Please find below details of a free training event organised by the Archives & Records Association UK & Ireland with the support of the Centre for Archive and Information Studies and the Scottish Council on Archives.
· Working with volunteers: opportunities and challenges
· A mix of speakers, workshops and group discussions
· Friday 18 May 2012, Tower Building, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN
· 10.30-16.15, coffee and lunch provided
· Two travel bursaries are available for this event for two ‘archive assistant staff with day-to-day contact with volunteers’
The full programme is below. To book a place, please email email@example.com with the Subject Heading: Dundee Volunteering Roadshow. Include your name, organisation, contact email and phone number.
To apply for a travel bursary email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and a short paragraph explaining your interest in the event and the reasons you wish to apply for a bursary.
The Archives and Records Association
Supported by the
Centre for Archive and Information Studies, University of Dundee
and the Scottish Council on Archives
18th May 2012
River Rooms, Ninth Floor, Tower Building, University of Dundee
10.30-10.45 Registration and coffee and welcome
10.45-11.15 ‘Friend or Foe? Assessing the value of volunteers’, Jan Merchant, Assistant Archivist, Perth & Kinross Council Archive
11.15-11.45 'Openness, variety and choice: different paths to volunteering', Rachel Hosker, Archive Manager, Scottish Borders Council
11.45-12.15 ‘The symbiosis of volunteering: creating a mutually beneficial relationship’, Rachel Hart, Muniments Archivist and Deputy Head of Special Collections, University of St Andrews
13.15-14.15 Case studies
14.15-14.30 ‘Volunteering the view from the ground’, Kirsty Lee, volunteer, University of St Andrews
14.30-15.15 Creating a volunteering policy
15.30-15.40 Useful sources of information, Caroline Brown, Deputy Archivist and Programme Leader, University of Dundee
15.40-16.15 Review of frequently asked questions and discussion