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Thursday, August 20 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SESSION 208 - Massachusetts Municipal Clerks Archival Education Program

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Most municipal clerks in the US are appointed or elected.  Most have little or no knowledge of records management or archival principles and no idea how to deal with the older records for which they are responsible, let alone the newer, often electronic, records they are creating. With support from the NHPRC, faculty at Simmons College and staff from the Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Archives, and the Municipal Clerks Association are developing an archives and records administration curriculum (face-to-face and online) for municipal clerks.  The speakers address this program and curriculum development from the points of view of the state archives, curriculum development and grant administration, and a municipal clerk who has dealt with these issues. 

Digging into Massachusetts’ History: Access to Municipal Records
Comeau: Making Municipal Records Accessible: The State Archives’ Perspective
Tari: Making Sense of Historical Town Records: From the Perspective of a Municipal Clerk


Michael Comeau

Executive Director, Massachusetts Archives
Mr. Comeau has been at the Massachusetts Archives since 1987 and Executive Director since 2012. He served as Deputy State Archivist (2002-2012) and Acting State Archivist (2003-04). He is responsible for all aspects of the Archives. He has worked closely with municipal clerks and is Co-Chair of COSTEP MA. He is also Chair of the NEDCC Board of Directors and a Board Member, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Records Review Committee, State... Read More →

Kaari Mai Tari

Town Clerk, Town of Westford, MA
Ms. Tari has been the Town Clerk of Westford, MA since 2001. She is responsible for the fulfillment of statutory requirements on federal, state and local levels, including but not limited to elections, town meetings, annual census, recording births, deaths and marriages, land management applications, etc. She has been instrumental in organizing, microfilming, scanning, preserving, and providing access to the town's historical records, as well... Read More →
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Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall is the Preservation Specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners where he is responsible for implementing the statewide preservation program. He is a member of ICA, the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Society of American Archivists, and is a former President of the New England Archivists (1995-1996) and of the Society of American Archivists (2011-2012). He was elected a Fellow of the Society of... Read More →

Thursday August 20, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 23 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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