Education and Training

There are numerous training and professional development opportunities available to staff at historical institutions to expand their skills in both in-person and online settings. This list is not comprehensive, nor should any resources listed be considered endorsed by SHRAB in any way.

Preserve Minnesota Conference
The state-wide historic preservation conference, which covers a broad range of topics, including historical records.

Free and paid educational resources on digital preservation, digitization, and technology

Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Continuing Education opportunities

Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) program offered through SAA
An optional certificate program

Session Recordings from the 2014 SAA/CoSA/NAGARA Meeting
MP3 recordings of sessions available for purchase in the SAA store

Twin Cities Archivists’ Roundtable (TCART)
Annual free Minnesota Archives Symposium

Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
Events calendar and annual symposium

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
Resource center covering several topics (including content management, electronic records management information governance, scanning, and more), as well as training and other events

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE)
Educational and training opportunities in various aspects of digital preservation

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA)
Courses on emergency preparedness, as well as an introduction to records and information management and electronic records

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA)
Online courses, webinars, community resources, and more

The National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)
Professional development opportunities