Workshops

The AABC offers specialized workshops on a variety of archival and preservation topics and also arranges sponsored workshops on an ad hoc basis. The AABC can advise on options available for institutions planning staff training and is pleased to respond to workshop requests by interested non-member groups.

If you would like to learn more about workshops, please contact the EAS Coordinator at aabc.advisor@aabc.ca.

Workshop Courses Available

  • Introduction to Archival Practice (1 or 2 days)
  • Managing Archival Photographs (1 or 2 days)
  • Introduction to Managing a Digitization Program (1 day)
  • Arrangement, Description and RAD Refresher (1 day)
  • Appraisal and Deaccessioning (1 day)
  • Introduction to Archival Preservation (2 days)
  • Emergency Planning for Archives (1 day)
  • Managing Archives (1 day)
  • Managing an Oral History Program (1 day)
  • Records Management 101 (1 day)
  • Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations (1 or 2 days)


Workshop Presentation Rates (as delivered by AABC EAS Coordinator)

  • $1,300.00 for 1 day workshop
  • $2,500.00 for 2 day workshop
  • Plus related travel costs and workshop materials


Workshop Participant Registration Rates

The following registration rates apply for most workshops and are effective as of April 1, 2022. All prices are in Canadian (CAD) funds and are subject to change.


AABC Member Rates:
$90.00 for 1/2 day workshop; $180.00 for a 1-day workshop; $350.00 for a 2-day workshop

Non-member Rates:
$135.00 for 1/2 day workshop; $275.00 for a 1-day workshop; $500.00 for a 2-day workshop

Registration Refund Notice


Workshop Schedule for 2022-2023


Managing an Oral History Program

Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2022

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm PST

Location: online workshop via Zoom

Registration fee: AABC members $90.00; Non-members $135.00 CAD

Registration deadline: Sunday, Nov. 13 @5:00pm

Description: Join us to learn about this treasured record found within many archival collections. In this ½ day workshop, participants will learn strategies for managing legacy oral history collections and how to assess, appraise, and discuss best practices for digitizing existing interviews in your holdings. The second part of the workshop will go over the steps for establishing a new oral history program and review topics including interview questions, consent forms, copyright and privacy considerations.

Who should attend: This workshop is designed for archivists, curators and collections managers responsible for managing, participating in, or preserving oral history records. 


Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations (Workshop 2 - Winter 2023)

Dates: Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2023 (workshop delivered over 4, half-day online sessions)

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

Registration fee: $50.00 CAD

Registration open: Sept 1 - Dec 31, 2022

Workshop spaces: 25 participants 

Register HERE


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