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Registration Open: Society of Indiana Archivists 2014 Fall Workshop

When: Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: DePauw University's state-of-the-art Prindle Institute.
Cost: $45.00 for SIA Members, $35.00 for Students/Volunteers/Retirees, and $55.00 for Non-members (fee includes meals)

The Society of Indiana Archivists is pleased to announce registration is open for the SIA Fall Workshop. Indiana Historical Society's Local History Services Director, Stacy Klingler, and Assistant Director, Tamara Hemmerlein, will teach you how to improve audience and visitor outreach and how to care for your collections.

The morning session, Understanding Patrons, led by LHS Director Stacy Klingler, will introduce attendees to innovative methods for improving access and outreach to patrons. Stacy has eleven years of experience translating museum standards and best practices into manageable steps for all-volunteer and minimally-staffed organizations. She chaired the American Association for State and Local History Small Museums Committee from 2008 to 2012 and served on the Association of Indiana Museums board from 2005 to 2009. Additionally, Stacy is co-editor and a chapter author of the Small Museum Toolkit and regularly teaches workshops on financial management, strategic planning, museum interpretation and other topics. Before joining the Local History Services team, Stacy was the director of the Putnam County Museum in Greencastle, Indiana.

After a delicious catered lunch, Assistant Director Tamara Hemmerlein, will walk through methods for collections care in Quick, Cheap and Easy: Collections Care on a Shoestring. Formerly, as the Hoosier Heritage Alliance coordinator, she implemented Indiana’s Connecting to Collections project working with local history organizations on collections care issues. Tamara serves on the Indiana Landmarks Western Regional Advisory Council and has served on the board of the Association of Indiana Museums. Prior to coming to IHS, Tamara worked as the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Historical Society and the Montgomery County Cultural Foundation in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Tamara wrote “Good Visitor Service, or ‘Put Down the Pencil and Put On a Smile!’” for the Small Museum Toolkit.

Advanced registration is required and limited. Deadline for registration is Friday, October 10, 2014.


Please click here for the full workshop booklet. To register, fill out pages 5 and 6, and return both with your payment to Colleen McFarland by Friday, October 10.


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