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When and Where
  • 10/23/2023 8:00 AM CDT
  • 10/24/2023 4:00 PM CDT
  • 9/25/2023 11:45 PM CDT
  • Ford Experience FXC
  • Dearborn
  • MI
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Jamie Martin

Course will run two days---October 23-24, 2023 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. U.S. eastern time/8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. U.S. central time), in Dearborn, Michigan.

This workshop presents an overview of managing and promoting an archives in a business environment: what it takes to garner support from management, and how to lead and oversee a corporate archives from all levels / positions within the archives. Over the course of two days, attendees have the opportunity to tour two business archives (locations vary) and address interrelationships among archives, corporate libraries, records management offices, and information centers. Attendees will apply archival theory and knowledge to practical business examples, expanding on knowledge gained during the course.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Practically apply principles of archival theory within a corporation
  • Successfully advocate for an archival program and create a strong support structure within your institution
  • Explore the legal issues that business archivists face daily
  • Apply learning and decision-making skills to case studies and scenarios
  • Develop actionable steps towards the creation of a business plan or strategy
  • Obtain an overview of the critical issues related to managing electronic records and relating to information technology professionals
  • Interface with working business archivists to see how they approach collections and archives management

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $329 / $409

Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $399 / $499

Nonmembers: $469 / $589


  • "This is a must take course for those in Business Archives! It is wonderful to have the opportunity to meet archivists that are in the same specific specialization because we can all relate to the challenges we all face and see how we can start to solve some of the issues we have through learning from other colleagues and by taking small steps and applying the strategies from the instructors of the course. It really changed my focus from worrying so much about the archival aspects of my job and starting to focus more on promoting the archives and winning the hearts and minds of our stakeholders."
  • "Jamie & Jennifer are GREAT! It is obvious they both have in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and are passionate about the archives profession and developing not only their own teams, but those in the field at other organizations as well."
  • "I really enjoyed their knowledge and learned a lot. I never felt intimidated at all as I came into the meeting feeling like I may not be educated enough in this field. They were also very approachable and they made it easy to ask questions."
  • "I came to the conference pretty nervous and not knowing exactly what to expect as I am not a trained Archivist. After the second day I came away with a lot more confidence and passion on what I need to focus in building an archive for the company that I work for. "