is an educational organization working to make archaeology accessible to students and teachers nationwide. Online courses available. Contact Madlyn Runburg for more information or to register.
Quick-Build Museum Exhibits
Check out the newest addition to Morrison County Historical Society's webpage—a how-to guide entitled "How to Build a Museum Exhibit in an Hour." Mary Warner explains how to put together a small exhibit case and includes plenty of photographs along with step-by-step explanations.
Online courses from Upstate History Alliance
Try these low cost (starting at $45) online classes that may be taken at your own pace.
- Collections Management 101
- Climate Control for Small Institutions
- Introduction to Reformatting
- Basic Preservation and Care of Paper Based Materials
- Conservation and Preservation of Photographs and Albums
Leadership Certificate Series
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers two leadership series for nonprofit professionals. Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Series is designed for nonprofit staff who seek a broad overview of nonprofit management. Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series is designed to increase skills and abilities in working with volunteers. Sign up for individual courses or take the whole series and receive a certificate.
Center for Social Studies Education Launched
Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Department of Education have launched a new initiative to provide educators and students with information regarding the Social Studies. The Center for Social Studies Education (CSSE) is a clearinghouse created to provide links to relevant resources, teaching tools, professional development opportunities, and programs for teachers and students within the Social Studies.
ONLINE MUSEUM CLASSES THROUGH NORTHERN STATES CONSERVATION CENTER
Online museum classes offered by the Northern States Conservation Center.
Online Information for Exempt Organizations
IRS Exempt Organizations has developed an educational website with an online version of their popular workshop for Small and Mid-Sized 501(c)(3) organizations, plus mini-courses on other topics of interest, including information on the redesigned Form 990.
PastPerfect Online Training
The online training classes, "Cataloging Your Collection with PastPerfect 4.0" and "Managing Contacts, Donations and Membership with PastPerfect 4.0" are taught by a live, experienced PastPerfect instructor via internet and conference call.
Free ADA Training
Ten free training lessons regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act are available online from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Northeast Document Conservation Center offers a set of free online courses in the basics of caring for objects.