FACULTY: Roger Dahl, Sue Rishworth, Lois Walker
Organized by the United States National Baha’i Archives and taught by three Baha’i archivists, Introduction to Archives for Baha'i Archivists will introduce local and national Baha’i archivists to principles that will help them to organize and maintain their collections. Registration for the course is open to local and national Baha’i archivists (and to others only by permission of the National Archives). The course will include activities requiring access to archival materials in a Baha’i archives. Two units will cover basic archival principles; the acquisition, arrangement, and processing of records and personal papers; nonpaper materials; reference services; exhibits; quarters for housing archival materials; and preservation. Another unit will involve your working on an archival project: either a survey of your archives or advanced work on a project of your choosing. A final unit will guide you through a final report and proposal to your Local or National Spiritual Assembly.
You may join our online learning community either as an individual or as part of a study group (3 to 20 people). In either case, you can do all your work at home at any time of the day or night. We assign mentors to individuals and to groups to advise, encourage, assist, and answer questions. Groups are expected to meet every week or two for group discussions. Web-based forums connect all learners--individuals and members of a group--to the insights and perspectives of fellow students from all over the world.
To form a group, ask some friends whether they'd like to take the course with you. If at least one other agrees, go into the registration system, establish a group, and pay for it. Then email the confirmation number and its web link to the others, so they can click through and add themselves to the group. One person (or a Spiritual Assembly) pays for the group; the group members reimburse the payee based on whatever arrangement the group devises.
Note: All our courses are "asynchronous," which means there is no work that has to be done at a particular time. You can do everything at any time. For more information, go to http://wilmetteinstitute.org/ourcourses/frequently-asked-questions/
Discounts are available for early registration and for senior citizens (age 65+), students, and pioneers. If you need a financial aid discount, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plenty are available. Registration is limited to 40 people, so sign up today.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wilmette Institute: An Online Learning CenterAdministrative Offices atBaha'i National Center1233 Central StreetEvanston, Illinois 60201-2886
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