Monday, June 30, 2014

Strategic planning for small archival programs workshop

The Midwest Archives Conference
in partnership with the Society of Indiana Archivists
Strategic Planning for Small Archival Programs
Friday, July 18, 2014
1pm - 5pm
With special tours of Ball State University's Archives and Special Collections
from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Strategic planning is an essential management tool for all archival programs. The barriers to creating and implementing a strategic plan can seem insurmountable to solo and small-shop archivists. This workshop will provide an overview of the strategic planning process from the perspective of small archival program management, emphasizing relationships and community-building, both within and outside of the archival program's parent organization. Participants will have time to begin work on strategic planning documents for their own archival programs.

Presenter: Colleen McFarland, Director of Archives and Records Management, Mennonite Church USA
(We encourage you to bring your laptop for working on planning documents.)

Location: Schwartz Digital Complex at Ball State University's Bracken Library, Muncie, Indiana
(Paid parking is available on campus. For directions, parking information, and maps, go to If you have questions about parking, contact John Straw, Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, at (765) 285-5078 or

This workshop is FREE, but a reservation is required.
Space is limited to 35 attendees.

To register, or for more information, contact Jackie Shalberg at (765) 287-1256 ext. 511 or
A presentation of the MAC Speakers Bureau Basic Workshop Series.

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