ASA's workshops are advanced level courses. A basic knowledge of archival practice is recommended for enrolling in our workshops.

Social Media Training Workshop

Date: November 27

Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am

Instructor: Beverley Theresa of Throwdown Social Media

Location: Videoconference on Zoom

Costs: $50 Member; $75 Non-member


Social media is used as an outreach and awareness tool for archives. We are finding, especially with COVID-19, that some archival institutions have focused more on social media posts since they have had fewer users coming into their reading rooms. This workshop will provide you with some tools for using social media effectively to promote your archives. Attendees will learn how to create an effective social media strategy, the types of content that perform well, how to streamline your social media management and spend less time on social media while still remaining consistent and visible and how to measure what’s working and what’s not. 


Registration Information

Member only registration opens: October 14

Non-member registration opens: October 28

Registration Deadline: November 13, 2020

To register, visit this link.


Re-Opening Strategies and Archives Online Event

Date: October 8, 2020

Time: 1.5 hours

Location: Videoconference on Zoom

Costs: Free, member-only event


COVID-19 has changed the way archives operate. Reading rooms were closed for some time and the work of archivists changed as they worked from home. Now as we have been “re-opening” archives around the province, each archives is at a different phase. ASA is offering an opportunity for ASA members to hear from archives about what re-opening looks like at their sites. We will discuss what guidelines exist for re-opening, share some archives’ procedures, and hear from three member sites about what their re-opening experience has been. Safety and comfort of staff as well as the safety and expectations of researchers will be discussed.


1) Presentation on Re-Opening Considerations, Rene Georgopalis

2) Panel of Archives that have Re-Opened:

Provincial Archives of Alberta, Leslie Latta

Musée Héritage Museum, Vino Vipulanantharajah

University of Alberta Archives, Anna Gibson Hollow

3) Question Period for Participants

Registration: ASA will be sending each member an invitation to the event. If you need an invite please contact Once you register, you will receive details on joining the Zoom event.

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020