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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... 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... Read More →
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Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

Principal, Stony Creek Consulting, LLC
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall is the principal consultant at Stony Creek Consulting, LLC focusing on archives and library preservation and facilities design. He was formerly the Preservation Specialist at the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners where he was responsible for implementing... Read More →

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

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