NAGARA Webinar Series

The NAGARA Webinar Series, a membership benefit introduced in November 2016, provides members of NAGARA free access to professional development opportunities from the comfort of their own home or office on a near-monthly basis. Below is a list of all webinars currently open for registration. Registration is FREE for members, and $19.00 for non-members.

If you are interested in submitting a topic or proposal to present as part of the NAGARA Webinar Series, please click here to fill out a brief proposal form. A representative from NAGARA will be in touch with you to discuss your proposal.

Members of NAGARA may also visit the NAGARA Webinar Archive to enjoy past webinars from the comfort of their own home or office at any time.

Upcoming NAGARA Webinars

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WEBINAR: Beyond Schoolhouse Rock: The Journey From an Idea to Law
In 2018 a group of county archivists and interested parties banded together to draft a bill that opens records exempt from the public records law after 75 years.  The bill very successfully moved through the state legislature and became law, without the help of paid lobbyists. Learn how this grassroots movement began and the journey that local archivists traveled to transform an idea into a law.

When: March 5, 2020
WEBINAR: Emergency Preparedness 101
After this session, participants will understand the basics of emergency planning and know some of the major emergency preparedness resources.

When: April 2, 2020
WEBINAR *201*: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort: How to Move ARM Forward When You Don't Have All The Answers
ARM professionals are used to being "the expert" on many subjects, but with today's technology it's impossible to be all things to all people. This webinar will dive into why we are so hesitant to engage with technical partners when we feel out of our depth, and will focus on embracing our "perpetual learner" status.

When: April 14, 2020
WEBINAR: Electronic Records Disaster Preparedness/Recovery
Electronic records are just as vulnerable to disaster as paper records. From natural disasters to man-made ones, participants will learn how to mitigate these risks and respond should disaster occur.

When: June 4, 2020
WEBINAR: Achieving a Work/Life Balance: True Confessions
Even miners (to use this year’s theme; historical and/or organizational miners, in our case) need to rest and have a full life.  This session will provide examples (good and bad) and strategies, particular in archival/records management work within government agencies.  It will offer an appeal to ditch the illusion that we can maintain a regular daily balance—and tips for engineering the balance that will last for all our days.

When: October 1, 2020