Check out recordings of conference presentations and occasional webinars on 
MARAC's YouTube Channel! Presentations, posters, and handouts from MARAC meetings
are also available through the 
Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM)


 MARAC Occasional Webinars 

MARAC would like to offer Occasional Webinars as an alternative for in-person events. If you have something you'd like to present online, please fill out the form below. If more than one presentation, submit a separate form for each presentation. The MARAC Education Committee will evaluate presentation proposals based on relevance and value to the MARAC membership. We look forward to hearing from you!

Presentation Proposal Form



Off-Conference Workshops


Project Management in the Archival Workspace Workshop
When: May 15, 2023  from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Maryland State Archives,350 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401
Instructor: Vin Novara, Library of Congress

Cost: $100

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Directions and Parking: 
A list of meal options nearby is available HERE.

Workshop Description: 
This workshop focuses on introductory techniques and common tools for project management. Workshop participants will learn how to establish, define, plan, implement, and execute archival projects. Attention is given to strengthening prioritization skills and workflow planning as they pertain to processing projects executed by various levels of staffing, including solo archivists. The workshop also addresses interpretive projects such as exhibitions and digital initiatives. Attendees will learn how to determine project goals and objectives, compose project objective statements, establish work breakdown structures, estimate project budgets, identify risks, create project and communication plans, schedule and track tasks using Gantt Charts, and conduct a post-project evaluation. Throughout the workshop, standard project management terminology is applied to common archives tasks, and an overview is given to complementary tools and techniques.

About the Instructor: 
Vincent J. Novara has served since 2020 as the Head of Acquisitions & Processing in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. For the 15 years prior, he was Curator for Special Collections in Performing Arts at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland. From 1999 through 2001, he was also the Smith Library’s project manager and transition leader for the construction and subsequent move into their new facility. Novara regularly uses project management tools in his day-to-day responsibilities and planning – for large scale projects, for deploying teams, or for scheduling his own tasks. He was trained in project management through courses at UMD, privately by project managers in the military and oil industry, and in a MARAC workshop that focused on prioritizing for preservation. Scholarly communications include exhibitions, book chapters, articles, and reviews in American Archivist, Music Library Association’s Notes, ACRL’s CHOICE, and Educational Media Reviews Online; as well as conference panelist, presenter, or moderator. He was a co-author of Archival Description of Notated Music, a joint publication of MLA and SAA in 2021. Novara instructed the Project Management in the Archival Workplace workshop for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference for twelve years.

Questions? Contact Colleen Bradley-Sanders at [email protected] 

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