The County of Bergen and the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs is excited to announce a partnership with the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts that will offer a series of Professional Development Courses in Archives Management. The three seminars will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Participants will be sent the webinar link the day prior to the event. For further information, please contact Bergen County Archivist Elizabeth Shepard at

Understanding Archives: Proper archival procedures enable safe and effective management of collections, yet volunteers, historians, and those with archival responsibilities in addition to other duties may find themselves in the position of "archivist" without formal training in the profession. Topics covered during this webinar include the fundamentals of archival appraisal, acquisition, and processing. It will also touch on some of the most common preservation problems found with paper-based archival collections.

Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA

Tuesday, January 31st 2023, at 1-2pm ET

Intro to Digitalization: Digitization can be the final step in processing collections, facilitating access, and even aiding in collections’ long-term preservation. Like other collections care endeavors, digitization should not be undertaken without an understanding of best practices, safe techniques, and the knowledge to make the right decisions. This workshop will provide a basic overview of some of the considerations institutions should make when digitizing materials, including establishing policies including copyright statements, prioritization and selection criteria, equipment options, handling practices while scanning or photographing, storage concerns for digital media, and digital preservation. This primer on establishing a digitization program is intended for collections staff and volunteers with very little or no experience digitizing materials.

Manager of Digital Imaging, CCAHA

Tuesday, February 28th 2023, at 1-2pm ET

Registration opens February 1st

Promoting Collections on Instagram and Facebook: Social Media is an excellent platform for sharing information about your organization and highlighting the collections under your care. This webinar will address the basics of establishing a social media presence for your organization on two popular platforms, Instagram and Facebook, and how they can be used to build audiences, share stories, and promote events.

Speaker: Jason Henn, Manager of Marketing and External Relationships, CCAHA

Tuesday, March 21st 2023 at 1 – 2pm ET

Registration opens March 1st