The Southwest

The Southwest region of the IMLS-funded Regional Training of Trainers project addresses audiovisual needs of four cultural centers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. It supports regional networking and resource sharing in the region. Due to COVID-19, this region’s project training and workshops are occurring remotely.  Project partners participate in online training webinars, receive training kits and regional digitization and film inspection kits, develop a preservation plan with a CAW mentor, and digitize a small sample from their collection. The project also supports the translation of select CAW resources into Spanish. 

This project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by the Community Archiving Workshop, a project of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.  Some project resources and support is provided by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.

Community Archiving Workshop

  • CAW Mentor: Kelli Hix, CAW / Program Manager, Audiovisual Heritage Center, Nashville Metro Archives, Nashville, TN
  • CAW Mentor: Marie Lascu, Audiovisual Archivist, Crowing Rooster Arts, New York, NY
  • CAW Mentor: Moriah Ulinskas, CAW Project Manager, Oakland, CA
  • CAW Mentor: Sandra Yates, Head of McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX

Regional partners

  • University of Texas at El Paso Library
  • Huhugam Heritage Center-Gila River Indian Community
  • Museum of the Pawnee Nation
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library & Archives
  • A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center

Training Schedule
*Webinars details may change

  • April 14: AV Basics with Kelli Hix
  • April 28: Inspection and inventory with Moriah Ulinskas
  • May 12: Metadata for audiovisual collections with Marie Lascu
  • May 26: Digitization: in-house vs out-of-house with Marie and Kelli
  • June 9: Disaster preparedness for audiovisual collections with Pamela Vadakan
  • June 23: Mukurtu with Melissa Dollman and Jennifer Jones

Southwest Documentation, Agendas, & Resources


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