When a group of archivists in Pittsburgh started meeting for happy hours, talk inevitably turned to the great things we were working on and how we wished more people knew about the archives found in our city. Comparing notes quickly turned to making plans for a public program that would allow local archivists to introduce themselves and their repositories to an audience beyond the circled wagons of our profession. In planning for this event, several decisions were made at a theoretical level that had real impact on the structure and success of the program. The loose formula created by the program planners could be adapted by other archives who wish to expand the reach of their repository but who have neither the funding for outreach nor a large enough staff to undertake such a program on their own.
Benford, Jennie and Rohrbaugh, Rachel Grove
"Archival Vaudeville: Rethinking Outreach with Collaborative Programming,"
The Primary Source: Vol. 28
, Article 2.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/theprimarysource/vol28/iss2/2