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Registration Open for Free “Health Sciences Archives 101” Webinar (Thursday, November 12, 12:00-2:00 PM)

Are you a librarian transitioning into archival work? Have you recently taken on care of the archives at your library, but you’re not sure where to start? Are you interested in how archives help support medical centers? Then the “Health Sciences¬†Archives 101”¬†webinar is for you. Lisa A. Mix will teach you about basic archives functions, including acquisition, description, reference, and preservation. We’ll also delve into privacy regulations (HIPAA, etc.), digitization, funding sources, professional associations, and outreach, as well as new considerations and practices for the COVID-19 era.¬† Find out how you can use archives to serve your library’s patrons and support your institution’s mission.

Lisa A. Mix has worked in archives at several academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, the University of California San Francisco, and New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. She is a Baltimore native and holds degrees from Goucher College and The Johns Hopkins University. Her professional interests include teaching with primary sources, digital archives, and archival ethics. She has published and presented widely on archives and history of the health sciences. She is the 2020 recipient of the Lisabeth M. Holloway Award from Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences, and currently chairs the Society of California Archivists Advocacy & Public Policy Committee. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist

The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 12, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To register, please click here. The event is free to HSLI members and non-members alike. Participants who are not currently members are encouraged to join HSLI, however. Regular membership is $10.00 annually, and the cost is just $5.00 annually for students. To become a member, please go here.

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