There are two upcoming webinars hosted by Rachael Woody of Rachael Cristine Consulting. The webinar back catalog is available via her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RachaelCristineConsulting. Recordings include:
- Archives Are Always Essential
- Ask Me Anything: Career Edition for Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals
- Ask Me Anything: Grants Edition for Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals
- Breaking With Tradition: Creating Connections in the Archives with New Types of Access
- Deriving Value from Collections in the Time of Corona (COVID-19)
- Strategies for How to Attract and Train the Best Volunteers
- Strategies for How to Capture and Communicate the Value of Collection Work
- Volunteer Activity Ideas for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
NEW Webinar: How Much am I Worth?
Date: January 7, 2021 @11:00AM Pacific. Can't make it? Register anyway and you'll receive a link to the recording.
Registration Link: https://rachaelcristine.mykajabi.com/worth-registration-page
Archivists and Museum Professionals have noticed a steady decline in the value they’re being paid to do collection work. Even pre-COVID the availability of mid-career, well paying jobs (equivalent to professional work that requires a masters), and paying entry work were scarce. And now that COVID has happened the cultural heritage field is experiencing an economic collapse the likes of which we have never seen. So where does that leave us? How do we continue to protect the value of our work and advocate for our worth in the profession? And how can we translate that message into one that convincingly advocates for compensation that not only pays a living wage, but adequately matches the level of knowledge, skills, and experience required? Rachael Woody has studied the value of collection workers for several years, conducted a literature review and study in 2019, and is well versed in salary information and resources. This webinar will review what our collective value is, teach you how to calculate your own worth, and offer guidance on how to effectively advocate for yourself and your colleagues.
NEW Webinar: CMS 101: Searching, Procuring, and Implementing
Date: January 21, 2021 @11:00AM Pacific. Can't make it? Register anyway and you'll receive a link to the recording.
Registration Link: https://rachaelcristine.mykajabi.com/cms101-registration-page
Abstract: A Collections Management System (CMS) is a long-term investment in staff time, collections care, and money. This means the CMS in place needs to be purposefully selected based off a vetted list of specifications that meet every user need. Once a CMS is selected, staff need to be prepared for the realities of what implementation and collections migration will entail. The process is long and often complicated due to the heavy technical and process knowledge required. To help collection workers through this process, this webinar will guide you through how to search for, select, buy, implement, migrate to, and maximize the value of the CMS. Each section will review the important elements of the process, will highlight areas you should be particularly aware of, and will offer tips to help you navigate the process successfully.