Best Practices for Legal Archives: Preserving Your Institutional History without Breaking the Bank

Thursday, June 11, 2020 (11am - 12pm US/Central)


This webinar will introduce key archival principles and best practices, explore the process of establishing an institutional archives program, and provide information about free and low-cost resources for the “lone arranger” or small-staff repository. The presentation will introduce practical tips that can be applied to a wide variety of institutions, including schools, law firms, and non-profit organizations. Emphasis will be placed on matters of privacy and security intrinsic to the preservation of legal records.

Participants will:
• learn basic elements of archival theory and how they are applied to the arrangement and description of institutional records
• learn best practices regarding policies (saving, discarding, second opinions, etc.)
• learn about finding aids, their importance, and how to create one that meets national archival standards

Registration for this closes on June 8.

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Jane Connelly
Electronic Services Manager
Seattle University Law Library

Jane Connelly is Electronic Services Manager and Archivist at Seattle University Law Library. She holds an MLIS with archival emphasis and has worked in academic, private, and public archives in Washington State and Illinois.

Sharalyn Williams
Public Services Librarian
Gonzaga University

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 06/08/2020
Name Price Available To
AALL Member $0.00   Retired
Site Registration $125.00   Retired
Non-Member $60.00   NonMember
Site Registration $150.00   NonMember

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to by the registration deadline. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.