Northwest Archivists, Inc.
Thursday, April 26, 2012

All workshops are included in the cost of the 3-day (regular) conference registration rate. Workshops are not included in the cost of the Friday-only registration rate.
Please note "Preparing the Ground for a Bountiful Crop" is a full-day workshop. The other workshops are half-day.  You may register for two of the half-day workshops.

All day workshop

Preparing the Ground for a Bountiful Crop: Long Range Planning Workshop
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch on own)

  • The session will start off with the goods you get from the process and value of actually using and following a plan. A framework for creating a plan will follow including: who needs to be at the table, what the components of a plan are, how to have the conversations, format for a simple document you can refer to regularly. The plan model will address fundraising, community engagement, partnership and collaboration building, and legacy.
  • Presenter: Jerry Ostermiller

Half-Day workshops
Morning workshops

"Using Social Media as a Tool for Innovation and Collaboration in Your Communications Effort"
9:00 - Noon
  • Organizations that have no or limited social media activity will leave this interactive session with a better understanding of the purposes of social media, how they can fit within the goals and resources of the organization, and how to develop social media efforts. Learn from a communication pro who works with small and large organizations with a variety of missions. An unabridged version on the book "Secrets for Successful Social Media Marketing" will be provided as a download. A private site containing follow-up information for seminar attendees is also included. 
  • Presenter: John Hope-Johnstone, Chief Strategist and Head Instructor for HPR Internet Marketing and Social Media Seminars, a Governor's Tourism Award Winner

"Creating Order to Your Collection Through Deaccessioning"
9:00 - Noon
  •  A collections policy makes life sweet. A clear policy supports staff and volunteers in making the best possible acquisition and collections care choices. It protects museum or cultural organizations, as well as encourages ethical and professional handling of collections. This workshop will address all of the sections of a collections policy, with an emphasis on the deaccession process. You'll leave with a draft policy and good tips for your deaccession project. 
  • Presenter: Vicki Wiese, Collections Manager, Coos  Historical & Maritime Museum
Afternoon workshops

"Remembering the Columbus Day Storm: Tips on Implementing Your Disaster Preparedness Plan
1:00 - 4:00

  • Do you have your plan on the shelf collecting dust? Time to pull it out and put it into action! Enjoy a walk down memory land on the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day storm with the compilers of Columbus Day Storm 1962 Memories. Follow that up with ideas for prioritizing components of your plan, gather resources, building relationships and handling the disaster aftermath.
  • Presenters: Betty Plude, Independence Library; Cathy Galbraith, Architectural Heritage Center; MJ Koreiva, Umpqua River Lighthouse; Peggy smith, Independence Heritage Museum.
"Growing Support for Historic Preservation in The Capital City" 1:00 - 4:00  
  • Salem's heritage community grew from early efforts to preserve specific buildings and places. It has spawned a variety of preservation- and history-oriented institutions, including the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill, Deepwood Estate, and Bush House, as well as the city's preservation an downtown redevelopment programs. This presentation will discuss how the birth and growth took place and its ongoing development amid continuing political, economic and social changes. Take home tips that you can use to strengthen preservation efforts in your community.  
(Downtown walk to follow)

  • Presenters: Kimberli Fitzgerald, Senior Historic Planner, City of Salem; Ian Johnson, Chair, Salem Historic Landmarks Commission; and staff of Salem's Urban Development Department.  Historian, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.


  • "Historic District Walking Tour" 4:00 - 5:00 (begins at the Information and Registration Table)
  • Salem's Downtown Historic District displays the community's ongoing efforts to identify, preserve, and profitably rehabilitate its historic core. This one-hour walk will highlight the district's unique historic persons and places, and feature preservation success stories. Participants will learn how National Register listing served as a springboard for owners to take advantage of federal and state grants and tax programs, city rehabilitation funds, and ongoing efforts to interpret and market the district as a unique destination.  

Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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