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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.


Mark Your Calendars 
The 2015 Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) Conference is in Cincinnati OH, July 19-22, 2015. AMM is accepting session proposals for the 2015 Conference through January 16, 2015.

Save the Date
Mark your calendar now to attend the 2015 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, February 3-4, 2015, at RiverCentre in St. Paul MN. Watch for updates on their web site.

Call for Proposals
Southern Jewish Historical Society issues a call for paper proposals for its 40th annual conference October 30-November 1, 2015 in Nashville TN. Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2015.

Online Continuing Education

Free Webinar Recordings
Wisconsin Historical Society has pre-recorded webinars available for viewing: Intro to PastPerfect 5 and Basic Archival Supplies and Preservation Methods.

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.

Annual Meeting Videos Available
If you missed the Minnesota Digital Library 12th Annual Meeting, the morning keynote and MDL Update sessions are now available online:

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.

Preservation 101

Northeast Document Conservation Center offers a set of free online courses in the basics of caring for objects.