Society of Southwest Archivists

Professional Development Workshop Call For Proposals

The Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) Professional Development Committee (PDC) is accepting proposals for a virtual workshop or series or panel presentation.

**Please note that this call for proposal is not for the 2023 SSA Pre-Conference Workshop selection process.

Workshop/panel topics can cover any aspect of the archival enterprise (including analog, digital, and records management). Such topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital archives and applications of technology

  • GIS mapping

  • Environmental controls for archival materials

  • Rare books for archivists

  • Social Media and marketing in Archives

  • Project Management for archivists

  • Advocating for yourself in the workplace

  • Digital Humanities

  • Archival Management

  • Copyright in Archives

  • Diversity in the Profession

  • Oral histories


Timeframe: 60 to 90 minutes

Proposals should include: Objectives and learning outcomes for the session, target audience, technical requirements, prerequisite knowledge or experience, time expectation

Panels Presentations

Timeframe: 60 minutes, including Q&A

The PDC is open to review any new and innovative initiatives and conceptual work (completed or under development) for training and professional development sessions with consideration to diversity and inclusion.

We strongly encourage panel/presentation sessions that address topics from multiple perspectives and institutions.

Proposals should address the target audience, an explanation of hands-on/interactive components, and the learning objectives and outcomes for attendees to come away with a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be applied to the field of archives.

The PDC highly encourages co-presenters, first-time presenters, early-career professionals, lone arrangers, current graduate students, community members who work with archival (analog and digital) materials in less traditional or unconventional settings to apply.

For any questions, please contact the SSA Professional Development Committee at

Please submit proposals using the SSA Professional Development Call for Proposals form.

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