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    • January 01, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 31, 2023
    • 11:30 PM

    Previously Recorded AABC Webinars

    Previously recorded AABC webinars are available for viewing!

    The price for AABC members is $20.00 (per individual webinar recording); Non-members is $35.00 (per individual webinar recording).

    Available webinars include:

    A+: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Archives 

    Presentation date: Feb 15, 2023

    Webinar description: As archival practitioners, we find ourselves surrounded by records on a daily basis that contain fantastic stories, mysteries, drama and the mundane…all forming part of our collective identity and history. Sharing these records with the public is one of the reasons why we open our doors to researchers and engage in different types of outreach. Using records themselves as a teaching tool for students offers a renewed interest and focus on the work we do behind the scenes. Join us for this webinar as we discuss the “who, what, where, when, why, how” of teaching with primary sources. We will also hear from Emily Lonie who will share her experiences with using the archives to teach while working at the City of Coquitlam Archives.

    Creating Archival Exhibits 

    Presentation date: Oct 25, 2022

    Webinar description: Join the AABC to learn about creating effective and engaging exhibits using treasures from your archival holdings! In this webinar we will discuss the steps for designing an exhibit, consider the use of displaying reproductions vs original records, and review best practices for mounting and providing a secure environment for textual records and photographs. Participants will also hear from Krisztina Laszlo who will share her experience preparing the exhibit “Past Purrrrfect: Cats in the Collection” for Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library.

    Archives 101 for Summer Students!

    Presentation date: June 28, 2022

    Webinar description: Are you starting your summer contract working with archival records but not sure what to do? This 3.0 hour webinar will introduce participants to archival terminology, accessioning, and appraisal. Building upon these themes, participants will learn strategies for organizing legacy collections. We will also talk about best practices and standards for processing records in different formats (textual records, photographic images, audio visual media, and electronic records) and how to create a stable and secure environment to promote the long-term preservation, access, and use of archival records.

    Disaster Response: Prep and Priorities

    Presentation date: Jan 26, 2022

    Webinar description: Preparing for a potential disaster can seem daunting and stressful, but it is even more challenging if you don't have a plan in place when a disaster actually impacts your archives. Join us for this webinar where you will learn how to identify risks to your holdings and proactive strategies on how to create safer conditions before a disaster happens. We will also talk about the importance of identifying vital records within your organization and key priorities when developing your institutional disaster response plan. Presenter: Lisa Glandt, AABC EAS Coordinator.

    Genealogy Research Tips and Resources 

    Presentation date: June 28, 2021

    Webinar description: Join the AABC and our panel of speakers to talk about genealogy research and resource tips! Speakers from the City of Surrey Archives, Vancouver Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada (Vancouver office) will share some of their experiences and strategies when working with researchers, popular collections for genealogy research, and tips for using LAC resources both in person and online. This webinar will support the work of archivists, historical researchers, and librarians providing assistance to the public but also for staff research. Presenters include Suzanne Sulzberger, Library and Archives Canada, Regional Archival Program, Vancouver Office; Stacey Gilkinson, City of Surrey Archives; and Grace Hama, Genealogy Team Lead, Vancouver Public Library.

    Privacy 101: Managing Personal Information in Collections 

    Presentation date: July 29, 2020

    Webinar description: Cultural heritage professionals have a mandate to protect records and information, while promoting their accessibility and use. Although these two mandates seem contradictory, there are ways forward that balance privacy and access. This 1 hour webinar will present an approach to managing personal information in cultural heritage collections. It will present an overview of basic privacy principles, outline factors to consider when releasing information, and describe tools that can be used to ensure personal information is released in compliance with legal and ethical considerations. Presenter: Alexandra Wieland, Information and Privacy Archivist, SFU Archives.

    Setting Up Your Archives

    Presentation date: July 8, 2020

    Webinar description: This webinar is for non-Archivists including Curators, Librarians, Records Managers and Volunteers who have been tasked to set up an Archives but don’t know where to start! This 1.5 hour webinar will present an overview of archival principles and policy development; basic archival supplies that you’ll need; steps to complete a successful global collection assessment (aka how to prioritize dealing those boxes filled with stuff); storage conditions and access considerations. Presenter: Lisa Glandt, AABC EAS Coordinator.

    ABC's of Archival Appraisal and Deaccessioning 

    Presentation date: June 15, 2020

    Webinar description: Join the AABC for a webinar on best practices for appraising archival records and the steps to deaccession records that do not meet your mandate. This 1.5 hour webinar will also include an overview of the National Archival Appraisal Board (NAAB) program and the services they offer. Presenters include Lisa Glandt, AABC EAS Coordinator and Melanie Hardbattle, NAAB Regional Coordinator for BC and Northern Canada.

    Introduction to MemoryBC 

    Presentation date: April 30, 2020

    Webinar description: Have you used MemoryBC before and want a refresher? Or are brand new to it and want to learn more? Use AtoM and need a refresher? Lisa Snider, the AABC MemoryBC Coordinator, will be presenting this two hour workshop via Zoom will go over all the basics. The first hour will be focused on the search, categories, clip board and use of MemoryBC by archivists and researchers. Then the second hour will show you how to log in, add an authority record and add a draft of an archival description. We will also discuss digital objects, bulk uploads, taxonomies, etc., and the MemoryBC Coordinator will answer all your questions about using MemoryBC (and AtoM). 

    • October 10, 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • October 19, 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • Online
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    Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations

    The AABC is pleased to present the 2-day workshop “Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations”. With the support of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP), we are pleased to offer a Fall 2023 session.

    Workshop Schedule:

    Dates: October 10, 12, 17, 19, 2023 (9:30am - 12:30pm PST)

    Workshop overview:

    “Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations” will be of interest to Tribal/First Nations Government administrators, archivists, cultural memory keepers, and community members and students working to support Indigenous archives programs.

    The workshop will provide an introduction to archival theory and best practices that participants will be able to use on a daily basis. Workshop participants will learn how to create a foundation for developing their archives program and strategies for the practical management and appraisal of records. They will learn how to process and provide access to records created on different media formats (textual records, audio-visual, sound recordings and electronic records). Workshop discussion will also include best practices for disaster planning, where to find archival resources, and different funding opportunities available for Indigenous organizations. Woven throughout the discussion topics will be reflections on how western archival practices can be balanced and integrated to support Indigenous practices and protocols of knowledge sharing and access.

    Prior to the workshop, participants will be asked to complete a brief survey to identify issues and questions that will be incorporated into the training and discussions.


    The 2-day workshop will be delivered over 4 online sessions and it is recommended that participants attend all sessions in order to fully complete the workshop.

    The workshop will be delivered using Zoom webinar software. Zoom is free to download and links will be provided to participants before the workshop starts. Participants will need access to a computer with sound/speakers to view and follow along with the PowerPoint training slides.

    Workshop Materials:

    Participants will receive copies of the presentation slides and relevant handouts and resources before the workshop starts.


    The workshop will be delivered by Lisa Glandt, MAS, Education and Advisory Services Coordinator for the AABC. Lisa has been delivering this workshop both online and in-person throughout British Columbia since 2018 and brings over 23 years of archival experience to her training.

    Registration Fee:

    $50.00 CAD per person

    Registration closes: Oct 3, 2023

    Spaces available: 25

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