• January 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 30, 2022
    • 11:30 PM

    Previously Recorded AABC Webinars

    Previously recorded AABC webinars are available for viewing!

    The price for AABC members is $15.00 (per individual webinar recording); Non-members is $30.00 (per individual webinar recording).

    Available webinars include:

    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). 

    • January 09, 2023
    • March 20, 2023
    • Distance Education

    Managing Plans and Drawings

    Course duration: January 9 - March 20, 2023

    Registration: closes January 5, 2023

    Architectural records are perhaps the least understood medium in the archival world. There are many different types of drawings, from blueprints to renderings, sketches to CADs. What should you accept, what is valuable, how are they best preserved? Using the publication Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records, students will be introduced to the management of plans and drawings in seven modules.

    Topics for the modules include:

    Module 1.    History of architecture

    Module 2.    Understanding the creation process

    Module 3.    Appraisal

    Module 4.    Arrangement and Description

    Module 5.    Preservation

    Module 6.    Providing Access

    Module 7.    Digitization

    Students will also receive, by electronic mail, a self-study guide which includes instructions, supplementary reading (where applicable), self-study questions, and a practical project for each module. The self-study questions and projects will be submitted to the Instructor for evaluation. Upon completing all the assignments within the allotted time, students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

    Students can expect to work about 10-12 hours per week on readings and assignments for the duration of the course.

    Instructor: Lisa Glandt, AABC Education and Advisory Services Coordinator

    Cost: AABC members $350.00 (CAD) / Non-member $500.00 (CAD); plus the cost of the course textbook


    Waverly B. Lowell and Tawny Ryan Nelb. Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records (SAA, 2006)

    Note: SAA now has ePub or PDF versions of the textbook available. Hardcopy versions are no longer in print.

    • January 23, 2023
    • February 01, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 5

    Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Archives

    The AABC is pleased to present the 2-day workshop “Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations”. With the support of the BC Arts Council, we are pleased to offer a Winter 2023 session held between January 23 - February 1, 2023.

    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 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 22 years of archival experience to her training.


    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.

    Registration Fee:

    $50.00 CAD per person


    Workshop Schedule:

    Workshop 1 (Fall 2022) - registration closed, workshop FULL

    Workshop 2 (Winter 2023)

    Dates: January 23; 25; 30; Feb 1, 2023 (9:30am – 12:30pm PST)

    Registration open: Sept 1 - Dec 31, 2022

    Spaces available: 32

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