The Society of Southwest Archivists will be hosting a workshop in-person on Personal Military Records and the Virtual Footlocker Project Curriculum.
Title: Personal Military Records and the Virtual Footlocker Project Curriculum
When: 26 Apr 2023 1:00 PM, MDT
Where: Albuquerque, NM
This workshop is designed to help cultural heritage workers train active service members and veterans of the U.S. armed forces to collect, organize, store, and preserve their personal records by utilizing the Virtual Footlocker Project curriculum (VFP). The workshop will also discuss adapting the VFP curriculum to other audiences in the final module.
The VFP assists contemporary veterans and active-duty military with the preservation of their personal military records. As part of the IMLS-funded project, the VFP created a training curriculum for veterans that is available as an online or in-person workshop. Additionally, the VFP created a separate curriculum for cultural heritage workers to train them on the issues surrounding personal military records, best practices for working with military members, how to utilize the VFP veteran’s curriculum, and how to design and implement participatory recordkeeping projects with veterans. The proposed workshop will use the latter curriculum with an emphasis on the digitized and born-digital records created by veterans. The workshop will include a combination of presentation, small group discussion, and brainstorming.
The workshop is divided into four 50-minute modules with a planned 20-minute break between modules 2 & 3. Each module will end with smaller group discussions or brainstorming activities.
Module 1: Introduction to Personal Military Records
Module 2: Working with active-duty military and veterans
Module 3. VFP Curriculum for Active-Duty Military and Veterans
Module 4. Creating and implementing outreach projects for veterans & adapting VFP curriculum for other groups. Note: This module will include a longer discussion & brainstorming period.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the key issues and challenges of keeping personal military records.
2. Implement best practices for working with veterans.
3. Deliver the VFP curriculum for active-duty military and veterans.
4. Design and implement participatory recordkeeping projects with veterans.
800 Rio Grande Boulevard
Albuquerque, NM 87104Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m. MST
Required Knowledge and/or Equipment: No prior knowledge or skills required.