Jaime Goes to Washington
The Alamo Research Center’s Interim Archivist, Jaime Espensen-Sturges, recently returned from the Modern Archives Institute at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
I had a wonderful time at the two week workshop. We had eight hours of class time each day. We learned about archival principles and theory as well as received a lot of practical advice- since the real world is often much messier than theory! The best part was that the instructors for the Institute are all professionals at the top of their field. Several did, in fact, “write the book” on their area of expertise. It was an all-around excellent experience for developing as a professional archivist.
I also met a lot of wonderful people from across the country and who work in all kinds of archives. I’m so grateful that I was able to attend this course!