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.


Midwest Archives Conference announces that their next Annual Meeting will be April 27-30, 2016 in Milwaukee WI.

Understanding the Alteration Review Process
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) is offering a workshop to introduce individuals to the processes used to review alterations to historic properties, February 1, 2016, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Location: Minneapolis Development Review Center (Rm 300), 250 4th Street South. Contact Andrew Frenz at 612-673-3790 with questions.

Reminder: Submission Deadline
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association will be held in Long Beach CA, October 12 - 16, 2016. Call for Papers deadline: January 31, 2016.

AASLH Volunteer Recruitment Workshops
American Association for State and Local History has announced workshops on recruiting and working with volunteers.

Risk Assessment and Management
Registration is now open for a AASLH two-part webinar on Risk Assessment and Management for history organizations

Training Webinar
Northeast Document Conservation Center is offering a two-hour introduction webinar, "Caring for Municipal Records," January 19, 2016, 1-3 p.m. CST.

Online Course
Registration is open for AASLH's Leadership and Administration in History Organizations Online Course. January 11 - March 4, 2016, 1-2:30 p.m. CST.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes 
These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. Receipt Deadline February 25, 2016.

Caring for Municipal Records
This two-hour online training webinar introduction to the preservation of paper collections will provide the basic knowledge necessary to care for bound volumes, documents, and photographs. The webinar will include information on storage and handling of historic records. The program is tailored to the particular concerns of those tasked with preserving government records. January 19, 2016, 2 - 4 p.m.

Webinar Recording
If you missed Connecting to Collections' webinar "Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions", you can listen to it and download the handouts for free.

Newberry Library Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
The Newberry Library Fellowship Program supports researchers using Newberry’s collection. Both Long-term fellowships and Short-term fellowships are available.

Call for Proposals
Trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) community-based scholars and activists, academics, family members, and allies of trans and GNC people are invited to submit proposals for presentations, panels, posters, grass-roots projects, and workshops for the 2016 Moving Trans History Conference sponsored by the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, Thursday March 17, 2016.

Call for Presenter Proposals 
Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums (MALHM) is requesting proposals for session speakers for its 2016 Annual Meeting in Willmar MN, April 27 & 28, 2016. Proposals should be informative, relevant, applicable to the field, and encourage opportunities for participant engagement. Please complete the form outlining your session proposal. Each session should last a minimum of one hour and should include time for questions/answers. Proposals are due by January 8, 2016. Completed session proposal forms should be emailed or sent to Jill Wohnoutka, MALHM Treasurer, 610 NE Hwy 71, Willmar, MN 56201.


HiFi History Podcast
HiFi History is a new podcast geared toward organizations dealing with historic preservation. The first episode is focused on how the National Trust manages their social media accounts and makes decisions related to social media.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, Simi Valley CA, seeks an Education Outreach Manager.

NASPA, Washington D.C., seeks a Director for Equity, Inclusion, and Violence Prevention.

Director/Chief Administrator
National Atomic Testing Museum/Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, Las Vegas NV, seeks a Director/Chief Administrator.

Both novices and experts are encouraged to submit proposals or session ideas. Varied session formats are welcome. Questions should be sent to the Twin Cities Archives Round Table or Lori Williamson at 651-259-3252.

Registration for the Symposium is FREE!

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.