March 26-27, 2009

When faced with the task of renovating a building or planning a new one, archivists are often unfamiliar with the building process and information needed by architects and contractors. This 2-day workshop provides you with the knowledge and skills required to work successfully with architects, engineers, and/or facilities managers to design and build new or remodeled archival work, reference, storage, and public spaces designed to meet the needs of individual archival programs, their staff, and their users.

Using lectures, case studies and exercises, your instructor address these issues, including technical requirements, building renovation, equipment (e.g., shelving), and moving an archival collection into the facility. A tour of the Georgia Archives concludes the program on Day Two.

Participants: Archivists planning new or remodeled facilities who have a basic understanding of archival principles and procedures and how those interact with archival facilities. This workshop is also useful to managers of larger archival facilities who carry out minor or major renovation projects on an ongoing basis.

Instructor: Tom Wilsted, an archival consultant specializing in archival facilities and archival management.

For more details and to register, visit the continuing education section of the SAA website (

Members of the Society of Georgia Archivists are eligible for a $25 discount of the SAA nonmember rate. Please contact Elizabeth Russey at for the promotional code.